Vacation club sucks

Old Apr 21, 19, 5:09 pm
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Vacation club sucks

hey Iím so excited to be here do I get my platinum welcome gift?

oh no sir sorry about that weíre vacation club

oh Ok what about a late check out?

oh no sorry sir but weíre vacation club

hmm room service?

Lol ahh Sir you didnít pay attention WERE VACATION CLUB

hmm ok well could you kick me in the face slowly and take my wallet?

You betcha Sir welcome to Vacation Club where you get the pro ledge of paying us tens of thousands of dollars to use points for slight discount off an expierience that constantly reminds you that we donít care about you!

why anyone buys those those points I donít know my company Vacation Wealth partners invests in vacation rentals Iíve had a few investors recently tell me they bought in to vacation club and they showed me their annual dues and what they get I literally get better deals staying at the same properties as a platinum member.

anyway I wanted to whine and complain a bit because we recently moved to Tahoe and the only hotels here are vacation club which means when I go to use them as an office I get punched in the face on a regular basis.
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Old Apr 21, 19, 9:42 pm
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So says the king of spam. Really, all you have to do is read what Vacation Club offers plats. It's in black and white. 1000 points....that's about it. I'm currently at a Tahoe property. Nice unit, full kitchen. It's where I go to do laundry and cook a meal or two.

Hey, you've got great reviews on Yelp. Shameless plug.....
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Old Apr 22, 19, 1:36 am
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Originally Posted by StephanP37 View Post
hey I’m so excited to be here do I get my platinum welcome gift?

oh no sir sorry about that we’re vacation club....


As posted by hedoman, you should receive 1,000 points. FDA may not know anything about it since you don't have a choice. Nothing else is new.
7.1.c Due to the nature of Marriott Vacation Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club properties, the following special conditions apply to their participation in the Loyalty Program:
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iii. Members do not receive the following benefits (as defined in Section 4) at Marriott Vacation Club or Marriott Grand Residence Club properties: Complimentary Enhanced Room Upgrades, late checkout, Suite Night Awards, Guaranteed Room Type, 48-Hour Guaranteed Availability, Ultimate Reservation Guarantee, or Your24.
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Old Apr 22, 19, 7:53 am
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The property delivered exactly what the OP should have expected, and what it advertises, but it "sucks". I can't wait for the next review where the OP eats an apple and tells us it sucks because it didn't taste like an orange.
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Old Apr 22, 19, 8:36 am
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Or this could be entitled.

"I am clueless and proud of it"

LOL!
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Old Apr 22, 19, 8:52 am
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It would be helpful for OP to return and in clear language explain how the property failed to deliver on the agreement he himself accepted. Rather than writing in the forn of a non-existent narrative, better to show us his specific concerns regarding what he was promised and what he got.
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Old Apr 22, 19, 9:11 am
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If someone is looking to maximize elite benefits and treatment, then the OP is correct. MVCI properties aren't going to get you much in the way of elite benefits. Now there is some good reasons behind that. MVCI properties are not hotels and are not run as a hotel. They are a timeshare which limits what Marriott and/or the property managers can do. So if your hoping for some nice upgrades, lounge access, etc, then MVCI properties probably isn't the best place to look.

With that said, I personally love to stay at MVCI properties. They are usually very nice and well kept up and they usually come with much more space (i.e. 1, 2 or even 3 bedroom suites.) Last year stayed at the Grand Chateau in Las Vegas instead of the Cosmo. It cost the same amount of points, but I got a 2 bedroom suite, no resort fees and free parking. Much better option. I've stayed at many of the Orlando and Hawaii MVCI properties as well over the years. When traveling with the family it is very nice to have all that extra space (for little to no extra points.) But if it were just my spouse and I, I don't need that extra space and having more "resort" amenities and elite benefits would be more important.

It all depends on what each person is looking for and what is important to them for that particular trip.
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Old Apr 22, 19, 10:05 am
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Last year stayed at the Grand Chateau in Las Vegas instead of the Cosmo.
I stay at the Grand Chateau when I'm in Vegas for conferences. The location is great and there is no casino and no clouds of smoke to navigate which are both key features for me. I don't care about free breakfast or lounge access as I'm on the companies dime.
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Old Apr 22, 19, 10:17 am
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Compared to places I like to stay, vacation club properties don't offer much.

But if you have a family and want an apartment like setting to stay for a few days, seems like a really good option. Of course, they don't offer breakfast because the whole purpose of a property like this is that everyone has a fridge and a kitchen. There's a reason these properties sell out.

