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Old February 12, 2008, 10:57 AM   #1
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FAQ of the Diamond Resorts

There are three kinds of ownerships at resorts managed by Diamond Resorts International (DRI)
(formerly Sunterra).

-Be a “CLUB” member and use your points to reserve at any of the Diamond owned resorts and also the many Diamond affiliated resorts managed by Raintree and Vacation Internationale ( subject to significantly limited availability) . To be a club member, you must have purchased your ownership directly from the developer ( or obtained in a family transfer). Although it is possible to buy resale then "convert" the resale purchase by buying more pts/ weeks direct from Diamond and have all your resorts/points brought into the club.
THE Club is just a membership to DRI own personal internal exchange program.


-Own “Trust” Points in a DRI collection of resorts. Resale owners of the “trust” are allowed to use their trust points to reserve time at any of the resorts in the resort collection of the trust which they own. But not at any other Diamond resorts. ( to use the trust pts at other diamond resorts, you must have purchased the trust points directly from Diamond-Sunterra)
There are three Six or Seven different resort collections which have a "trust"
- DRI U.S. Collection
- DRI Hawaii Collection
- DRI California Collection
- Monarch Grand Vacations
- Premiere Vacations
Others??
** see the bottom of post #3 for which resorts are in which collection (some are in more than one)

-Own a deeded week at a resort managed by Diamond. Resale owners at any of the Diamond resorts own only at that single resort and can’t use points to go to other Diamond resorts.


The following is the FAQ of the Diamond Resorts International (DRI)
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Is every Owner a THE ClubSM Member?
Membership in THE ClubSM is voluntary; therefore, all Owners are not THE ClubSM Members.

What are the benefits of THE ClubSM membership?
Membership will increase vacation flexibility and remove standard limits applied by typical vacation ownership rules. THE ClubSM Members decide when and where they want to vacation, what experiences they are looking for, what size accommodations they’ll need and what length of stay they desire.

When do I renew THE ClubSM membership?
Your membership is renewed automatically every year once your Club fees are paid. A Member must notify THE ClubSM in writing to discontinue their membership.

Is my membership transferable?
THE ClubSM membership may be transferred by will, but may not be sold.

What is a Point?
Points are the “currency” or “points” you use to reserve your vacations in the THE ClubSM system. Every vacation is valued in Points, which is based upon the time of year, accommodation size, resort location and length of stay.
When you join THE ClubSM, you will receive an allocation of Points or “points” valued on the resort, unit size and the time of year that you own.

When must Points be used?
Points must be used before December 31 of each year. Otherwise, all unused Points will expire at the end of the Use Year. However, you may also save Points.

Are Points automatically saved?
No. It is THE ClubSM Member’s responsibility to contact THE ClubSM to save Points.

How many Points can I save each year?
Members may save up to the current year’s allocation of Points to the next year.

How do I save Points?
Points may be saved online at www.DiamondResorts.com in the My Account section. Also, members may contact THE ClubSM to save Points to the following year.

When must I notify THE ClubSM to save Points to the following year?
To save Points to the following year you must notify THE ClubSM Reservations by the following dates: June 30 if you would like to save up to 100% of your annual Points allocation. August 31 if you would like to save up to 50% of your annual Points allocation. October 31 if you would like to save up to 25% of your annual Points allocation. Note: Your saved Points must be used by the end of the following year.

Can Points be borrowed?
Yes. Members may borrow up to one year’s allotment of Points for use in the current year. (HOA fees and Club dues must be paid in order for Points to be borrowed.) Borrowed Points may only be used for reservation requests.

What will I need to do to borrow Points?
As part of requesting a reservation via www.DiamondResorts.com you will be prompted, if necessary, or you can contact THE ClubSM via phone, fax or e-mail.

What if I don’t want to borrow Points?
You may buy more Points or use our rental services.
How will I know where I can go and how many Points my vacation will cost?
A Points Directory and Global Vacations Guide, which contains a list of resorts and the value of each vacation stay in Points, will be issued a minimum of once per year.

How does a Member request a vacation?
Requests may be made online, by phone, fax or in writing. All requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Remember to make your request early.

What is THE ClubSM Bonus Time?
THE ClubSM Bonus Time allows you to book a stay of 21 days or less in advance with rates starting at $50 per night, at selected THE ClubSM resorts. The minimum number of nights is two.

