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Royal Holiday Weeks ownership??

Gotatiger

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I am buying a one bedroom Royal Holiday Week.

Not sure of the actual size (it says one bedroom with a maint fee of $745).

Not sure if it is Ambassador or Presidential.

Can I search online using my Royal Holiday Weeks ownership?

If it is Ambassador, can I reserve a Presidential week?

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I believe I read on another forum that you can upgrade your unit for a fee. I have a points membership, so I'm not exactly sure how weeks contracts work. The points members had a special assessment due in November. I believe the weeks members got it too. I would find out if this was paid by the seller before you close on it. The assessment was for costs incurred in 2007, 2008 & 2009. Other people in the process of purchasing have reported that the sellers were willing to pay 2/3 of the assessment.
 

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Depending upon where you want to travel

I am buying a one bedroom Royal Holiday Week.

Not sure of the actual size (it says one bedroom with a maint fee of $745).

Not sure if it is Ambassador or Presidential.

Can I search online using my Royal Holiday Weeks ownership?
No, you need to call to make reservations. We own several assorted weeks, some are studio, Ambassador and Presidential, I think @ $745 yours sounds like a mild season Presidential with a few years of use left.

When does yours expire?
If it is Ambassador, can I reserve a Presidential week?
Depends upon the resort an what they have available.
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No, you need to call to make reservations. We own several assorted weeks, some are studio, Ambassador and Presidential, I think @ $745 yours sounds like a mild season Presidential with a few years of use left.

When does yours expire?


Depends upon the resort an what they have available.


Greg
Thanks for the quick reply.

The unit I purchased expires in 2018 (seller confirmed it is Ambassador). I want to travel to the New York properties (Affinia Dumont and Affinia Manhattan), however, their one bedroom units are Presidential. Will I be able to get a one bedroom unit using my Ambassador unit as a trade (Spence said on one of his posts that all I have to do is pay the increased Maint fee of the Presidential unit)?

Have you done this sucessfully?

Thanks

Mike
 

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More Questions.

I just got off the phone with someone at Royal Holiday (1 888 657 6925). The rep told me that the Ambassador units have different trading power. The one I purchased is floating, weeks 1 - 50 (with no holidays). Do I reserve a week internally and then trade it internally, or do I just call Royal Holiday and tell them I want to reserve a week in Manhattan in a one bedroom?


I thought the unit I bought was a normal weeks unit and there was no "trading power" involved?

Are all Ambassador weeks the same in regards to trading power?

Maybe a better question would be, if I want to trade into a one bedroom in Manhattan or Paris every year in the summer time, what should I purchase from Royal Holiday (Ambassador week, Presidential Week or just points).


Thanks,
Mike
 

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Thanks for the quick reply.

The unit I purchased expires in 2018 (seller confirmed it is Ambassador). I want to travel to the New York properties (Affinia Dumont and Affinia Manhattan), however, their one bedroom units are Presidential. Will I be able to get a one bedroom unit using my Ambassador unit as a trade (Spence said on one of his posts that all I have to do is pay the increased Maint fee of the Presidential unit)?

Have you done this sucessfully?
Yes, these prime properties do require making reservations around a year in advance. There are only 2 types of units at the Affina's , a studio or a Presidential, so your ambassador gets the Presidential unit. They don't charge any extra maintenance fee, since it isn't an upgrade.
I just got off the phone with someone at Royal Holiday (1 888 657 6925). The rep told me that the Ambassador units have different trading power. The one I purchased is floating, weeks 1 - 50 (with no holidays). Do I reserve a week internally and then trade it internally, or do I just call Royal Holiday and tell them I want to reserve a week in Manhattan in a one bedroom?
You aren't trading if your are reserving an RHC property, you just call RHC ( once it is transferred into your name of course) and make your reservations.
I thought the unit I bought was a normal weeks unit and there was no "trading power" involved?

Are all Ambassador weeks the same in regards to trading power?
Here again, are you talking about using a 3rd party trade company like RCI or making reservations with your week. If you are talking about using a trade company, RHC bulk deposits weeks with RCI, it is a crap shoot, sometime you get a great trader, some times( most of the time) you get something members didn't want and the trade power reflects this lack of value.
Maybe a better question would be, if I want to trade into a one bedroom in Manhattan or Paris every year in the summer time, what should I purchase from Royal Holiday (Ambassador week, Presidential Week or just points).
You can get to these places using your RHC week to reserve a unit, you have almost no chance of trading into these areas using a trade company unless you happen to catch a bulk deposit of the Manhattan Club with RCI.

Thanks,
Mike
 
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