MIAMI, FL, March 17, 2010 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), today announced the affiliation of Cap Maison on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Recognized with the Condé Nast Johansens 2010 Most Excellent Hotel Award (Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific) and featured in the Condé Nast Traveler Hot List for 2009, the spectacular property is located on the estate of a former sugar plantation on an ocean bluff above secluded Smugglers Cove Beach in Cap Estate.
“This resort has all the elements of a truly distinctive vacation experience, from its stunning setting, top-quality service, and luxury accommodations, to its numerous upscale leisure activities,” said David Gilbert, executive vice president of resort sales and marketing for Interval International. “We are thrilled to add this tranquil hideaway to our resort network, so that our members will have the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable Caribbean holiday.”
Inspired by Spanish Caribbean architecture, Cap Maison’s design includes colonial-style courtyards, fountains, wooden jalousie doors and windows, terracotta roof tiles, and spacious balconies and terraces. Five acres of lush tropical landscaped gardens surround the elegant one-, two-, and three-bedroom units appointed with designer furnishings, rich fabrics in warm colors, and hand painted tiles. Each unit offers panoramic views of nearby Pigeon Island and Martinique.
The property was developed by the Gobat family, which has been actively involved in the hospitality industry since the early 1970s. Adam Gobat, chief executive officer of Cap Maison Limited noted, “Cap Maison is a breathtaking spot that has been in our family for many years. It was our hope to create an exceptional resort that would be sought-after by the most discriminating travelers and enjoyed by others, as it has been by us. Now, our owners will have the best of both worlds – they can come home to Cap Maison or travel the globe when they trade their time for a vacation at one of Interval’s high-quality properties.”
Among the many on-site amenities are a full-service gourmet restaurant and three bars, cliff-top infinity pool with whirlpool and courtyard pool, fully equipped fitness center, full-service spa with treatment rooms, walk-in wine cellar, and a library and lounge,
Guests also can enjoy a wide range of activities at the resort or nearby, including kite surfing, snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, trail running and hiking, and a tour of the island on the resort’s own 46-foot yacht. Cap Maison is just minutes from St. Lucia Golf and Country Club’s 18-hole championship golf course and the island’s nightlife center at Rodney Bay.
“We chose to affiliate Cap Maison with Interval International because we very much appreciate the flexibility of the Interval team in helping to fit our mixed-use shared ownership project within their program,” added Brad Lincoln, chief executive officer of the Best Group, the sales and marketing company for Cap Maison.
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 more than 33 years. Today, Interval has an exchange network of more than 2,500 resorts in over 75 nations. Through offices in 16 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 segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.
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