Abound by Marriott Vacations: Owner Benefits + Exchange (Update) - Selling Timeshares, Inc. (2023)

Abound by Marriott Vacations: Owner Benefits + Exchange (Update) - Selling Timeshares, Inc. (1)

Update: 12/1/2022

Marriott has officially launched the Abound program as of 12/1/2022. Marriott points owners will now have the ability to book many of the Vistana Signature Network properties, which are comprised of both Westin and Sheraton timeshare resorts.

Below is a list of all the Vistana properties that are not available to Abound-enrolled Marriott owners.

Westin Resorts Available To Book By Abound-Enrolled Marriott Owners

  • The Westin St. John Resort Villas
  • The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa
  • The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort
  • The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancún
  • The Westin Kierland Villas
  • The Westin Desert Willow Villas
  • The Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas
  • The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas
  • The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas North
  • The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas
  • The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

Sheraton Resorts Available To Book By Abound-Enrolled Marriott Owners

  • Sheraton Desert Oasis
  • Sheraton Lakeside Terrace Villas at Mountain Vista
  • Sheraton Mountain Vista
  • Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas
  • Sheraton Vistana Resort
  • Sheraton Vistana Villages
  • Sheraton PGA Vacation Resort
  • Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort Villas
  • Sheraton Broadway Resort

Vistana Resorts Currently Missing From The Abound Program

  • Harborside Resort at Atlantis
  • Vistana Beach Club
  • Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas

There has been a massive amount of new information released by Marriott recently regarding their new Abound exchange program. In this article, we will be covering all the latest details including launch dates, how many points it takes to book Vistana (Westin, Sheraton & Vistana) resorts, the costs involved in using the program and so much more! Stick around for all the latest developments!

Abound Program Launch Date

While a specific day has not been released, Marriott announced that owners can start making reservations, at Vistana properties starting for the 2023 calendar year to book, starting in October of 2022.

Vistana Properties Point Charts

The points charts shown below are not used to be used by Vistana owners wanting to learn the conversion rate for their week / points. These points charts simply show how many points it takes to book these resorts for Marriott owners.

Destinations Club Points To Be Rebranded As Club Points

Marriott will be rebranding Destination Club Points (also known as Vacation Points). Destination Club Points will now be referred to Club Points. Club Points will be the new name for the vacation currency moving forward.

No Incremental Costs To Owners

As Marriot has mentioned in every information release thus far, there will be no additional costs for owners who use the Abound program. Marriott will not be requiring purchases of additional timeshares, and there will be no buy-in option, as the program is completely free to eligible owners.

Annual Club Fee Raised By $15

2022 Annual Club Fees

Membership Level2022 Club Fee2023 Club Fee
Owners and Select Members$215.00$230.00
Executive and Presidential Members$255.00$270.00
Chairmans’ Club Members$280.00$295.00

Restrictions For Interval International

Marriott owners will not be allowed to use Club Points to make reservations at Westin and Sheraton properties by exchanging through Interval International. The goal of this restriction is to keep Marriot resort inventory within the Abound program, and Marriott since owners will simply be able to use Abound to accomplish the same goal, trading with Interval International forWestin and Sheraton properties has been restricted.

Limited Availability At Launch

Vistana owners will need to elect to convert their weeks / points into Club points for availability at Vistana resorts to enter into the Abound Program. Since many Vistana owners have already booked their 2023 vacations, there may be limited inventory for the first year, with much more availability at Vistana resorts coming in the following years.

Missing Vistana Resorts

There are 24 Vistana resorts being added to Abound on launch date, but Marriott owners may notice some missing Vistana properties when the service goes live in October. Notably the Harborside At Atlantis property, and all of the Westin Riverfront properties will not be available right away. Marriott will continue expanding the resorts offered in the program over time, but additional agreements need to be made for the remaining Vistana resorts to add them to the Abound program.

What If I Own Both Marriott And Vistana Properties?

Owners of both Marriott and Vistana timesharescan combine the Club Points values of their ownerships when determining theirMarriott Vacation Club owner membership level benefits. Vistana owners’ Club Point level will be determined by the amount of Club Points they can elect to convert their weeks / points into, plus the amount of MVC Club Points.

Check Back For More Updates

Stay tuned to the Selling Timeshares, Inc. blog to get all the latest developments. We will be updating this article with all the latest news on this subject so feel free to check back with us periodically to get the latest news.

If you have any questions about purchasing a Marriott Vacation Club, Westin Vacation Club, or Sheraton Vacation Club on the resale market, feel free to fill out a contact form. We have licensed Real Estate agents who specialize in each of these vacation clubs, and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Original Article: 6/25/2022

This summer, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is debuting Abound by Marriott Vacations™ (“Abound”), a new Owner benefit and exchange program. Abound aims to offer Marriott, Westin, and Sheraton timeshare owners more flexibility when exchanging their vacations between the three vacation clubs.

Abound by Marriott Vacations Explanation

With Abound, Marriott Vacations Worldwide is seeking to create an internal exchange program that will replace Marriott’s current Marriott Vacation Club Destinations Exchange Program.

The Marriott Vacation Club Destinations Exchange Program is an internal exchange program that affords owners of Marriott Destinations Club Points (Trust Points) and Legacy Week owners who have converted their week into points, the ability to book at the many Marriott Vacation Club resorts without trading through Interval International.

The program will be available to owners at three of the vacation clubs that are owned by Marriott Vacations Worldwide; Marriott Vacation Club, Westin Vacation Club, and Sheraton Vacation Club with the possibility of the program being extended to other Marriott Vacations Worldwide vacation clubs such as Grand Residences or Ritz Carlton.

We are incredibly excited to debut Abound by Marriott Vacations, which is our gateway for enrolled vacation Owners to embark on exceptional travel adventures around the globe, helping them make a lifetime of meaningful vacation moments with those they care about most.

President of Marriott Vacations Worldwide, John E. Geller, Jr.

What Will Abound by Marriott Vacations Cost?

Marriott Vacations Worldwide recently hosted an investor’s day conference that included a webinar in which Marriott Vacations Worldwide executives fielded questions. Executive Vice President and Chief Brand and Digital Strategy Officer at Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Laura Gustafson, answered questions about how much this new program would costs owners.

Laura Gustafson was quoted saying that the new program will be “completely additive with no incremental cost to owners”. It’s unclear if this offer will be available to all owners, or if there will be eligibility requirements. We will learn more details over the next few months about the program, but the Abound program is looking promising so far.

Marriott Vacation Club Owners

Abound by Marriott Vacations: Owner Benefits + Exchange (Update) - Selling Timeshares, Inc. (2)

When Abound makes its debut this summer, it will add to the already amazing benefits that Marriott affords its timeshare owners. If you’ve been searching for a way to become a Marriott Vacation Club Owner, now is the perfect time to take a look at all of the great benefits Marriott Vacation Club currently offers. You can learn everything we know about Marriott ownership & the resale market by reading our past Marriott Vacation Club articles.

By purchasing your Marriott ownership on the resale market, you can skip the high-pressure sales tactics, plus get huge savings on Marriott Destinations Club Points resales and Marriott Weeks resales as well.

If you have any questions about Marriott Vacation Club, Westin Vacation Club, or Sheraton Vacation Club, feel free to fill out a contact form. We have licensed Real Estate agents who specialize in each of these vacation clubs, and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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