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Have any Royal owners heard AI rumours for renters and exchangers? [merged]

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So if I rent a Villa directly from an owner here on TUG..... I wont have to worry about the All Inclusive? They wont give me any hassle when I check in? I am going in February.....
 

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So if I rent a Villa directly from an owner here on TUG..... I wont have to worry about the All Inclusive? They wont give me any hassle when I check in? I am going in February.....

Correct. Also, it's only applicable to the Royal Sands and Royal Haciendas at this point in time.

Just be sure to print all documents including the owner loan form from the Royal Resorts member.

Mike
 

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Correct. Also, it's only applicable to the Royal Sands and Royal Haciendas at this point in time.

Just be sure to print all documents including the owner loan form from the Royal Resorts member.

Mike

Yes I am staying at the Royal Sands. I found a rental on here today and sending her a check.

I am not sure what the owner loan form is.... I am guessing I get that from her (the owner)? Thanks again.
 

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Mike's right, but just to clarify....the owner sends your info and permission for you to occupy the unit to the Royal Resorts, and the Royals put the unit in your name and send you your confirmation via the Owner Loan paperwork.

Though you are NOT obligated to take AI (if Sands or Haciendas...it doesn't yet exist at the other Royals), I think it'd be a good idea to print the section of the RoyalResort.com website that confirms that fact, and bring it with you, in the unlikely event there is any confusion at the front desk.

"All guests staying in a members unit with or without the member being present, in other words staying as an Owner Loan, also have optional access to the All-Inclusive package except for the case of International Exchange Guest Certificates, please see rule above in POLICIES FOR MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS PURCHASING THE REFINE ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE"

http://www.royalresorts.com/packages/default.asp
halfway down the page, under How the Refine All Inclusive Package Program Works
 
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Mike's right, but just to clarify....the owner sends your info and permission for you to occupy the unit to the Royal Resorts, and the Royals put the unit in your name and send you your confirmation via the Owner Loan paperwork.

Though you are NOT obligated to take AI (if Sands or Haciendas...it doesn't yet exist at the other Royals), I think it'd be a good idea to print the section of the RoyalResort.com website that confirms that fact, and bring it with you, in the unlikely event there is any confusion at the front desk.

"All guests staying in a members unit with or without the member being present, in other words staying as an Owner Loan, also have optional access to the All-Inclusive package except for the case of International Exchange Guest Certificates, please see rule above in POLICIES FOR MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS PURCHASING THE REFINE ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE"

http://www.royalresorts.com/packages/default.asp
halfway down the page, under How the Refine All Inclusive Package Program Works

Thank you.... Great minds think alike.. LOL. I printed it last night and stuck it in with my pasports in my safe... That is real good advice.
 

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Am I going crazy?

Several days ago I recall seeing that the exchanger AI rate was $10 higher pp per day than the member rate. Today I see that the member and exchanger rate are the same at $105 per day. Was I dreaming or otherwise impaired?

Mike
 

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Several days ago I recall seeing that the exchanger AI rate was $10 higher pp per day than the member rate. Today I see that the member and exchanger rate are the same at $105 per day. Was I dreaming or otherwise impaired?

Mike

Well if you were then I guess I am too.....that's what the site shows now. They still refer to discounted rates for members, so my bet is that it's a typo.
 

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We were at the RM 2 weeks ago and spoke to our sales rep quite a few times about the AI. He told us that the AI would also be required for non-members starting in 2013 for the RM, RC and RI. We were not the only ones with a bunch of concerns. There was another couple that was concerned that it would be harder to book El Conquistador for dinner since the AI could book it every night. Although he said that could happen he said that there would be many more options to choose from. Strange! He also confirmed that if an owner trades through II and they are an owner (we sometimes get a bonus week from II for our deposits) that they will not have to pay the AI.

Oh yeah, and on a side note, one of our favorite bartenders was fired while we were there. He was a few days short of being there for 25 years. Very disappointing.
 

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Well if you were then I guess I am too.....that's what the site shows now. They still refer to discounted rates for members, so my bet is that it's a typo.

The $10 pp per day differential for member vs exchanger is now back on the website. Our group was discussing giving 4 days of AI a shot, but will not since there could be too much $ involved with premium charges.
 

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Oh yeah, and on a side note, one of our favorite bartenders was fired while we were there. He was a few days short of being there for 25 years. Very disappointing.

Which one? that's very sad

That's appalling. Fired for what, do you know? Do they get retirement or pension payments after 25 years, but not before? If so, this sounds really dirty.
 

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That's appalling. Fired for what, do you know? Do they get retirement or pension payments after 25 years, but not before? If so, this sounds really dirty.

I am not sure why he got fired but all of the other bartenders were very skeptical. They said they couldn't think of a reason why..... except that they would have owed him a bunch of money in a few days. Very sad :(
 
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