Miami, FL, October 17, 2008 – Interval International, a leading provider of vacation services, has announced the affiliation of Royal Nirvana Private Residence Club at Koh Samui Country Club, located on Koh Samui, one of the most popular islands on Thailand’s east coast.
Conceived by Thai developer Royal Nirvana Resorts, Koh Samui Country Club is a mixed-use resort built around a central club house that provides facilities for sports, fine dining, and houses a modern spa and wellness center.
The resort consists of luxury hotel apartments and exclusive villa residences. The vacation ownership program consists of 30 units comprised of five studios, five one- and 20 two-bedroom apartments. The first units, sales offices and reception area are already open, with the balance of the units due to be completed in early 2009.
Koh Samui Country Club is located in the Maenam hills and commands spectacular views over the Gulf of Thailand to the neighboring island of Koh Pha Ngan, and overlooks a shoreline studded with white sandy beaches and coves. It is just 10 minutes from the renowned Santiburi 18-hole golf course, and 20 minutes from the shopping district, restaurants and the vibrant nightlife of Chaweng. Guests also benefit from privileges at Beach Republic, Koh Samui's premier ocean-club destination, also developed by Royal Nirvana.
“We are delighted to have affiliated this project with Interval International,” says Tim Dean-Smith, director, Koh Samui Country Club. “Interval has a reputation for programs and services that are renowned in the industry and our companies clearly share a commitment to deliver exemplary quality and service. The ability to exchange into Interval’s quality worldwide network of resorts significantly enhances our owners’ vacation flexibility as well as their ownership value proposition.”
“Koh Samui is fast becoming one of the most sought-after destinations in Thailand and this is an exceptionally high-quality development that we are delighted to add to our network of resorts in the region,” says Joe Hickman, executive director for Asia-Pacific.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programs for vacation owners 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 30 years. Today, Interval has a network of over 2,400 resorts in excess of 75 countries and offers its resort clients and nearly 2 million member families high-quality products and programs through 27 offices in 17 countries. Interval is an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to consumers and business-to-business customers in the vacation industry.
About Royal Nirvana
Royal Nirvana is a developer of hotels, residences and resorts. Headed by British real estate developer and investor CEO Tim Dean-Smith, the company’s first projects are on Koh Samui, Thailand. The company is privately held, and is backed by private investors from Europe.
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