Miami, FL, September 9, 2014 - Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced a long-term, club affiliation agreement with Plaza Hotéis. The agreement encompasses the shared ownership component of seven mixed-use properties in Brazil, as well as others that become part of the vacation club.
“As one of Brazil’s leading hotel brands, Plaza Hotéis takes pride in superior quality standards,” said Carlos Henrique Schmidt, superintendent director for Plaza Hotéis. “Our decision to partner with Interval was based on its like-minded commitment to top-notch service. We are confident that our vacation club members will appreciate the opportunity to exchange with the outstanding Interval resorts around the world.”
“Including this affiliation, we have added 13 Brazilian resorts to Interval’s global network since opening our office in São Paulo in 2012,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Latin America. “This is a clear indication that Interval will continue to play a significant role in the region’s rapidly growing and dynamic shared ownership industry.”
The Plaza Hotéis properties are located mainly in the southern states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. Here in some of the country’s most popular vacation destinations, bountiful natural surroundings, pristine beaches, historic cities, diverse cultures, and traditions of European origins, are among the visitor attractions. In the northeast, where Bahia Plaza Hotel is situated, natural landscapes, colonial architecture, culinary arts and unique blend of European and African influences drive tourists to the coastal state of Bahia.
Included in this agreement are:• Plaza São Rafael Hotel and Plaza Porto Alegre Hotel in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul• Plaza Itapema Resort & Spa in Itapema, Santa Catarina• Plaza Blumenau Hotel in Blumenau, Santa Catarina• Plaza Caldas da Imperatriz Resort & Spa in Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, Santa Catarina• Plaza Florianópolis Hotel in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina• Bahia Plaza Hotel in Camaçari, Bahia
About Plaza HotéisFounded in 1953, Plaza Hotéis currently owns or operates seven hotels throughout Brazil. Its properties have been recognized by travelers for many years, and the following received the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award: Plaza São Rafael Hotel, Plaza Porto Alegre Hotel, Plaza Itapema Resort & Spa, Plaza Blumenau Hotel, Plaza Caldas da Imperatriz Resort & Spa, and Bahia Plaza Hotel. Plaza Hotéis is driven by its mission to pursue hotel development and management opportunities responsibly and with integrity for the benefit of its investors, partners, employees, and the community.
About Interval InternationalInterval 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 nearly 2,900 resorts in more than 80 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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