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aomontreal

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Hello I am new to TUG and Tieshares. I am thinking of buying a timeshare. I am currently staying @ The Westin Maui - Resort and Spa. I attended the Marriott and Westin Presentations. Thank God for this site, I did not commit to buy. The Westin is definitely more my style. But for 100k, they are crazy. The only thing that bugs me is the Starpoint option is not deeded with the property.

I would really like to have the chance to convert some yaars to points. I was reading and apparently Hilton offers this even in resale. Has anyone used the conversions and is this easy. Further, do Hiltons allow lockouts, I wouldn't need a full 2 bedroom most of the time. If they do allow spliting the unit, is it as advantageous as Starwoods way of splitting?

Thank in advance.
 

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I would buy resale and not worry about not being able to convert to Starpoints, because the exchange rate makes it a poor value anyway. I can rent my 2 bdm. for $3,500 and that is a lot more value than the measly 80,000 Starpoints that Starwood would give me. I would NEVER even consider converting to Starpoints.

The other nice feature is that you can use your week to exchange into the other Starwood resorts - even on a resale (from WKORV and WKORVN.)

You can buy a 2 bdm. OF unit at the WKORV for less than $30K on the resale market.
 
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You should review the HGVC board for info about their program, but basically your unit is worth a certain number of HGVC points, which you can spend any way you like to book the appropriate size unit you want to reserve at any available HGVC property with certain time and availability constraints applying.

They don't do lockouts per say as it doesn't really apply to their program. Resale market is definetly the way to go.
 

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Thanks

I would buy resale and not worry about not being able to convert to Starpoints, because the exchange rate makes it a poor value anyway. I can rent my 2 bdm. for $3,500 and that is a lot more value than the measly 80,000 Starpoints that Starwood would give me. I would NEVER even consider converting to Starpoints.

The other nice feature is that you can use your week to exchange into the other Starwood resorts - even on a resale (from WKORV and WKORVN.)

You can buy a 2 bdm. OF unit at the WKORV for less than $30K on the resale market.
Thank You very much......
 

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How is the Hilton system with their points?
What do you mean??

The HGVC system sells you a unit which is a certain size and season at one of their resorts. That unit is also assigned a certain # of HGVC points. If you don't want to use your full unit during your season, you then use your HGVC points ( if you have enough pts) to make "club" reservations at any of the HGVC resorts during any season.

You can also trade in your HGVC pts for Hilton hotel pts on a 1 to 25 HGVC pt / Hilton Honors pt
 
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