What is Marriott Vacation Worldwide?
Setting a standard for others to follow, Marriott’s Vacation Worldwide is a world leader within the timeshare and vacation ownership industry. With a current membership of over 400,000 families, owners enjoy the benefits of a home-from-home experience along with all the comforts and facilities of a high quality hotel. With a portfolio of more than 50 inspiring holiday resorts, owning a share of these luxury apartments and villas is proving an increasingly popular option.
Testament to the companies success, the timeshare operations of the Marriott brand were listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2011 and would have made a great buy for any budding investors. Shares have risen in value four-fold and with the stocks price at an all time high, the current value of the company at (time of writing: 08/5/2015) is over $2.5Billion (£1.6Billion).
So, with such a recognised and endorsed brand, we thought it was about time we took a closer look at the Marriott resorts available on the resale market. For a full round-up of our Marriott timeshares please visit our Marriott Resorts page.
Marriott Ownership – How does it work?
In Europe, Marriott resorts generally operate on a floating week basis that divides the annual timeshare calendar into four separate seasons: Silver, Gold, Gold Holiday and Platinum. By purchasing a floating share at a specific resort you can choose to holiday at different dates each year at the one resort or use the services of Interval International to swap and visit another country or destination. Below are approximate guidelines to the four Marriott Floating week seasons for European resorts;
Silver Floating: Allows members to visit the resort between January and early March (excluding February half-term) as well as November to mid-December each year.
Gold Floating: Members can visit from Late March – June (excluding May school-holidays) and September to early October.
Gold Holiday: Marriott owners can visit their resort during the Half-Term holiday periods of February, May and October as well as the weeks covering Christmas and New Year.
Platinum Floating: Ownership of a Platinum Floating week allows members to visit their resort during Easter, July and August peak periods.
Where can you go?
Members of Marriott Vacation Worldwide have the choice of over 50 unique, award-winning resorts across globe. Each resort below received an Interval International Premier Resort accreditation as well as featuring strongly on TripAdvisor’s review site.
Considered Marriott’s flagship resort in Europe, Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort is nestled upon the golden sands of the world famous Nikki Beach along the sunny Costa Del Sol. A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winning holiday resort it’s set amid lush greenery and swaying palm trees on Spain’s South coast. Popular with both couples and families alike this premium resort features numerous swimming pools, mouth-watering restaurants and an inclusive Kids activity centre. Meanwhile, you’re just a short drive from the glitz and glamour of Marbella city centre and the 35 golf-courses of the Costa Del Golf region!
Offering one of the premier locations in Orlando, Florida is Marriotts Grande Vista situated less than 2-miles from SeaWorld International within its own relaxed lakeside retreat, perfect for families looking to explore this magical region. This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winning resort is adjacent to the Championship Grande Pines Golf Club whilst also features its own Health Spa, 4 heated outdoor swimming pools, a fantastic array of Children’s activities and a whole host of dining options too!
More from Marriotts U.S.A collection:
Marriotts Cypress Harbour, Orlando
Marriotts Grand Chateau, Las Vegas
Marriotts Shadow Ridge, California
Marriotts Grande Ocean, South Carolina
Marriotts Ko Olina Beach Club, Hawaii
Marriotts Desert Springs Villas, California
Electric blue Caribbean seas and the white-sands of Palm Beach are in sight at Marriotts Aruba Ocean Club, held in high regard by TripAdvisor reviewers on the tropical island of Aruba. Indulge in soothing treatments at the Mandara Spa, relax within the free-form swimming pool and dine ’til your hearts content at the Pavillion Grill under the gaze of the Caribbean sunshine at this easy-going resort. Explore the local Palm and Eagle beaches, dive under the waves with a submarine excursion and strike it lucky at the Bushiribana gold mine.
Located along the golden shores of Mai Khao Beach on the tropical island retreat of Phuket in Thailand is the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice award-winning Marriotts Phuket Beach Club providing a serene holiday experience for couples and families alike. Relish the culinary spectacles offered at each of the resorts 10 unique restaurants, rejuvenate your senses at the Mandara Spa and soak the days away within the enticing open-air swimming pool. Take a day out to explore the magnificent Phi Phi Islands and visit the setting for James Bond’s “Man With The Golden Gun” at Khao Phing Kan whilst Old Phuket Town is filled with a rich cultural history you’re sure to love!