London, 23 May 2013 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the affiliation of the vacation ownership units at the Hotel Club Residence La Castellana in Calabria, the "toe" of Italy's “boot.” The resort is set on a promontory overlooking the Tyrrhenian coast two miles from the historic centre of Belvedere.
"La Castellana captures the beauty, history, and charm of the less developed Calabria region in southern Italy," said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. "The property is surrounded by lush gardens with palm, pine, and olive trees, making a beautiful setting.”
The timeshare units are part of a larger complex that includes a 68-room hotel and 160 apartments. During the summer season, Hotel Club Residence La Castellana offers guests a wide variety of on-site amenities. In addition to three large swimming pools, tennis courts, and volleyball, there are three restaurants, two bars, a gym, a spa and shopping bazaar. Only a half-mile away, the resort has a privately equipped beach offering a choice of water sports, a restaurant with bar, swimming pool, and live entertainment at the seaside amphitheatre.
Calabria is known for its temperate climate and rocky coasts studded with beautiful beaches and natural landscape. The region is rich with churches, monasteries, castles, and palaces where age-old traditions still survive. The town of Belvedere is dominated by an ancient Aragonese castle and home to two yachting marinas.
"We are excited about venturing into timeshare with these first units and we expect to add more for our Italian market," said Roberto Torri, managing director of Eidos, the developer of the resort. "Our partnership with Interval International will give our owners the ability to travel more widely through vacation exchange and also introduce Hotel Club Residence La Castellana to new markets worldwide."
Hotel Club Residence La Castellana is 58 miles (93 km) from the nearest international airport of Lamezia Terme.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programmes 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 programmes. 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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