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HGVC at Flamingo Las Vegas Anyone been recently?

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I am going to the HGVC at Flamingo in early October with a group of friends and am wondering how their renovations are coming along? Got a phone call from Intrawest warning that we may see and hear workers on our floor during the day. Has anyone been recently and have any info on what has been completed so far? Which floors?
 

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Call the front desk and ask.
 

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I just returned from the Flamingo this weekend and didn't notice any renovations. I was centrally located on the 8th floor. My 1 bedroom suited didn't have any renovations and I didn't notice any going on. In fact, as an owner, I plan on calling on Tuesday to find out where and when the renovations are taking place.
 

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Here at the property now.

Renovations are ongoing and the top 3 floors are completely closed off due to the renovations.

Let me know if you need anything else as we will be here until Wednesday.
 

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Just got back today from spending the Labor Day weekend at the Flamingo. When I checked in on Friday, the renovations hadn't started yet. I inquired and was told the following:

- Renovations were scheduled to start 9/1 (today) and continue for one year.
- They're starting at the top, on the 16th floor, and will renovate one floor at a time.
- I think some of you already know this, but the 2nd floor is already done. Unfortunately, I couldn't get one of those rooms.

As explained to me, the 2nd floor was originally offices, which they've now converted to timeshare units, decorating them per the renovation plans.

On the face of it, this seems like a great plan. They have an extra floor of units, so during the renovations, with one floor shut at a time, they'll still have the same amount of inventory, and thus will have no problem matching inventory to demand from existing points.

On thinking about it, though, I now wonder what will become of that inventory once the renovations are done. Presumably they'll sell it, opening up sales again to the Flamingo! What do you wanna bet they'll have ROFR for those units? (thus creating two classes of owners?) And it begs the question -- where do the proceeds go? If the conversion took place with SA money, it should belong to the Flamingo owners and offset some of the SA. If HGVC financed it directly, I'd expect them to pocket the proceeds.

I'm curious about the answers to the questions above. But I don't have the time to pursue them, and don't know who to ask.

-Bob
 

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Just got back from weekend there as well

We just got back from Labor Day weekend at the Flamingo as well. It was my first time staying there (or at any HGVC property in Vegas). We did 2 nights open season in a 1bd (can't beat the $180 for 2 nights!) and loved it. Went with my wife and 2 kids (7 & 5), spent most of the day by the pool, and cruised around town during the early evenings, trying to dodge strip club and prostitution ads. Fortunately, my kids are a little young and innocent, so they didn't even notice (or at least my 7 year old didn't let on that he noticed).

I didn't see any renovations going on, the place was great.
Bob, too bad I didn't know you were going, I would've looked for you or we could've hooked up for a drink (one drink is all, you would've been driven away by my kids with any more than that). I've seen you on these boards enough times.....

If they do this in stages, it shouldn't be too bad. Let's face it, it's Vegas, how much time will you be spending in your rooms anyways.
 

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Thanks!

I was curious as to how advanced the renovation was; looks like it's "not", so slim chance of getting one of the "new" rooms. I'm quite pleased that I managed to get a room at all considering the central location of this timeshare.
Thank you all for letting us know what's happening (or not)...
 
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