The resort also features theme nights with live entertainment, beach volleyball, board games, bocce ball tournaments, tequila and wine tastings, and a botanical tour.Additional activities and attractions that visitors to Puerto Peñasco can enjoy are water sports, shopping, dining, and nightlife. Excursions are available to the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve and Great Altar Desert, a more than 2,750 square-mile protected area that was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. Two-thirds of the reserve is covered by sand dunes and volcanic craters similar to the moon's surface. New members who purchase at The Grand Mayan at Vidanta Puerto Peñasco will be enrolled as individual members of Interval International and will also become Interval Gold ® members, entitling them to a number of flexible exchange opportunities and upgraded benefits and services. These include Interval Options ®, the ability to exchange their resort week toward a cruise, tour, golf, or spa vacation; ShortStay Exchange ®; five percent off the best hotel rates powered by the Orbitz Partner Network; Hertz Gold Plus Rewards ® membership, which gives them the opportunity to earn bonus points for up to two free weekend rental days; discounts on Getaway vacation rentals; special offers at hotels, restaurants, and retail outlets worldwide; and VIP Concierge SM for personal assistance, 24/7. 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's exchange network comprises more than 2,900 resorts in over 80 nations. Through offices in 16 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 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 non-traditional lodging, encompassing a portfolio of leisure businesses from vacation exchange and rental to vacation ownership. About Grupo Vidanta Founded in 1974 by a tourism industry leader, Daniel Chávez Morán, Grupo Vidanta is one of the preeminent developers and resort operators in Latin America specializing in vacation destinations, luxury hotel brands, golf courses, real estate, tourism infrastructure and entertainment. The company owns and operates multiple properties in Mexico's most sought-after beach destinations—Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta, and Mazatlán.
Vidanta's portfolio is comprised of several distinct resort hotel brands, including Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, and The Bliss. From AAA Five Diamond award-winning hotels to an internationally recognized collection of golf courses throughout Mexico, Grupo Vidanta continually pioneers innovative partnerships, including collaborations with Cirque du Soleil to create JOYÀ (a first-of-its kind experience in Riviera Maya); Nicklaus Designs to develop three renowned Jack Nicklaus golf courses; and Greg Norman Golf Course Design to debut the newest pro course in the collection at Nuevo Vallarta. In addition to being the largest golf course developer in Mexico, Grupo Vidanta has also developed Mexico's first privately built and owned airport in Puerto Peñasco. Frequently named among the "Best Companies to Work for in Mexico," Vidanta maintains a strong commitment to its 15,000 employees and surrounding communities through its progressive mission dedicated to environmental and philanthropic efforts. These include its long-established non-profit foundations, Fundación Vidanta and Fundación Delia Morán. For more information, visit www.grupovidanta.com.Note to Editors: Photo available upon request.