New Resort Designation to Showcase Most Prestigious Member Properties

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the launch of the most prestigious tier in its Resort Recognition program – Interval International Elite ResortSM. Extraordinary vacation experiences and exceptional services and amenities are what differentiate the properties selected for this special distinction.

“Interval International has been recognized as The Quality Vacation Exchange Network® since its earliest days,” said David Gilbert, Interval’s president. “As we reach our 40th anniversary in the business, the creation of the Elite recognition tier is a further reflection of our commitment to the remarkable vacations our members can enjoy through their shared ownership and exchange benefits.”

Interval was the first exchange company to introduce resort recognition to timesharing, and significantly refined its program in 2007 with the introduction of the Interval International Select Resort® and Interval International Premier Resort® designations. With the increase in high-end shared ownership properties, Interval continues the tradition with the new Elite tier that showcases the most upscale member resorts.

Currently, more than 100 affiliated properties are recognized as an Interval International Elite Resort, which is identified by a lotus icon. The Interval International Elite Resort status is awarded based on a combination of qualitative and quantitative scoring elements, including:

  • A Quality Rating System (QRS) resort inspection conducted by LRA by Deloitte, a leader in the field of customer experience measurement
  • Elite Qualifying Criteria (EQC) points, based on multiple combined factors from location to luxurious features and appointments at the resort
  • A high Consumer Satisfaction Index (CSI) score
  • Additional considerations, such as  positive consumer reviews on external travel and leisure sites

Members at Interval International Elite Resorts will receive enhanced services, including specially selected luxury travel offers.

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 more than 2,900 resorts in over 80 nations. Through offices in 16 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 Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of non-traditional lodging, encompassing a portfolio of leisure businesses from exchange and vacation rental to vacation ownership.


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