Miami, FL, October 8, 2010 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), is pleased to welcome Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa in Saint Lucia to its exchange network. The island paradise is well known for its spectacular beaches, unspoiled tropical rainforests, and majestic mountains.
“In evaluating vacation exchange providers, we concluded that Interval’s high-quality membership and exchange benefits would meet the needs of our discerning clientele,” said Joyce Destang, owner and managing director of Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa. “Interval’s executives have dedicated significant time and resources to support our entrance into shared ownership and we greatly value the relationship. We know that we can continue to count on them to provide sales, marketing, and operations expertise.”
“It has been a tremendous pleasure to work with Bay Gardens as it enters our industry with this exceptional property,” said David Gilbert, executive vice president of resort sales and marketing for Interval International. “We look forward to introducing their purchasers to the many benefits of Interval membership, including access to our Quality Vacation Exchange Network. We are delighted that all of our members will now have the opportunity to visit this premier-level resort in such a stunning location.”
The two-bedroom vacation ownership units are housed in three-story buildings with timbered balconies and verandas inspired by French Caribbean and Georgian plantation architecture. With 1,300 square feet of space, each air-conditioned unit has a balcony or patio with a pool and ocean view and a full kitchen. Interiors combine an elegant tropical décor with sleek contemporary finishes, such as granite kitchen counters. Guests can expect state-of-the-art technology, with DVD/CD players and high-speed Internet/Wi-Fi that is available everywhere on the property, even the beach. They will enjoy hotel-style luxuries like bathrobes and slippers, room service, and daily linen change.
On-site amenities on the resort’s lushly landscaped grounds include three restaurants, a swimming pool with a hot tub, a fitness center, La Mer beauty salon and spa, and a dive facility. Guests can rent water sports equipment for scuba diving, windsurfing, and water skiing. Visitors can also enjoy the more than 25 restaurants located within walking distance of the resort and a marina, golf course, and spectacular sites such as Pigeon Island National Park, within a 15-minute drive.
As a Strategic Partner of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and a Board Member of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Education Foundation, Interval has been a long-time supporter of the tourism industry in the region.
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 34 years. Today, Interval has an exchange network of more than 2,500 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 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.
# # #
Interval International, 6262 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33143www.intervalworld.com www.resortdeveloper.com