Interval International and Welk Resorts Enhance Long-Term Relationship

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, and Welk Resorts, a well-established leader in the vacation ownership industry, have announced the renewal of their master affiliation agreement.

The multi-year contract extends the relationship established in 2004 and comprises six existing properties in four sought-after markets, as well as future development.

“Our commitment to excellence is seen in everything we do at our resorts, beginning with the design and amenities to delivering the best service to our owners,” said Jon Fredricks, president of Welk Resort Group.

“Renewing our partnership with Interval ensures that we will also be able to continue providing industry-leading programs and benefits to members, including the opportunity to exchange their vacations through Interval’s renowned resort network to some of the most highly demanded destinations around the world.”

“We’ve greatly enjoyed working with Jon and the Welk team, who are among the most respected professionals in the shared ownership industry,” added Craig M. Nash, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Interval Leisure Group. “We’re very proud to enhance our relationship and offer our members many more years of exceptional experiences at the outstanding Welk locations.”

The resort portfolio includes Welk Resort San Diego, where it all began in 1964 with legendary bandleader Lawrence Welk’s purchase of hundreds of undeveloped acres in Southern California. Today’s high-quality vacation community spans 450 acres and contains three projects: Welk Resort Villas (see photos), Villas On The Greens, and Mountain Villas.

Designed in a low density, suburban style, the flagship resort offers one- and two-bedroom units with high-end features and finishes, each with golf course or mountain views. Owners appreciate an array of on-site amenities: rounds of golf on two 18-hole courses, both listed on Golf Digest magazine’s list of “Best Places to Play”; five recreation centers with pools, water slides, and splash pads; tennis courts; and a restaurant, market, and deli.

True to Welk’s entertainment heritage, visitors can also take in live Broadway-style shows at the 300-plus seat theater.

Founded in 1955 by Lawrence Welk, the late entertainment icon, Welk Resorts is one of the most respected independent brands in the vacation ownership industry today. Welk remains a privately held, family-owned company led by President Jon Fredricks, who is the grandson of Lawrence Welk.

The company has developed and/or operated more than 1,100 luxury vacation units, villas, and hotel rooms in San Diego; Maui, Hawaii; the Palm Desert area; Branson, Missouri; and Cabo San Lucas. The corporate offices are located in San Marcos, California.

The mission of the company, “Our family creates vacation memories to cherish for a lifetime,” is reflective of the strong company values that promote both tradition and family
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