What is a Quick Getaway?
If you can be flexible in your vacation planning, THE ClubSM offers the opportunity to make weekly reservations at participating THE ClubSM resorts when you book 59 days to 31 days prior to arrival at 50% off the current Points value. Save 50% off the regular Points price when you make your reservations from 30 days to 48 hours prior to arrival and plan to stay the minimum number of nights. Generally, the minimum number of nights is two (2) nights for resorts throughout the US and Caribbean. Check each resort for policies on minimum number of nights and check-in days.

What is THE ClubSM Home Advantage?
If you are a member of THE ClubSM Vacations (a trust based club consisting of multiple sites), your THE ClubSM Home Advantage enables you to make reservations 13 months prior to your check-out date at any of the resorts within your Home Club, (annual allotment only). THE ClubSM Members may begin requesting reservations at a resort at which they do not have a Home Resort or THE ClubSM Home Advantage, 10 months prior to the check-out date.

What is Home Resort Advantage?
If you are a deeded owner, Home Resort Advantage enables you to make reservations at your Home Resort 12 months prior to your check-out date. Please note: Reservations made during this time (10–12 month window) may not exceed, in total, the number of Points allocated annually in respect to the inventory assigned to Club. THE ClubSM Members may begin requesting reservations at a resort at which they do not have a Home Resort or THE ClubSM Home Advantage, 10 months prior to the check-out date.

Can I request multiple vacations in the same year?
Yes. As long as you have the required number of Points, space is available and all fees are current.

Can I request multiple units at the same time?
Yes. As long as you have the required number of Points, space is available and all fees are current.

Can I reserve consecutive weeks at the same or a different resort?
Yes. As long as you have the required number of Points, space is available and all fees are current.

Can I rent additional nights?
Yes. Additional nights can be rented at most resorts by simply calling THE ClubSM Reservations at 1 877.DRI.CLUB.

What if I need to cancel a reservation?
First and foremost, call 1 877.DRI.CLUB to contact THE ClubSM Reservations. Cancellation rules are: 0% loss of Points if cancelled 365 – 60 days prior to arrival date 25% loss of Points if cancelled 59 – 30 days prior to arrival date 50% loss of Points if cancelled 29 – 14 days prior to arrival date 100% loss of Points if cancelled 13 – 0 days prior to arrival date

When should I call to cancel?
To avoid cancellation penalties, cancel your reservation as soon as possible. RPP - Reservation Protective Plan Members are encouraged to purchase reservation protection at the time of booking. Purchasing the Reservation Protection Plan will ensure 100% reimbursement of the Points charged for the reservation should you need to cancel up to 24 hours prior to arrival date. Members may purchase the Reservation Protection Plan for $105 at the time of booking only. (Elite Members receive a discount.)

What if I am delayed in getting to the resort?
Call the resort directly to advise them of your arrival delay.

Can I still rent or give my use period away?
Once your reservation is confirmed, you may either rent the use period privately or give it away. In either case, you must notify THE ClubSM Reservations of the guest’s name prior to their check-in.

Does joining THE ClubSM change my legal ownership status?
No. Your legal ownership does not change.

How do I request an Interval International exchange?
Call THE ClubSM Reservations and advise them of your desired exchange location, travel date and unit size. THE ClubSM Counselor will advise you of the number of Points required for the exchange. THE ClubSM Reservations has full access to the Interval International (II) reservations computer system allowing THE ClubSM Counselor to check availability for your request. If there is available space, THE ClubSM Counselor will provide you with an instant confirmation. If the destination is not available, you may submit an ongoing search request. You may also search and confirm exchanges online at www.intervalworld.com. THE ClubSM Members may also book discounted rental travel at II resorts by calling 1 877.DRI.CLUB or by visiting the Getaways section of the Interval International website.

Can I cancel my exchange affiliate request?
An exchange travel request may be cancelled by following Interval International’s cancellation rules.
Q. How many points would be needed to make an average reservation in a 2 bedroom during "red" season?

a. The average "Red Season" points for a reservation varies by resort. But using about 6500 points for a 2BR should work most times.

