In May, 2016, the Starwood timeshare company became Vistana Signature Experiences and completed the sale of Vistana Signature Experiences to Interval Leisure Group (ILG). As part of the spinoff, Vistana operates in an 80-year, exclusive partnership with Starwood to use the Westin and Sheraton brands in vacation ownership, while current timeshare owners can continue to use the Starwood Preferred Guest program.
Continuing to Expand
For Vistana Signature Enterprises, the change meant becoming part of Miami-based ILG, which now has over 250 managed resorts, 550,000 owners, and destinations all around the world. The Vistana brand itself focuses mainly on destinations throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Mexico. Starwood vacation packages come in multiple destinations and sizes, allowing travelers to customize where they want to go, how long they want to stay, and what they wish to do all with a quick and easy search and simple purchasing through the points program.
Those destinations can be found anywhere from Hawaii to Orlando, Avon, Colorado to the US Virgin Islands and Mexico. Every resort is designed with comfort and convenience in mind, whether you are taking the kids to Disney World for a family vacation or enjoying a couple’s retreat among Mayan ruins in Cancun. The award-winning timeshare resorts have all the amenities a traveler could want, such as heated swimming pools, fitness centers, game rooms, fine dining, and helpful staff to steer you in the right direction for the day’s adventure.
Committed to Quality
Plus, vacationers who choose membership through Vistana can travel in comfort knowing that the brand is committed not just to quality for them, but also for the communities and environment where the resorts are located. The Vistana associates lead the way with sustainability both on the resort properties and in the wider community, ensuring that both current and future generations can fall in love with the beauty of the local scenery.
When you stay at a Vistana Resort, you will feel the difference of a villa compared to a typical hotel room. With stylish furnishings, a washer and dryer, and a kitchen or kitchenette, you will discover just how convenient it is to not have to pack quite so many clothes for the kids, or spend all your money dining out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. That means more time and money for the fun parts of a vacation, not the chores.
With the Vistana Signature Network, you choose how you want to spend your precious vacations. You can go back to your home resort year after year, or expand your horizons to the 20 different Westin and Sheraton villa resorts within the collection. Gold Level travelers see incredible flexibility when they travel, with access to 1300 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries through the Starwood Preferred Guest Program. You can also exchange your ownership to another 2900 additional villa-style resorts around the world through Interval International membership, included with VSN.