We've owned 2 weeks Ko Olina since 2003. At that time, one would get 110k MR points to trade the week in. In the following 12+ years, the value of MR has seen some serious inflation, with stays requiring more points and new and higher categories being added, decreasing the value of those points dramatically. In the mean time, the maintenance fees have skyrocketed, more than doubled, yet I still only get 110k points when I trade my week. Another limitation is that one can only trade a week for MR points every other year. I am in the Destinations points program as well but find it too limited. My questions to the Insiders:
1) Do all y'all get the same MR points still when trading in a week, or is it just Ko Olina?
2) Did anyone buy a Ko Olina week recently? And if so, what's the price via Marriott and: what is the current MR points trade value?
3) Anyone had any luck selling Ko Olina weeks via Redweek? Marriott itself is hopeless, offering under $10k for a week I bought at $35k and, rumor has it, now goes for around $60k?
Note that despite these issues, I am a Lifetime Platinum Marriott fan :-)
Hi conman! I've sent some of the questions above to our team for clarification. I'm still interested to hear what other Insiders have to say regarding these. Thanks for posting!
Hello again, conman. I see I did not answer your original question correctly on a similar post, how silly of me!!
After working with lindseyh and our team, we've been able to provide you with some information.
We've been informed that Marriott Vacation Club is a separate company from Marriott Rewards. With that being said, they do not have information regarding their properties as well as their policies. I would advise you to call their customer service line, they will be able to better assist you.
Vacation Club Customer Service: 800-535-4028 and the Owners Service phone number is 800-845-4226
Also, here is the link to your similar post with reply's from other Insiders.