Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services and an operating business of ILG(Nasdaq: ILG), announced the long-term affiliation of the award-winning Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina – an exclusive beachfront, full-service destination resort in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. In addition, Interval will provide reservation services to Pink Shell vacation club members. The property is overseen by Boykin Management Company (BMC), an independent operator that currently provides services to hotels, resorts, and conference centers.
“We are pleased to partner with this successful hospitality business with a long-established track record as it enters the vacation ownership business,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s executive vice president of global sales and business development. “The Fort Myers area is a highly demanded beach destination, and we are thrilled to offer one of the area’s most prestigious and highly ranked resorts to our members.”
“We are very excited to launch the Pink Shell Vacation Club. The program has been designed to provide owners with the ultimate in flexibility and value,” said Robert Boykin, CEO and chairman of BMC. “Members will be able to enjoy points-based exchange on a weekly or nightly basis at Pink Shell or throughout the Interval network. Our affiliation with Interval also will provide us with access to some of the most innovative sales and marketing tools in the industry, which will assist in communicating the many benefits of vacation ownership.”
A recipient of the 2017 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is situated on 12 lush acres of private beachfront property. It offers a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, two restaurants (including the award-winning Jack’s Farm to Fork), a variety of water sports and boat and equipment rentals, three heated swimming pools, as well as a host of recreational and kids’ programs. Onsite guests can also enjoy sailing lessons, world-class fishing, beach volleyball, and stargazing, among other activities.
Spacious, well-appointed studios and one- and two-bedroom villas include a full kitchen with premium appliances and granite counters, large enclosed lanai, and sleeper sofa. Just steps from the ocean, units offer direct views of the Gulf of Mexico. Pink Shell was the first resort on the beaches of Fort Myers to be designated a Green Lodging Property by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
The popular Fort Myers Beach destination is located on a seven-mile-long barrier island off Florida’s Gulf coast. Wide, sugar-sand beaches draw travelers (particularly families) looking for opportunities to relax and explore the area’s rich eco-systems. Dozens of wildlife and nature preserves, such as Manatee Park and the J.N. Darling National Wildlife Refuge, are scattered throughout the area.
New owners at Pink Shell will be enrolled as individual members of Interval International and Interval Gold®, entitling them to a number of flexible exchange opportunities and upgraded benefits and services. These include Interval Options®, the ability to exchange their points toward a cruise, hotel, tour, guided holiday, or unique Interval Experiences adventure; ShortStay Exchange®; discounts on Getaway vacation rentals; Golf Connection, for access to select private courses; special amenities with Dining Connection; City Guides, for insider advice; Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® membership, which gives them the opportunity to earn bonus points for up to two free weekend rental days; Dining and Leisure Discounts powered by Entertainment®; and VIP ConciergeSM, for personal assistance, 24/7.
About Interval International
Interval 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’s exchange network comprises nearly 3,200 resorts in more than 80 nations. Through offices in 15 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs. Interval is an operating business of ILG (Nasdaq: ILG), a leading global provider of professionally delivered vacation experiences.
About Boykin Management Company
Boykin Management Company (BMC), a leading hospitality management company with offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Fort Myers Beach, Florida, is consistently recognized for excellence in delivering value-added lodging operations. Since 1958, BMC has been developing, managing, and operating hotels, resorts, condominium hotels, and conference centers. BMC has managed more than 20,000 rooms in 23 states since its inception. For information, visit www.Boykin.com.