And doesn't your business model offer mostly the same thing, less the property amenities?
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Old Apr 23, 19, 12:59 am
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Originally Posted by CleverJesse View Post
I stay at the Grand Chateau when I'm in Vegas for conferences. The location is great and there is no casino and no clouds of smoke to navigate which are both key features for me. I don't care about free breakfast or lounge access as I'm on the companies dime.
I have also stayed at the Grand Chateau in Vegas and imho it is a good property if you are with young children for those same reasons. The 1 bedroom villas are great and there are numerous activities as well. The location is a short walk away from the Cosmopolitan, too.
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Old Apr 23, 19, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by hedoman View Post
So says the king of spam. Really, all you have to do is read what Vacation Club offers plats. It's in black and white. 1000 points....that's about it. I'm currently at a Tahoe property. Nice unit, full kitchen. It's where I go to do laundry and cook a meal or two.

Hey, you've got great reviews on Yelp. Shameless plug.....
lol well that means you and I are at the same property then. It ducks more for plat members pretty much strips away every benefit we get no upgrades, did you notice not even any bottled water in the rooms? No late check out no welcome gift. Hey if youíre happy thatís great Iím depressed there are no actual Marriotts in Tahoe only the vacation clubs because itís definitely not my type of service and doesnít value the $30k a year a lot of spend being freakishly loyal to the brand.
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Old Apr 23, 19, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by C17PSGR View Post
Compared to places I like to stay, vacation club properties don't offer much.

But if you have a family and want an apartment like setting to stay for a few days, seems like a really good option. Of course, they don't offer breakfast because the whole purpose of a property like this is that everyone has a fridge and a kitchen. There's a reason these properties sell out.

And doesn't your business model offer mostly the same thing, less the property amenities?
Id Agree that the benefit is only to infrequent family travelers and its bad for individual business travelers like myself and Iíd imagine most other plat members here. I wonít explain the model of my company because I donít want to be accused of plugging anything but no what we do is completely different. Hey Iím ranting because for what I like and appreciate in Marriott itís the exact opposite but if it works for familyís thatís great I suppose and the staff is always nice so itís not their fault. I guess my biggest whine/complaint is would it really be that difficult to honor the standard Marriott protocol if youíre gojng to put the Marriott name on it? Otherwise why not remove the Marriott affiliation all together and have vacation club be itís own entity.
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Old Apr 23, 19, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
It would be helpful for OP to return and in clear language explain how the property failed to deliver on the agreement he himself accepted. Rather than writing in the forn of a non-existent narrative, better to show us his specific concerns regarding what he was promised and what he got.
No welcome gift
no upgrades
no water in rooms
no room service by design
no late check out
pretty much none of the benefits from Marriott rewards. To be clear I havenít purchased the timeshare option Iím merely forced to either stay here when Iím in Tahoe or go to a different brand Iím strongly considering doing holiday inn but I honestly am so obsessed with Marriott I havenít paid for a room from another major chain in 7 years so my complaints come out love and a desire for improvements to be made so I can continue to be loyal to the parent brand. Sounds like Iím the only one that feels this way so if everyone else likes not getting any of your rewards benefits keep rocking thatís great but itís not my cup of tea!
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Old Apr 23, 19, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by hhoope01 View Post
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Lets make sure we discussing the program, the rules, Marriott, etc. And not discussing other FT posters. That is not only frowned on, it can lead to places we don't want to go. Thanks.

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If someone is looking to maximize elite benefits and treatment, then the OP is correct. MVCI properties aren't going to get you much in the way of elite benefits. Now there is some good reasons behind that. MVCI properties are not hotels and are not run as a hotel. They are a timeshare which limits what Marriott and/or the property managers can do. So if your hoping for some nice upgrades, lounge access, etc, then MVCI properties probably isn't the best place to look.

With that said, I personally love to stay at MVCI properties. They are usually very nice and well kept up and they usually come with much more space (i.e. 1, 2 or even 3 bedroom suites.) Last year stayed at the Grand Chateau in Las Vegas instead of the Cosmo. It cost the same amount of points, but I got a 2 bedroom suite, no resort fees and free parking. Much better option. I've stayed at many of the Orlando and Hawaii MVCI properties as well over the years. When traveling with the family it is very nice to have all that extra space (for little to no extra points.) But if it were just my spouse and I, I don't need that extra space and having more "resort" amenities and elite benefits would be more important.

It all depends on what each person is looking for and what is important to them for that particular trip.
Well said and yes itís me stating the obvious I guess. Frustrated I now donít have any true Marriotts near me to use as an office and wanted to vent so Iím aware Iím not generating major news here. Your post details out what I was saying in a much more specific way thank you!
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