Miami, FL, August 26, 2013 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the addition of Gran Solare Lençóis Resort, a fractional resort in Barreirinhas, Maranhão, on the northeast coast of Brazil. The area is known for the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, which features a one-of-a-kind “sandscape” encompassing 580 square miles of white-sand dunes, lagoons, and mangroves.
“We’re very pleased that Franere Comercio Construções e Imobiliaria, one of the largest and most experienced development companies in Maranhão, is entering the shared ownership industry,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and service and business development for Latin America. “Our members will greatly enjoy visiting its beautiful property and the many natural attractions the area has to offer.”
Located on the banks of the Preguiças River, Gran Solare Lençóis Resort features 82 fractional units. On-site amenities include a riverside restaurant, swimming pool with pool bar, spa and sauna, fitness area, game room, kids' club, and marina. Some of the popular nearby activities are fishing and boating on the Preguiças River and visiting the Preguiças lighthouse in Mandacaru. The resort also offers a shuttle to local attractions, such as the national park.
“We’re delighted to count Interval as a partner as we begin a new chapter in our business. The company’s expertise, state-of-the-art digital tools, and exceptional leisure benefits and services will greatly assist in differentiating our product during the sales process,” said Marcos Regadas Filho, owner of Franere Comercio Construções e Imobiliaria, which has built and sold numerous resorts in the past 10 years.
The fusion of Portuguese, French, Dutch heritage and indigenous people, who settled in the Maranhão area, has created a diverse culture that is typically Brazilian. In the state capital of São Luiz, the historic center with azulejo buildings and cobblestone streets dating back to the 18th and early 19th centuries, has been listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
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 since 1976. Today, Interval has an exchange network of approximately 2,800 resorts in more than 75 nations. Through offices in 16 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and about 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs. Interval is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.
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