Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, announced the addition to its global vacation network of the Aries Vacation Club in Baja California Norte. The club includes Bellafer Ocean View Resort and Spa, a shared ownership property located within the master-planned residential community of Puntazul, which is about 30 minutes south of San Diego. This is the latest project by Jorge Ojeda, CEO of Mexico-based Grupo Aries, known for its upscale real-estate developments.
“By incorporating a shared ownership component with his latest mixed-use project, Jorge is expanding the sector’s footprint in this increasingly popular vacation destination where there are very few timeshare resorts,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s executive vice president of global sales and business development. “We are proud to be working with an executive who is well established in the real estate arena and recognized for his outstanding leadership and commitment to helping those in need.”
Upon completion, the Mediterranean-style Bellafer Ocean View Resort and Spa will feature large one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites just minutes from the beach. Plans call for units with spacious living and dining areas, fully equipped gourmet kitchens, private pools, and furnished patios or terraces. On-site amenities and services will include gourmet restaurants, a wine cellar with a wide selection of the best local vintages, full-service fitness center and spa, heated swimming pools with a large sun deck area, 24-hour room service, and butler service.
“Grupo Aries has a proven track record of delivering top-quality products with extensive amenities, and Bellafer promises to be one of our most impressive projects to date,” Ojeda noted. “We are enthusiastic about diversifying our portfolio with our first shared ownership resort and have already benefitted greatly from our association with Interval. Our owners will enjoy the many benefits and services that they will receive through our affiliation with the company.”
Set in the heart of Rosarito, the complex is approximately 54 miles from the famed Baja wine-growing region, known as the Napa Valley of Mexico. Guests at the resort also will have access to an impressive array of upscale amenities and services within the Puntazul complex. They range from a shopping center with restaurants, cafés, and boutiques; a high-performance tennis center with 12 courts; and a conference center with meeting rooms that will have the capacity to host 1,000 people.
Visitors can also tour the vineyards along the Valle de Guadalupe wine route, explore the Arts and Crafts Marketplace, and enjoy the many shops and art galleries. Numerous water-related activities such as fishing, diving, snorkeling, kitesurfing, and paddle boarding are available, in addition to horseback riding, cycling, and championship-level golf courses.
Grupo Aries was recognized by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI) as the first Socially Responsible Company (SRC) in Baja California in 2017. The distinction is given to companies who meet best practices in terms of corporate governance, community involvement, and environmental protection, as well as support policies and programs that have a positive impact on the people, environment, and communities in which they operate.
New members at Aries Vacation Club will be enrolled as individual members of Interval International and will also become Interval Gold® members, entitling them to a number of flexible exchange opportunities and upgraded benefits and services. These include Interval Options®, the ability to exchange their resort week 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.
Members purchasing at a higher level will join at the prestigious Interval Platinum® and receive all the Interval Gold advantages, plus an array of best-in-class leisure and lifestyle benefits and services. These include priority Getaway viewing; Getaway discounts; free Guest Certificates; Platinum Escapes; 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 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.