MIAMI, FL, April 18, 2008 — Interval International, a leading provider of vacation services, announced the affiliation of SunStream Vacation Club at DiamondHead Beach Resort in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. The full-service property is comprised of 124 units located along the white-sand beaches and tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Guests at DiamondHead Beach Resort will be able to enjoy an extensive array of amenities such as a full-time concierge, fitness center with 24-hour access, an outdoor swimming pool and two whirlpool spas, poolside food and beverage service, restaurant, lounge featuring live entertainment, kids club, a gift shop, and trolley service to and from area beaches. The resort’s own “Beach Butler” provides such services as beachfront cabana rentals, parasailing, jetski and sailboat rides, aqua cycles, and waverunner dolphin sightseeing tours. The property also has 10,000 square feet of meeting space, including an executive boardroom, ballroom, and outdoor terrace.
“We are delighted to welcome DiamondHead Beach Resort, a high-quality project located in a very appealing leisure destination, to our global network,” said David C. Gilbert, executive vice president of resort sales and marketing for Interval International. “Owners will enjoy the flexibility and added value that membership with Interval offers them, including the benefits of the Interval Gold program.”
“We provide our owners and guests with both deluxe accommodations and high levels of personal service in all aspects of our operations,” said David Lawrence, developer of SunStream Vacation Club at DiamondHead Beach Resort. “By affiliating our resort with Interval International, we are thrilled to also make an extensive array of quality resorts available to them.”
Recreational activities available nearby include fishing charters, kayaking, canoeing, eco-tour adventures, bicycle and motor scooter rentals, and golf at numerous prestigious courses within a 15- to 30-minute drive of the resort. Also within walking distance is Fort Myers Beach’s entertainment district, which offers outdoor shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Tourists interested in exploring the area may visit Sanibel and Captiva islands, which are just 20 minutes away, or take a boat to outer islands such as North Captiva Island, Cayo Costa, Useppa Island, and Cabbage Key.
Further reinforcing the value of ownership, all new purchasers at DiamondHead Beach Resort will become individual members of Interval International, as well as Interval Gold®, its premier membership program. This gives them the opportunity to exchange their accommodations for those at other resorts in Interval’s worldwide network, as well as the ability to relinquish their resort weeks toward the purchase of cruise, golf, and spa vacations. They also will enjoy an extensive menu of benefits, including discounts on resort Getaways, access to a personal concierge service available 24 hours a day via phone and e-mail, complimentary Hertz #1 Gold® membership, and worldwide hotel and dining discounts.
About Interval International
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.
SunStream is a full-service hospitality management and development company in Southwest Florida that is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of its guests, owners, and staff. Established in 1986 as a condominium resort management organization, SunStream quickly established itself as one of the first “condo-hotel” property management companies in Florida. The company has successfully managed and/or developed 900 villas with an unwavering commitment to excellence. SunStream’s portfolio consists of resorts and condo-hotels in Ft. Myers Beach and Naples, Florida.
# # #
Interval International, 6262 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33143www.intervalworld.com www.resortdeveloper.com