- Jul 20, 2005
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- Long Island, NY
- Resorts Owned
- Monarch Summer x 2, one enrolled. Grand Chateau 2 br EOY
B - I didn't mean to make this an HHI discussion. I was just using this as an example. I have never traded my legacy week for points but I have read enough to think that point access during prime time at many resorts is a big issue. Are you suggesting that the inventory through II or legacy week for point exchanges are sufficient to cover most requests? If the answer yes, my post was based on wrong information. If the answer is no, if MVCI had a ROFR strategy for adding prime weeks into inventory, wouldn't the point total for many of the pre 2010 locations be higher in total point value driven by prime time acquisitions?A -Marriott can pull deposits from II to fulfill DC Points reservation requests. HHI Weeks are strong traders in II so that inventory bucket is already decent.
B - Plus Marriott can exercise ROFR on most HHI inventory when it's resold, resulting in them acquiring inventory at comparatively lower prices and then conveying it to the DC Trust (rather than Marriott needing to offer enrollment of them to the resale buyers.)
C - It won't be a surprise if we continue to see various creative enrollment offers from Marriott, but I don't think that the future success of the DC is going to require that enrollment of post-2010 resales be made available.
A - I own Monarch Summer. If I have a trade request in II to trade my Monarch for YY and the YY becomes available, Marriott can jump ahead of me to get that YY. I was not aware of this. I thought they have to get in the queue and be treated like everyone else in the queue.
C - I would guess that the majority of high point value customers are legacy owners with some adding points to achieve various levels. If I am wrong, stop here. If this is true, this would suggest an age element to both legacy and new customers. New customers tend to to be younger and have less money, not until the profile of many of us when we purchased years ago. As the cost per point goes up, I wonder what will drive the future success of point ownership for younger customers.