By Business Wire, October 22, 2013, 04:30:00 PM EDT
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation
services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq:
IILG), announced the addition of Destino Caribe Sur, a shared ownership
resort that is located in the southeastern region of Costa Rica. As one
of the pioneers in eco-tourism, the country hosts millions of visitors
each year who experience its environmental wonders.
"Our members will certainly appreciate the opportunity to ‘get back to
nature' at this secluded haven situated within one of the country's most
untouched ecological reserves," said Marcos Agostini, Interval's senior
vice president of resort sales and business development for Latin
America. "They will be able to enjoy the pristine beaches, spectacular
rainforests, and exotic wildlife that surround Destino Caribe Sur."
Just five minutes from Cocles Beach, the property features 24
one-bedroom units, as well as six stand-alone two-bedroom villas with
private plunge pools. Each will be decorated in tropical colors with
high-quality furnishings, ceramic and wooden floors, and include a
kitchen, living area, and open-air terrace. Planned on-site amenities
and services are a large swimming pool, restaurant and bar, open-air
cooking station, and concierge.
"We elected to work with Interval because it is such a well-respected
leader in the industry and its team has supported us in developing the
newest timeshare resort on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast," said Richard
Bulpett, project director of Destino Caribe Sur. "Our unique piece of
paradise deserves to have the quality partner and benefits offered
through Interval and its most prestigious membership level."
The resort's location within Gandoca-Manzanillo National Park offers
guests access to a refuge of more than 12,000 acres that serves as a
habitat for many rare species, including of parrots, sloths, monkeys,
and hummingbirds. Among myriad activities available nearby for outdoor
enthusiasts are water sports, horseback riding, hiking, guided bird- and
dolphin-watching, and leatherback turtle nesting tours.
Approximately twenty-five percent of Costa Rica's national territory has
been designated conservation areas and biological reserves. The
country's varied terrain features waterfalls, caves, river canyons,
volcanoes, and hot springs
New purchasers at Destino Caribe Sur will be enrolled as individual
members of Interval International and will also become Interval PlatinumSM
members, entitling them to a number of flexible exchange opportunities
and upgraded benefits and services. These include US$50 Getaway
discounts; priority Getaway viewing; Platinum Escapes; free Guests
Certificates; airport lounge membership; ShortStay Exchange®;
Interval Options®; Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® membership;
Entertainment® discounts; and VIP ConciergeSM.
Currently under construction, the resort is expected to be completed in
the fourth quarter of 2013.
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 has an
exchange network of approximately 2,800 resorts in more than 75 nations.
Through offices in 16 countries, Interval offers high-quality products
and benefits to resort clients and about 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 membership and leisure services to the vacation
Note to Editors: Photo available upon request.
Source: Interval Leisure Group