Interval International has announced a long-term affiliation agreement with Cialco S.A., owner and operator of Cialcotel, one of Ecuador’s leading boutique hotel companies, and EQRooms C.A., the operator of its vacation program, Rooms Ecuador. The agreement encompasses seven existing properties, as well as others that become part of the program.
The resorts are located near Ecuador’s many natural and cultural attractions: beautiful beaches and ecological reserves in the warm coastal region; lakes, volcanoes, and colonial cities such as the capital, Quito, in the central Andes highlands; and Inca ruins in the south sierra near Cuenca.
“We are pleased to see Cialcotel enter the industry and take advantage of the potential growth opportunities that shared ownership offers in the region,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Latin America. “Consumers interested in traveling throughout Ecuador will be able to purchase vacation time and enjoy a wide range of experiences.”
Among the properties included in the agreement are Patio Andaluz Hotel, located off the historic main square in colonial Quito, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage sites and the world’s highest official capital city.
Also in the mountainous central region, Roka Plaza Hotel is in historic Ambato, hacienda-style Rumipamba de la Rosas is outside the town of Salcedo, and Sangay Spa Hotel is in Baños city.
Playa Coaque in Jama, Manabí, which is currently under construction, and La Piedra Hotel in Bahía de Caráquez, are on the scenic Pacific coast near lush green forests, thermal pools, and other naturally beautiful attractions.
Hotel Carvallo is a 19th-century mansion in the historic center of Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Ecuador.