Last updated on November 17th, 2021
Westgate Resorts is the largest privately-held timeshare company on the planet, with over 14,000 luxury villas and rooms under their portfolio. This impressive collection includes properties in 27 destinations across the United States, including Westgate Las Vegas, Nevada; Park City, Utah, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; and Westgate Resort Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Recent Westgate Resort Renovation Projects
These destinations include two resorts recently in the news: one in Midtown Manhattan, while the other sits on South Beach in Miami. The Manhattan property, located on East 42nd Street in New York City, is undergoing $20 million in renovations. The project, due for completion this fall, will include luxury updates to their guest rooms and expansion of the lobby, common guest areas, and bar.
The South Beach property, the three-story Westgate South Beach Oceanfront Resort, recently reopened after an extensive renovation project. The resort, steps from the famous Art Deco district of South Beach, features 46 villas. The newly refreshed one-bedroom villas accommodate up to four guests and feature 600 square feet of floor space, while the two-bedroom villas offer 900 square feet and can accommodate six guests.
How Does Westgate Work?
Westgate Resorts operates both as a property rental company and a timeshare broker. The company offers both private villas and rooms for bookings or as part of a vacation ownership package.
There are many types of bookings. Timeshares, however, are their most popular form of resort booking. A timeshare works by purchasing part of a resort, also known as a “share.”. Owners then use that share to book a vacation at the resort each year. The annual stay depends on how big the share. Timeshares are a popular option for those who want the security of knowing their vacation destination is set but without the hassle of full-time property ownership.
About Westgate Rewards
Frequent Westgate patrons, including timeshare owners, can join the Westgate Rewards program. This program allows members to earn rewards points on Westgate purchases and fees. Eligible purchases include:
- Property taxes and fees
- Mortgages financed through Westgate Resorts
- HOA fees
- Vacation bookings
- Any other purchases made directly with the Westgate brand
Additional points are earnable through the Westgate Rewards Mastercard, from Comenity Bank. The card earns double points on Westgate purchases, plus other eligible anywhere Mastercard is accepted, such as groceries and gas. The card also offers member perks, such as preferred check-in.
Points earned through the Westgate Rewards program – including those from the Westgate Rewards Mastercard – apply to Westgate vacations and services, dining at Westgate restaurants, attraction tickets, or for Westgate timeshare fees.
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