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Elara Westgate resale contract does anyone else own one?

Discussion in 'All Other Timeshare Systems' started by jules54, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. jules54

    jules54 TUG Member

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    Hope someone owns a Elara former Westgate contract that is now Hilton Vacation Club they bought resale. If anyone owns one and will admit to owning it please tell me how it is working out for you.
    I first posted a similar question on the West board. Then the moderator moved it to the Hilton Vacation Club forum.
    I'm still looking for someone who owns a similar contract. I've heard from most posters how bad Westgate resales are treated. Would like to hear from someone with experience.

    The contract I can get for nothing is a 1bd 1-52 floating week EOY with the option to split the week for 2 stays. Not a points contract. I'm only interested in the Elara and staying or booking my split week to cover event weekends to rent. Does this work? Will this work? Are there added costs for booking reservations at the Elara or booking a split reservation?

    If you don't want to post then please Private Message me. TIA
     
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    Good luck, hope there is a Westgate Elara owner out there that can help.

    Just a bit of clarification. There is no such thing as an “Elara former Westgate now Hilton Vacation Club.” It is still Westgate and they do not share any rooms with HGVC at Elara. The only relationship that HGVC has with the Westgate timeshares is that they manage the resort. Someone posted on your other thread that as a Westgate owner you would be required to pay the HGVC Club dues which I think is incorrect. Westgate owners have no HGVC benefits and therefore wouldn’t be subject to the club dues.
     
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    Thanks RX8 I hope I can find an actual owner also. I did know that about not having to pay the Club dues. I also understand I used the wrong name for the HGVC. I could not remember the initials so I just went with it. I think if there are any Elara former Westgate resale contracts out there among Tuggers they will know what I mean.
    I do know so far that Elara(Westgate) owners do call HGVC to make their reservations. The customer service number I called would not give me any information about the contract I was thinking about buying even though I had Name and contract number of owner. The rep did let me ask some general questions. I would have reservation priority 12 months out. I could make reservations in 2019 for 2020 even though my maintenance fees would not be due till 1/1/2020. Being able to make reservations in March of 2019 for March of 2020. HGVC owners(points) can not jump over me as they can't make reservations till 9 month out.
    I am reading and listening to all the posts. That is why I reposted here. I understand a lot of folks dislike the Westgate system. Please don't tell me there is no free lunch as I have found many great free lunches. Sometimes it's only a matter of putting the time into learning your programs.
    Please if there are Elara Westgate contract resale owners out there fellow Tuggers please step forward and give me your educated opinions. That is what I need. Thanks I'm going to sleep now. It's been a long day on the beach in Playa Del Carmen for the last 7 weeks enjoying the many free contracts that I have gotten at an oceanfront resort here. Everyone dislikes the Sunset Organization also, but I've learn the program.
     
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    I have been looking for information on this too. Did you end up getting the unit?
     
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    Found the attached document at the HGVC website for westgate owners.
     

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