Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the affiliation of Naima Village. Tucked into the countryside with views of the Mediterranean, the resort is located in the town of Castellaneta on the Salento Peninsula, in the south east of Italy.
“Naima Village will enjoy a picture-perfect setting — surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, with majestic sea views from the Ionian coast,” said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s vice president of resort sales and service for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “I know Interval members will love the rich history and scenic beauty of this area, a part of Italy that remains off-the-beaten-path for most holidaymakers outside of Italy.” [member]
Scheduled to open next May, plans call for Naima Village to include 105 villas with two studio units, 92 one-bedroom and eleven two-bedroom apartments. Furnished in Mediterranean style, the air-conditioned units will each feature an open-air veranda with a garden at the front and a solarium to the rear. All will have a kitchenette with microwave oven, LCD TV with cable/satellite service, and wireless Internet. Units are also wheelchair accessible and the resort will have equipment and staff dedicated to handicapped persons.
Anticipated on-site amenities at this family-friendly resort will be many and varied: two outdoor swimming pools, tennis court, bocci court, playground, theatre, restaurant, health club/sauna, games room, and convenience store. The staff will organise sport courses or one-to-one lessons, as well as health check-ups for personal coaching.
Complimentary shuttles will take guests to the crystalline beach just two miles away and to the nearby town centre, where organised excursions of the area are available.
“We are pleased to affiliate Naima Village with Interval International and are very excited to offer our owners the quality and worldwide scope of its exchange network,” said Benigno Maraglino, president of Via Lattea srl, developer of Naima Village.“Our first project in timesharing is a very appealing resort in the countryside near the beautiful beaches of Apulia, combining our unique expertise in EPS construction with our knowledge of all the area has to offer families.”
Apulia, which encompasses the south-eastern-most section of Italy, has a rich archaeological heritage and a beautiful landscape ranging from turquoise water studded with grottoes and caverns to forests of wind-twisted pines, orchards, vineyards and fields dotted with grazing sheep and goats.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programmes for vacation owners 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 for 35 years. Today, Interval has an exchange network of approximately 2,600 resorts in over 75 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 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. [/member]