Q. Does my ownership in DRI come with a membership in II?

a. All members of the "club" come with a DRI paid for membership in II. BUT if you buy resale, you must join and pay for your exchange company membership.
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Old February 12, 2008, 11:35 AM   #2
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Here are the list of resort which may be reserved using Club points (please note that many of these resorts are affiliated resorts with extremely limited availablity)

Diamond Resorts International

US Resorts

Arizona
London Bridge Resort
Scottsdale Links Resort
Scottsdale Villa Mirage
Sedona Springs Resort
Sedona Summit
The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort
Villas at Poco Diablo
Villas of Sedona

California
San Luis Bay Inn
Marquis Villas Resort
Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort

Florida

Daytona Beach Regency
Coconut Mallory Resort and Marina
Polynesian Isles
Westgate at South Beach
Coconut Palms Beach
Ocean Beach Club
Ocean Sands Beach Club
Sea Villas
Cypress Pointe Resort
Grand Beach

Hawaii
The Point at Poipu
Ka'anapali Beach Club


Massachusetts
Edgewater Beach Resort
Beachside Village Resort

Missouri
The Suites at Fall Creek

New Hampshire
The Valley Inn at Waterville Valley

Nevada
Desert Paradise Resort
Polo Towers Suites
Polo Towers Villas
The Ridge Pointe

New Mexico
Villas de Santa Fe

South Carolina Island Links Resort
Royal Dunes
Ellington at Wachesaw Plantation

Tennessee
Bent Creek Golf Village
Gatlinburg Town Square
Gatlinburg Town Village
Mountain Meadows

Texas
Villas on the Lake at Lake Conroe

Virginia
Greensprings Vacation Resort
The Historic Powhatan Resort


St. Maarten
Flamingo Beach Resort
Royal Palm Beach Resort


Europe Resorts

Austria
Alpine Club

France
Le Club Mougins
La Résidence Normande
Le Manoir des Deux Amants
Royal Regency

Germany
Alpen Club Schliersee

Italy
Palazzo Catalani

Malta
Diamond Suites on Malta

Norway
Gålå Fjellgrend

Portugal
Vilar do Golf

Spain
-Balearic Islands
White Sands Beach Club
White Sands Country Club
Garden Lago
Cala de Mar
-Canary Islands
Jardines Del Sol
Cala Blanca
Club del Carmen
Royal Sunset Beach Club
Sunset Bay Club
Sunset Harbour Club
Royal Tenerife Country Club
Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club
Sunset View Club
-Costa Del Sol
Royal Oasis Club at Benal Beach
Royal Oasis Club at La Quinta
Sahara Sunset Club
Los Amigos Beach Club

United Kingdom

Anderton Marina
Woodford Bridge Country Club
Broome Park Golf and Country Club
Pine Lake Resort
Thurnham Hall
Cromer Country Club
The Kenmore Club
Wychnor Park Country Club





Diamond also has some availability at the following Vacation Internationale Resorts:

Fairway Villa-Oahu
Royal Kuhio-Oahu
Hololani-Maui
Valley Isle-Maui
Papakea-Maui
Kihei Kai Nani-Maui
Kapaa Shores-Kauai
Pono Kai-Kauai
Sea Village-Hawaii
Sea Mountain-Hawaii

Oasis-Palm Springs CA
Marina Inn-Oceanside CA
Kingsbury-S. Lake Tahoe (Stateline NV)
Elkhorn-Sun Valley ID
Village at Steamboat-Steamboat Springs CO
The Pines-Sunriver OR
Embarcadero-Newport OR
Point Brown-Ocean Shores WA
Clock Tower-Whistler, BC

Vallarta Torre-Puerto Vallarta
Torres Mazatlan-Mazatlan


Diamond also has some availability at the following RainTree Vacation Club Resorts:


Whiski Jack Resorts (17 resort locations) Whistler BC
The Sandcastle at Birch Bay WA
Franz Klammer Lodge Telluride CO
Teton Club Jackson Hole WY
Park Plaza Park City UT
The Miners Club Park City UT
Cimarron Golf Resort Palm Springs CA
Kona Reef Hawaii

Grand Regina Los Cabos
Club Regina Los Cabos
Club Regina Puerto Vallarta
Club Regina Cancun
Casa San Felipe Hostal Oaxaca
Hostal Las Cúpulas Oaxaca
Villa Vera Puerto Mio - Zihuatanejo
Villa Vera Puerto Isla Mujeres
Villa Vera Acapulco


