London, 17 March 2011 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), has announced the affiliation of Arco del Saracino. The resort is located in the village of Lido Marini on the Salento Peninsula, commonly known as the "heel" of Italy's boot.
"With its shallow turquoise-sea beaches, marine grottoes, and forest of wind-twisted pines, this part of Italy is reminiscent of Greece," said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s vice president of resort sales and service for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. "While it has long been popular with Italians, remarkably it has remained under the radar among international holidaymakers. Our members will discover the scenic beauty of Lido Marini and the surrounding district of Apulia during their stay at Arco del Saracino."
The resort has a Mediterranean charm characteristic of the area. The 59 one-bedroom and seven two-bedroom timeshare villas have spacious patios, air-conditioning, full kitchen, cable/satellite TV, and telephone, and some overlook the pool area. In addition to the outdoor swimming pool and children's pool, Arco del Saracino has on-site amenities that include a restaurant and 400-seat roof garden pizzeria, tennis court, playground, live entertainment, and maid service.
Members and guests can travel to a private beach a mile away via the resort's complimentary shuttle. While at the beach, they can enjoy a variety of water sports, such as scuba diving and fishing. Bicycle and boat rentals, as well as boat trips are also available.
The nearby village of Lido Marini has a number of restaurants serving locally-caught fresh seafood, as well as pasta and pizza, and hosts festivals and street fairs with live music and entertainment throughout the year.
“Arco del Saracino provides all the comforts and amenities families need to enjoy a memorable beach vacation and we are very excited to welcome Interval members to our property," said Luigi Cozza, one of the resort’s developers, who has 20 years’ experience with vacation ownership in Italy. “We are also pleased to offer our owners the great quality and worldwide scope of Interval International’s exchange network. We think very highly of Interval and its team and are very grateful for the support they have given us.”
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programmes for vacation owners 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 14 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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