Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the affiliation of Club Michelangelo, a points-based vacation club with resorts in two of southern Italy's most popular holiday destinations. Hotel La Fenice has 70 apartments near Costa Smeralda on the northeast coast of the island of Sardinia. The 54 apartments of Meridie Village are steps from the Ionian Sea in the small town of San Sostene, on the south-eastern coast of Calabria (the "toe" of Italy's boot).
"Club Michelangelo's resorts offer two wonderful holiday experiences during the popular summer season. La Fenice is close to beautiful beaches, but also within easy reach of many attractions and nightlife in Porto Cervo," said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s senior vice president resort sales and business development for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. “On the other hand, the ambiance of Meridie Village is more tranquil. It is surrounded by olive and orange groves and is very close to a private beach."
The modern Hotel La Fenice has been built in keeping with the local architecture and its studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments are furnished with handcrafted fabrics and accessories. It features a poolside restaurant and is nearby the prestigious Povero Golf Course and area marinas. Meridie Village’s studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments are furnished in the Mediterranean style.
Both resorts have large outdoor swimming pools, air conditioning, and offer daily housekeeping. They also offer family-friendly amenities, including sightseeing tours and on-site children's activities at Hotel La Fenice, and a playground within walking distance at Meridie Village.
"Club Michelangelo is happy to be partnering with Interval International," said Rudy Massimo Massarone, the developer. "Because our two resorts are so different, they will attract owners with distinct preferences. For the same reason, they also will provide compelling options for Interval members who want to exchange to Italy."
Hotel La Fenice is 18 km (11 miles) from Olbia-Costa Smeralda International Airport. The resort offers a shuttle service to and from the airport. Meridie Village is 70 km (44 miles) from the nearest international airport at Lamezia Terme.
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 more than 2,800 resorts in over 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.