Miami, Florida, August 15, 2013 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), and Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand, today announced they have entered into a multi-year affiliation agreement for Colonial Crossings Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia.
“We welcome the opportunity to work with Holiday Inn Club Vacations, such a well-respected name in the industry,” said Craig M. Nash, chairman, president, and CEO of Interval Leisure Group. “We look forward to providing new and existing owners at Colonial Crossings with our high-quality benefits and services.”
“This property is a wonderful addition to our resort portfolio and expands our offerings to include one of America’s favorite vacation destinations,” said Patrick Connolly, senior vice president of owner support for Holiday Inn Club Vacations. “We plan to make a considerable investment over the next year to upgrade resort interiors and construct a new amenities building. Teaming with Interval International at this resort complements our resort plans.”
Colonial Crossings currently features 120 spacious one-bedroom units complete with fireplaces, modern kitchens, and balconies. On-site amenities include a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, and daily resort activity programs.
Visitors also can enjoy the area’s fine dining, shopping, and entertainment offerings. The family-friendly spot is most renowned for Colonial Williamsburg, the oldest and, at 174 acres, largest outdoor living-history museum in the United States. Just 8 miles from the property, it is considered by many to be the nation’s first theme park. Two other well-known attractions are nearby: WaterCountry USA and Busch Gardens. The resort maintains a concierge service to assist vacationers in taking full advantage of all the leisure options.
Colonial Crossings will continue to enroll new purchasers as individual members of Interval International, entitling them to a host of year-round benefits, including the opportunity to redeem their points for stays at other resorts in Interval’s global network. Colonial Crossings members also will become Interval Gold® members, and enjoy a number of upgraded benefits such as discounts on Getaway vacation rentals; ShortStay Exchange®; Interval Options®; Hertz Gold Plus Rewards®membership; Entertainment® discounts; and VIP ConciergeSM for personal assistance, 24/7.
About the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® Brand
The Holiday Inn Club Vacations brand was created in 2008 as a strategic alliance between IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) and Orange Lake Resorts, a leader in the timeshare industry with more than 30 years of proven success. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations flagship property in Orlando, Florida, located next to Walt Disney World® Resort, was established in 1982 by Holiday Inn® brand founder Kemmons Wilson. A 1,450-acre golf, water park, and sports resort, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort includes more than 2,400 villas with the ability to expand to 4,500 villas. Other resort locations include Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; Panama City Beach and Marco Island, Florida; Brownsville, Vermont; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Galveston, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; and soon-to-be branded Williamsburg, Virginia. Holiday Inn Club members, owners of timeshare intervals at Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts, enjoy access to these eleven resort locations, plus IHG’s network of more than 4,600 hotels worldwide. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations brand continues to look for opportunities to expand its member resorts in top North American destinations. For more information on the Holiday Inn Club Vacations brand or to book reservations, visit www.hiclubvacations.com. Find the company on Facebookwww.facebook.com/hiclubvacations or Twitter www.twitter.com/hiclubvacations.
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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