Also as of 2012 Monarch Grand resorts

• Cabo Azul Resort in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
• Cancun Resort in Las Vegas, NV
• Cedar Breaks Lodge & Spa in Brian Head, UT
• Desert Isle of Palm Springs in Palm Springs, CA
• Palm Canyon Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, CA
• Riviera Beach & Spa Resort in Capistrano Beach, CA
• Riviera Shores Resort in Capistrano Beach, CA
• Riviera Oaks Resort & Racquet Club in Ramona, CA
• Tahoe Seasons Resort in South Lake Tahoe, CA
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"THE CLUB" USA Membership Types

SUN - deeded ownership at a single resort
CSV (& SV1 *) The US Collection Trust
CSH (& SVH *) The Hawaii Collection Trust
CS5 (& SV5 *) The California Collection Trust
* - The memberships with a * are when you own the trust but didn't buy direct from DRI or obtained in a family transfer and therefore are not a member of the DRI "CLUB"
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SUN
Deeded property
May be used at Home Resort Only if not associated with a "CLUB" membership
Home Resort Advantage is 12 months out for Home Resort Only
Must wait until 10 months out to make reservations for any property except Home Resort
Has usage of member benefits program
Receives elite benefits if membership reaches appropriate points levels
Receives a free II membership
All Hawaii deeded property is grandfathered in at High Season Points reservations rates for their home resort
Poipu deeded owners with a unit type of 2S may book Ocean Front weeks at 10,000 Points based on availability

CSV, CSH & CS5
Trust property purchased from a DRI sales site or obtained in a family transfer
Cannot be used outside of a membership.
Home Resort Advantage is 13 months out for all properties in The Collection you purchased
Must wait until 10 months out to make reservations for any property except those your collection Has usage of member benefits program
Receives elite benefits if membership reaches appropriate Points level
Receives a free II membership

SV1, SVH & SV5
The Collection of resorts purchased from a individual or company outside of DRI ( resale)
Cannot be used outside of a (regional) Club Membership
Usage is limited to the properties in your Collection
Home Resort Advantage is 13 months out for all properties in your Collection
Does not have usage of member benefits
Does not receive elite benefits even if their points reach elite award levels
Does not receive an II membership.


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Here is the current setup:

DRI U.S. Collection:
Bent Creek Golf Village, Gatlinburg, TN
Cypress Point Resort & Villas, Orlando, FL
Daytona Beach Regency, Daytona Beach, FL
Desert Paradise Resort, Las Vegas, NV
Dunes Village Resort, SC*
Flamingo Beach Club and Villas, St. Maarten
Grand Beach Resort, Orlando, FL
Greensprings Vacation Resort, Williamsburg, VA
Historic Powhatan Resort, Williamsburg, VA
Island Links Resort, Hilton Head, SC
Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort, Lake Tahoe, CA
London Bridge Resort, Lake Havasu, AZ
Marquis Villas, Palm Springs, CA
Mystic Dunes Resort and Golf, FL
Polo Towers Villas and Suites, Las Vegas, NV
Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort, Sedona, AZ
Ridge Pointe Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, CA
Royal Palm Beach Resort, St. Maarten
San Luis Bay Inn, Avila Beach, CA*
Sedona Springs Resort, Sedona, AZ
Sedona Summit, Sedona, AZ
Scottsdale Links Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Villa Mirage, Scottsdale, AZ
Suites at Fall Creek, Branson, MO
Villas at Poco Diablo, Sedona, AZ
Villas de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Villas of Sedona, Sedona, AZ
Tahoe Seasons Resort in South Lake, CA*
Palm Canyon Resort & Spa, CA*
Desert Isle of Palm Springs, CA*
Riviera Beach Resort & Spa, CA*
Riviera Shores Resort, CA*
Rivera Oaks Resort & Racquet Club, CA*


DRI Hawaii Collection
Ka'anapali Beach Club, Maui, HI
Point at Poipu, Kauai, HI
Polo Towers Villas, Las Vegas, NV
Sedona Summit Resort, Sedona, AZ

DRI California Collection
Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort, South Lake Tahoe, CA
San Luis Bay Inn, Avila Beach, CA
Tahoe Beach and Ski Club, South Lake Tahoe CA
Polo Towers Suites, Las Vegas Nevada
Sedona Summit, Sedona Arizona


* means limited availability
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Old November 15, 2008, 10:07 AM   #4
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The avg Red Season points for a reservation varies by resort. We use 6500 points for a 2BR for our planning purposes. That's also the usual number II charges for a 2BR prime week reservation as well.

