- Jan 8, 2019
- Reaction score
- St. Louis
- Resorts Owned
- Welk Resorts
Branson, Cabo, Tahoe, and now Breck were always points.Exactly. A little history on Welk. Both the one beds in Palm Desert and the original Welk Villas were sold as fixed weeks. When Villas on the Greens were built those were primarily float weeks, with some flexibility. But the only allowed exchanges were through RCI/II; there were no internal exchanges to other Welk property. (I think Branson sold as float as well). It was not until the discussion about new development in Escondido (Mountain Villas) and Cabo that points were pushed. For the fixed/float week owner, the only way that they could gain access was to purchase or convert to points. Considering the lack of new inventory within the Hyatt system, there is no good reason to convert to only points since every owner had that access already. By bringing Welk aboard and by creating a program where those resorts can only be accessed via a new points program, that might create an incentive to convert to points alone. It was the creation of new and "exclusive" inventory that forced people to move to points.
But yes, I think they will have to come up with a whole new system to combine the two and they won't "force" any legacy owners to make a change for a long time.
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