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Worldmark - A brief overview


Worldmark the Club

1989 – In response to surveys of timeshare owners, Jeld-Wen, a window manufacturer in Oregon, created a credit based timeshare program named Club Esprit. In 1992 the Club name was changed to WorldMark by Trendwest. Trendwest Resorts, Inc. is now known as Wyndham Resort Development Corporation and does business under the brand WorldMark by Wyndham. As a subsidiary of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc., Wyndham Resort Development Corporation is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.

WorldMark, the Club has more than 225,000 owners who have a choice of over 7,000 ownership units at more than 90 locations - in the Western United States, Missouri, Arizona, Illinois, Colorado, Florida, Utah, Nevada, Hawaii, Texas, British Columbia, Fiji and Mexico. It is possible to start at Palm Springs and in a series of convenient stops end up in Whistler for an enjoyable extended vacation.




Resorts:

2017 Maint. Fees for common ownership levels

  • 10,000 credits - $790 (.079/credit)
  • 15,000 credits - $1090 (.0727/credit)
  • 20,000 credits - $1390 (.0695/credit)

RED (HIGH) SEASON CREDITS
RESORT 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom
Alaska Alyeska Prince Hotel & Resort (hotel room only) 51100 no units
Arizona WM Bison Ranch 8000 10000
WM Havasu Dunes 8000 10000
WM Phoenix - South Mt. Preserve 10000 12000
WM Pinetop 8000 10000
WM Rancho Vistoso 8000 10000
WM Scottsdale
California The Queen Mary Hotel
WM Anaheim 13000 16000
WM Anaheim - Dolphin's Cove 8000 10000
WM Angels Camp 8000 10000
WM Bass Lake no units 10000
WM Big Bear 8000 10000
WM Cathedral City 9000 no units
WM Clear Lake 8000 10000
WM Indio 9000 11000
WM Marina Dunes no units 10000
WM Oceanside 8000 10000
WM Palm Springs 8000 10000
WM Palm Springs - Plaza Resort & Spa 8000 no units
WM Pismo Beach 8000 no units
WM San Diego - Balboa Park 13500 no units
WM San Diego - Inn at the Park 13000 14500
WM San Diego - Mission Valley 11500 15000
WM San Francisco 11500 no units
WM Solvang 8000 10000
WM Windsor 8000 10000
Colorado WM Estes Park 8000 11000
WM Granby - Rocky Mt. Preserve 12000 14000
WM Pagosa (2 bedroom Deluxe) 5000 9800
WM Steamboat Springs 8000 10000
Florida WM Daytona Beach - Ocean Walk 9000 11000
WM Fort Lauderdale - Palm Aire 6800 10000
WM Fort Lauderdale - Santa Barbara (All Deluxe units) 9100 11800
WM Fort Lauderdale - Sea Gardens 8200 10700
WM Orlando - Kingstown Reef 9000 11000
WM Orlando - Reunion Three Bedroom Units   17000
Hawaii Vacation Internationale Royal Kuhio 9000 no units
WM Kapa'a Shore 10000 12000
WM Kihei 10000 12000
WM Kona 10000 12000
WM Valley Isle 10000 12000
Idaho Vacation Internationale Sun Valley 9000 no units
WM Arrow Point no units 10000
WM McCall no units 10000
Illinois WM Galena 8000 10000
Louisiana WM New Orleans - Avenue Plaza 11500 no units
Missouri WM Branson 8000 10000
WM Lake of the Ozarks 8000 10000
Montana WM West Yellowstone 11000 13000
Nevada WM Lake Tahoe 8000 10000
WM Las Vegas - Boulevard 9000 11000
WM Las Vegas - Spencer Street 8000 10000
WM Las Vegas - Tropicana Avenue 10500 12500
WM Reno 8000 10000
WM South Shore 8000 10000
New Mexico WM Red River 9500 12000
WM Santa Fe 12500 no units
WM Taos 12500 14500
Oklahoma WM Grand Lake 8000 10000
Oregon WM Bend - Seventh Mt. Resort 10000 12000
WM Depoe Bay no units 10000
WM Eagle Crest 9000 10000
WM Gleneden 8000 10000
WM Running Y 9000 10000
WM Schooner Landing 8000 10000
WM Seaside 8000 10000
Texas WM Hunt - Stablewood Springs 11000 13000
WM Marble Falls 10500 12500
WM New Braunfels (only Deluxe units) no units 13500
Utah WM Bear Lake 8000 10000
WM Midway no units 10000
WM Park City (All Deluxe units) no units 14000
WM St. George 8000 10000
WM Wolf Creek 8000 10000
Washington WM Birch Bay 8000 10000
WM Blaine 9000 11000
WM Chelan - Lake House (1 bedroom Deluxe) 12000 no units
WM Deer Harbor 15000 Presidential
WM Discovery Bay no units 9000
WM Lake Chelan Shores 8000 10000
WM Leavenworth no units 10000
WM Long Beach 11500 13000
WM Mariner Village 8000 10000
WM Seattle - The Camlin 11500 14000
WM Surfside 8000 10000
Canada Vacation Internationale at Rosedale on Robson 10000 no units
WM Canmore - Banff 10000 12000
WM Vancouver - the Canadian (compact units) 8000 10000
WM Victoria no units 10000
WM Whistler - Cascade Lodge 8000 no units
WM Whistler - Sundance 8000 10000
Caribbean WM St. Thomas - Elysian Beach Resort Studio units only
Fiji WM Fiji 10000 12000
Mexico WM Coral Baja 9000 12000
WM Isla Mujeres (All Deluxe units) 11000 no units
WM La Paloma no units 10000
WM Zihuatanejo Studio Penthouse





