Miami, FL, October 17, 2011 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced that Azul Fives Hotel & Private Residences by Karisma in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, has joined its global exchange network. This is the second property operated by Karisma Hotels & Resorts to affiliate with Interval, following Azul Sensatori in 2009. Azul Fives also features Karisma’s innovative Gourmet Inclusive concept created to appeal to sophisticated travelers with its host of upscale all-inclusive amenities and services.
“Azul Fives Hotel & Private Residences offers our members another opportunity to enjoy Karisma’s trademark hospitality and attention to detail. We’re very pleased to add this outstanding property to our high-quality network of resorts,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s vice president of resort sales and service for Latin America.
Just minutes north of Playa del Carmen, the property includes 294 units on an ecological park with views of white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. The spacious two- and three-bedroom layouts feature contemporary designer furnishings in dark woods, ample living and dining areas, oversized terraces, kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and LCD flat screen televisions.
“It is a great pleasure to extend our business relationship with Interval through this new affiliation. We value the support of the company’s team of dedicated professionals,” said Rinaldo Fernandez, senior vice president of administration, Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “The Gourmet Inclusive experience has been very well received by owners and visitors at our Azul Sensatori resort and we look forward to offering it to Interval members at our beautiful new property.”
The on-site amenities and services include restaurants, bars and lounges, the 15,500 square-foot Vassa Spa with multiple treatment rooms, fitness center, Azulitos Kid’s Club designed by Fisher-Price, private beach club, swimming pools, tennis court, business center, Wi-Fi access, concierge services, housekeeping, and 24-hour room service.
In Playa del Carmen, visitors can enjoy Fifth Avenue, a pedestrian-friendly walkway lined with eclectic shops, nightclubs, and a variety of restaurants. Sightseeing trips to the renowned Mayan archaeological sites of Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza, and other regional attractions are also accessible nearby.
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 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 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.
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