Hi, I don't own a timeshare (yet) and I'm considering either Marriott or SVO. I haven't been able to find any threads on the topic of SVO exchanges for StarPoints. I understand the option is available to direct-purchasers, and also available EOY (for an EY purchase). I understand that there would be differences in the amount of SPG points depending on the value of the TS, but what does it translate to in SPG points typically? The equivalent of a 7 night hotel stay...say cat 5? Would that not equate the amount of the maintenance fee for the year? Since I would enjoy the flexibility of hotel stays, this is key factor in our deciding to purchase or not. Many thanks for your feedback!