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Westin Puerto Vallarta added to Vistana

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by DannyTS, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. DannyTS

    DannyTS TUG Member

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    it might not be news to others but it was to me. "Soon" we are going to be able to book Westin Puerto Vallarta with Staroptions according to a Vistana sales rep i spoke on the phone with today. He pointed out it was already on the vistana website

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    There is already a timeshare on the property - Raintree Club Regina RCI 2659
    At one time they had the same ownership .

    The property is in the Marina Vallarta area which a very nice location .

    Same thing in Cancun & Cabo
     
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    This is an interesting move, especially considering Marriott’s total void of properties in Mexico. Vistana has had a presence and now looks like a strong presence. I really think we will see a cross-pollination of the two systems in the future and will be curious to see how it looks.

    Thanks for posting this.

    Best,

    Greg
     
  4. DannyTS

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    MVC's CEO mentioned Mexico as one of the benefits of the merger.
     
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    Yes, totally understood and agreed, but it’s only a benefit of the merger if they cross-pollinate the system, and I remain curious to see how Marriott is going to do that.

    Best,

    Greg
     
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    We were told to look at how they handled their last merger with their Europe division. They assign a point value to each property comparable to their Marriott properties and then require you to purchase 1000 pts to get all your works in the Marriott/ Westin pool , probably Hyatt too. If you own resale its 3,000 pts which is pricey. Or you can keep what you have though it will diminish the ability to exchange internally. That's what we were told in 2 separate Marriott presentations . But we are waiting to see what is official before jumping in or purchasing anything more.
     
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    the Vistana rep today implied that the cross-pollination would not happen at all. I guess every rep will put the spin that benefits him the most at that moment. How many resorts did they have in the European division? 4-5? It may not be the same thing at all.
     
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    Both Hyatt and Vistana reps have said that but they want you to buy from them, Though I would love it if you were right . Marriott is going to want our inventory if they do have one large pool so maybe there will be incentives.
     
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    OP, thanks for sharing his update. I hadn't seen the PV resort on the site. Glad to see Vistana add another resort to their portfolio and our options of places to go. I am also looking forward to see how things develop with both Vistana and Hyatt now that they are under the MVC umbrella.

    Best regards.

    Mike
     
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    Puerto Vallarta has been on the Vistana website since at least March. Right now, it is still a hotel and there are no villas. I don't believe I've seen anything indicating a timeline for converting the property to timeshare villas.
     

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