Vacation Credits:

Owners purchase vacation credits, which allow them to stay at any of the WorldMark resorts. Each year on the anniversary date of an account, vacation credits and corresponding Housekeeping credit(s) equal to the amount of the original purchase are added to the account. Unused Credits are automatically carried over for an additional 12 months. Up to one year’s worth of credits may be borrowed from the next award. Credits can be used on a weekly or daily basis at any WorldMark resort, but must be used according to Club guidelines and reservations are subject to availability.


The Guidelines for vacation credit usage are as follows:

  • HIGH (RED) SEASON: One week minimum stay booked 10 months to 13 months in advance with any day check-in available. Red (High) season requires a seven night minimum if booked more than 10 months in advance.
  • MID & OFF (WHITE & BLUE) SEASON: No minimum stay except for weekends. May be booked up to 13 months in advance.
  • WEEKEND ONLY: Weekends require a two-night stay when both Friday and Saturday nights are available.





Additional Benefits:

WorldMark offers check-in on any day of the week, in any season, for any size unit. Reservations may be split between multiple resorts to meet the seven night minimum in Red Season. The cancellation policy is also quite liberal depending on how far out you made the reservation. For example, reservations made up to 13 months from arrival may cancel 30 days from arrival without penalty.

The following is an average example of points needed to use a resort. With some exceptions, 10,000-12,000 credits will get you a one bedroom or a two bedroom, respectively for one week during Red Season. This chart is a general overview. Refer to the Vacation Credit Value Chart for each resort, as each resort has its own schedule for the three Seasons.



Vacation Season

Unit

Season

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Total

Red Season

One

Red

1000

1000

1000

1000

1450

1450

1100

8,000

(April-Oct)

bed

White

700

700

700

700

1125

1125

950

6,000

 

 

Blue

300

300

300

300

700

700

400

3,000

White Season

Two

Red

1250

1250

1250

1250

1800

1800

1400

10,000

(Mar.& Nov.)

bed

White

850

850

850

850

1250

1250

1100

7,000

 

 

Blue

600

600

600

600

925

925

750

5,000

Blue Season

Three

Red

1500

1500

1500

1500

2100

2100

1800

12,000

Jan.-Feb.)

bed

White

1000

1000

1000

1000

1450

1450

1100

8,000

 

 

Blue

700

700

700

700

1125

1125

950

6,000



Besides the units listed above some WorldMark Resorts have two or three bedroom penthouse (Premium unit with upgraded amenities, and Jacuzzi); one or two bedroom deluxe (larger than typical WorldMark Unit); one or two bedroom suites (smaller than typical WorldMark Unit); one or two bedroom plus (extra sleeping room); and studio units. The number of units and type of units differ by resort.

