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Should Marriott Vacation Club Asia Pacific expand?

Question asked by mayankvc on Sep 15, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 16, 2014 by lindseyh

Feedback/ suggestions for growth.

 

MVC USA has over 50 resorts. MVC AP has 6 resorts out of which only 3 are in Asia and 3 in USA. More importantly 3 are in Thailand(which is not Asia Pacific) 

I suggest MVC AP should expand in Asia in coming 5 to 10 years quickly to bring more variety and flavour to Asia Pacific Experience which will only help them to get many more members quicker. Also for growth in Asia time is now with increasing pockets and demand for timeshare concept (points based).

 

Suggested places for MVC resorts(Asia/Middle East)

Jim Corbett Park(Tiger Reserve), North India

Kerala Backwaters, South India

Vacation Club near Fujairah/Ras Al Khaimah or any Desert Resort

Auli Ski Resort, North India

White Water River Rafting Rishikesh Resort, North India

Langakawi – Resort or atleast Club Connection

Macao Marriott Own VC like the Grand Château

Explore Mainland China prospects well as this could be like a 2nd USA in future for growth.

 

Suggested places for Club Connections (Asia/Middle East)

More hotels in India should be tied up as currently only Goa is there. 

Example JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa which will open in October 2014.

Other Marriott’s and JW’s in India should be tied up also as only China shows in Club Connection list majorly for now. 

In the UAE do try to tie up with Dubai Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf

It’s a wonderful hotel and will have less club points than a JW in Dubai also it has Hotel Apartments.

Also do try with DUBAI MARRIOTT HARBOUR HOTEL as it’s again a hotel apartment.

 

In general terms most MVCI Owners travel vacation style in family so 1, 2 bedroom, 3 bed room with kitchen will be more attractive prospect for them than just a hotel Room. So if you target Marriott Executive Apartments in Asia and Middle East it will definitely be a better prospect to use club points for MVCI Owners. At same time good option for new members who may join. In Dubai case 3 Executive Apartments are available.  3rd One is Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek.

Shanghai and Beijing also have MEA so better to try that.

Suggested places for Club Connections (Europe)

Generally speaking Europe should be covered fully.

Atleast 1-2 hotel per country in the EU/Schengen area.

Italy

  1. 1.      Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa.  Italy
    1. 2.      Milan Marriott Hotel
    2. 3.      Rome Marriott Park Hotel
    3. 4.      Boscolo Venezia, Autograph

France

  1. 1.      JW Marriott Cannes
  2. 2.      Paris in the City also

The Netherlands

1. Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel

 

Germany

1.      Frankfurt Marriott Hotel

Switzerland

  1. 1.  Renaissance Lucerne Hotel
  2. 2. Zurich Marriott Hotel

Suggested places for Vacation Club (Europe)

  1. 1.      Santorini, Greece
  2. 2.      Italy
  3. 3.      French Riviera

 

Suggested places for Vacation Club (Balance Continents)

  1. 1.      South Africa
  2. 2.      Australia

 

Suggested Club Connections South Africa

  1. Waterfront properties in Cape Town
  2. Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

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