I tend to agree. The dark cabinetry and granite is kind of depressing for me. Funny the dark cherry color of Ko Olina looked rich and classy, but this, at least as far as the pictures show, misses the boat IMHO.I think the interior design is awful. It's a huge departure for Marriott...Give me traditional decor like that of Grande Ocean, Manor Club, or Newport Coast Villas any day.
The building on the left side of the picture is facing the gulf. That building use to be part of the Radisson hotel. Marriott had to leave that building basically as is because if they had knocked it down with the rest of the buildings, they would have had to move the whole complex back away from the beach by a bunch. Does anyone know what the gulf front units are going for? Whatever it is, it's way too much for our taste. We own gulf front in Sept at the Surf Club of Marco Island (which is a Hilton timeshare three buildings north of this Marriott) and we paid all of $5000 for it. The road next to the pool is used for parking. The main road would be behind the buildings at the top of the photo.Very nice. Looking at the last pic, the model. What side is the Gulf on? I see a road next to the pool...would have assumed that was where the Gulf should be??
1/2 of the units here are fixed weeks. The other 1/2 are floating. It won't fully be opened until 2013. The sales guy told us it would be several years after opening as most of the owners would want to stay in their new units.How soon will Marriott Crystal Marco Island be ready for exchanges?
When they introduced this resort. The timeshare industry was on top of the world. The land the resort sits on is probably worth 25-50% less than what they paid for it but they need to recoup their costs. Also I think Oceana Palms is hurting sales at Marco Island. You can buy a week at Oceana Palms for far less than Marco and the sales staff at Ocean Pointe use the price of Marco as a selling point for Oceana Palms.what they smoking in Bethesda to think that this was a good idea?
They are attempting to charge way too much.