MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the addition of Danaide Resort to its global vacation exchange network. Located in Scanzano Jonico, Matera in the Basilicata region on the Ionian coast of southern Italy, the purpose-built resort will feature 238 one- and two-bedroom units when completed.
“We are very pleased to expand our relationship with the family-owned Iniziative Turistiche Matarazzo, which began more than two decades ago with the affiliation of Alessidamo Club,” said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. “This is the third property in this unspoiled region of Italy to become part of Interval's exchange network.”
Located close to the beach and sea, the Mediterranean-style complex will feature accommodations with contemporary decor, fully equipped kitchen, and private balcony. On-site amenities and services will include multiple restaurants, outdoor free-form swimming pool, kids’ club, and an amphitheater that features live entertainment during the summer season. A range of other activities and organized sports will be available, such as tennis, windsurfing, bocce, and soccer. A marina, spa, and golf are nearby.
Danaide Resort is well situated as a home base for exploring the local countryside, as well as excursions to the Archaeological National Museum in Metaponto and sites dating back to Magna Graecia. The UNESCO World Heritage city of Matera, renowned for its centuries-old network of cave dwellings, was selected European Capital of Culture 2019.
“We have enjoyed a productive partnership with Interval, whose seasoned executives provide key support to our team,” said Dr. Giovanni Matarazzo, business development for Iniziative Turistiche Matarazzo. “We are excited to introduce owners at Danaide Resort to the company’s valuable leisure benefits and services and to invite Interval members to discover this wonderful part of Italy.”
New purchasers at Danaide Resort 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 may vary by country and include Interval Options®, the ability to exchange their resort week toward a cruise, tour, and guided holiday; ShortStay Exchange®; Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® membership; discounts on Getaways; 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; free Guest Certificates; Platinum Escapes; and access to VIP lounges in more than 400 cities in over 120 countries.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, 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.