Marriott Vacation Club International
is a timeshare
program by Marriott International
. Owners can exchange their weeks for week stays at other Marriott and other hotel chain properties, but are also able to exchange them for Marriott Rewards points, which can then be used for short hotel stays or even cruises.
Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc. was started in 1984 on Hilton Head Island
, South Carolina
with the acquisition of American Resorts and its 122 villas on Hilton Head Island, which later became the Marriott’s Monarch at Sea Pines
resort. In 1985, Marriott Rewards started a partnership with the Marriott Ownership Resorts. In 1995, Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc. was renamed, becoming Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI) reflecting the company’s evolution from real estate development and sales to timeshares.
Currently there are 55 Marriott Vacation Club branded resorts throughout the world, including Marriott's Playa Andaluza Resort in Marbella
. Members are able to exchange into other locations through the use of Interval International
, a timeshare exchange company with over 2,500 resorts.
In 2009, Marriott Vacation Club International and Marriott Vacation Club celebrated their 25th anniversary. In 2010, the company launched a points-based......