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.

5 Club Wyndham Timeshares Awarded RCI Gold Crown Designation

5 Club Wyndham Timeshares Awarded RCI Gold Crown Designation

RCI Gold Crown ResortFive Club Wyndham timeshares managed by the Outrigger Enterprises Group have been added to the list of RCI Gold Crown and Silver Crown Resorts.

These prestigious titles are used as a rating system within RCI’s timeshare exchange program. Guests know that when selecting an RCI Gold Crown Resort, they will receive only the highest quality service and accommodations.

All five resorts are located in Hawaii on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii Island. The Royal Garden at Waikiki (Oahu), Kona Hawaii (Hawaii Island), and Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk (Oahu) received the RCI Gold Crown designation. The Royal Sea Cliff Resort and Mauna Loa Village on Hawaii Island received the RCI Silver Gold Crown Resort title.

Outrigger’s Regional Director Bob Berges said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Outrigger-managed Wyndham properties for going above and beyond in making our RCI guests feel relaxed and satisfied during their vacation time spent at our Hawaii properties.”

To receive this impressive honor, a resort must show high levels of service, hospitality, and accommodations. The timeshare is judged on a series of ratings including guest experiences measured by RCI Comment Cards.

“There are five measurements used in rating the RCI experience at our resorts: Check-in Check-out, Resort Hospitality, Resort Maintenance, Unit Maintenance and Unit Housekeeping. The teams at these resorts have proven what can be accomplished when working together. Thanks to all for a great accomplishment,” said Berges.

President of RCI Gordon Gurnik stated, “RCI’s Resort Recognition Program helps ensure that our RCI affiliated resorts adhere to RCI’s standards for quality in accommodations, hospitality and member experience. We are thrilled to recognize those who have attained this designation and continue to work to offer top vacation destinations to our 3.7 million members worldwide.”

This is a great honor for the Outrigger Enterprises Group, as not every resort is granted this esteemed title. Congratulations to the resorts and their staff.

The Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club Opens for Business

The Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club Opens for Business

Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations ClubHilton Grand Vacations Club (HGVC) has opened its newest timeshare resort — Houkulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club.

Located on the famous Kalakaua Avenue, the new beachfront resort is the final piece of the popular Waikiki Beach Walk. As part of the largest development in Waikiki, the Hokulani Waikiki is conveniently located near many restaurants, shops, and activities.

With its stylish contemporary feel, the Hokulani brings Hawaiian travel to the next level. Modern luxury is featured in every detail, from the guest rooms to the rooftop pool bar and cabanas.

Executive VP of Hilton Grand Vacations-Asia Pacific, Bryan Klum shared, “Hokulani Waikiki is designed for sophisticated, cosmopolitan travelers – visitors who want to be right in the center of Waikiki’s excitement and energy. The resort has a great location, just two blocks from the beach and steps away from popular dining and shopping. But what really sets Hokulani apart is its design approach, which combines a distinctive Hawaiian style with a vibrant, urban aesthetic.”

The resort has undergone a complete transformation from its former use as the OHANA Islander Waikiki, an Outrigger budget resort. With the help of the architectural firm Group 70, Hilton conducted a massive remodel of the resort to upgrade the structure and interior. Now the HGVC timeshare offers luxury accommodations to Hawaii’s elite travelers.

President and CEO of Outrigger Enterprises Group, David Carey said, “The opening of Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations is the perfect finishing touch to the Outrigger-led development of Waikiki Beach Walk. Waikiki Beach Walk was developed to be an exciting and stylish gathering place for visitors and residents alike. That reputation has only been enhanced with the opening of the Hokulani Waikiki.”

Interior design was led by Indidesign, a Los Angeles- based firm. The designers chose to combine both natural and modern pieces, while utilizing materials indigenous to the Islands.

The Hokulani Waikiki is the seventh Hilton Grand Vacation Club timeshare resort in Hawaii. Although the resort has just opened its doors, HGVC has already sold over 40 percent of the available timeshare ownerships.

Guest rooms are offered in 545–575 square foot suites, featuring one bedroom, sleek kitchen, living room, dining area, and entertainment center. Luxury amenities such as a Tassimo espresso maker and an LED TV in the bathroom are just a few added features that will help you understand why Hilton timeshare owners love HGVC.

“Hokulani Waikiki is further proof of the popularity of HGV’s timeshare properties in Hawaii,” said Klum. “This new location provides a nice complement to our three timeshare properties at the nearby Hilton Hawaiian Village. Our properties within the Village offer a relaxing and immersive beach vacation, while Hokulani is designed to provide a more energetic urban experience.”

Send Me On Vacation to Makawao, Hawaii

Send Me On Vacation to Makawao, Hawaii

Send Me On Vacation to the Lumeria Maui
Send Me On Vacation to the Lumeria Maui

This year, Send Me On Vacation supporters are headed for the Lumeria Maui Resort and Spa in Makawao, Hawaii for the SMOV Annual Event.

Tucked away in an idyllic setting is the Lumeria Maui Resort and Spa, surrounded by six-acres of lush, tropical beauty. Located on the slopes of Haleakala … where old Hawaii still lives on, attendees will have the opportunity to relax, recharge, socialize, and play, while supporting the important philanthropic mission of Send Me On Vacation.

  • Dates for the event are November 1-5, 2013.
  • 5 star accommodations.
  • Package includes breakfast, yoga classes, and special Send Me On Vacation event dinner.
  • $699 per person double occupancy, single occupancy $1299. Suites available at additional charge. Additional nights available at special SMOV rate and can be booked directly with Lumeria Maui.
  • Optional Charity Golf Tournament on November 3, 2013. Entry fee: $150.
  • You’ll meet the 2013 Hawaii survivor at the launch of the Body Mind Spirit Program.

For hotel and golf reservations: Call Lumeria Maui toll free (855) 579-8877 and request SMOV Annual Event package. Use booking code: SMOV The package is non-refundable. Travel insurance can be purchased from CSA Travel Protection: (800) 318-0179. Contact Cathy Backus at  (702) 277-3812 or [email protected] to find out more.