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Lockoff existing 2 Bdrm reservation - timestamp change?

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I tried searching but can't find much recent experience. We have August reservations for two WKORV 2 bdrms booked 12 months out. We are going to use one of the 2 bdrms. We had intended to bring friends for the other 2 bdrm, but now their kids cannot come so they will only use the 1 bdrm side. We would like to rent the studio, but am concerned about losing the timestamp if we split the reservation. Does anyone have recent experience with splitting an existing reservation - did you keep the timestamp? Thanks so much.
 

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I tried searching but can't find much recent experience. We have August reservations for two WKORV 2 bdrms booked 12 months out. We are going to use one of the 2 bdrms. We had intended to bring friends for the other 2 bdrm, but now their kids cannot come so they will only use the 1 bdrm side. We would like to rent the studio, but am concerned about losing the timestamp if we split the reservation. Does anyone have recent experience with splitting an existing reservation - did you keep the timestamp? Thanks so much.
Timestamp for what, best room? For Marriott at least, you keep the original 2BR reservation # for your 1BR, and a new # is issued for the studio. I'm not sure if that studio is considered reserved when it is locked out, but I'd guess so.
 

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Yes - for location priority. We don't want to end up with a great 6th floor view and have our friends end up on the 2nd floor behind Auntie's kitchen.

Looks like they are going to bring some other friends, so we won't be locking off now.
 

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With Vistana, the original reservation is cancelled and 2 new reservations are made with different reservation numbers.
 

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If you are trying to rent the same week, you don't necessarily need to do anything. You could meet the renter and give them the studio side. The resort should be able to split the folios so they can charge things to their room and you to yours. If you want a different week to rent out as the studio, then this won't work.
 

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This might work with friends or family, but no knowledgable renter will fly to Hawaii without having a confirmed reservation in hand.
 

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I know this won't help you now, but for the future, you can avoid getting a new, undesirable timestamp if you make two reservations, one for the 1 bedroom and one for the studio. That way you'll keep your original timestamp for the unit you plan to use and not be forced to make a new (or two new) reservations, and up to 61 days prior to arrival, you can cancel with no penalty if you don't rent out the other reservation or have friends join you. This was all sooo much easier when Vistana was a Starwood company...
 
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I know this won't help you now, but for the future, you can avoid getting a new, undesirable timestamp if you make two reservations, one for the 1 bedroom and one for the studio. That way you'll keep your original timestamp for the unit you plan to use and not be forced to make a new (or two new) reservations, and up to 61 days prior to arrival, you can cancel with no penalty if you don't rent out the other reservation or have friends join you. This was all sooo much easier when Vistana was a Starwood company...
I'm not sure that helps at all when the original need was for a 2BR?
 

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I'm not sure that helps at all when the original need was for a 2BR?
Yes; you can book a 2 br using two separate reservations, one reservation for the one bedroom unit and a second reservation for the studio unit. This prevents a timestamp reset if you need to cancel one of the two rooms. We do this every year in case our friends are unable to join us.
 

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Yes; you can book a 2 br using two separate reservations, one reservation for the one bedroom unit and a second reservation for the studio unit. This prevents a timestamp reset if you need to cancel one of the two rooms. We do this every year in case our friends are unable to join us.

Do you ever have an issue getting this put together as a single unit?
 

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Do you ever have an issue getting this put together as a single unit?
Do you mean do I ever have an issue booking this as one reservation rather than two? No, but triggers a new timestamp if we need to cancel one of the two units after making the reservation. We travel to WKORV-N in prime whale season, 3-4 weeks every January, and typically snag an excellent timestamp at exactly 365 days in advance of check-in at midnight Orlando time via the dashboard.
 

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Do you mean do I ever have an issue booking this as one reservation rather than two? No, but triggers a new timestamp if we need to cancel one of the two units after making the reservation. We travel to WKORV-N in prime whale season, 3-4 weeks every January, and typically snag an excellent timestamp at exactly 365 days in advance of check-in at midnight Orlando time via the dashboard.

No, you said you book a 2br lockoff as two separate reservations so you can cancel one without losing the timestamp if necessary.

When you do that, do you find it's ever a problem getting the units out next to each other at check-in (ie, back into a 2br).
 

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No, you said you book a 2br lockoff as two separate reservations so you can cancel one without losing the timestamp if necessary.

When you do that, do you find it's ever a problem getting the units out next to each other at check-in (ie, back into a 2br).
Yes, most certainly during prime season. Since we travel with friends and not family primarily, being next to each other in adjoining units isn't a problem for us but would likely definitely be a problem for families.
 
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Yes, most certainly during prime season. Since we travel with friends and not family primarily, being next to each other in adjoining units isn't a problem for us but would likely definitely be a problem for families.
So you completely missed the point of the OP? You cannot book a 2BR and then expect to split it into a 1BR and a studio without losing timestamp. However you can book a 1BR and a studio separately, not expect them to be together hence forming a 2BR but you can cancel either one without impacting the other. Two completely different use cases.
 

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So you completely missed the point of the OP? You cannot book a 2BR and then expect to split it into a 1BR and a studio without losing timestamp. However you can book a 1BR and a studio separately, not expect them to be together hence forming a 2BR but you can cancel either one without impacting the other. Two completely different use cases.
Yes, I completely understood the OP's point, but I guess I didn't make myself clear. I concurred with all of your points. I don't think the OP understood that separate reservations will likely result in rooms not near one another.
 
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