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  1. DTD1990

    DTD1990 Guest

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    I recall awhile back that there was some speculation that the existing StarOptions at WLR would be increased to match some of the StarOption requirements for new ocean front Vistana offerings. Does anyone have any update on this?

    I own two Platinum+ weeks (even years) that have 148,100 Staroptions each and are good for a 2br l/o ocean view, but I note that many of the beachfront views (for example for the new Cabo property or Hawaii properties) require 176,000 points.
     
  2. DannyTS

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    i may be wrong but i think that it is very impractical for Vistana to start changing SOs at existing resorts. Besides making everyone that does not own at the resort unhappy, they used the number of Staroptions in the deeds of Westin flex, Aventuras, Sheraton flex so i am not sure how they would go around that.

    They just increase the number of staroptions for new properties because they can make more money by selling more SOs and charge more MFs for the same real estate. It is not only Nanea, at Steamboat 2 small bedrooms (same size as 1 bedroom elsewhere) has a high number of points, same with Westin Cancun (not Lagunamar) where the 2 bedroom condos are small and half are on the lagoon side but are all valued at the same number of SOs as Lagunamar.

    So the bottom line is, they do it when and if it suits them not the owners
     
  3. dioxide45

    dioxide45 TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    There was a thought that they may change the StarOptions for the Ocean Side units at WLR when they added the new property in Cancun. That didn't happen, so I wouldn't expect it to happen now. Had they added a new phase WLR and wanted to better the sales prospects , it is possible that they would have increased them like they did at the two Maui properties. Since WLR was just about sold out, perhaps it didn't make sense.
     
  4. Ken555

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    Be glad you have even the 148,100. When they first marketed WLR the top week was ~90k (not 81k), and I remember discussing this with sales during an update (back when I did those...). SVN had to change the SOs there in order to sell the weeks.


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  5. DannyTS

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    90k... I would love that, my Staroptions from SVV would go so far at Lagunamar! Unfortunately (or fortunately for the OP) this is not happening either.

    I assume that the sale you attended was not at Lagunamar, they would have told you that you are getting 148,100 but it should be 250,000.
     
  6. Ken555

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    This particular update was not there since it was years before WLR opened. I distinctly recall the "expert" sales staff telling me that the SO which is included is more than adequate since, after all, I would love WLR so much I would never trade (which of course negates the premise of the club in the first place, but whatever...logic isn't part of their sales strategy anyway...).



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  7. DannyTS

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    I do love Lagunamar, but boy, they anticipated that years before the resort was even opened. With that kind of foresight that guy must be now at least vice-chair at a fortune 500 company!
     

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