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1 in 4 rule concurrent units


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Jul 7, 2005
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How does the 1 in 4 rule work with regards to booking two units at the same resort for the same dates? I booked two units at a resort about a year and a half ago for the same dates to accomodate three different couples. On the confirmations I received from RCI there is no mention of a one in four rule and having stayed at the Mayan Palace before and being aware of the one in four rule was very careful not to select a resort that did not allow multiple stays. Now I am seeing in the online version of the resort I booked in the Urgent information a tag about the 1 in 4.

Does the 1 in four apply to multiple units booked at a resort for the same time period? If so, should there not have been some mention of the 1 in 4 rule being in effect at the resort on the information sheet I received confirming the vacation? I'm thinking perhaps that the resort decided to implement a 1 in four between the time that I booked and the present. If so will there be any chance that I would be denied admittance to one of the units upon my arrival? (You can tell I'm concerned about finding this new information). By the way, the unit is not Mayan Palace.

I have looked through some of the other posts and see that in many instances multiple units on one check in date is acceptable. Is there a general rule of thumb for this?



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Apr 23, 2005
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Carmel, IN

Most resorts enforcing the one-in-four rule do allow concurrent or consecutive weeks within the same four-year period. This is also true of Mayan; however, Mayan allows only 2. If you have three units confirmed to any of the Mayan resorts representing owners (1009, 1294, 2984, 4125, 4350, 7486, 6483, 6866, 6973, 6982, 6823), you are in violation of the Mayan rule. Mayan's rules are very specific and do not always reflect the way other resorts operate. For more information about Mayan, see this thread. The information online about Mayan's rules has recently been updated for clarity.

The solution to your situation may be confirming one unit from the resort-provided group (6631, 6632, 6633, 6634, 6635, 6636, 6860, 6867, 6974, 6983, 7491). If you are a Mayan owner, this will not be an option.

For help with your situation, please send an e-mail to feedback@rci.com and enter TUG in the subject line. The Communications Team can work with you.