Interval International Welcomes Dive Blue Beach Resort
LONDON -- January 10, 2013
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services
and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced
the addition of Dive Blue Beach Resort near Marsa Alam on Egypt's Red Sea
Riviera. Upon the anticipated completion in June 2014, the first phase of the
resort’s development will have 81 timeshare units, two large swimming pools, a
marina, restaurants, and shops covering 15 acres (6 hectares) on a prime
stretch of coastline. In addition to the shared ownership development, the
self-contained destination resort will have a 245 room hotel on site.
"Dive Blue Beach Resort sets a new standard in Marsa Alam, renowned for its
unspoiled beaches and prime dive spots," said Sherif Khalil, Interval’s vice
president of business development for Middle East and North Africa. "Its
world-class dive centre will rival resorts in other Red Sea locations like
Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada. We're proud to add this impressive property to
Interval's worldwide network.”
The centrepiece of the resort is its pristine beach, stretching almost a third
of a mile (500 metres) along the Red Sea. Staff at the on-site dive centre can
arrange classes for beginners and professional divers, as well as dive trips
to area reefs. Other planned amenities include two outdoor adult swimming
pools with rock formations and cascading water streams, two separate
children's pools, and a beach bar. An indoor swimming pool is part of the Spa
and Wellness Centre that features fitness and spa treatment rooms, saunas,
steam rooms, and whirlpool baths. There are also two clay tennis courts and a
3,229 square foot (300 square metre) Kid's Club with its own swimming pool,
playground, and indoor game room.
Housed in three-storey buildings with panoramic sea views, the 33 studios, 30
one-bedroom, and 18 two-bedroom units will share amenities and services with
the adjacent hotel, including 24-hour room service, concierge, babysitting,
laundry and dry cleaning services, and a medical clinic. All of the luxury
units are being constructed of the highest quality materials and furnished
with modern solid-wood furniture. With the completion of the second phase
scheduled for 2018, the resort will have a total of 162 timeshare units.
"Marsa Alam is one of the fastest growing cities on Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera
and Dive Blue Beach Resort is its crown jewel," said Hany Roshdy, developer of
Dive Blue. "We look forward to introducing Interval members to the unspoiled
beauty and incomparable water sports of Marsa Alam."
Blessed with reliable off-shore winds and a moderate climate with temperatures
ranging from a low of 64 degrees F (18C) in the winter to a high of 113 F (45
C) during the summer months, Marsa Alam is also a favourite destination for
windsurfing, parasailing, and water-skiing. Other popular activities include
excursions via glass bottom boat or submarine.
Dive Blue Beach Resort is located just 13 miles (20 kilometres) south of Marsa
Alam International Airport, with daily flights from many major European
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 approximately 2,700 resorts in more than 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.
Note to Editors: Photo available upon request.
Interval International Limited
Michael Myers, +44 (0) 20 8336 9515
Group Director of Marketing and Travel
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