Ko Olina Coastline

Atlantis Resort to Build on Ko Olina

The project that was originally announced in 2005 is back in action. Atlantis Resorts is finalizing a deal to build an ocean-themed resort on Ko Olina, located on the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. It’s said that this will be the most expensive resort ever built, with a quote of more than $2 billion. [Read more…]

Timbers Resorts

Timbers Resorts Expands to Hawaiian Island of Kaua’i

Hokuala, which means “rising star” in Hawaiian, will become the newest Hawaiian addition to Timbers Resorts. As one of the largest independent developers, Timbers Resorts has plans to develop and manage 450 acres of Kauai’s southeast coast, offering guests ocean and mountain views, along with direct access to the shore. [Read more…]

westin princeville

Westin Princeville Reduces Its Carbon Footprint

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas has completed their multimillion-dollar project to reduce their carbon footprint.

The resort installed a cogeneration plant to generate electricity for the property. This plant will power the resort’s eight buildings. It will also heat water in the guest villas, the pools, and the whirlpools. Through this process, the Westin Princeville will become the first resort in Hawaii to be 100% powered by a cogen system.

Due to it’s location and consumption of imported diesel fuel, the island of Kauai has some of the highest energy costs in the U.S. As one of the largest resorts on the island with 346 villas, the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas are responsible for a large portion of this energy consumption. [Read more…]

Aulani Standard Hotel Rooms Now Available to DVC Members

Aulani Standard Hotel Rooms Now Available to DVC Members

Aulani DVCDVC owners now have the option to book Aulani hotel rooms (non-timeshare units) with their 2014 points.

When the 2015 DVC points chart was released it had been announced that a select number of “standard-view” hotel rooms would be available to Disney Vacation Club members, though it was not released when this would happen.

These units are now available to members and can be booked as early as February 1, 2014.
Before, the resort was divided between Aulani, Disney’s Vacation Club Villas and Aulani’s standard hotel rooms. Now that the resort is undergoing an expansion, some of the timeshare units have been closed for renovations. Due to the increasing demand for Aulani timeshare weeks, this is a great move on DVC’s part.

For buyers looking to purchase a DVC package at Aulani on the resale market, this is great news. Now you will not have to wait until next year to book your first week. This can also be a great opportunity for DVC members currently on a waitlist for a timeshare unit.

Disney describes a “Standard View” hotel room as a studio unit that features a view of the parking lot or parking garage. The room includes two queen sized beds and sleeps up to four people. While these units do not have the fabulous ocean view, you’ll have more options and you may save a few points.

Rent Your DVC Timeshare

For those owners looking to rent out this year’s week, this is a great opportunity. Many travelers are interested in visiting one of DVC newest locations. With such outstanding rates available for the standard units, you may have the chance to reserve a timeshare rental at Aulani and still have enough points left to book your own vacation.
Travelers will also benefit from these DVC timeshare rentals as they are usually a better value than renting directly from the resort.