Miami, Florida, and Vancouver, British Columbia, June 7, 2012 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), and Intrawest Resort Club Group, the exclusive managers of Club Intrawest®, a Vancouver-based private vacation club with locations in ski, golf, and beach destinations, today announced a long-term master affiliation agreement. The contract encompasses eight Club Intrawest resorts in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, as well as all future properties that the company develops or acquires during the term of the agreement.
In addition, Interval will provide points-based exchange and a comprehensive package of other services, benefits, and programs tailored to fit Club Intrawest Members’ needs, and enhance its services.
“Interval offers exceptional quality, which is in line with our brand, and will give our 22,000 Members access to a more high-end exchange experience,” said Trevor Bruno, president of Intrawest Resort Club Group. “We also chose to partner with Interval because it has points-exchange expertise and the technology to seamlessly integrate with our existing club offering.”
“We are delighted to enter into this new relationship with Club Intrawest,” said Craig M. Nash, chairman, president, and CEO of Interval Leisure Group. “Their resorts are an outstanding complement to our network, and they share our commitment to meeting — and exceeding — members’ expectations.”
Club Intrawest is known for creating a variety of distinctive elements among its resorts, while providing amenities and services that are common at each club. Its artistically inspired properties are located in desirable destinations including Whistler, Panorama, and Vancouver in British Columbia; Tremblant, Québec, and Blue Mountain, in Ontario; Palm Desert, California; Sandestin, Florida; and Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Each is uniquely styled to reflect the nature, culture, and architecture of its region.
Along with new purchasers, existing Club Intrawest ExtraOrdinary Escapes Members will become members of Interval International, entitling them to a host of year-round benefits, including the opportunity to redeem their Resort Points for stays at other resorts in Interval’s global network. Depending on the number of Resort Points owned, both existing and new ExtraOrdinary Escapes Members will receive either Interval Gold® or Interval PlatinumSM upgraded benefits.
Interval Gold members receive discounts on Getaway vacation rentals; ShortStay Exchange®; a personal concierge service available 24/7 via phone and e-mail; complimentary Hertz #1 Gold® membership; and special offers at hotels, restaurants, and retail outlets worldwide. Members at the prestigious Interval PlatinumSM level enjoy all Interval Gold advantages, plus an array of best-in-class leisure and lifestyle benefits and services, such as VIP airport lounge membership in more than 300 cities, priority Getaway vacation viewing, 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 has an exchange network of approximately 2,700 resorts in more than 75 nations. Through offices in 15 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 industry.
About Club Intrawest
Club Intrawest is a unique vacation club made up of a small, tight-knit community of Members. These Members share ownership of beautifully crafted Vacation Homes across Canada, the United States, and Mexico and have access to hand-picked hotels, resorts, and lodging properties through ExtraOrdinary Escapes, Intrawest’s private exchange program. The Club is built on a dedicated team of seasoned, industry professionals who help Members create the best vacations of their lives.
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