Posted on September 20, 2021
The popularity of urban timeshares, especially with the younger vacationers, has exploded in recent years with the world-class attractions of cities appealing to travelers looking for experiences beyond beaches.
Don’t get me wrong – beach destinations are still king when it comes to timeshares, as 37 percent of all timeshare resorts are located in beach destinations according to the American Resort Development Association. But when it comes to anticipating future trends and use, one only has to look at the locations of new and renovated resorts to see that developers are planning for their owners to travel to urban locations.
Just this summer, Hilton Grand Vacations announced the opening or renovations at two New York City properties - The Central at 5th by Hilton Club and The Quin by Hilton Club. Westgate just spent $20million renovating Westgate New York Grand Central in the Tudor City neighborhood of Midtown Manhattan.
Earlier this year Holiday Inn Club Vacations opened its first New Orleans property, aptly named The New Orleans Resort, as it expands beyond its smaller market locations.
Even Wyndham has announced a promotional campaign focusing on urban destinations, offering a 20 percent discount on rentals at select locations through the end of October.
By now, you get the point that urban timeshare locations are becoming more of a focus for the industry as leaders gauge the changing desires of travelers.
Points programs make this more accessible, as club members travel to a variety of destinations using points beyond their home resorts. Deeded points products allow for buyers to establish home resort status at city-based timeshare properties, but those points can also be used beyond their home resorts.
Exchange companies are also an important part of this trend, as owners in traditional vacation markets exchange out to sample the big city.
Because Wyndham is the largest timeshare operator on the planet, and due to our status as a Featured Reseller for Wyndham, we took a look at the top urban timeshare locations across the Wyndham network.
This gives you a good indication of where owners are looking to vacation across the wide selection of city-based Wyndham timeshare locations within its network.
Below are the top 8 resorts according to offers placed through our platform on these resorts by prospective buyers looking to buy timeshare.
Wyndham’s presence in the Big Easy is about two blocks from Harrah’s Casino and two block from the entrance to the French Quarter. You’re about four blocks from Bourbon Street, yet just down the road from the Creole Queen paddleboat where you can explore the might Mississippi River.
There’s so much to do, yet the resort has everything for a comfortable stay with a choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom units. Soak in the hot tub, take a dip in the indoor/outdoor pool or relax in the owner’s lounge before heading out for a night on the town.
This underrated jewel of southern California has it all, from great weather to culture, fabulous restaurants, year-round golf and parks such as the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. Enjoy your location in the famous Gaslamp Quarter where you can explore the history, shopping, nightlife and theater scene.
The studio and one-bedroom timeshares both come with living room areas, dining table and kitchen facilities, while the one-bedrooms have a balcony so you can soak up the city vibe. The hotel has a sauna and fitness center along with the all-important complimentary Wi-Fi.
Alexandria, Virginia has been a gateway town to Washington D.C. since the days of George Washington setting up home just down the road at Mount Vernon. This property is perfectly placed to explore the colonial heritage of the township as well as catching the Metro subway train into D.C. to enjoy all of the monuments and attraction of the National Capital.
Accommodations range from one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts with everything you need for a restful stay. While the hotel itself is limited in its onsite amenities, you’ll be so active exploring the taverns, galleries and restaurants as well as the museums and attractions in D.C. that you won’t have time for anything else.
This amazing location at Lower Nob Hill is just a few blocks from Union Square and close to Chinatown and the rest of the neighborhoods that make the City by the Bay so special. Head down to Fisherman’s Wharf, over to Golden Gate Park or take in a selection of the fabulous restaurants, bars or cultural exhibits.
The hotel has been a mainstay in San Francisco for 70 years and reflects the tradition of its history, while offering spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom unit configurations. Each unit comes with living room, dining area, flat panel TV and kitchen facilities.
Take in the amazing RiverWalk with its restaurants and entertainment options winding through downtown San Antonio, head over to the iconic Alamo or to sample some of the local tastes visit the Pearl District and its selection of shops and cafes. For a bit more action, there is the Six Flags theme park or SeaWorld San Antonio to check out.
Enjoy the wonderful views from the rooftop sundeck where you can dip into the hot tub or refresh in the swimming pool. Your selection of one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom units come complete with living room, dining areas, full kitchens and balcony for a quick nightcap.
The wonders of New York City speak for themselves, but this Midtown East location on East 45th Street is right around the corner from the Chrysler Building and just a few blocks from Grand Central Station where you can get to anywhere on Manhattan.
There aren’t many vacation accommodations in the Big Apple where you can affordably spread out in a two-bedroom apartment, but you can here. Studio and one-bedroom options are also available and even the studio units have kitchen facilities.
The County Music Capital of the World awaits as you explore the unique attractions and entertainment venues of Nashville. Just about a mile from the legendary Grand Ol’ Opry, the resort is about a 15-minute drive from downtown – close enough to enjoy the Broadway Honky Tonks but far enough away to relax from the crowds.
The resort feels more like a residential complex with multiple four-story condo buildings, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tub, playground, sport courts, BBQ picnic area and fitness center. Yet you’re so close to all the amazing historic and cultural venues from your choice of one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom vacation apartment.
Vegas is in a unique position since it is regularly one of the most popular overall timeshare destinations in the country as well as an urban hub with a population of 2.7 million people across the metropolitan area. So, it’s no surprise that Las Vegas comes up number one, and the most popular of the Wyndham resorts in this category is the impeccable Wyndham Grand Desert.
About two blocks from the Miracle Mile shops and the Strip, you’re so close to the action without feeling like you’re overwhelmed by all the neon and crowds. This retreat takes care of everything, from food and beverage options to multiple swimming pools, hot tub, game room and concierge service to book tickets to your favorite shows.
One-, two-, three- and four-bedroom condo-style units provide the perfect getaway where you can spread out, since even the one-bedroom units come in a generous 770 square feet. Relax in living room, eat a proper meal on the dining table, prepare a healthy meal in the kitchen and use the convenient in-unit washer/dryer after a swim in the pool.
There are also amazing urban timeshares beyond the Wyndham network, so if you’re looking for a property in some of the leading cities in the country, we can help you in your search. Just give us a call on 877-624-6889 or click here to leave us a message.