Starwood Vacation Network (SVN) has released the 2014-2015 Network Calendar and StarOptions charts. Owners use these charts to determine where and when they can travel. StarOptions decide how many points are required to book a reservation at a Starwood resort. They also determine how many points SVN owners have to use towards trading and exchanging.
One of the major changes is an increase in the amount of points required for the Westin St. John timeshare resort. Starwood has not made mention of any specific reasons for the change, but many in the industry suspect that it may be due to renovations of the resort. With the addition of the Coral Vista Villas to the property last year, there has been a noticeable growth in value at the Westin St. John.
Westin St. John owners will have great new advantages.. With an increase in both StarOptions and StarPoints in 2015, these owners will have more leverage to book and exchange. Not only will St. John owners have more flexibility to travel to other resorts, but they may benefit from an increased timeshare resale value. Now that the Westin St. John has increased its value to that of a premium Starwood resort, the demand for timeshare resales at this home resort may also increase.
For Starwood owners looking to travel to the Westin St. John, be aware that it may be more difficult to get your perfect week there due to the increased value. Now that more points are required to visit St. John, you may not be able to reserve your desired week or unit. With more points required to book a timeshare week, you may need to select a smaller room or travel during a non-peak week.
Anyone interested in owning or renting at the amazing Westin St. John or another SVN resort for a reduced price can contact Concierge Realty or search our website under “Timeshare Search.”
Please consult the StarOptions Chart for the Westin St. John provided by the Starwood Vacation Network, featured below.