Marriott Timeshare is Shifting Gears, Not Bailing Out on Marco Island, Florida Timeshare

Marriott Timeshare has made it clear; while they are temporarily changing the way they market their Marco, Island, Florida timeshare resort, they haven’t stopped marketing it, nor do they intend to stop marketing this fabulous beachside resort.

Earlier this month, Marriott Timeshare closed their sales gallery for the Crystal Shores resort, but they certainly haven’t stopped marketing these luxurious timeshares through other channels.

According to quotes in, Marriott Vacation Club International sees Crystal Shores as filling a need in Naples, Florida/Marco Island vacation accommodations, offering luxury combined with spaciousness. The online publication quoted Ed Kinney, vice president of corporate affairs and brand awareness for Marriott Vacation Club International, as saying, “The property is fantastic, and a lot of owners and visitors are there now enjoying it.”

Construction Continues at Marriott’s Crystal Shores Timeshare

Marriott’s Crystal Shores timeshare is a showpiece resort located on a primo 3-mile strip of beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Upon build-out, this timeshare resort will feature four towers, consisting of 219 timeshare villas. Marriott Timeshare believes that this resort appeals to people interested in buying a second home. Kinney said, “Buying a timeshare opens other opportunities for you. You own versus pay the nightly room rate. It is just a completely different vacation experience.”

The company attributes the changes and cutbacks in their marketing approach for this resort to lagging sales numbers for the property and an economy they describe as being in a “bizarre mode.”