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Cheap "Last minute pool" resort / hotel stays for owners of two Marriott weeks?


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Oct 8, 2007
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I read on a "travel bargains newsletter" the following recommendation:

Buy two cheap silver weeks from the developer and convert them to Marriott points every year. (OK, this does not make sense, buying 100.000 points per year should be cheaper)

But what made me wonder was that they claimed about half of the "travel value" you get from buying two silver weeks is the "last minute pool" where you can book stays at Marriott Vacation Club resorts and Marriott Hotels last minute for really cheap (like $80 per night in a cat 6 or 7).

The newsletter claimed that this "last minute pool" is only available to Marriott owners that own at least two weeks.

Does anyone know what could be meant by this "last minute pool"?

Is it available only if buying directly from the developer or also for people who own two resale weeks?



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May 20, 2006
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NE Florida
Resorts Owned
Marriott's Grande Vista
Marriott's Harbour Lake
Sheraton Vistana Villages
Do you have a link to the newsletter? The only last minute pool that Marriott owners have access to that I am aware of is the II Getaways. All II members have access to this, not just direct purchasers. They are cheap if you can travel in shoulder or off season but don't necessarily have to be last minute.