Miami, FL, September 24, 2014 - Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, joined Plaza Hotéis to celebrate the opening of its Plaza Vacation Club sales center in Brazil. Plaza Hotéis is a new entrant to the shared ownership industry and recently signed a long-term affiliation agreement with Interval to provide its members with an array of value-added benefits and services.
“Plaza Vacation Club offers consumers an appealing way to vacation through a flexible, points-based program that includes seven properties in Brazil,” said Carlos Henrique Schmidt, superintendent director for Plaza Hotéis. “The combination of our highly trained salespeople and Interval’s innovative tools greatly enhances the sales process. We’re very proud of our new high-tech center located in the iconic Plaza São Rafael Hotel.”
Among its many features are touch-screen monitors, interactive displays, and iPads. Interval’s Sales Tool Kit app specially designed for the iPad creates a more compelling presentation for prospective customers. The app has a number of cutting-edge elements that include:
“Today’s potential buyers are better informed and use technology for every aspect of vacation planning, from data gathering to booking to sharing memories and photos. In fact, more than 40 percent of our member transactions occur online and we believe that trend will continue to grow,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Latin America. “We’re delighted to be working with Plaza Hoteis’ talented team to offer the shared ownership product to a new audience in Brazil.”
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 in 2014 the following hotels received the 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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