MIAMI, FL, April 14, 2008 – Interval International, a leading provider of vacation services, announced the addition of The Aruban Resort & Casino at Eagle Beach to its global vacation exchange network. KL International, LLC, a closely held resort and casino development company, recently acquired the property, which is undergoing a complete renovation. It includes 362 timeshare villas and hotel suites, a restaurant, recreational amenities, and a 50,000-square-foot casino, which is scheduled to re-open later this year.
“Interval is looking forward to working with KL International to support its entry and long-term success in the vacation ownership industry,” said David C. Gilbert, executive vice president of resort sales and marketing for Interval International. “The considerable capital improvements that the company has planned for this project will undoubtedly make it a highly desirable destination resort for our members to visit.”
The Aruban Resort & Casino will offer a variety of unit types, including one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas. All villas will feature elegant furnishings; state-of-the-art electronics such as 42-inch flat screen televisions; fully-equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances, custom-made wood cabinets, and Corian countertops; bathrooms with walk-in “rain” showers and marble vanity counters; and private balconies or patios. Gil Rivera Design Studio, LLC of Florida has been retained to create a “Contemporary Caribbean'' living space with a warm, comfortable, colorful ambiance, and all the comforts of a home-away-from-home.
“We are delighted to partner with Interval International because of its outstanding programs and services that are renown in the industry. Our companies clearly share a commitment to deliver exemplary quality and service,” said Farzin Ferdosi, managing director of The Aruban Resort and Casino. “The ability to exchange into Interval’s high quality worldwide network of resorts significantly enhances our owners’ vacation flexibility as well as their ownership value proposition.”
The resort is located across from Eagle Beach and is only 15 minutes from the airport and five minutes from Oranjestad, Aruba’s capital. Guests will be able to enjoy extensive amenities and services on-site and nearby, including a restaurant and bar, ice cream shop, gift shop, multi-level pool with a 150-foot waterslide, swim-up bar, a pool designed for relaxation with a waterfall and hot tub, day spa, various tennis courts, multiple water sports, walking and jogging trails, horseback riding, and ATV riding.
The investment in the property will include the redesign and upgrade of the casino to a state-of-the-art gaming, entertainment, restaurant, and convention facility that when completed will be one of the biggest in the Caribbean.
Aruba offers visitors a scenic beauty with unmatched crystal clear blue waters, miles of white sand beaches, first-class accommodations, extraordinary international cuisine, casinos, exclusive shops and boutiques, spas, world-famous music festivals, unique cultural events, and exciting water sports. Those interested in the local wildlife can go bird watching in a protected sanctuary, tour a coconut plantation, or hike through the Arikok National Park tracking the island's exotic flora and fauna.
Interval International is a leading provider of exchange, travel, and leisure services to resort developers and vacationers worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market for more than 30 years. Today, Interval has a network of over 2,300 resorts in excess of 75 countries and offers its clients and nearly 2 million member families high-quality products and programs through its 28 offices in 17 countries. Interval is part of IAC, which owns and operates more than 60 diversified brands in sectors being transformed by the Internet, online and offline. Other IAC companies include Ask.com, HSN, LendingTree, Match.com, and Ticketmaster.
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