Interval International has announced a couple of new resort affiliations this week, both in Mexico.
The A-nah Suites Playa del Carmen was built by Ricardo Montalvo, whose residential and commercial real estate development experience in Mexico spans more than a quarter century. The boutique resort includes 89 one- and two-bedroom units decorated in a fresh, bright contemporary style with light-wood accents. Each features an ample living and dining area, marble floors, fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms with modern finishes, flat-screen televisions, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and balconies or patios with views of a lush courtyard terrace.
Among the various on-site amenities and services are the A-Nah Spa, hot tubs, rooftop swimming pool and bar, fitness center, children’s club and playground, private beach club, game room, outdoor cinema, complimentary Wi-Fi access, concierge services, housekeeping, and 24-hour room service.
Artisan Vacation Club, a points-based club carrying the tagline “The Handmade Hotel Collection” utilizes mixed-use resorts in beach and urban locations. It was the brainchild of Manuel Perez Alpuche, whose two decades of experience in the vacation ownership industry includes developing some of Mexico’s most luxurious vacation clubs. The four new Artisan luxury resorts initially affiliated with Interval are:
Artisan Playa del Carmen, located on Playa del Carmen’s famed 5th Avenue, consisting of 22 units with a contemporary aesthetic, bathrooms with modern finishes, LCD TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The onsite amenities include a restaurant, roof garden with a large terrace, bar, hot tub, and infinity pool. The property is 15 minutes from the beach and 45 minutes from the Tulum Mayan Ruins. It is a recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Artisan Riviera Mayais an adults-only Playa del Carmen hotel in Maroma. All 38 rooms boast private plunge pools and offer free WiFi and balconies. Sitting areas and DVD players are standard, as are LCD TVs with cable channels. The property’s amenities and activities include a restaurant, rooftop terrace with an outdoor infinity pool facing the sea, 24-hour front desk, entertainment, and water sports.
Artisan Playa Esmeralda, set within landscaped gardens overlooking Chachalacas Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, is located in the state of Veracruz, 250 miles (405 kilometers) east of Mexico City. All 50 units include premium bedding, LCD TVs, iPod docking stations, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy two restaurants, indoor and outdoor pool, gym, full-service spa with hot tub and sauna, and mini-golf. Among the activities available onsite and nearby are kayaking, wave running, and quad biking on the Sabanal Sand Dunes.
In the planning stages, Artisan San Miguel Allende will be six blocks from The Jardin, or main square, of the celebrated Spanish Colonial town of San Miguel de Allende. The UNESCO World Heritage Site in the foothills of the Sierra Madre, three hours north of Mexico City, was voted “The World’s Best City” by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine in 2013. This 80-unit property will include a swimming pool, bar, restaurants, concierge, complimentary parking, and wireless Internet.
, a travel club fulfillment and service provider, is expanding its outside sales distribution network to Greenville, SC
. Doing business as Worldwide Vacation Network
and lead by Tony Pennisi
as its Director of Sales, the new office will offer GCI’s Global Discovery Vacations
(GDV) travel club product.
The 3000 sq ft. Worldwide Vacation Network sales center is located at 355 Woodruff Road in Greenville, SC. The new center is staffed with a team of eight sales and administrative professionals with a depth of experience in the hospitality industry.
Global Connections Inc. is based in Overland Park, KS. It opened in 1996 as a travel club fulfillment and service provider, and is considered a leader in the travel industry. It offers its members a wide variety of benefits and vacation options for more than 700 North American resorts. GCI is also the developer and owner of resorts in California, Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado, as well as owning and leasing multiple resort condominium units throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean.
Interval International and Global Connections: getting BIGGER!
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