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Will timeshare nights count for Elite status now?

Old Aug 22, 18, 9:54 pm
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Will timeshare nights count for Elite status now?

I own a Marriott Vacation Club timeshare week (at a location I never stay at). In the past, when I have traded this for another Marriott timeshare, the nights have been counted towards Elite status. Does anyone know what if this will continue? Will it be true for weeks at Vistana (formerly SPG Vacations) locations as well? (Vistana owners have previously been given SPG Gold status, and later Marriott Gold reciprocity as well.)
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Old Aug 23, 18, 12:01 am
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Email I received from Vistana today:

• For the first time ever, Owners will now earn credit on their ownership stays toward higher membership tiers in the new loyalty program (Platinum Elite, Lifetime, etc.).
I assume it's the same for Marriott Vacation Club.

Status through Vistana is the same as before - Gold or Platinum, depending on what you own.
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Old Aug 23, 18, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by CPRich View Post
Email I received from Vistana today:



I assume it's the same for Marriott Vacation Club.

Status through Vistana is the same as before - Gold or Platinum, depending on what you own.
Wow. That would be great. Some years we have struggled to find enough nights to use our TS and still meet 50 nights for SPG. I know in the past that when we had exchanged to a Marriott Resort through II Marriott had credited the nights.
We haven't received this email BTW and I don't see it on the Vistana website. Do you happen to know if that is because of status you have with VSN or is that for all owners?

EDIT: I found the email in my spambox. I would never have looked if you hadn't posted so thank you CPRich. It seems it is indeed all owners. This change alone, in my case, compensates for the losses I experienced elsewhere in the merger. I am now one Happy Hector.

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Old Oct 21, 18, 5:45 pm
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Do we know if this is true? Are nights that are booked at other properties with Starpoints eligible for Night Credit?
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Old Oct 21, 18, 6:53 pm
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Not a timeshare owner but have to give credit when itís appropriate- this is a nice benefit for owners .
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Old Oct 22, 18, 4:32 am
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Originally Posted by Mister Nice View Post
Not a timeshare owner but have to give credit when itís appropriate- this is a nice benefit for owners .
Definitely a perk that they can sell in the timeshare presentations
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Old Oct 22, 18, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by MarkP24 View Post
Definitely a perk that they can sell in the timeshare presentations
Scratching my head here. I can't imagine that anybody concerned about elite status - therefore earning a decent number of points per year from regular stays, even before credit cards, etc. - would even contemplate a timeshare. Just use your points on your holidays and save all the upfront costs, admin and maintenance fees, etc. of a timeshare.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
Scratching my head here. I can't imagine that anybody concerned about elite status - therefore earning a decent number of points per year from regular stays, even before credit cards, etc. - would even contemplate a timeshare.
You might want to head over to tug2.net then (the Timeshare Users Group). As the FT of Timeshares, they have a lot of members and the Marriott forum is one of their most active (if not their most active). They are all very interested in timeshares and given all the threads/posts that occur when Marriott changes/updates anything to do with their rewards program, I'd guess a large number of them are very interested in both.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 8:59 am
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https://tugbbs.com/forums/index.php?...ation-club.29/

This is the Timeshare Users Group forum for Marriott Vacation Club.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by leiterk View Post
Do we know if this is true? Are nights that are booked at other properties with Starpoints eligible for Night Credit?
You earn loyalty program Elite nights based on where you stay, not on how you pay.

I've stayed at Marriott Vacation Vacation Club properties using ownership, cash, Interval International (II) exchanges, II accommodation certificates, and II Getaways. These stays earn Elite nights because my account number was on the reservation and the properties are part of the program.

I've stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Residence Club using my Marriott Vacation Vacation Club ownership. These nights did not earn points because the brand is not part of the program.

If Westin Vacation Clubs and Sheraton Vacation Clubs are now part of the program, then nights will count toward Elite status.

Starpoints no longer exist. Starpoint balances have been converted to loyalty program points, at a 1-to-3 rate.

Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
Scratching my head here. I can't imagine that anybody concerned about elite status - therefore earning a decent number of points per year from regular stays, even before credit cards, etc. - would even contemplate a timeshare. Just use your points on your holidays and save all the upfront costs, admin and maintenance fees, etc. of a timeshare.
I can make a stronger argument against timeshares than in favor of them, but timeshares have worked out well for us.

In any case, "anybody concerned about elite status" in Marriott's combined loyalty program — who either owns a timeshare or might buy one in the future — should know that nights at participating properties count toward Elite status.
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Old Oct 23, 18, 12:49 am
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Originally Posted by hhoope01 View Post
You might want to head over to tug2.net then (the Timeshare Users Group). As the FT of Timeshares, they have a lot of members and the Marriott forum is one of their most active (if not their most active). They are all very interested in timeshares and given all the threads/posts that occur when Marriott changes/updates anything to do with their rewards program, I'd guess a large number of them are very interested in both.
Thanks. Additionally, I assume FT'ers listen to timeshare presentations to get the bonus points they offer for listening to one. They will likely corporate this perk in their presentation.
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