5 of the Best Vacation Clubs You Should Join in 2019
January 10th 2019 Posted by: SellMyTimeshareNow SMTN Category: For Buyers

The Best Vacation Clubs for the Upcoming Year

It’s no surprise that with the growing trend of travel, the hospitality industry has had to adapt to the ever changing needs of their customers, and the timeshare industry is no exception. In an effort to create more flexible, customizable vacation ownership clubs that allow their members to travel the world while enjoying the many comfort their properties have to offer. In a sea of options, the best vacation clubs have shown their true value through the progress they have made in recent years. In 2016, 2017, and 2018, our experts have pulled together what we consider to be the leading vacation clubs for that year. We want to continue being a top resource for anyone interested in ownership, and we’re ready to show you what 2019 has in store. Here are our top five clubs you should consider joining this year in no particular order:

1. Marriott Vacation Club

Though the acquisition of Starwood Preferred Guests was announced as early as 2016, the acquisition wasn’t fully complete until September 2018. This merge has created one of the most powerful and dynamic vacation ownership programs in the world with over 3,200 resorts in over 80 countries, more than 200 resorts under their management, and over 2 million members. Current owners have been able to transition their points and weeks over to the new, unified owner system that allows previous Starwood owners to enjoy all of the same perks as they would on a comparable Marriott timeshare.

Notable MVC Highlights:

  • Completed acquisition of ILG in third quarter 2018
  • Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco to open spring 2019
  • Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort recently refreshed their meeting and event spaces

2. Diamond Resorts

There’s a vacation ownership option for every kind of vacationer through Diamond Resorts. Enjoy all the flexibility THE Club and the DRI Collection/Trust Points have to offer those seeking out a point-based ownership or stick with the traditional Diamond deeded, week timeshare for those who want to vacation at their favorite Home Resort year after year. THE Club allows its owners to exchange with the hundreds of amazing Diamond Resorts in their network and offers the ability to purchase an Interval International membership, which opens up the traveling possibilities further than ever before.

Notable Diamond Resorts Highlights:

  • Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions starts the LPGA season in Orlando on January 17, 2019
  • A recent brand refresh has highlighted their focus on helping their members connect with what matters most in life
  • Diamond Resorts acquired six floors of City Place in St. Louis to be transformed into timeshare units expected to be completed mid-2020

3. Club Wyndham

In 2017, Wyndham Worldwide announced its decision to separate into two companies: Wyndham Hotel Group and Wyndham Destinations to allow a more precise focus on providing the best services for its guests and timeshare owners. This transition has not changed the existing benefits to Club Wyndham owners but instead has helped expand their portfolio to more than 4,000 resorts in 110 countries.

Notable Wyndham Highlights:

  • Wyndham Destinations was created to become the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company
  • A new dual-branded WorldMark by Wyndham and Club Wyndham resort in Portland, Oregon to open its first half in 2019

4. Hilton Grand Vacations Club

One of the best parts about joining the Hilton Grand Vacations family is the flexibility it offers. Their point-based memberships make it easier than ever to travel to their many locations around the world and stay in their spacious accommodations. All members are automatically enrolled in their HHonors Point Conversions to use for free extras and perks during their vacations, there are a number of partnered resorts around the world that allow you to travel even further, and allowing your family or friends to use your points is extremely simple!

Notable HGVC Highlights:

  • Hilton Grand Vacations at The Crane is set to open January 2019
  • Opening of six HGVC floors in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago set for 2019
  • Timeshare sales at the Quin in New York City will begin late 2019
  • A new Waikiki property has an anticipated opening in 2022

5. Disney Vacation Club

If there’s one thing we know about Disney Vacation Club, it’s that their owners are loyal and are in love with everything it has to offer. People love this timeshare program so much that it’s sold out through the resort developers. Don’t worry, you can still find resales on the secondary market! Take advantage of your DVC points to book at their many incredible properties in Florida, South Carolina, Hawaii, and California. You might even be lucky enough to have other membership perks like Extra Magic Hours or dining discounts!

Notable DVC Highlights:

  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens fall 2019
  • New DVC property openings in 2019 (Coronado Springs expansion and Riviera Resort) and 2022 (Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Resort)
  • New Disney Skyliner gondola system coming to Disney World
  • A new nighttime show opening at Epcot in fall 2020

Disclaimer: It’s important to note that recent changes in DVC resale restrictions will impact new resale owners. Any DVC resale memberships purchased after January 19, 2019 at one of the original 14 DVC resorts will not be able to utilize their points to book at the new Reflections Resort or Riviera Resort. Similarly, Riviera and Reflections timeshare resale owners will only be able to book vacations using their points at their Home Resort.

Find the Best Timeshare Vacation Club Resales on SMTN

The independent timeshare experts at SellMyTimeshareNow not only want you to make the most informed choice when picking out a vacation club that works with your needs, but to also save as much money as possible! Resales and rentals make joining these clubs more affordable than ever before and offer many of the same benefits as those who purchase directly through the developer. To learn more about how our marketplace works and the best ways to place offers on these incredible clubs, please give us a call today at 877-815-4227.

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