March 28, 2017 – Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services and an operating business of ILG (Nasdaq: ILG), announced the addition of Plaza Eco Resort Capivari, an all-inclusive, mixed-use resort in Paraná, Brazil. This property joins seven other Plaza Vacation Club resorts located in the states of Bahia, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul, which are currently part of Interval’s exchange network.
“Since Plaza Hotéis launched Plaza Vacation Club in 2014, it has quickly become one of Brazil’s leaders in vacation ownership and we could not be happier with our partnership,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s executive vice president of global sales and business development. “We are excited to welcome Plaza Eco Resort Capivari, which will be a model for mixed-use development in the region. Plans for the property include three lodging components—hotel, timeshare, and a purpose-built fractional phase, along with a host of amenities and services.”
Situated on more than 290 acres in the municipality of Campina Grande do Sul, Plaza Eco Resort Capivari features 99 apartments, cabins, and suites with scenic views of the lush forest, the Capivari Dam, and Pico Paraná—the highest mountain in southern Brazil. On-site amenities and services include a restaurant and bar, spa, sauna, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, kid’s club, playground, petting zoo, bocce ball and tennis courts, and a cowboy ranch. Guests also can enjoy a variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, biking, horseback riding, and kayaking or boating.
“Our club has grown consistently in large part due to the commitment of our team, as well as the support provided by Interval,” said Roberto Rotter, CEO of Plaza Hotéis, operator of Plaza Vacation Club. “This new property is another option for club members, and we plan to continue to expand our portfolio and further enhance the advantages of being part of our club.”
Plaza Hotéis is committed to operating Plaza Eco Resort Capivari using sustainable practices to protect the planet’s natural resources and lower the property’s environmental impact in the area. As part of the company’s conservation efforts, Plaza Eco Resort Capivari is powered by energy-efficient solar panels, features a water recycling plant, and its surrounding grounds have been designated a nature reserve. To inspire guests to participate in its conservation initiatives, the property has also implemented a green laundry program designed to reduce energy/water consumption.
New purchasers at Plaza Vacation Club will be enrolled as individual members of Interval International, entitling them to a host of year-round benefits, including the opportunity to exchange their weeks for stays at other resorts in Interval’s global network.
About Plaza Hotéis
Founded in 1953, Plaza Hotéis currently owns or operates eight hotels throughout Brazil. Its properties have received numerous awards throughout the years, including 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ ChoiceTM, and Union of Hotels, Restaurants, and Bars’ Superior Hotel award for 10 consecutive years from 2005 to 2015. 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 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 3,000 resorts in over 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.