MIAMI, FL, August 17, 2005 — Interval International, a leading global vacation exchange company, announced the affiliation of Villa del Arco in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Currently under construction, the resort will offer 130 spacious timeshare units with panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez and the Cabo San Lucas Arch.
"We are proud to serve as the exchange company for the Villa Group, a well-established leader in our industry, as it continues to develop premier resorts in highly desirable locations," said David C. Gilbert, executive vice president of resort sales and marketing for Interval International. "Cabo has become one of the top leisure destinations in Mexico and is also very sought after by our members wishing to exchange their vacations."
The property is set on the popular Medano Beach and conveniently located just a few minutes away from downtown Cabo San Lucas. Guests will be able to enjoy an ample selection of amenities, services, and activities, including several restaurants, bar, live entertainment, convenience store, gym, sauna, sailing facility, scuba diving, swimming pool, and tennis courts. Other attractions such as water sports, fishing, golf, and horseback riding will also be available nearby.
"We are pleased to affiliate Villa del Arco in Cabo San Lucas, our most recent resort development, with Interval International," said Robert Kistner, vice-president for sales and marketing for Villa Group. "Over the years, Interval has provided us with invaluable support to meet our owners' needs and has allowed us to provide them with enormously valuable benefits."
Located at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo - known as Los Cabos - have a unique landscape created by the contrast between desert mountains, blue sea, and golden sand beaches. The Arch - a natural rock formation at the juncture of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, has become a well-known landmark in Cabo San Lucas.
Los Cabos is a world-renowned destination for marlin sports fishing and is ideal for such water sports as scuba diving and snorkeling, given the multiple fish species that abound in the bay. Golf is another major attraction, as every year the area hosts major golf tournaments that attract some of the world's best-known golf professionals. Additionally, Los Cabos is popular for its nightlife with an array of diverse restaurants, bars, and discotheques.
Further reinforcing the value of ownership at Villa del Arco, all new purchasers become members of Interval Gold® - the industry's first and foremost value-added, membership upgrade program. This entitles them to enjoy an extensive array of discounts and services, including access to a personal concierge service available 24 hours a day - seven days a week, and worldwide hotel and dining discounts provided by best-in-class hospitality and travel industry vendors. Interval Gold® members have 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. In addition, members also receive quarterly travel magazines and newsletters, printed and electronic international resort directories, and a host of other privileges.
Since 1976, Interval International has led the vacation ownership industry with its hallmarks of quality and innovation. Interval has a global network of more than 2,000 resorts in 75 countries, and serves its developer clients and more than 1.7 million members - worldwide timeshare vacation owners - through 29 offices in 20 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 part 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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