May 09, 2005 — Interval International has announced the affiliation of Sunborn Vacation Club in Naantali located on Finland's southwestern coast, which has also been awarded Interval International's prestigious Five Star Award. This unique mixed-use resort incorporates the Sunborn Princess Yacht Hotel moored alongside the Naantali Spa Hotel (a land-based hotel), and a state-of-the-art spa, all of which are within walking distance of the old town of Naantali known as the vacation capital of Finland.
The complete resort offers the services of a first-class spa, an atmosphere of a luxury ocean-going cruiser and spacious suites. Facilities include 5 restaurants and bars such as the maritime restaurant in the Old Town of Naantali, a Yacht Club cocktail bar, Café Roma and lounge. It also provides fitness, sports and relaxation amenities such as a state-of-the-art gym, a tennis court, and a sauna and pool complex. The spa is world-renowned and has for the past five years been voted the best in Finland. Among its extensive facilities are two Turkish and four Finnish saunas. There is an elegant shopping promenade and a beauty Centre spa.
"We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with Sunborn Vacation Club," said Darren Ettridge, Interval International's European sales director. "This high-quality resort holds enormous appeal for our members, particularly with such an unique design and outstanding spa facilities."
"We are thrilled to join forces with the quality leader in vacation exchange," commented sales director Kasper Linja-aho. "Working with Interval gives us the added value of the company's longstanding commitment to its developers and allows us to offer our owners the very best in programs and service."
Entertainment facilities offered include leisure time activities, live music and dance, weekly recreational programs, guided excursions to the surrounding area with a spa host, hiking or Nordic walking on marked nature trails, golf packages, rental service providing bicycles, cars, scooters, rowing boats, canoes, and kickboards. Although the 20 timeshare units are land-based the facilities on board the Sunborn Princess Yacht Hotel, such as the Á la Carte restaurant, bar and conference facilities, are available for use.
Owners at Sunborn Vacation Club become members of Interval International, and have the opportunity to exchange their accommodation for those at the other quality vacation-ownership resorts in Interval's worldwide network. Members also receive value-added benefits, including access to specially priced travel and leisure services, quarterly travel magazines, international resort directories and a host of other privileges.
For more information contact:Adrian Bascombe, Interval InternationalPhone: +44 (0) 20 8336 9573Fax: +44 (0) 20 8336 9110E-mail: email@example.com
Editor's notes:Since 1976, Interval International has led the vacation ownership industry with its hallmarks of quality and innovation. Interval has a global network of over 2,000 resorts in 76 countries, and serves its developer clients and more than 1.7 million members - worldwide timeshare vacation owners - through 27 offices in 18 countries. Interval provides a variety of exchange services and year-round travel related benefits to enhance member vacation experiences. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Interval International is an operating business of IAC, which operates leading and diversified businesses in sectors being transformed by the Internet, online and offline. Other IAC companies include Ticketmaster, HSN, Lending Tree, Citysearch, and Entertainment Publications.
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