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Vistana Points transfer to new owner


Aug 14, 2017
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I currently have timeshares with Vistana that add up to a gold membership in points. The last presentation we went to pushed buying to reach the platinum level approximately 120,000 points. As the benefits were very appealing the cost of 2 "new" timeshares was not. My question is- If I were to buy a Vistana property on the resale market would the points transfer and count toward my current total? Also is being a platinum status member all it looks to be? We are frequent travelers both domestically and foreign.


TUG Review Crew: Expert
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May 20, 2006
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NE Florida
Resorts Owned
Marriott Grande Vista
Marriott Harbour Lake
Sheraton Vistana Villages
Club Wyndham CWA
Vistana has 3* Star, 4* Star and 5* Star Elite Status levels. Not Gold, Platinum, etc. In either case, resale points do not count toward elite ownership levels unless you later re-qualify the resale purchase with a developer purchase.


Jun 6, 2005
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Resorts Owned
WKORV, WKV, 2-SDO, 4-Kauai Beach Villas, Island Park Village (Yellowstone), Hyatt High Sierra, Dolphin's Cove (Anaheim)
Gold membership is your hotel status - which is now with Marriott, since Starwood got out of the hotel business.

You should consider that Vistana Elite Status is not a DEEDED right - it's a club membership - which means it is not guaranteed. It could change dramatically, or go away completely, depending on the management company - this is completely under the control of Vistana and their agreement with Marriott, who now manages the hotel branch.
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