MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 19, 2013--
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation
services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq:
IILG), announced the addition of Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma on Mexico's
Mayan Riviera. This property joins Azul Sensatori and Azul Fives Hotel &
Private Residences, also part of the Azul brand of Gourmet Inclusive®
properties operated by Karisma Hotels & Resorts, in Interval’s global
“We greatly value the relationship we’ve enjoyed with Interval over the
years and look forward to working with the company on other projects,”
commented Rinaldo Fernandez, senior vice president of administration for
Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “With each resort that we affiliate, we
strengthen our vision for the future — providing our members outstanding
vacation experiences at our resorts in Mexico and at Interval’s resorts
throughout the world.”
Situated in the tranquil village of Puerto Morelos, Azul Beach has 144
units with views of the turquoise waters of Bahia Petempich or lush
vegetation. Each is elegantly appointed with contemporary dark wood
furnishings and includes a living area, terrace, and state-of-the-art
Among the on-site amenities are five restaurants with a choice of Latin
American, Asian and Italian cuisine, multiple outdoor swimming pools,
full-service spa with treatments for adults and kids, fitness center,
and a wide selection of day and evening entertainment and activities.
The resort also features an Azulitos Play House with a Fisher-Price®
designed play space, the latest educational toys, and a baby equipment
and toy loan program. Older children can participate in activities such
as mini-yoga, face painting, and beach treasure hunts.
“We are delighted to expand our partnership with Rinaldo and his team
with the addition of Azul Beach. This spectacular boutique property
offers visitors an unbeatable location midway between Cancun and Playa
del Carmen and a host of upscale, family-friendly amenities and
services,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s senior vice president of
resort sales and business development for Latin America.
Puerto Morelos has a laidback atmosphere and visitors are invited to
slow down and spend time together. They can explore the Mayan Temples,
the coral reef in Arrecife de Puerto Morelos National Park, or walk the
two-and-a-half-mile trail through Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin Botanical
Garden, which is the last patch of conserved forest on
this stretch of the Mayan Riviera.
Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma is approximately 25 minutes from downtown
Cancun and 35 minutes north of Playa del Carmen.
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 has an
exchange network of approximately 2,800 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 programs. Interval is an operating
business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading
global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation
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Source: Interval International
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