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Miami, FL, February 17, 2011 – Preferred Residences®, a hospitality branded membership and exchange program for luxury shared ownership resorts offered by an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced that Tahéima Wellness Resort and Spa in the Riviera Nayarit, Mexico has joined its network. Located in Nuevo Vallarta, the fractional property offers a vacation experience focused on health and wellbeing that holds great appeal in today’s fast-paced world.

“Tahéima’s distinctive blend of upscale accommodations and personalized care especially resonates with members interested in wellness and relaxation. While at the resort, they can enjoy a wide range of activities and services that promote a healthy lifestyle, including fitness programs, spa treatments, and cuisine options,” said David Gilbert, executive vice president of resort sales and marketing for Preferred Residences.

Adjacent to the PGA-rated El Tigre Golf Course, the resort features 133 villas with views of the scenic Sierra Madre Mountains. The units are airy with 10-foot ceilings and feature designer kitchens, marble bathrooms, satellite plasma TV, DVD player, and high-speed Internet. Ground floor units also have private infinity pools, along with a covered terrace and garden.

“We’re very pleased that Tahéima’s discerning owners and guests will have access to the first-rate vacations and valuable benefits that are available through our affiliation with Preferred Residences,” noted Michel Gaucher, president of Tahéima Hotel Operations, S. de R.L. de C.V. “Additionally, guests will be able to take advantage of the wealth of leisure and therapeutic programs we offer, which were designed to help them improve their quality of life.”

The centerpiece of the property is a multi-million dollar wellness, preventive care and learning facility that takes an integrative approach to healing body, mind, and spirit by improving nutrition, reducing stress, and promoting relaxation. A multi-disciplinary staff of medical and holistic specialists provide evaluations and recommend individual programs, including special diets, fitness regimens, massage therapy, and meditation. In addition, its exclusive association with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, gives guests access to lectures by world-renowned experts on health and wellbeing, as well as classes in Spanish language, Mexican history, local flora and fauna, and theater and dance performances.

A wide range of amenities and services are available at the resort: 24-hour room service, daily maid service at no additional cost, pre-arrival stocking of unit with groceries, nightly turndown service, concierge, babysitting services, jogging paths and bike trails. Owners also receive a social membership to the nearby Paradise Village Beach Resort that allows them to use to the resort’s private beach club, two full-service health spas, marina, golf course, sport and racquet club, and tennis and basketball courts.

In addition to the sales and marketing opportunities for developers, Preferred Residences offers owners “high-touch” exchange services and year-round leisure and lifestyle benefits tailored especially for sophisticated, affluent travelers. These include preferential pricing at participating Preferred Hotel Group affiliated properties worldwide, complimentary Prestige membership in Priority Pass airport VIP lounge program, personal concierge services accessible 24/7 online and via phone, discounts on the Delta AirElite private jet program, and complimentary annual membership in Hertz #1 Club Gold®.   


 About Preferred Residences

 Preferred Residences is a hospitality branded membership and exchange program for luxury fractional resorts, private residence clubs, and condominium-style hotels. The program gives developers the opportunity to promote their upscale vacation residences within a network of exclusive accommodations and to deliver high-quality vacation experiences to owners of exceptional real estate. Members have access to a rich menu of benefits and services designed to enhance a sophisticated lifestyle. Preferred Residences is an alliance between Interval International, a leader in vacation ownership for 35 years and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, and the Preferred Hotel Group, representing more than 800 of the world’s finest independently owned hotels in over 70 countries.


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