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11/18/2011

Marriott Vacation Club

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MARRIOTT VACATION CLUB FACT SHEET

BRAND: Marriott Vacation Club is a global leader in the vacation ownership industry. More than 413,000 families around the world own their vacations “the Marriott way” through a program that is well regarded for its quality management and exceptional flexibility.

In 1984, Marriott Vacation Club opened its first resort Marriott’s Monarch at Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Since its inception, the brand’s philosophy has been to redefine the vacation ownership industry by incorporating the signature quality, service and hospitality expertise of Marriott into a product which offers ownership of upscale vacation ownership resorts at a great value, with the flexibility to experience destinations around the world.

In the summer of 2010, Marriott Vacation Club evolved its award-winning weeks-based program and introduced the incredibly flexible and customizable points-based Marriott Vacation Club Destinations program for the North America and Caribbean regions.

PRODUCT:
Points Owners in the Marriott Vacation Club Destinations program choose the amount of points they want to purchase, then apply their points toward travel in the four Vacation Collections. To plan a vacation, they simply contact the Vacation Ownership Advisor team. The program offers greater flexibility, further personalization and more experience opportunities.

Weeks Owners may choose to enroll in the Marriott Vacation Club Destinations program and once enrolled, may elect to use the Vacation Club Points option any usage year. Existing Owners can be assured that the rights and privileges of their week(s) Ownership will be maintained and they will continue to enjoy vacations for generations to come.

USAGE OPTIONS: Owners use Vacation Club Points to plan dream vacations with a Vacation Ownership Advisor team to assist and make reservations among four Vacation Collections:
Marriott Vacation Club Collection

Vacation Club Points Owners can now directly book any resort within the luxurious portfolio of more than 50 Marriott Vacation Club resorts with over 11,600 villas. Newfound flexible options include any day check-in, varied lengths of stay for quick or extended getaways, a wide array of accommodation sizes to choose from, and more choice of travel season at resorts within North America and the Caribbean.

Resort Experience
Marriott Vacation Club resorts are located in beautiful beach, ski, golf, theme park and urban destinations worldwide. Villas range from studios to three-bedroom floor plans with 900 to 2,100 square feet of space. Designer decors and architectural accents reflect the ambiance of the destination throughout the spacious villas. Resort features and amenities may include:

Full-service clubhouse
Golf course(s)
Owner’s lounge
Limited menu delivery
Swimming pools
Tidy service
Fitness center
The MarketPlace convenience store
Tennis courts
Boat, bike and water activity rentals
Marriott Collection

Owners may choose from over 3,300 hotels and experience new destinations through trade for Marriott Rewards points.

Explorer Collection
Owners journey to new lands with access to a wide variety of exclusive travel packages.

Ocean Explorer
Constantly changing selection of ocean-bound offerings on top cruise lines

Active Explorer
Dynamic adventures in inspiring natural settings, from hiking and mountain biking, to rafting and off road excursions

City Explorer
Exciting portfolio of cosmopolitan Marriott hotel locations, from San Francisco to New Orleans, integrating signature cultural immersions

Epic Explorer
Guided tours to far-flung international wonders, from the Great Wall of China and the jungles of Costa Rica, to the African safari and beyond

World Traveler Collection

Through Interval International, Owners can also exchange within a global system of over 2,500 resorts in more than 75 countries.

INFORMATION:
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Contacts:
James Woelbern / Amy Immerfall
Marriott Vacation Club International
(407) 513-6969/ [email protected]
(407) 513-6968/ [email protected]