London, 5 November 2012 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the addition of six Village Center resorts located in four regions of France: Normandy, Dordogne, Languedoc, and the Oriental Pyrenees. All are new, purpose built properties primarily concentrated in the southern part of the country that borders the northern Mediterranean coastline.
"Village Center has been developing and operating great holiday accommodation in popular destinations throughout France for more than 35 years," said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. "We’re thrilled that they have expanded into shared ownership and chosen Interval to provide exchange and leisure benefits to their owners.”
Village Center apartments, townhouses, and villas are designed to reflect the architecture of the local region and offer a range of family-friendly amenities. All have a kitchen, private garden or terrace, and Wi-Fi. The resorts have gained the distinguishedclef verte label, the global Green Key eco-rating, in recognition of the developers’ efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.
Each destination is strategically located to allow visitors easy access to the cultural activities of the surrounding region, as well as the natural landscapes and sporting activities. The four properties that opened this summer include:
Two more Village Center resorts are scheduled to open during 2013, including:
"Village Center sets a high standard within France," said Olivier Ganivenq, managing director of Groupe Promeo, parent company of Village Center. "We are very excited to partner with Interval International to give our owners the option to travel worldwide via Interval's network of high quality resorts, and to introduce Interval members to premier regions of France where they can explore local vineyards and medieval villages, play golf, and enjoy a wide range of activities.”
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 2,700 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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