Marriott Vacation Club Members Celebrate 30 Years of Memories

MARRIOTT VACATION CLUB LOGOThis year, Marriott Vacation Club (MVC) is celebrating their 30th anniversary. Today, the vacation ownership brand is celebrating the tradition of the family vacation, by encouraging members to look back on 30 years of memories.

The year was 1984. The place, Marriott’s Monarch at Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, SC. It was here that the Peter Pfiel became one of the first members of the Marriott Vacation Club. Over the next 30 years, every summer the Pfiel family traveled from their home in Cincinnati to the beautiful island of Hilton Head. This annual family vacation created memories the Pfiels will never forget.

“Frankly, it’s changed our lives,” says Peter Pfiel.

Peter was not only one of the first MVC members, but a member at Marriott’s very first vacation ownership property. Thirty years later, Peter and his wife enjoyed their time on Hilton Head so much, they decided to retire there.

Now the Pfiels use their two weeks at the Marriott Monarch to spend time with their grandchildren. By handing the timeshare down to his children, the Pfiels can continue to enjoy the benefits of the Marriott family vacation.

Peter shares, “The joy of being able to turn over the keys to my son and his family … that’s the fulfillment of a different dream than we had when we bought.”

Since 1984, the Marriott Vacation Club has grown from a single resort on Hilton Head Island to 52 resorts across the globe. As for the Pfiels, they are now joined by over 415,000 families within the MVC owner network.

President and CEO of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, Stephen P. Weisz shared,

“This year marks an exceptional milestone and one I am very proud of – the 30th anniversary of our Marriott Vacation Club brand. We’re in the business of fun, and it’s been amazing to watch MVC revolutionize an entire industry. On the personal side, it’s exciting to think of all of the families who are creating a lifetime of vacation memories through Marriott Vacation Club.”

To learn how you can become a member of the Marriott Vacation Club, just like the Pfiels, visit