MIAMI, FL (April 15, 2015) — Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced that the Secret Garden and Pavillon du Golf in the exclusive Palmeraie area of Marrakech, Morocco, have joined its global vacation exchange network. The resorts are conveniently located near the old town area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, yet also offer visitors the chance to enjoy a modern city filled with cultural offerings.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Interval to work with Groupe Palmeraie Développement, a company synonymous with high-end hospitality in Morocco for more than 50 years,” said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. “These two outstanding resorts are on the grounds of the renowned Palmeraie Resort, which has garnered the World Travel Award as Morocco’s Leading Resort, Spa, or Golf Resort every year since its creation in 2004.”
The 15 riad-style or traditional palace-like residences of Secret Garden are set in a palm grove overlooking the edge of the golf course. The freestanding villas include a full kitchen, living and dining room, three bedrooms, a pool with a sauna in the interior courtyard, and a panoramic terrace.
The 44 contemporary apartments of Pavillon du Golf also have views of the golf course. With traditional tadelakt and carved cedar Moroccan furniture, the Spanish-Moorish style units have a living room with fireplace, one or two bedrooms, and a balcony or terrace.
Owners and guests have access to all the resort facilities, including the 50,000-square foot (5,000-square meter) Palmeraie SPA, the 190-acre (77-hectare) Robert Trent Jones Sr. Palmeraie Golf Club, and nine themed restaurants and bars, as well as outdoor pools, tennis, and a kids club.
In addition to the on-site amenities, Palmeraie Resort is close to popular historical sites in Marrakech, including Koutoubia Mosque, Majorelle Garden, and the Saadian Tombs.
“We believe that both of our resorts are excellent ambassadors for Interval’s high-quality exchange network,” said Hicham Berrada Sounni, president of Groupe Palmeraie Développement. “We are eager to give Interval members the unique experience of vacationing in our oasis in Marrakech.”
New purchasers at Secret Garden and Pavillon du Golf will be enrolled as individual members of Interval International and will also become Club Interval Gold members, entitling them to a number of flexible exchange opportunities and upgraded benefits and services. Benefits may vary by country but will include discounts on Getaway vacation rentals, ShortStay Exchange, a year-round concierge service via phone and email, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards membership, access to Interval Options, where points can be applied toward the purchase of a cruise, tour, guided holiday, and more.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market since 1976. Today, Interval’s exchange network is comprised of more than 2,900 resorts in over 80 nations. Through offices in 16 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs. Interval is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of non-traditional lodging, encompassing a portfolio of leisure businesses from exchange and vacation rental to vacation ownership.
Source: Interval Leisure Group
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