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May be true **-
get it in writing from Vidanta Member Services .
If you can confirm in writing - please post how it is structured .
1) Vidanta has used prepaid Visa cards to pay owners for the Ambassador Cerificate promo .( iie - kickback when one is used by a guest)
Value is all in vacation use .
1 ) Great resorts -
(we are currently at Mayan Palace PV - Marina - Feb 2020 )
2) Vidanta increased the transfer fee (except for family / children & grandchildren are $ 0 to transfer ) to 5 x MF when they added the MF on use only . This was about 15 years...
1) Vidanta has existing Bliss owners that (mostly) got there by upgrading from Mayan Palace .
That is the reason the Bliss units / buildings in RM exist . If they eliminate all Bliss units then they either have to upgrade their RTU to Grand Mayan or promo / reward them in some manner .
Bump - Feb 17 2020
For 2020 visitors to PV - there is a article about El Tuito in Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine ( free - lots of real estate promotion)
( Jan 2020) “ Ei Tuito - the charming heart of a serene valley”
This thread that T_R_Oglodyte / Steve : started in 2017 has additional...
The Vida Sales Machine needs feeding 12 months a year
and owner upgrades at sales presentations alone - won’t completely fill the hopper in peak winter season.
Hi Ilene13 ,
What i meant to clarify is that there should always be shoulder weeks available due to the peak build strategy...
It sounds like you own some level of Grand Luxxe .
your ownership likely allows you to get more weeks or a bigger size unit at
a lower tier Vidanta brand . This could make the using your ownership a better vacation value for your needs .
So a one bedroom Grand Luxxe could translate...
You may wish to contact Profeco- they are the Mexican government agency that regulates
consumer purchases . Contacting them is unlikely to get your money back . It will add another negative
mark against Vallarta Gardens TS sales - but I am not sure they care .
There’s is another TUG thread...
IMO - the resort fees have nothing to do with Vida Sales rate of success .
the resort fee likely goes to “ hotel side operations “ and the revenue generated by Vida Sales goes to building and expansion (including the NV Theme Park)
The resort fee structure at Vidanta properties...
Oak & Spruce mentioned by @silentg is HICV - (originally Silvsrleaf)
It is very near the Lee Mass. exit off the Mass.Pike (I 90). (there is a decent outlet mall at the exit .)
Google Maps says Lee to Cooperstown is 2 hours / 116 miles
[ see DeniseM - former avatar & thread & “ Our...
There are a number of western Mass timeshares / near ski areas as well.
HIVC - Oak & Spruce -Lee Mass ( originally Silverleaf sold as fixed weeks- including holiday weeks.
Vacation Village Berkshires - Hancock Mass (sold as fixed weeks / some with RCI points...
Good move spending $ 2 / to keep wife happy .
when we visited MP- NV in November - I found La Plaza had good prices on certain items . It tended to skew towards items that Mexican Nationals / and repeat visitors to Mexico - know the prices of at any OXXO . Water - crackers - milk tetra...
And - if we all wash our hands more etc / overall deaths in North America etc .from “ seasonal flu “ will likely decline in Feb & March 2020 - because more folk are following the protocols that we should all follow - but don’t.
It is not safer for :
1 ) the income of Vidanta employees who’s income include tip compensation .
2) lower tip income - would likely impact employee retention -
which ultimately is not good for Vidanta or for guests who are used to Vidanta’s high quality service levels.
Here is a likely statistic :
Overall deaths in China are probably down this month.
Every day (X) number of people die from vehicle accidents and hit bicyclist & pedestrians etc
With travel reduced and people in China afraid to go to public places - it is likely that deaths from these types of...
As you likely know - Park City Utah - is a prime winter location / and it is hard to get .
If your all in cost is low enough for you to feel comfortable - this could be a real winner .
Here is my two cents - on the risk / reward .
1) If you decide after trying to use it - that it is...
- I would suggest your parents take the offer in March / assuming no one on TUG takes the week.
It is possible the property has redevelopment possibilities ,once all ownerships are resolved .
This could take a number of years ; and in the meantime the resort has operating expenses and so...
We have done the following / especially with a late afternoon flight .
1) review the bill the night before .
2) get myself to front desk by 8 am / settle & pay bill
3) fill out the survey and make sure to give excellent ratings to any staff that I name .
4) family member(s) stay in...
If you enjoy the quality of Vidanta resorts and want to visit more - exchanging into your own resort is an option .
Since Vidanta builds for peak season - there is shoulder season availability - that is developer deposited .
Vidanta hopes to have their Vida Sales machine convince some/ many...
There are TUG threads about HICV buying Silverleaf in 2016 .
AND the sales pressure to convert from Silverleaf fixed weeks to HICV points .
The additional issue beyond the $ 40K is that some owners who did convert were not given full information on how much $$$ their MF would end up...
Mayan Palace will be smaller square feet than Grand Mayan
Mayan Palace 1 bedroom suite are 750 square feet . ( approximately )
Has 2 burner stove top
Has small under counter fridge
+ ( microwave - toaster -blender - coffee maker)
1 bedroom usually has king bed
+ 2 mexican style sofa beds in...