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Miami, FL, October 6, 2003 – Interval International, a leading global vacation exchange company, today announced it has awarded the Embassy Vacation Resort Ka’anapali Beach the industry-renowned Five Star Award.

This ocean front resort is comprised of one- and two-bedroom suites overlooking pristine beaches and is nestled among beautiful atrium gazebos, tropical gardens, and gentle pools that grace its grounds. Guests can enjoy numerous amenities such as a game room, conference facilities, miniature golf course, beachside barbecue area, and a fitness center on-site. Additional amenities including five championship golf courses, and first-class tennis facilities are located just a few minutes' drive from the resort. The nearby national historic district of Lahaina also offers excellent shopping and dining venues.

The second largest of the populated Hawaiian Islands, Maui also boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Every year more than two million tourists explore its scenic views with stark contrasting vistas of lush green rainforests, exotic flora, steep waterfalls, spectacular volcanic summits, and legendary black -sand beaches, which border villages where modern day Hawaiians still follow traditional lifestyles.

“The Five Star Award acknowledges Embassy Vacation Resort Ka’anapali Beach’s superior location, wealth of amenities, and the resort’s commitment to quality service standards,” said Christopher D. Jones, Vice President, Western Region, Resort Sales and Service for Interval International. “Situated on the world-famous Ka’anapali Beach, this resort further enhances our network with the addition of this quality Five Star property.

”The Embassy Vacation Resort Ka’anapali Beach received the Interval International Five Star Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the vacation ownership industry, in recognition of the exceptional vacation experiences it provides. To qualify for the Interval International Five Star designation, resorts must first be evaluated according to Interval’s Quality Rating System – an objective, quantitative assessment of the resort’s location, vacation area, facilities, accommodations, and guest services. After qualification, the resort must maintain high levels of exchange guest satisfaction monitored by a Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) and regular on-site inspections by Interval personnel.

"We are very delighted to be the recipients of the Five Star award from Interval International,” said Dave Weiss, Embassy Vacation Resorts’s Director of Operations. "The award is important to us because it acknowledges our efforts and commitment to provide our owners with an outstanding vacation experience."

Purchasers at the Embassy Vacation Resort Ka’anapali Beach become members of Interval’s upgraded membership program, Interval Gold, entitling them to enjoy an array of extra savings and services in addition to the opportunity to exchange their accommodations for those at other resorts in Interval’s worldwide network. Members also receive access to specially priced travel and leisure services, quarterly travel magazines and newsletters, printed and electronic international resort directories, and a host of other privileges.

Embassy Vacation Resort Ka’anapali Beach is one of Club Sunterra’s affiliated resorts. Club Sunterra is the global points-based vacation club operated by Sunterra Corporation which is one of the world’ largest vacation ownership companies, with over 315,000 vacation owner families and 82 affiliated resort locations in the continental United States, Europe, the Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico.

For more than 27 years, Interval International has led the vacation ownership industry with innovative products and the highest levels of quality, service and value complemented by a global network of 2,000 resorts in 75 countries. With its headquarters located in Miami, Florida, Interval serves its developer clients and more than 1.5 million members through 26 offices in 17 countries and employs more than 1,700 people worldwide. Interval International is an operating business of IAC, formerly USA Interactive.​

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