Note that RED season is really an RCI term which doesn't always mean Platinum high demand weeks like Summer - 26 to 33 on the shore.

I'm talking 6500 points for the top of the food chain!
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As of Jan 2009, DRI has a new point requirements for trades with II:

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Points requirements now vary between 1,500 for an economy low season studio unit to 12,000 for a peak season premium resort. If you're wanting to exchange through I.I. and not internally with DRI, you can use DRI's chart to determine what works for you. Generally speaking most people will probably require high season and want premium resorts. That figure today is:
7,500 points for a 2 bedroom unit,
5,500 points for a 1 bedroom unit
4,000 points for a studio unit.
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Old March 22, 2009, 06:35 PM   #6
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The avg Red Season points for a reservation varies by resort. We use 6500 points for a 2BR for our planning purposes. That's also the usual number II charges for a 2BR prime week reservation as well.

Note that RED season is really an RCI term which doesn't always mean Platinum high demand weeks like Summer - 26 to 33 on the shore.

I'm talking 6500 points for the top of the food chain!
I have been trying figure out what is a good number of points to have in DRI that offers maximum flexibility and gets you where you want when you want. I came across this thread and was intrigued by what it said in that 6500 points for a 2 BDRM prime reservation. If prime week is let's say a "high season" week, Then 6500 points is not really enough. There are some resorts that have a 2BDRM during the "high season" but they are not the norm especially in the prime vacation areas.

Just a little something I noticed. At one time this may have been correct, but not now.
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I have been trying figure out what is a good number of points to have in DRI that offers maximum flexibility and gets you where you want when you want. I came across this thread and was intrigued by what it said in that 6500 points for a 2 BDRM prime reservation. If prime week is let's say a "high season" week, Then 6500 points is not really enough. There are some resorts that have a 2BDRM during the "high season" but they are not the norm especially in the prime vacation areas.

Just a little something I noticed. At one time this may have been correct, but not now.
This is a pretty old thread. As you have noted, at least with exchanges with I.I., the rules have changed. 6,500 points use to get you a 2 bedroom red week exhange through I.I. anywhere and anytime so long as I.I. deemed the exchange reasonable based on the "exchange value" of DRI points.

While DRI has been increasing the quality of their resorts, it appears that I.I. has decreased the value of DRI points within the I.I. system. Starting in 2009 (this thread was started in Feb 2008), it can take up to 12,000 points for a 4 bedroom premier resort in peak season. Previously I believe that same exchange, if you could even get it, would have been only 6,500 point. Conversly, if you wanted to travel during low season and only required a studio unit in a premium resort during low season, you would only need 2,500 points.

I suppose one could look at the new points schedule as a way for DRI owners to be able to pay for exchanges they might not have been able to get previously by using more points. Or, you could look at it as taking 7,500 points to get a high season week at a premium resort where before they were reasonably easy to get for 6,500 points.

This is the danger of playing in a points based system where the rules can be changed by either the managing company or the exchange company. Of course, even in a weeks based exchange system, the rules can change. You just might not see it on the surface. At least with points any changes are transparent.

As an example consider Las Vegas 10 years ago as compared to today. 10 years ago, the only two I.I. resorts on the strip were Polo Towers (only 2 of 3 towers completed), Jockey Club and Carriage House. Today you can toss in Marriott's Grand Chateau (only 2 of 4 towers completed) and, very soon, Westgate's Planet Hollywood Towers (only 1 of 2 HUGE towers near completion). While I can see it with my own eye's, I'd almost bet you that the exchange power of PT, JC and CH have all diminished and will continue to diminish as supply more than triples over the next few years. With DRI's points based system, I can already see the devaluation of points in the I.I. system if I want a high or peak season week at a premium resort.

Points requirements now vary between 1,500 for an economy low season studio unit to 12,000 for a peak season premium resort. If you're wanting to exchange through I.I. and not internally with DRI, you can use their chart to determine what works for you. Generally speaking most people will probably require high season and want premium resorts. That figure today is 7,500 points for a 2 bedroom unit, 5,500 points for a 1 bedroom unit and 4,000 points for a studio unit.

