Marriott Vacation Club Intl. began with small roots in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina known originally as American Resorts with its first timeshare known as the Marriott Monarch Resorts in 1984. Marriott Vacation Club Intl. timesharebusiness just recently celebrated its 25 th anniversary in 2009. It has grown from 150 villas and 7,000 owners to the current operation of 64 resorts around the world with 10,600 villas and over 400,000 families as owners. Marriott Villas Club Intl. has become more than just a simple timeshare-offering amenities that provide the convenience and space of home to go along with the luxury. Some of these items include separate dining and living room areas, over-sized tubs and showers, in-room washers and dryers, and a full kitchen with cookware and tableware. Marriott Vacation Club Intl. offers many different vacation options when it comes to accommodations with beach resorts, golf and spa resorts, ski & mountain resorts, as well as themed entertainment resorts offered througout the United States and internationally making them a perfect for family vacations. People may ask, what makes a Marriott Vacation Club Intl. timeshare different from the rest. Besides having some of the best locations in the world, you have the options of returning to the same location or choosing different locations, as well as changing the dates of your timeshare, and also being a part of the exciting Marriott Rewards program which allows you to accumulate points to use towards cruises and airline tickets. Marriott Vacation Club Intl. is also associated with the following franchising hotels under the following brands: Marriott Hotels & Resorts: JW Marriott Hotels & ResortsRenaissance Hotels & Resorts Courtyard by Marriott Residence Inn by Marriott: Fairfield Inn by Marriott Marriott Conference Centers TownePlace Suites by Marriott SpringHill Suites by Marriott Marriott Vacation Club Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.The Ritz-Carlton Club Marriott ExecuStay Marriott Executive Apartments Grand Residences by Marriott
Timeshares are such a great option for people with families that want to vacation as well as business people that want to get the most out of their dollar. Marriott Vacation Club Intl. also can offer cost security. With the current state of the economy, once you have bought a timeshare you are locked in at that specific price. Hotel room rates are ever changing and increasing. With economic hardships that many are facing, it is making it impossible for some to travel and entertain. With Marriott Vacation Club Intl.'s affordable timeshares you know that your investment was worth every penny. Timeshares provide so much more than just a destination getaway but a home away from home. Many people who regularly visit their timeshares develop a sense of community and togetherness where people can reconnect with a sense of familiarity and closeness that cannot be obtained through hotel rentals. Hotel rooms generally do not provide the accommodations or the space needed to truly feel comfortable. Marriott Vacation Club Intl. timeshares provide kitchens to prepare a home cooked meal, relax on the patio and soak up the sun, or at many locations allow you to take stroll on the beach. Everyone has a different idea of what vacation is and timeshares can provide the customized atmosphere that you, your family, or the extracurricular activities you and your family may prefer. Marriott Vacation Club Intl. provides destinations of all sorts with different types of entertainment. Below is a list of just some of the timeshares according to specific destination: Beach Resorts
Newport Coast, California: Marriott's Newport Coast Villas located near beautiful and historic Catalina Island, the resort looks over the Newport Beach boarding the Pacific Ocean. There are endless options of entertainment in the local area as well as extremely serene settings all from the comfort of your resort. Palm Beach Shores, Florida: Marriott's Ocean Pointe is located off of Singer Island Beach on Florida's Gold Coast. From fine dining to shopping areas galore, it would be hard to run out of things to do. Maui, Hawaii: Marriott's Maui Ocean Club is located at the Ka'anapali Beach Resort with a vast array of restaurants, shopping, sandy beaches, and golf. Ka'anapali Beach Resort won Travel & Leisure's "World's Best Awards: Top 25 Hotels in Hawaii". (August 2005). Golf & Spa Resorts
Phoenix, Arizona: Marriott's Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge has a southwest inspired theme offering endless amenities for the golf enthusiast, shopping, and spa features. The resort offers over 125 villas spanning over 22 acres which, is adjacent to the Nick Faldo and Arnold Palmer designed Wildfire Golf Club. Miami, Florida: Marriott's Royal Palms is a contemporary style resort located near the Hawk's Landing Championship Golf Course at the Orlando World Center Resort & Spa. The spa itself includes a eucalyptus filled steam room, full service massage options, facials, manicures, pedicures and many other spa treatment options. Ski & Mountain Resorts
South Lake Tahoe, California: Marriott's Timber Lodge Resort located in the Heavenly Village you and your family can enjoy a day on the Heavenly Mountain for incredible skiing and hiking. In the village are located 38 shops, restaurants, galleries, a skating rink and a cinema. Vail, Colorado: The Marriott Streamside resort offers some of the best skiing in the area. The feel of the resort has a European elegance while providing all the amenities to let you relax and enjoy your skiing vacation. Themed Entertainment Resorts
Galloway, New Jersey: Marriott's Fairway Villas at Seaview off of Jersey's southern shores offers a historical view of the area, a nearby gold course, and local beaches. Branson, Missouri: Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club at Branson has a variety of nearby activities available from trout fishing, boating and river rafting. The area provides an abundance of local famous shows, and endless possibilities to enjoy the great outdoors. International
England: Marriott Grand Residence Club located in the London neighborhood of Mayfair provides early 20th-century Edwardian architecture to compliment the building. Located near one of kind boutiques, theaters, and restaurants the experience is entrancing, infusing you into London life. With today's ever changing economy the sacrifice of giving up quality vacations with your family doesn't have to happen. Marriott Vacation Club Intl. provides endless opportunities for any budget with any lifestyle.