leslie, i book only in hotels with a executive lounge
and i book the cheapest room breakfast includet ou not
via marriott.com. and 1 week bevore my arrival
i ask for a free upgrate via e mail for a platium member
alltime i get my upgrate and schure my breakfast, the
hotel have a lounge.in europe and asie. i know in the
u.s.a is a probleme for get a upgrate
i think you dont can find cheaper and better
i hope you anderstand what i mean with my poor englisch
leslie, i change completly the sujet i like to speak about
time schare weeks.i see many post from you and tjc
new york about this, and i anderstand very good what
you mean. i byu 20 years ago in france 3 weeks
with pierre et vacances for the incroyable price from
only 900 euros the week and pay for the maintenace
only 130 euros per week and per year today.
i spent only 1 time holiday in my residence.
19 year now i change my weeks with interval
for go where???????
in marriott residence schure, in the usa i stay in many many
place, and the usa have the most luxurios residence in the world
you see i go the other way i byu in europe not
expensive is not a marriott residence but with interval
i get all the advantage from marriott. and if i neet
more weeks i byu gateways for a very good price
6 years now i stay every year in the phuket beach club
for 21 nights with exchange ou gateways.
this is the cheap way. and i dont have the probleme
with the devaluation from points,only advantages
i get the eqn nights when i stay in marriott wit exshange
i know one more time i will not get friend with marriott
Klaus, Thank you for your information concerning your timeshare. Prior to my Marriott purchase I had toured several timeshares in Europe. While most were excellent, they did not have the Marriott 'HOOK' That is exchanging for Marriott Rewards. With Rewards in 1987, for three weeks Marriott timeshare (21 nights) I could get 20 nights in an hotel, 4 transatlantic airfares, a FREE rental car, discounted meals and offers on cruises. I am sure that you can see that is a mighty big HOOK! Marriott told me that Reward points could be stopped or adjusted at anytime. I know what stopped meant, but I always understood that 'adjusted' meant minor alterations. Marriott has reduced the timeshare point value by 400%. That is not an 'Adjustment' That is theft and deception! Overtime I purchased 10 weeks of Marriott time, this was part of my Retirement plan. I would use 4 or 5 weeks for staying at a resort, and the remaining weeks would be exchanged for Reward points, which would provide worldwide travel, 5*Hotels, and car rental expenses.I now have to take 10 weeks vacation, which sounds good, except that I have to pay all the associated travel costs.As this is expensive, my travel is limited to Europe and the States.Marriott clearly has not been an 'Honest *****' in the timeshare industry, and it has allowed all of its promises to be meaningless - just like the rogues that timeshare is renowned for. I have tried to sell my time, but I would only get back 26% of the capital invested. However, did you know that if I was successful in selling them I could still remain a member of Interval ( provided I paid my annuel membership fee) and I would be allowed to purchase 'Getaways'
As for the 30% hotel discount, I to like to stay at hotels with lounges. Howver I am only a leisure user and most lounges these days do not provide breakfasts in the lounge at the weekend.
leslie, thank you for your response
very interesting and important is what you right
about interval. when i buy 20 years ago 3 weeks
i byu alredy 2 weeks to mutch. 1 week no more
for stay member with interval for byu gateways.
you dont have to think about the devaluation.
you dont pay the very expensive maintenance fee.
schure you pay the week what you byu for be member
with interval. the gateways last year in september
for phuket beach club 287 euros a villa for 7 pers.
for 1 week, this is cheaper at what you pay for 1 week
. i stay in november and december 387 euros
the week. no exchange fee no mainenance fee.
and in orlando u.s.a i see the week with 2 bedroom
for 282 euros....... for be clair owner for 1 week ok.
all weeks more is loosing money.