London, 14 December 2011 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the affiliation of the fractional residences at Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa. The mixed-used resort is located in Carvoeiro, a whitewashed village in the western part of the sun-drenched Algarve. On the southern tip of Portugal, the Algarve is one of Europe's favourite vacation destinations, renowned for its rocky coastline, beautiful beaches, golf, and nightlife.
"As its name suggests, Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa is set in a valley of olive trees," said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. "Panoramic views of the surrounding hills and adjoining golf course make the resort seem a world away from holiday crowds, yet it's only a short drive to Carvoeiro and the beach. The resort is beautifully appointed with a definite luxury feel."
The property has 22 acres of landscaped gardens laced with walking paths within its gated grounds. On-site amenities include two outdoor swimming pools, a health club with a heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and gymnasium, and tennis courts. The resort's world-class spa offers a wide range of massage and beauty treatments.
In addition to the boutique hotel, the resort features 82 one- and two-bedroom fractional residences built in Portuguese style with modern flourishes. Tiled in natural stone throughout, each apartment’s interior living space opens to generous terraces with pool or garden views. The decor differs from unit to unit, featuring vivid colour-schemes and Mediterranean-type furnishings, including distinguishing elements such as unique balustrades and chimney pots. In-suite amenities include satellite LCD TV with Dolby surround and DVD player and Internet access.
The poolside Olive Tree restaurant – highly rated on the Algarve, thanks to award-winning Chef Alain Salles – offers a gourmet menu of Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine and light meals year-round. The seasonal Jasmin pool bar serves al fresco meals and hosts barbeques with live music in the summer. During school holidays, the resort offers a Kids’ Club for children aged 4 to 12 years. The resort is a short drive to dining, shopping, and nightspots in Carvoeiro, a lively resort town that has grown up around a beautiful cove beach.
"We designed Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa to be a self-contained environment for family vacations and golf holidays, as well as short breaks throughout the year," said Jorge de Almeida, general manager of the resort. "We're proud to be part of Interval International's quality exchange network. We think Interval members will enjoy the tranquillity of our unspoiled countryside, as well as easy access to all the activities and culture the Algarve has to offer."
Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa is only a 40 minute drive from Faro International Airport.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programmes 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 for 35 years. Today, Interval has an exchange network of approximately 2,600 resorts in over 75 nations. Through offices in 15 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programmes. 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.
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