Credit Usage Restrictions:

  • Red Season usage must be for a minimum seven nights if booked more than 10 months in advance.
  • Two night minimum on weekends. A weekend is considered Friday and Saturday.





Housekeeping Fees:

'Housekeeping' refers to the mandatory cleaning required between guests. Every guest stay requires a housekeeping service at check-out; stays beyond 7 nights may also receive Housekeeping as a weekly service.


  • One free housekeeping service (aka HK token) is awarded at the annual anniversary for each block of 10,000 credits owned. 5,000 to 19,000 credits = 1 HK; 20,000 to 29,000 credits = 2 HK; 30,000 to 39,000 credits = 3 HK; etc.

  • For stays when a HK is not available, additional housekeeping fees are required. The fees are based on the size of the unit reserved and are collected at the time of reservation. 2017 fees range from $64 for a studio to $170 for a 4 bedroom Presidential Casita.



Bonus Time:

Bonus time was designed to encourage occupancy at times when there is low occupancy. Bonus Time begins 14 days before arrival for owner use and 5 days before arrival for guest use. Up to four consecutive nights may be booked at one time. The nights may be split between resorts, but this requires calling Vacation Planning to create the group reservation. The cost of the usage is currently 6.3 cents per credit and includes housekeeping. Bonus Time is just that – a bonus; do not count on it.

Restrictions are:

  • Can only book one period at a time.
  • Can only book one weekend per quarter
  • Maximum stay four days.





Owner Specials

INVENTORY SPECIALS work similar to bonus time, but allow owners to take greater advantage of inventory that may go unused. Cost of usage is 6.3 cents per credit and includes housekeeping. Like bonus time, don’t expect availability during the busy season. This is mainly white or blue time. The specials are listed on the WorldMark website. Inventory Special may be reserved up to 60 days before arrival for a maximum seven night stay and are subject to other restrictions.

Depending on Availability you can:

  • Book up to six reservations.
  • Book at several resorts.

OUT OF NETWORK OFFERS: Cruise the Caribbean, ride a roller coaster, join other solo Footloose travelers in Europe, or see a movie with your family. This program allows WorldMark owners to use their WorldMark credits as payment for fun activities outside of the resort system. This is a developer-sponsored program and not available to resale buyers.

  • Tours
  • Cruises
  • Attractions
  • Theme Park Tickets
  • Movie Tickets

Travelshare

This is a developer-sponsored program available to owners with credits purchased from the developer. TravelShare credits carry slightly higher maintenance fees. TravelShare benefits do not transfer upon resale to new owners who are not immediate family members. TravelShare eligible credits may be used to reserve resorts in Australia and South Pacific resorts through an exchange agreement with Wyndham Asia Pacific.


Exchanges

WorldMark credits with both major exchange companies, the account must be set up through WorldMark. WorldMark commands excellent trading power in both RCI and II.




Wyndham Vacation Resorts (WVR)

In 2014, Wyndham launched WYNDHAM Club Pass. This program is an internal exchange program with access to more than 80 Wyndham Vacation Resorts. Owners may call in beginning 9 months before arrival to book a reservation using Club Pass. There is a $99 exchange fee. Exchange payment is in WorldMark credits according to the Credit Value Chart for each WVR resort. Only developer purchased credits, or credits purchased prior to November 6, 2006 and currently owned, qualify for Club Pass reservations. Resale buyers are not eligible for exchanging using Club Pass.



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