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End of club intrawest affiliation

Discussion in 'Hilton Grand Vacations Club / HGVC' started by sb2313, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. sb2313

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    I just called to check on availability at club intrawest Sandestin and I was informed that as of February 15 HGVC will no longer book new reservations at any club intrawest properties as the affiliation agreement has ended. Reservations currently made will be honored, even if past that date.
     
  2. 1Kflyerguy

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    Bummer! I really enjoyed Vancouver and had hope to try out Sandestin and Palm Desert..

    But not really surprised after CI was acquired.
     
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    Who are they under now ?
     
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    Being acquired by Diamond. (Yet another!)

    I wonder if this also means the exchange agreement between CI and DVC (Disney) is cancelled? Tsk, tsk. Too many places, too little time.
     
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    Bummer, we enjoyed both Vancouver and Whistler.
     
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    So does that mean you can book something now for after that date, or if you don't have something booked already they won't let you book.
     
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    You can book until feb 15 for as far out as anything is available. I made a reservation for Sandestin tonight, so they're definitely still making them.
     
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    Soooo disappointing that it's happening this soon! I had hoped there was some sort of contract that would last anothe few years. I was looking forward to traveling to Vancouver and Whistler!!

    SMH! Trying out Intrawest Palm Desert in Feb! Just in the nick of time. I hope Hilton comes up with something to make up for this!

    Hope I don't offend anyone but I really don't like Diamond!
     
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    I really wanted to try Vancouver and Quebec. . I guess it is what it is...
    Hopefully hgvc does something to replace the lost transfer capabilities. .

    That being said, I called it when the aquisition was anounced.
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    Damn it, I wanted to go to Sandestin. Boo!
     
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    We really enjoyed The Sheraton Wall Centre too. We were hoping to go back sometime when we could fit it in.
     
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    Blue Mountain is the closest resort to me, and we went there once a year for a break. I guess that's over with now. The same as Open Season is over with, you can get better rates on Hilton.com and Expedia than the Open Season rates are now in Florida, Las Vegas and Hawaii.
     
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    Whistler out. :mad:
     
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    I assume under this transaction none of the Hilton Vacations Resorts are part of this deal ?
     
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    No, the change is due to Diamond buying Club Intrawest. My guess is that Diamond has enough resorts that they don't need or want to offer exchange privileges with HGVC.
     
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    That may be true, but I am very surprised they wouldn't see HGVC owners are fresh meat for their sales pitches. I imagine they'd sell a lot based on how many people I see buying HGVC retail.
     
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    I can agree that would be a plus.. but HGVC would also view the Diamond members as fresh meat.. I suspect there may be too much overlap in the resort footprint, plus Diamond and HGVC are closer in size to each other.. CI was much smaller than HGVC and had complementary locations. Not an expert on Diamond, but believe the two systems are probably more competitors than HGVC and CI ever were...
     
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    This is too bad. I loved Palm Desert.
     
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    I wonder, if it's true, whether that would mean more DC inventory to RCI.....
     
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    Diamond did not "buy" Club Intrawest, they are now it's managers. Club Intrawest is still owned (by aa very large majority) by its 22,000 members with a very limited number of points/ownership left unsold.. DRI purchased a few acres of undeveloped land and the unsold portion of the memberships. The purchase agreement with Fortress (the owners of Intrawest LLC) included the management contract.
    There is a group of owners that is trying to organize to overturn this contract, they have started a Facebook group to try to reach out to Intrawest owners. If you know of any Club Intrawest members concerned about the sale, they can be directed to the group at "Club Intrawest - The Owners Group"
     
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    Maybe they should try to take over the board and use that power change management companies (who knows. .Maybe hgvc would be interested. .)

    That being said.. those folks at diamond are very smart. .I doubt they would have bought the company without some assurance that they could keep managing. ..I wouldn't be surprised if they start allowing unhappy members to deed back their property. .decrease unsatisfied customers and keep collecting management fees and increase voting rights..

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    Good luck. I would imagine everyone who signed the proxy would get a mail offer to sell back their ownership (maybe even for what they paid)... much cheaper to just buy off a active minority than lose the perpetual income stream..

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    A word of warning. Be make sure the wording on the "proxy material" is spell out clearly. The organization that controls the proxy ballots controls the management company.
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but shouldn't this kind of change be formally communicated to the members by HGVC so they can plan their vacations accordingly? I'd hate to be planning to go to one of the CI resorts and find out they haven't been available to us for months.
     

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