Interval International has announced the addition of Clube Encantos de Lazer e Ferias, a points-based vacation club offering members access to eight hotels in southern Brazil, which are operated by Rede Encantos de Hotéis. Founded in 2002 by Alceu Lucas, Rede is a Gramado-based company, with significant experience in construction. Today it oversees five hotels in Gramado, along with two in Florianópolis, and one in T orres.
“The launch of Clube Encantos de Lazer e Ferias places Rede Encantos de Hotéis on the leading edge of vacation ownership in southern Brazil, with its properties and sales galleries located in two very highly visited destinations,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s executive vice president of global sales and business development.
The town of Gramado is reminiscent of a Swiss mountain village, complete with chalet-style architecture. With 78 units and a restaurant, Encantos do Sul Hotel is close to museums, stores, and chocolate factories, five minutes from the city’s trendy Coberta Street. Steps from the main street, Encantos Charme Hotel includes 47 units, a charming lobby area with a fireplace, as well as a restaurant. In front of the portico leading to the city center, Encantos Portal Hotel, has 37 rooms and a restaurant. Located in Gramado’s most elegant neighborhood, Encantos Lago Hotel offers 30 units and Alemanha Encantada, a renowned gourmet restaurant that attracts thousands of guests every year. A landmark in the heart of the city, Encantos Hortênsias Hotel features 111 studios, a restaurant, swimming pool, spa, and fitness center.
With more than 60 beaches, the island portion of Florianópolis is a favorite of vacationers from nearby Argentina and Uruguay. On one of the island’s best beaches, Encantos Lexus Ingleses Hotel has 59 units, a restaurant, spa, swimming pools, fitness center, and beach service. Close to the beach, Encantos Golden Hotel includes 123 units, a restaurant, swimming pool, sports court, and fitness center.
The coastal city of Torres is a popular second-home destination for residents of Porto Alegre. During high season, the city’s population increases from 40,000 to 300,000. Located a third of a mile from the beach, Encantos Torres Hotel has 148 rooms with full kitchens. On-site amenities include a restaurant, swimming pool, and sports court.