Marriott Vacations in Asia

Marriott Vacation Club International opens a center in Singapore

By: J.L. Erickson

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 Europe.

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 International.

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.

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