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Orange Lake Resorts Acquires Silverleaf Resorts, Inc.

Today, Orange Lake Resorts announced that they have purchased Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. through their parent company, Orange Lake Holdings.

Silverleaf Resorts, Inc., an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., operates 13 timeshare resorts across the U.S. Although their headquarters are based in Dallas, Texas, Silverleaf offers resorts in six states including Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Missouri. [Read more…]

Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Wyndham’s Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation

This week, a group of employees from Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific accepted the challenge to shave or color their hair for Wyndham’s Greatest Shave. The act was not a fashion statement, but a charity event to support the Leukaemia Foundation.

In anticipation for the main event, for the past few months Wyndham has been collecting money through their philanthropy, Wishes by Wyndham. In total, they raised $7,500 for the cause. Since its establishment in 2012, Wishes by Wyndham has raised more than $140,000 for charity. [Read more…]

Sharket.com

The Top 5 Marriott Timeshare Resales

Recently, Sharket.com completed a study regarding Marriott Vacation Club timeshare resales. This study was intended to compile the top resorts according to performance on the resale market.

These rankings are based on Sharket’s database of actual resale transactions. Sharket hopes that this information will help timeshare owners understand the market value of their timeshare.

From this information, Sharket found that Marriott timeshares in Hawaii, Lake Tahoe, and Orlando rank the highest. Depending on the ownership details, the typical resale prices for these properties range from $4,500 to $10,500 for one week.

At the top of the list is Marriott’s Grande Vista in Orlando, Florida. Chief Data Officer of Sharket, Bob Schmidt shared, “A typical resale price at Grande Vista is 4,500 dollars according to the data we’ve compiled and we found 309 resales taking place annually.”

The resort ranked in second place is Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club in Hawaii. Based on Sharket’s data, Ko Olina Beach Club resales are sold, on average, for $10,530. From January 2013 to July 2014, there were 116 Ko Olina Beach Club properties sold on the secondary market.

In third is Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club with 175 annual resales at an average price of $6,945, followed by Marriott’s Timber Lodge with an average price of $5,500 and 124 annual resales. Finally Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club rounds out the list with 132 annual resales and an average sale price of $5,700.

Sharket also rated the Marriott resorts with a Saleability Score. This score is determined by the median price and the number of resales over the past year. Saleability scores range from 1–10 with 10 being the highest. Marriott’s Grande Vista, Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club, Marriott’s Timber Lodge, and Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club all received a 9/10 for Saleability.

Schmidt added, “We consider any resort with a score of 8 or above to be in the top tier of all timeshare resorts. Our current scores and ranking are based on resales occurring between January 2013 and July 2014. For each resort, we calculate a Saleability Score on a scale of one to ten and then we rank resorts within each numerical Saleability Score based on the total dollar volume of resales during the reporting period.”

For the entire study, visit Sharket.com.

Unlimited Vacation Club by AMResorts

Kids Stay Free at Select Unlimited Vacation Club Resorts

Members of Unlimited Vacation Club (UVC) will be excited to learn of the travel club’s latest promotion—Kids Stay Free!

Now, members can book a vacation at any Dreams, Now, and Sunscape Resorts & Spas and save on their childrens’ all-inclusive fees. Guests can receive all-inclusive access for up to two children per room (with two paying adults). The promotion is available for travel August 22, 2015 to December 23, 2015 (with some blackout dates in November).

Fall is the perfect time to visit one of UVC’s tropical destinations, especially if you live in the Northern portion of the U.S. or Canada. Although you may have already forgotten how harsh the fall and winter can be, you’ll be glad you planned a beach vacation once the cold weather begins!

All Dreams and Now Resorts & Spas offer Unlimited-Luxury® vacations, UVC’s all-inclusive concept. While staying at the resort, everything is included. Guests can enjoy unlimited food, beverages (including top-shelf liquor), 24-hour room service, concierge service, pool and beach wait-service, entertainment, activities, and more.

On the other hand, Sunscape Resorts & Spas offer Unlimited-Fun® packages. Similar to Unlimited-Luxury®, Sunscape offers a full all-inclusive experience, with some extra special treats for families. When families arrive at these resorts, they are greeted by a red carpet! Families will also receive a welcome treat and children will be provided with a resort passport.

All Unlimited Vacation Club resorts offer the Explorer’s Club, a program for children ages 3–12. Depending on the resorts’ availability, kids can partake in arts & crafts, sandcastle competitions, movies on the beach, and educational activities. Sports activities are also available including rock climbing, ocean trampolines, euro-bungee, and playgrounds. Some resorts also offer an experience for older kids, The Core Zone Teens Club.

For more information about Unlimited Vacation Club and the Kids Stay Free promotion, visit UnlimitedVacationClub.com.

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