- Jul 8, 2013
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- Plano, Texas
CalGalTraveler, I respectfully disagree. Here is the difference.Whoa. Marriott DC trust inventory is separate from the inventory available to home week owners. The trust consists of developer weeks from ROFR etc. that have been converted into the DC trust.
It is only when the enrolled home week owner (who has paid to enroll in the trust points system) elects to convert their home week to trust points for the year. Only then does the inventory become available to DC trust owners. That owner is not denied their home week privilege.
If Diamond manages their trusts differently, inquiring minds would like to know!
(BTW I may have mangled the MVC terminology but the description is correct.)
MVC DC trust books at the same time the other owners do. (How they book, and what weeks they book is a black box. There is no way to determine the reality of who gets "first pick". But they are clearly in competition, from the 1st second of the booking window with all they people who are not part of DC trust. You can have a situation where you can't book a week for the time you are trying to get by booking your week, 40 minutes after the 12 month booking window opens, but be told that there are plenty of weeks available to book the same resort and week - if you book via DC points. This is not hypothetical. It happened to me in 2014. (Which is why I dumped Marriott.)
HGVC (and Affiliates)
You have an initial period (the home week window) in which only the people who own at a resort can book there - and only the exact unit type they own - nobody else. After the window closes, usually 3 months, then anybody in the points system can book any resort type they want, if it is available. The points system does not compete with the owners from the first booking second, only after they owners of pricier weeks get a chance to book what they are paying extra for. If that goes away, so do I . . . .