Of course, as you've seen, points totals can change, both up and down. What's true today won't be true 10 years from now. But that's true whether you're in a points based exchange system or a weeks based exchange system.

Everything I've written is based on exchanges with I.I. Internal exchanges within the DRI system are a different matter. Then it would depend on the quality of unit you want (deluxe or standard) and what resorts you see yourself vacationing in the most. If you want to go to Hawaii most of the time, you'll need enough points within the sytem for the resorts you want to visit most frequently in the season you want to visit. In any year you decide not to use all of your points, you have options for the disposition of unused points. That would include saving them to the next year, using them for FF miles, car rentals, MF fee payment, club dues payments, cruise discounts et.....

The system itself is very flexible and user friendly. While I haven't always been positive about every aspect of DRI (I'm not positive about every aspect of any timeshare I own), there are good things about the system that I enjoy.
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As referenced in the first post:
"Is my membership transferable?
THE ClubSM membership may be transferred by will, but may not be sold."


So, wait -- you can sell the timeshare but not the Club membership? So, then, what does the buyer actually receive?
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Old May 21, 2009, 04:35 PM   #9
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As referenced in the first post:
"Is my membership transferable?
THE ClubSM membership may be transferred by will, but may not be sold."


So, wait -- you can sell the timeshare but not the Club membership? So, then, what does the buyer actually receive?
If it's a deeded timeshare, they receive the deed to the timeshare with the right to use that timeshare under the rules set up by the developer when the timeshare was built and as may have been modified by the HOA/BOD and a vote of the owners. That deed also allows you access to exchanges through either I.I. or RCI, whichever the resort of interest is affiliated with. You may also exchange through one of the independant exchange companies, rent you unit or sell it.

If this is a Trust based ownership, then the buyer has the trust based intrest in all the resorts (19) associated with that trust but, does not have internal points based exchange access to all the resorts (> 100) associated with THE Club.

The only thing that the membership is, is a membership to DRI's internal exchange program to all resorts included in THE Club. It's nothing more, nothing less. It's just a membership to their own personal internal exchange program.
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Old May 12, 2010, 11:22 AM   #12
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Old September 2, 2010, 10:53 PM   #13
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How does one go about transferring a DRI club membership to another family member?
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Old September 4, 2010, 08:42 AM   #14
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How does one go about transferring a DRI club membership to another family member?
As far as I know, you can't transfer club membership to anyone including family unless you die and they inherit the membership.

Deeded properties can be transferred to anyone but without the Club membership.
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Old September 6, 2010, 02:18 PM   #15
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More correctly, any DRI Contract (not merely the deeded contracts) can be sold to anyone you wish. But when you do, if your contract happens to participate in The Club, The Club membership will not transfer to the new owner. As already stated there are a limited number of ways The Club membership will transfer but for the most part it won't.

To clarify, selling one of the DRI Collections contracts transfers the right to use the resorts listed in the Collections Contracts but membership in The Club will not transfer with them. So if you sell the US Collections contract the new owner will be able to use the 21-24 resorts in the US Collections. If they do a deal with DRI to get the resale contract back into the Club (I think nowadays you have to buy 2,000-4,000 points direct from DRI in order to get one resale contract back into The Club) then it will allos you to use your points at all resorts!
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Old November 14, 2011, 03:53 PM   #16
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Prepayment and borrowing policy?

I tried to book a 2012 reservation using my 2012 points today and it says "When booking a reservation for the following year or borrowing points from the following year, a deposit must be paid prior to the booking being confirmed...." Is this new????? I booked a 2012 reservation earlier this morning and now I was booking another and it will not let me unless I pay. Any ideas?
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Old November 15, 2011, 01:21 AM   #17
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I tried to book a 2012 reservation using my 2012 points today and it says "When booking a reservation for the following year or borrowing points from the following year, a deposit must be paid prior to the booking being confirmed...." Is this new????? I booked a 2012 reservation earlier this morning and now I was booking another and it will not let me unless I pay. Any ideas?
If you had some 2011 points banked, then that is why you may have been able to book the first reservation without prepayment. However, I do remember reading that DRI's computer system will be able to pick up when MF's have not been paid and will require them to be paid before reservations can be made. This would automatically happen when you booked a reservation when you called in to the reservation system. DRI's goal was for the same would happen if you booked online or if you booked by calling in.
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Old September 11, 2012, 12:10 PM   #18
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DRI in Fall of 2011 bought out the Monarch Grand Vacation club (MGV) and will manage both MGV (the point based multiple resort system) and the deeded stand alone resorts.


