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Currently at Lagunamar

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by byeloe, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. mav

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    We go every year for a week to Cancun and have NEVER felt unsafe. I actually feel unsafe sometimes here in the USA, and one of my daughters is a teacher. That REALLY worries me :(:(. Had a nephew shot and killed in a random shooting about 2 miles from where we live about 7 years ago. :(. definitely no worries about Cancun and a lot of the other places we go.
     
  2. bobpark56

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    Emma (concierge) told us we would get 20,000 points for attending, slightly better than the 3 for 1 markup we received for our starpoints (was 6,500 of those last year). We may take her up on it. She said it was now 75 minutes, not 90.
     
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    We were told today, 75 mins also, although we were told yesterday since we were not eligible for the full presentation, the length of update isn't mandatory, hmmmm.

    Sent from my CLT-L04 using Tapatalk
     
  4. dioxide45

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    We were told only 60 mins. But with no incentive, the time limit can be zero, which was our choice.
     
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    Is that incentive for a non-owner or existing owner? The incentive is usually less for an existing VSE owner.
     
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    Existing owner...2 EOY ownerships at WLR (more at WSJ).
     
  7. byeloe

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    just wondering if anyone else has had this happen.
    my wife just noticed that the music playing by the small pool, was streaming from her phone. She had thought that the songs were similar to her playlist, and then the music stopped when she pressed pause.
     
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    Glad she didn't receive a very personal phone call while at the small pool..... ;)
     
  9. dioxide45

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    Did she go in to her Bluetooth settings to see if it was connected to anything?
     
  10. byeloe

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    bluetooth is off
    She is going to test it again tomorrow
     
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    so this morning she brought her phone down to the pool deck and other music was playing, but as soon as she turned her wifi on the music changed to her playlist?
     
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    And you're positive her Bluetooth is off?
     
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    Does anyone know if Lagunamar has completed moving HDMI and USB ports from behind TVs to the front?
     
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    The only way that could happen would be if the stereo were Airplay compatible and she was using in iPhone. Airplay allows you to stream content from the phone via Wifi rather than Bluetooth. You can buy speakers and/or receivers that are airplay compatible.

    Typically you have to select Airplay as your output. It doesn't usually default to Airplay. The next test if you're curious (if she doesn't have an iPhone forget this whole post), would be too have her turn off Bluetooth and turn off her wifi and try again.

    What bar is it at? I'll be there next week and I'm gonna have some fun!
     
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    she does have an iphone
    she says her blu tooth is off.
    the music only plays when her wifi is on.
    She is by the smaller pool
     
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    It’s connecting by Airplay then. She should be able to see a symbol in her music app showing the connection. That’s funny. I’m gonna rock the pool next week!
     
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    hey
    thanks for the help

    she says that the music was still playing, even though she had signed out of Itunes, but still had wifi on?
     
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    I LOVE this! About two years ago I could tell you that phase 1 around the big pool was done, but phase 2 around the smaller pool was not. It may be all done by now, not sure. Reminds me of our trip to Punta Cana where the TVs at the Westin were fixed mounted and I had to use my fingertips to try and find the HDMI ports on the back of the TV! Turned out not to be worth it because streaming is very limited out of the country due to license agreements. You just can't get everything you think you should. NETFLIX was OK, but DirecTV was not. We take an HDMI cable and a laptop everywhere we go! Don't expect to see everything you want when you're out of the country.
     
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    rm 925 has the same setup
     
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    Building 12 has been updated Here now. Got $125 for Owner update
     
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    I don’t know what you mean by signing out of iTunes. Basically, unless she hits the pause button, iTunes will happily play in the background.
     
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    Building 14 has them now. A couple years ago we didn't have them in building 9. So perhaps they have made their way through the whole resort.
     
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    she isn't even playing her music on her phone. When she turns on the wifi, her music starts playing on the Lagunamar speakers?

    I am so far from an iphone expert, lol
     
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    Kind of embarrassing at the time, but a few years ago we rented a car. I turned on the radio and mentioned that I loved the music played on that channel. I finally realized it was connected to my phone Bluetooth. I owned a pre-Bluetooth car at the time and wasn’t familiar with it. Lots of eyerolls from my adult kids when I told them.
     
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    Since there was some discussion about Weeks 51 and 52, perhaps someone has an answer for me. A few years ago, I bought what I thought was a Plat Plus Lagunamar week resale. When the estoppel came in, it was a fixed Week 51 that floated Plat Plus. I was fine with that because my plan was to try to book Week 51 anyway. When I called for the reservation, another surprise was that it was a fixed Friday check-in. I asked her about the float option because I really wanted Saturday. She told me I’d have to give up my week and take my chances getting a Saturday. I have just taken my Friday week, and rented it and then rent a Saturday check-in from someone else. It’s really pretty easy and reliable. The point of this long story is since Lagunamar is a Voluntary Resort, do you think the float option is really applicable or did the broker just not know it didn’t apply after it was resold?
     

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