The question was brought up on the Platinum Owners Association call. Nothing was announced. There are lots of players and interest and details to work out. The rebranding may occur next year for many of the resorts. But I think it may be awhile before there is any change of program. I am making reservations for 2023 already without any issue.It’s been six months now since Welk was acquired by Marriott for one of its Hyatt brands (4-1-21). Has any Wilke owner heard from them? I’m about to schedule my 2022 Interval. Thanx Dean
This showed up in my email today 11/14/21:It’s been six months now since Welk was acquired by Marriott for one of its Hyatt brands (4-1-21). Has any Wilke owner heard from them? I’m about to schedule my 2022 Interval. Thanx Dean
Of course, nothing from Hyatt to inform the Hyatt owners. Probably because we’re getting the short end of the stick. The HRC is a far cry from what we were told that we were purchasing!This showed up in my email today 11/14/21:
We are excited to update you on the integration plans for Welk Resorts and how it will affect your ownership in the upcoming months and beyond.
As a reminder, Welk Resorts was acquired by Marriott Vacations Worlwide (MVW) on April 1, 2021. Plans to integrate Welk Resorts into Hyatt Vacation Ownership (HVO), a division of MVW, are now underway and will continue into 2023. The dedicated HVO leadership team has reached out to make introductions and speak with your board regarding the process for integration. We have a common goal of being transparent and sharing information with you as it becomes available.
As part of the transition, the Board of Directors is working with the Welk Resorts and MVW management teams to transition the management agreements between the two organizations.
Now that these formal modifications have begun in ernest, HVO and Welk share a similar vision and core values as it relates to the future of the resort and the customer experience. We fully expect that the property will retain the experiences and ambiance you’ve come to expect during your visits to the resort. Rest assured that what you originally purchased will be maintained and there will only be additional options provided. The HVO leadership team is dedicated to working with the Board and property teams to ensure a thoughtful and smooth transition. There are no planned staffing changes at the resort and your current team of hospitality professionals will remain intact.
In addition to the vacations you already enjoy, you may also soon have access to more benefits. Please note that we are still currently in transition and that plans and dates are subject to change but we will share more information as soon as it becomes available. We look forward to sharing more details with you and are confident we will enjoy a future of exceptional vacations.
To ensure you have access to communications related to the integration plans and timelines, a space has been created in the The Lounge [Here] where all communications and announcements will be updated and stored for us to reference. We encourage you to check back here regularly for the most updated information. We look forward to sharing more details with you and are confident we will enjoy a future of exceptional vacations.
Board of Directors
Lawrence Welk's Desert Oasis Vacation Owners Association
I would think if you still own a deeded Welk week (not their points program), you should still be able to deposit to RCI?It looks like after June 2022 you will be responsible for your own RCI fees if you decide to stay, however Welk will transition to II Exclusive I believe. In the past you were able to use either at Welk in Escondido.
we currently have a II with our Marriott and both companies show up whe pin we log into II. So I believe no extra fees will apply with II? Not really sure to be honest.
That would be great news, we own three Welk weeks annual lock off units currently. We will plan on an extra three weeks a year in Hawaii.I would think if you still own a deeded Welk week (not their points program), you should still be able to deposit to RCI?
It also sounds like the II account will be considered a corporate account, meaning you technically pay for it as part of some annual club fee to Welk? If that is the case, there should be no additional fee when they sign you up for II.
They wanted to. But, I heard, they were stopped due to finding artifacts on the land.
Understand your frustration. Recognize that the change was a Marriott decision.Very unhappy about the transition plan from RCI to II. Covid left a backlog of points. Saving grace WAS 2 year to use in RCI. Now with this unfortunately timed transition they must be allocated within 6 months. :-( They say contract limitations prevent and II transfer alternative before 1/1/22. But that doesn't help with Covid points expiring tonight at midnight. Ugh.