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Monarch Grand Vacations currently manages as stand alone and MGV locations:

· Riviera Beach & Spa Resort - I & II (Dana Point, CA)

· Riviera Oaks Resort & Racquet Club (North San Diego County, CA)

· Palm Canyon Resort & Spa (Palm Springs, CA)

· Riviera Shores Resort (Dana Point, CA)

Monarch Grand Vacations exclusive locations

· Cancun Resort (Las Vegas, NV)

· Cabo Azul Resort (San Jose de Cabos, Mexico.)

Monarch Grand Vacations location (not managed by MGV)

· Cedar Breaks Lodge & Spa (Brians Head, UT)

· Desert Isle of Palm Springs (Palm Springs)

· Tahoe Seasons Resort (South Lake Tahoe)
So when using MGV points to make a reservation you'll get 60 DRI pts / MGV pt.

BUT if you want to convert your MGV ownership to DRI ownership, you'll get 30 annual DRI pts / MGV pt. This is because MGV points were "points per 24 months" not "points per year" of DRI points.
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Old June 21, 2013, 05:41 PM   #19
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Other collections of resorts in DRI

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Premiere Vacation Collection :

Bell Rock Inn, Sedona, AZ
Los Abrigados Resort and Spa, Sedona, AZ
The Roundhouse Resort, Pinetop, AZ
PVC at Roundhouse Resort, Pinetop, AZ
Kohl's Ranch Lodge, Payson, AZ
Scottsdale Camelback Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
Sea of Cortez Beach Club, San Carlos, Mexico
The Carriage House, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Historic Crags Lodge, Estes Park, CO
Varsity Clubs of America - South Bend, Mishawaka, IN
Varsity Clubs of America - Tucson, Tucson, AZ
Rancho Manana, Cave Creek, AZ

Monarch Grand Collection:

• Cabo Azul Resort in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
• Cancun Resort in Las Vegas, NV
• Cedar Breaks Lodge & Spa in Brian Head, UT
• Desert Isle of Palm Springs in Palm Springs, CA
• Palm Canyon Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, CA
• Riviera Beach & Spa Resort in Capistrano Beach, CA
• Riviera Shores Resort in Capistrano Beach, CA
• Riviera Oaks Resort & Racquet Club in Ramona, CA
• Tahoe Seasons Resort in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Per DRI website Feb 2013
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Our Club is called Florida Club Connection and includes:

Bryan's Spanish Cove
Charter Club Resort of Naples Bay
Crescent Resort on South Beach
Liki Tiki Village
Orbit One Vacation Villas
Parkway International Resort
The Cove on Ormond Beach
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Old June 27, 2013, 03:00 AM   #20
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Good review. You told me more than the salesperson did. Although the steep price of over $30K for a 2bedroom in Maui made it a bit daunting for me.
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Good review. You told me more than the salesperson did. Although the steep price of over $30K for a 2bedroom in Maui made it a bit daunting for me.
Thanks Bill you gave a great update on the new DRI resorts.
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I believe there are several other "collections" in DRI which I have not as yet been able to determine. Maybe the Island One resorts will be its own collection? Maybe a European Collection?

If anyone has a different collection in DRI could you post it here?

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Old October 18, 2013, 01:04 AM   #23
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We own a 1 BR at Grand Seas Resort. Our contract is affiliated with Club Navigo (Island One) and is being converted over to DRI. So far I know that our dinky 1800 points will be converted to 2800 DRI points. Grand Seas will not be in the club, but all of the Club Navigo Resorts we could use are. We are still able to use our points at our home resort, though. I called DRI today to use my 2013 points today with no problem, but all of the website membership functions are not yet completed.

Our Club is called Florida Club Connection and includes:

Bryan's Spanish Cove
Charter Club Resort of Naples Bay
Crescent Resort on South Beach
Liki Tiki Village
Orbit One Vacation Villas
Parkway International Resort
The Cove on Ormond Beach

There are also Club Affiliated Resorts and I'm not sure what the difference is right now, but they include 17 more resorts.

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