Starwood Expands Hawaii Timeshares with New Westin Timeshare Resort

Starwood Expands Hawaii Timeshares with New Westin Timeshare Resort

Marriott Timeshares are usually credited with being the first hoteliers to get into the timeshare real estate business. In fact, some of the first hotel-branded properties were Sheraton timeshares. Sheraton timeshares have been in Hawaii since the 1960’s, and it is little surprise that today, as Starwood timeshare resorts, they continue to thrive in our fiftieth state.

In April, Starwood Vacation Ownership is opening their third vacation ownership (timeshare) resort in the Hawaiian Islands. The Timeshare Blog quoted Denise Wardlow, general manager of the new Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas as saying, “This property gives our travel partners more options to attract upscale clients who are repeat guests to the island of Kaua’i – guests who desire the convenience of a fully-furnished kitchen, washer and dryer, plus all of the luxurious amenities and services of a Westin resort.”

Located in Kaua’i, in the seaside community of Princeville, the new resort has classic Hawaiian plantation styling and includes seven buildings with a total of 179 timeshare condos, as well as a clubhouse, restaurant, and general store. Rack rates for a studio timeshare condo will start at $600 per night, $800 per night for a one-bedroom timeshare condo, and $1400 per night for a two bedroom timeshare condo.

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas will combine state of the art amenities with traditional island charm, but before you reach for your checkbook, make sure you look at other opportunities in Hawaii timeshare resales and Hawaii timeshare rentals.

Here are some of the excellent opportunities available to you to buy timeshare or rent timeshare through Sell My Timeshare NOW:

Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas timeshare resales

Sheraton Resorts and Timeshares Launch Online Pillow Fight

Sheraton Resorts and Timeshares Launch Online Pillow Fight

Sheraton Mountain Vista timeshare rentals or timeshare resales

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts is trying to make booking your hotel or timeshare condo more fun with the addition of an online pillow fight and an online pool splash-fight to their website. Sheraton’s advertising agency for their website, Avenue A| Razorfish and Eyeblaster, a designer and vendor of online technology, joined forces to create two real-time, online interactive games for visitors to the Sheraton website.

Using a combination of artificial intelligence and interactive communication, each of the two games allows website visitors to use their cursor to join in the hotel room pillow fight or the splash fight in the hotel pool.

“Multi-user technology was the perfect fit for the Sheraton audience,” said John Antoniello, of Avenue A| Razorfish. “It’s a simple way for lots of people to jump into a fun, social activity. Who wouldn’t want to join a pillow fight?”

Sheraton Mountain Vista timeshare resales

The pillow fight breaks every 15 seconds for users to either regroup or move ahead booking their Sheraton hotel and timeshare accommodations. With all the accompanying publicity, the games are sure to draw many visitors to the Sheraton website. But after 15 seconds of bashing virtual pillows with a stranger, you will probably be ready to go to Sell My Timeshare NOW and buy timeshare resale or book a timeshare rental directly from the current owner. You save money on fabulous timeshare vacation property and the owner of the timeshare gets a convenient way to sell timeshare or rent timeshare he no longer needs. Now to me, saving time and saving money is a much more satisfying way to interact online than splashing in a virtual swimming pool or creating a snowstorm of imaginary feathers.

Sheraton is part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, with resorts in 95 countries, and includes Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc, operating timeshares under the brands of Starwood, Westin, and Sheraton.

Fast Growth Area Attracts Hotel and Timeshare Development

Fast Growth Area Attracts Hotel and Timeshare Development

I recently wrote about the new Starwood timeshare vacation property at Desert Willow, scheduled for development under the Westin brand in late 2007 or early 2008. I want to share a few enlightening facts about California’s Coachella Valley, the fastest growing area in all of Southern California.

And while I am not prognosticating or recommending that anyone plan a timeshare deal based solely on this information, I think you will find these statistics very interesting. Knowing the next “hot spot” destination can prove to be valuable insight for anyone looking to buy or sell a timeshare condo.

The Coachella Valley is a geographic area that extends roughly 45 miles from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea. Nine cities are located inside this target area: Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Coachella, Indian Wells, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta and Palm Desert. There are over 100 great golf courses located here, included the world famous courses at Mission Hills, La Quinta, PGA West, Indian Wells and Tamarisk, to name only a few. And according to research developed by the Global Hospitality Group, the population of the Coachella Valley increased by 59 percent between the years 1990 and 2004.

So what is attracting the influx of both new residents and vacationers to this area?

Surprisingly, despite the number of luxury homes and magnificent resorts, the cost of living in the Coachella Valley beats that of Los Angeles, San Diego or greater Orange County. And the Coachella Valley still represents the desert playground of old-time movie glam stars like Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. While all this fast growth and projected development will gobble up nearly 200,000 acres of undeveloped land in the valley, the good news is that despite such expansion, there will still be roughly a million acres of vast, awesome, spectacularly unique undeveloped desert land.