Timeshare Developers From Big to Small
Although the list of Timeshare resorts and Timeshare Developers seems endless, the list of actually developers is actually a pretty elite group. With the major exchange programs like RCI and Interval International linking virtually every resort on the planet, it can be pretty easy to get lost in the maze of resorts out there and the apparently endless number of places to buy timeshare, sell timeshare and use timeshare. Although there are a pretty fair number of smaller independent resorts networks and stand alone Timeshare resorts, the bulk of the timeshare programs and timeshare resorts are controlled by the big guns!
A Few Developers from the Timeshare Industry
Cendant Timeshare Resort Group
Why not start with the biggest of the big when it comes to timeshare developers? Cendant just happens to be the most extensive timeshare resort collection in the world, even if they aren’t the most common household name. Cendant Timeshare owns 141 locations and over 13,000 units as of 2005. One of the reasons that Cendant may not be the best known name in timeshare is that they operate, for the most part, through a couple of other companies they own that you may have heard of, Fairfield Resorts and Trendwest.
Disney Vacation Club
A relatively new player but definitely not a small player in the timeshare development game is The Disney Vacation Club. Like all high-end timeshare resorts Disney Vacation Club offers studios, one, two, or three-bedroom villas and obviously all of the resort amenities you would expect from a Disney property. What they also offer that others can’t is the attraction of Disney. How many timeshare developers can boast not
only world-class resorts in desirable locations but they also control the main reason that most tourists are in that destination in thefirst place?
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Bluegreen Vacation Club
Based mostly on the east coast and a staple in the Florida Timeshare scene as well as the Carolinas, Bluegreen Communities develops, does their own timeshare marketing and timeshare sales. They also create planned vacation, residential, lake and golf communities. All though the Bluegreen network is predominately in the southeastern and central southern states, Bluegreen Communities has sold almost 50,000 home sites in 32 states since the mid 1980’s.
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Marriott Vacation Club International Timeshare Developer
Probably the most well known of the Timeshare Developers, Marriott International owns and operates Marriot Timeshares which include Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, Ritz-Carlton Club, and Marriott Grand Residence Club.
Hyatt Vacation Ownership
Here is the third of three, Hyatt Vacation Club develops and operates properties in world-class locations from western USA like
Colorado and California to the Caribbean like Puerto Rico and Key West.
ILX is a Western USA based timeshare developer and is actually the biggest privately owned timeshare developer in North America. ILX resorts operates timeshare vacation resorts in the western United States and in Mexico and has recently started to move east.
Hilton Grand Vacations Timeshare Developer
The next of the big three retail hotel developers that have made it huge in the Timeshare industry is Hilton Grand Vacations Company, (HGVC). Hilton Grand Vacations develops, operates the timeshare marketing and resort management of branded vacation ownership resorts. Hilton Hotels Corporation controls HGVC, and yes this is the same Hilton group that socialites Paris and Nikki are the heirs to.
Sunterra is actually a property management group for timeshare resorts, condos, hotels, and resorts owned by third parties in Hawaii. They have however expanded their operation to include, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Shell Vacations Club or SVC as it is known is another mostly west coast entity Shell Vacation Club has Timeshare Resorts from the beaches of Kauai to scenery of Canada. The company is very diverse in its endeavors and offers services in real estate acquisition, asset management, financing, and consulting, investment and management of commercial hotel, resort, and timeshare properties
Westgate Resorts Timeshare Development
Westgate is one based in Orlando, Florida, one of the plethora of Orlando Timeshares and developers. It is also one of the biggest timeshare developers in the world. Westgate Resorts owns over 7,500 units as of 2005. Westgate resorts have more than 19 timeshare resorts throughout the USA.