Expanding further into Asia, Marriott Vacation Club
International opened an Asia Pacific Regional headquarters and
sales center in Singapore.
The move marks the first major branded hospitality company in the
Asian timeshare market and will introduce a new Club Points
tailored to the vacationing habits of consumers in Asia.
The program offers flexibility in duration of stay, accommodation
size and location at Club resorts, in addition to exchange at
Marriott Vacation Club resorts throughout the U.S., Caribbean and
Club members can also trade their Club Points for Marriott Rewards
points and may use the exchange partner Interval International’s
global system of more than 2,000 resorts in over 75 countries.
“The development of Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club in 2001 was just
the beginning of our long-range plans for the Asia Pacific region.
We have recognized for quite some time that while timeshare is
booming elsewhere in the world, Asia is still a relatively untapped
market,” said Steve Weisz, president, Marriott Vacation Club
MVCI will continue to develop its core product of deeded or
right-to-use vacation ownership resorts in addition to the
points-based product for consumers in Asia.
Current Asia Pacific plans include developing properties across
the region, and utilizing inventory at the existing Marriott’s
Phuket Beach Club. Marriott’s Grand Chateau in Las Vegas, and
Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Oahu, Hawaii, will also provide
inventory to the Club Points program.