Interval International Welcomes New Property in Chile — One of South America’s Most Geographically Diverse Countries
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group , announced the addition to its global vacation exchange network of the shared ownership component of Marina Golf Rapel, a mixed-use resort located in central Chile. A popular travel destination, the country features a diverse landscape composed of spectacular glaciers, vast deserts, lush rainforests, fertile vineyards, and unspoiled beaches.
“Interval’s technology and expertise were instrumental in helping us launch our fractional ownership program,” said Ricardo Devoto, general manager of Marina Golf Rapel. “Sales at the resort have exceeded our expectations and we expect that this will continue owing to our product’s appeal to potential vacation owners.”
Marina Golf Rapel is situated in the city of Las Cabras, 87 miles south of Santiago, in the Cachapoal Valley wine-growing region. The property will include 39 three-bedroom fractional units, 21 of which are currently available and 18 that are slated for completion next year. Housed in two modern towers, units will have open-plan layouts with a living and dining area, fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms with modern finishes, and balconies offering scenic views.
“With regional travel growing there is a need for more shared ownership resorts in Chile and surrounding countries, which is why we are excited to welcome Marina Golf to our network,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Latin America. “The property will offer our members an exciting new vacation option, with a wide array of leisure amenities and activities within driving distance to Santiago.”
The property is set on 320 acres on the shore of Lake Rapel, a 25-mile reservoir created in 1968 with the construction of the Rapel River dam, and is one of the largest lakes in Chile. Among the planned amenities are a restaurant with a lake view, gym, golf club with nine-hole golf course, outdoor swimming pool, private beach and marina, and tennis court. Planned services include a kid’s program, concierge, room service, and housekeeping.
Activities available onsite and nearby will include numerous water sports, a spa, as well as horseback riding, biking, trekking, and others. Members and guests will also be able to visit other attractions such as the Las Palmas de Cocalán National Park, Cauquenes natural hot springs, old colonial town of Santa Cruz, as well as the renowned vineyards in the region.
New purchasers at Marina Golf Rapel will be enrolled as individual members of Interval International and also become Interval Platinum® members, entitling them to a number of flexible exchange opportunities and best-in-class leisure and lifestyle benefits and services. These include complimentary airport lounge membership through Priority Pass; Interval Options®, the ability to exchange their resort week toward a cruise, tour, golf, or spa vacation, or a unique Interval Experiences adventure; ShortStay Exchange®; Golf Connection, for access to select private courses; VIP treatment with Dining Connection; City Guides, for insider advice; Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® membership, which gives them the opportunity to earn bonus points for up to two free weekend rental days; priority Getaway viewing; US$50 Getaway discounts; free Guest Certificates; Platinum Escapes; online hotel discounts; additional special offers at restaurants, and retail locations worldwide; and VIP ConciergeSM, for personal assistance, 24/7.