MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services and an operating business of ILG (Nasdaq: ILG), has entered into an exclusive, multi-year master affiliation agreement with the Absolute World Group, the founding company behind Absolute Vacation Club. The contract extends the relationship first established in 2004 and encompasses four existing club properties, as well as any future resorts developed or acquired during the term of the agreement.
“We’re delighted to continue our relationship with Interval, a valued partner for more than a decade,” said Bryan Lunt, chairman and CEO of Absolute World Group. “Our respective companies share a commitment to exceeding member expectations and Interval’s exchange network of high-quality accommodations and industry-leading benefits and services greatly assist us in fulfilling that promise.”
“The Absolute World Group firmly established itself in Asia many years ago and has grown to be a respected developer of boutique properties in very desirable Asian destinations,” said Joe Hickman, Interval’s vice president and executive director of resort sales and service for Asia Pacific. “It has been exciting to see Absolute’s resort footprint grow in the region and we are pleased the third phase of their flagship resort, Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, will be opening soon.”
Located between two beaches, in a spectacular peninsula setting on Thailand’s Phuket Island, just minutes from the beach town of Patong, Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa has spacious units with a contemporary design, full kitchens, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and private balconies with panoramic sea views. Amenities include the Blue Mango restaurant, the relaxed deli-style The Kitchen Table, multi-level infinity pools with poolside cabanas, sauna, steam room and a dedicated wellness spa and yoga suite, offering a range of treatments targeting anti-aging, weight loss, and stress reduction.
The Beach Samui is nestled at the water's edge of the tranquil fishing village of Thong Krut on the southern tip of Thailand’s popular holiday island, Koh Samui. A small collection of beautifully appointed open-plan suites and penthouses feature hand-carved colonial-style furniture pieces, fully fitted kitchens, limestone ‘His & Hers’ bathrooms, and sumptuous King-sized beds with 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens. Panoramic glass doors lead to huge ocean-facing private terraces, including hand-carved tubs, to watch panoramic sunsets over the archipelago of islands that make up the islands of the Mu Koh Ang Thong National Marine Park.
Absolute South Beach, a seven-story boutique property, is situated on the prestigious Pratamnak Hill, south of Pattaya City in Thailand. It offers spacious modern units that have well-designed interiors with full kitchens and LCD TVs. Onsite, there is a rooftop infinity pool and sundeck with breathtaking sea views and a private guest lounge with 24-hour concierge service. A secluded beach is nearby and there are numerous shopping, dining, and nightlife options also in close proximity.
Absolute Private Residence Club at Jin Qiao is a luxury development located in the heart of Beijing, just blocks away from Tiananmen Square. The property has one-, two-, and three-bedroom units within the complex. On-site amenities include restaurants, live entertainment, and a fully equipped gym.
New members who purchase at Absolute 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 a range of hotel, dining, and leisure discounts; Interval Options, the ability to exchange their week toward a cruise, hotel, tour, or guided holiday, or a unique Interval Experiences adventure; ShortStay Exchange; Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® membership, which permits them to enroll and earn bonus points on qualifying rentals for up to two free weekend rental days; savings on Getaways; online hotel discounts; additional special offers at restaurants and retail locations; and VIP Concierge 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. Interval is an operating business of ILG (Nasdaq: ILG), a leading global provider of professionally delivered vacation experiences.
About the Absolute World Group
Founded in 1998, and this year celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Absolute World Group has grown strategically to become one of the leading mixed-use resort developers, vacation club and fractional ownership pioneers in the Asia-Pacific region. Further developing and expanding its global footprint, the Group has offices in Australia, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Russia, Thailand, and Indonesia. Though the company is geographically spread, it is united in its goal: to continue to transform vacation and fractional ownership into a trusted, modern, efficient, cost-effective and quality-driven business; to build exciting and eclectic mixed-use resorts in sought-after holiday markets; and to continue to provide the most exciting vacation experiences for their owners and members for many years to come.
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