Timeshare News 2016 Recap

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As we ring in the year 2017, it’s always good to take the time to reflect on the year gone by. At SellMyTimeshareNow.com, it’s only natural we want to take a look back on all the timeshare news that has happened within the industry. From acquisitions to new resorts, there was a full year of news! Take a look at the top five timeshare news 2016 stories that engaged and excited us.

January – Marriott Buys The Strand Hotel

Mid January, The Strand Hotel in NYC was purchased by Marriott Vacation Worldwide. This means The Strand will now be included in the desirable Marriott Vacation Club vacation ownership program. The rebranding happened as quickly as March 2016 and was opened to Marriott Vacation Club shortly thereafter.

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Top Travel Destinations for 2017: Staff Picks

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The year of 2016 is drawing to a close, and in these final few days, we’re looking forward to a brand new year full of potential. For the travel industry, 2017 means another year of new and exciting destinations to explore, fantastic resorts and boutique hotels to enjoy, and another opportunity to truly take a vacation and reconnect with yourself. This week, we consulted with our staff of vacation experts and travel junkies to collect their picks for the top travel destinations to look forward to next year. To our surprise, there were both some newcomers and familiar faces in this year’s list!

#1. Cuba

The first travel destination on our list is an obvious one, as it continues to open its doors to American travelers. Cuban tourism is slowly starting to take off, with commercial flights from the U.S. just starting to touch down in Havana late in 2016. One of the largest islands in the Caribbean, Cuba presents an opportunity for new travelers to truly explore a world they’ve never seen before. From the oddly poetic antique cars still lining the streets of Havana, to the pristine shores of Varadero, you must make it a point to travel to Cuba in 2017.

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Marriott Resorts Split Into New Brand Categories

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Following the massive merger with Starwood that was officially finalized earlier in 2016, Marriott has reorganized its brands into two distinct categories. For Marriott Vacation Club owners, the change is of little significance. Prospective owners, however, will want to get acquainted with the all-new Classic and Distinctive categories.

The addition of the former Starwood brands—including Sheraton, Westin, and St. Regis—has resulted in Marriott being the owner of 30 different brands, prompting the hotelier to reorganize their catalogue. The new categories serve to simplify the guest experience and give prospective guests and timeshare owners an immediate idea of what each property offers.

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A Day in the Life at Harborside Resort at Atlantis

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In November, we gave you a full day’s itinerary for the St. Regis Aspen. This month, we want to highlight the amazing Harborside Resort at Atlantis—a resort that is chalk full of upscale amenities, incredible attractions, and unbeatable services. Best of all, it is located in a prime Caribbean destination—the Bahamas.

Discover Harborside Resort Atlantis, a collection of stunning villa accommodations located on the sprawling Atlantis Resort complex. Staying in the Harborside villas gives you access to the wealth of amenities offered at the Atlantis Resort, ensuring you will get to experience all the wonders of this Nassau gem. From kids clubs and waterslides, to gambling and night clubs, vacationers of every age with find a multitude of fun things to do when you stay in an Harborside Atlantis timeshare.

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8 Types of Resort Views: Which Is Right For You? [Infographic]

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When you’re traveling to your timeshare year after year, you want to make sure you get your money’s worth out of your property. The first thing you should think of is the first thing you wake up to in the morning. You want an unforgettable view that you’ll be dreaming about during the other 51 weeks of the year.

Timeshare owners and resort guests alike should know that they have more control than they think when it comes to which views they get to admire during their week-long getaway. Most resorts offer different types of views depending on the traveler’s preference. Drink tea while studying a wild jungle scene with an island view or admire a beautifully constructed fairway with a golf course view. It’s all up to you!

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