It looks as if 2015 will be an eventful year for the timeshare industry, with several new resorts slated to open. Whether you’re an owner planning your next vacation, or you’re on the hunt for the perfect timeshare, you’ll want to keep an eye out for these exciting new timeshare resorts and projects in the coming year. Read more timeshare news for 2015 and beyond.
The world’s largest hotel operator, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, plans to introduce its timeshare business in southeast Asia by the end of 2014.
Wyndham is currently in negotiations to purchase properties in Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The company, which is based out of Parsippany, New Jersey, will also open an office in Singapore by year-end to headquarter its southeast Asian timeshare and hotels businesses,.
Learn more about Wyndham timeshares.
Westgate Resorts has started construction on its latest project, the Westgate Lakes Retail Village in Orlando. In addition to shops, the $11 million retail center will feature Westgate’s upscale dining concept with Edge Steakhouse, as well as Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, 32,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space, Joe’s Marketplace and Deli, an arcade, and a parking garage of more than 450 spaces.
The parking garage is slated to open by May 2015. Shops, restaurants, and meeting space are expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
Read more about Westgate timeshares.
Ocean 22 Hilton Grand Vacations Club, the newest timeshare property in Myrtle Beach, has been topped off and will welcome its first guests in July 2015. It will be among the tallest towers on Ocean Boulevard.
The 24-story Hilton resort is situated on the oceanfront near 22nd Avenue North. Developer Strand Capital Group partnered with Hilton Grand Vacations on the project. Patrick Lowe, a partner of Strand Capital Group, said that a 10,400-square-foot preview center will open in February across from the tower, where potential buyers can learn more about the South Carolina resort.
The new Hilton timeshare property will consist of 220 units, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and a children’s play area.
Learn more about the Hilton Grand Vacations Club.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will soon see the opening of the new Disney Vacation Club development, the Polynesian Villas and Bungalows. The project will open in phases, with the first part opening in 2015.
Disney is converting 360 of the Polynesian’s hotel rooms into timeshare suites, as well as building 20 timeshare bungalows that will feature small, individual pools overlooking the Seven Seas Lagoon. Each bungalow can accommodate up to 8 guests, while the 360 deluxe studios will sleep up to 5 guests each and will connect to each other — a first for a Disney Vacation Club resort. Each unit will feature bathrooms split into two areas (one with a shower and sink and one with a sink and tub/shower) and kitchenettes. More renovations to the overall resort include a new pool and spa.
Read more about the Disney Vacation Club.
Get more vacation ideas for years to come by checking out more developments in the works.
There are plans to transform the site of the former Adventure Inn on Hilton Head Island into beachfront timeshares. The timeshare developer is an unnamed company at this time. Mike Notartomaso, CEO of Vacation Time, the property’s owner, expects construction to start in spring 2015. No completion date has been set.
Plans submitted to the town call for a “signature destination resort” on land once occupied by the inn across from Lemoyne Avenue. The complex would feature two six-story residential buildings with up to 125 two-bedroom units. Plans also include two pools, an outdoor bar and grill, a lawn with live oaks, and boardwalks leading to the ocean.
Notartomaso said timeshares create “the economic impact and bring in the type of tourists [the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton] Chamber of Commerce says we should bring.”
Breckenridge Grand Vacations has announced its new resort, the Grand Colorado on Peak 8, scheduled to open in summer 2016. Located slopeside on Peak 8, the Grand Colorado is steps away from the new Colorado SuperChair.
The new resort will offer and set a new standard for slopeside luxury, featuring 59 residences and a modern twist on mountain design. Owners and guests will love stepping outside to the Peak 8 Base area, the heart of Breckenridge Resort which offers a 3,800-acre year-round playground.
Hilton Grand Vacations has begun sales for its newest Hawaiian venture, The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations Club. Under construction since June of this year, The Grand Islander will be the newest tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.
The Blackstone Group L.P. is developing the new 418-unit tower, which will be adjacent to the Tapa Tower along Kalia Road. Hilton expects the units to sell quickly. The Grand Islander will be the company’s eighth Hawaii timeshare resort and is scheduled to finish in early 2017. Accommodations will include elegant one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites and penthouses. Each luxury unit will offer full kitchens, spacious living and dining areas, and private bedrooms.
Prices at the 37-story tower will start at $29,800 for full-week vacation ownership of a one-bedroom suite. A two-bedroom suite will retail for $43,600 and up. Bryan Klum, executive vice president Asia/Pacific, Hilton Grand Vacations, says The Grand Islander will be Waikiki’s most luxurious timeshare resort yet.
Check back with our blog frequently for updates on these exciting projects and more timeshare news.