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Miami, FL, November 5, 2014 – Valentines Residences Resort & Marina in Harbour Island, Bahamas, is the latest upscale property to join Preferred Residences®, a worldwide branding program for luxury shared ownership resorts offered by Interval International, an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG). Renowned for its long stretches of pink-sand beaches and celebrity sightings, Harbour Island has twice been voted as one of the top islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas by Travel & Leisure magazine.

“Given its excellent customer service and benefits, Preferred Residences was clearly the choice for us,” said Dean Spychalla, managing director of Valentines Residences Resort & Marina. “I feel confident that our affiliation will greatly enhance the flexibility of ownership by providing access to some of the world’s most sought-after destinations.”

The shared ownership component of the resort consists of luxury junior villas and one and two-bedroom villas or townhomes with picturesque views. They are equipped with modern amenities and outfitted in contemporary Bahamian decor. Amenities include concierge service, waterfront dining at The Boat House restaurant (indoor) and the Rooster Tail Bar and Grill (outdoor), Cocoa Coffee House, fresh-water swimming pool, full-service on-site spa and dive and snorkel center. Valentines Marina is the largest in Harbour Island with slips accommodating yachts up to 160 feet.

“Valentines Residences Resort & Marina is an impeccable property overlooking the turquoise waters of one of the most beautiful islands in the Bahamas. The combination is absolute perfection,” said Michelle DuChamp, Preferred Residences’ vice president of business development. “As members of Preferred Residences, owners will enjoy an array of enhanced benefits uniquely tailored for the discerning traveler.”

Preferred Residences provides developers with unique branding opportunities to promote their vacation residences to affluent consumers. Owners automatically gain access to a select menu of vacation opportunities that will enrich their travel experiences. These include preferential pricing at participating Preferred Hotel Group affiliated properties worldwide; complimentary two-year membership in Preferred Golf™ (providing access to the world’s most renowned courses); automatic enrollment in iPrefer; the loyalty program of Preferred Hotel Group, offering room extras and points for eligible stays that can be turned into cash-value reward certificates; and vacation exchange for stays of one to seven nights.


About Valentines Residences Resort & Marina

Inspired by the island’s historic dwellings, Valentines Residences Resort & Marina is an upscale resort in Harbour Island in the Bahamas that attracts people of true taste and a love for life from all over the world. Whether seeking to relax, shop, explore, enjoy water sports or simply take in the view, visitors can choose from a range of experiences at this laid-back retreat. Its spacious, beautifully decorated suites offer a luxury setting with all the comforts of home. Boat enthusiasts, yacht owners, and families with a flair for the finer things in life all find their way to Valentines. And no matter your age, you will fall in love with our powder-soft beaches—tinted pink by crushed coral and sea shells. Visit for more information.


About Preferred Residences

Preferred Residences® is a worldwide hospitality-branded program for luxury shared ownership resorts, private residence clubs, and condominium-style hotels. The program provides developers with a unique opportunity to promote their upscale vacation residences and deliver high-quality vacation experiences to owners of exceptional real estate. Owners have access to a rich menu of benefits and services designed to enhance a sophisticated lifestyle. Bringing together industry leaders with more than 80 combined years of success, Preferred Residences is an alliance between Interval International, a leader in vacation ownership for nearly 40 years and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, and Preferred Hotel Group, a worldwide collection of more than 650 independently owned hotels and resorts. ;For more information, contact

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Yvette Batalla
305-666-1861, ext. 6519

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Interval International, 6262 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33143