The Collection (s) -new Vidanta ( brand / sub-brand )
I am not sure how to post a pic in this .
But when I look at the layout of the ' Suite ' I see a small living room with a breakfast nook , one bathroom and one bedroom.
Dear behopefull - thank you for posting & answering - Please enjoy the rest of your vacation . ( and we would love for you to post more later)
To All interested Vidanta / Mayan World readers
RE : The Collection - I received my 2016 MF ( upon use - no go/no pay)
recently ( Oct/Nov 2015) and just went back to look at the "Return to Paradise"promo mailing that was included. At the bottom all the Mayan World brands are listed and Line 2 starts with " The Collection " I think this may be new since it is not on the new website which went live post Labour Day 2015 I believe.
My Take on this : Since Vidanta is RTU- this new(? )(combo -brand ) allows flexibility in sales AND booking of weeks by reservations . In RM were the OP is staying there is lots of Mayan Palace buildings and Sea Garden / Ocean Breeze is by itself, in Maz the Sea Garden Building(s) are right in the resort (stayed 2010)
In NV limited MP units , a nice scale SeaGarden < see mikenk review & Zib - a few months ago on this forum> as well as Grand Mayan and up ;Acapulco has a new MP and a Sea Garden etc . So Vidanta has lots of flexibility in filling all the buildings and resorts and removes the(potential)headache they had when Grand Luxxe was sold, but not all built and owners of GL were upset when "downgraded" to Grand Mayan . This makes a lot of sense to me - especially for a product selling for 12 K with a 4K Vida Dollars/Lifestyle" promo included . The time limit on the use of the promo gets you to book sooner - which fills spaces etc. and may also get you to upgrade ( sooner) .< more potential $ to developer next year>
My take again-RE : Unit type - Master suite is a hotel room / no kitchen (max 4)- therefore for $800 per week you could get this in xx location OR reservations could suggest that at another location for the same $800 you get a full suite with separate bedroom - again this gives reservations more flexibility in satisfying owners AND filling all the resort locations. ie You own this package and agree to go to the new Grand Mayan in Puerto Penasco in January because RM is full or you live in Arizona and use PP in the shoulder seasons but decide to follow a reservation persons suggestion to try Acapulco in July .
More Vidanta / Mayan stuff
PS : The promo in my MF package lists "The Cascades " which is on the website as a listing and was part of the recent Vida News email and/or mailing that talked about the future Cirque de Soliel and surrounding future building in Nuevo . On the website " East Cape" is listed which is the Cabo area development- talk of which on TUG goes back to 2007 or so .
Also - when we flew on VivaAerobus in April2015 from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City ( after Friday checkout - Great vacation ending weekend) we bought a Mexican biz publication where I read an article (sort of with limited Spanish skills) about how Grupo Vidanta received an award from the Minister of Mexican tourism and outlined growth plans . I latter also saw most of it in English .
PPS - re MF - and how Vidanta honors written contract language.
--My contract has the 5% max cap per year and it is based on a specified formula using consumer price index "stuff" from both Mexico and USA . My MF increased about $25 from 2015 to 2016 which is less than 5%- which makes sense given current inflation ( see oil/gasoline prices)
From reading many TUG postings on various TS system ( DRI owners for instance ) not every TS group is as careful on contract language and MF increases .
This xx% cap is a good addendum to have in your contract and with the MF on use only addendum can give "use value" to an ownership that has little dollar resale value .