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Getting More Points: The Ins and Outs

Getting More Points: The Ins and Outs

Our points based membership is designed to give our members as much flexibility as they need. There are many ways that you can use your membership and the more club points you own, the greater flexibility you will have to stay in the types of suites you love best and for as long as you wish.    The great thing is that your membership is ready to be tailored to your specific vacation needs and preferences. If you are celebrating a special occasion and you want to bring additional family members with you, or if you decide to have two vacations in a year, you probably already know that you can upgrade or purchase more points. However, what you might not know is that there are even more options available to you such as: borrowing, using club time or preferred Time, banking, and acceleration. Below we explain a little bit more about them.  Borrowing  When upgrading your membership is not an option, you may choose to immediately borrow points from future years to cover your reservation.    Club Time – (Rental Time)   Based on availability at the resort, club members have special members’ nightly rental rates called “Club Time”-which are always the lowest possible nightly rates at our resorts.   Preferred …

Don’t Forget to Bank Your Points

Don’t Forget to Bank Your Points

We know that sometimes life gets busy and we just want to make sure that you get the most out of your membership by not letting your points go unused. If you won’t have the chance to travel this year, take advantage of the option to bank your points to get the maximum value from your membership.   Why bank your Club points?  If you won’t be able to make time for a vacation this year, take advantage of banking your points to save up for an extra special vacation next year where you can apply any unused club points to vacation for longer, upgrade your unit size or even vacation twice. Please note that Biennial members have certain limitations on unit size upgrades or banking options. In addition to banking your points, you can purchase some extra amenities or services with our Points Redemption Program.  Banking your points is useful when you have plans to travel more than once in a year as your banked points can be used in any season except during the holidays (Christmas and New Year’s).   Bank as You Go  A good …

Members Cocktail Party - Casino Evening

Members Cocktail Party – Casino Evening

At Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta we are deeply grateful to our Members for joining our club, putting your trust in us, and choosing to spend your vacations at our resort.  It is our honor to host you here at your home away from home, and we feel the need to put on an exclusive event for you, where we can meet you, interact directly with you, hear your concerns, and resolve them together. It is our intention to create an environment where Members feel they have the doors open to communication with management, so that you can fully enjoy a wonderful stay with us each and every time you visit.  This August we invited our Members to accompany us to our traditional cocktail party, but this month we have a “casino” theme. Every Tuesday at 5 pm, our cocktail for members of our Residence Club is held, where the General Manager in the company of his executive committee, offers to our distinguished members, an excellent assortment of hors d’oeuvres, sublime cocktails and live music, to …

How to Optimize Your Membership for Peak Seasons

How to Optimize Your Membership for Peak Seasons

Understanding the ins and outs of how your member time works is key to getting the most out of your membership.  In this article, we answer some common questions to help you plan ahead.  Seasons of your Membership  Your membership is divided by seasons, with each season requiring a different amount of points to reserve accommodations. The three seasons are: Holidays, Winter and Summer.  Holiday season requires the most points to book, Winter season requires less points than Holiday season, and Summer season requires the fewest points. There are a few other restrictions, which are outlined below. HOLIDAY SEASON Holiday season weeks are the most popular weeks of the year for members to travel, and these weeks are also the time of year when the resort is in highest demand, so it’s important book as early as possible. You might even need to book up to 24 months in advance. * The Holiday season weeks are: Third week of February (President’s week or week 7) Holy week and Easter week (varies year by year) Thanksgiving …

new-member-essential-information-and-dates

New Member Essential Information And Dates

Welcome to the Club! You have made the wonderful decision of joining the best Vacation Club in the world! Garza Blanca Residence Club provides members with the ability to vacation in style, enjoying the most luxurious accommodations in world class destinations, and the flexibility to tailor your vacations to any occasion with personalized options.  Now that you are a member, we would like to make sure you have some essential information, contacts and dates that are important to your membership.   Important Phone Numbers & Addresses:  ResortCom International, LLC (Servicing Company) 6850 Bermuda Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89119 For loan payments, maintenance fee payments, address and phone number changes, banking, borrowing or accelerating points, exchange assistance, reservations, and shuttle transportation.  Call toll free 1-877-722-4592 Web address: www.resortcom.com Email: memberservices@resortcom.com Resorts Addresses and Phone Numbers Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa – Puerto Vallarta Carretera A Barra De Navidad Km 7.5 Puerto Vallarta Jalisco Phone: 011-52-322-176-0700  Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa – Los Cabos Carretera Transpeninsular Km 17.5 Corredor Turístico Los Cabos Phone: 011-52-624-105-4460 Garza Blanca …

Friends Count – Referrals Rewards Program

Friends Count – Referrals Rewards Program

Many Residence Club members find they enjoy their vacation homes so much that they would like to share this lifestyle with their family and friends. Now, we’ve made it even easier to help your loved ones start living their dreams of owning a little slice of paradise. Refer your friends and family through our Friends Count rewards program, and earn bonus credits or cash back for every eligible referral who attends a Garza Blanca Sales Presentation or becomes a member.   It’s easy. Just call 1-877-261-0480, email friendscount@garzablancapreserve.com, or visit us online at www.friendscountgb.com and let us know you would like to invite your friends to a presentation.

Summer Vacations: Plan Your Family Trip

Summer Vacations: Plan Your Family Trip

Summer season in your membership is established by the calendar season from week 18 to week 43. In summer season your membership will allow you to use an additional benefit (Preferred Points) to create a larger reservation, so you can bring more family or friends. Please note, restrictions apply. Remember, Preferred Points allow you as a member to make a reservation 12 months in advance of your arrival date (subject to availability). Summer is the time for family experiences at the resort! Here are some family activities & kids activities we have lined up for this summer. Plant a Tree Leave your mark on the Preserve for centuries to come by planting a tree and contributing to the reforestation program. Cupcake Decoration Learn the tricks of the greatest pastry chefs, and decorate your own cupcake. Let’s Play Tennis A fun activity for children of all levels, from absolute beginners to those who know the rules, to mini-experts. Nature Photography Discover the perfect locations on the Preserve to take the most amazing photographs of nature in …

Do You Know All of Your Membership Benefits?

Do You Know All of Your Membership Benefits?

Membership Benefits allow members to tailor each vacation according to your travel schedule, allowing you to stay in different sized units, during different seasons, adding different amenities to accommodate you and your guests. Club Points Club Points allow members to have flexibility based on a point chart and a season calendar. Choose your preference between different room options. Smaller units use less points, bigger units use more points. Point Redemption Point Redemption allows you to use your Club Points to pay for up to 60% of the cost of all-inclusive meal plan, spa services or special treats and services at the resort. Preferred Points Every year you receive an additional set of points equal to the amount of Club Points you own per year, good to be used between weeks 18 – 43 (May through October). Biennial members receive preferred points every other year during their use year, maintenance fee must be paid at the time of booking. Rental Time If you have depleted your points, Rental Time allows you to receive a special rate …

Puerto Vallarta: One of the Best Places in Mexico to Buy a Vacation Home

Puerto Vallarta: One of the Best Places in Mexico to Buy a Vacation Home

If you are part of Garza Blanca Residence Club, you know you have made a great investment! Puerto Vallarta consistently rates in the top destinations in Mexico to vacation, and to own a vacation property. In the past several years, steady growth in Puerto Vallarta has continued, and when you look around, it’s easy to see why. Perfect weather, amazing views, gorgeous deep blue waters and soft, sunny sand are just the beginning. International Influence Puerto Vallarta is an international destination, with direct flights from cities all over the world. It’s easy to get to Puerto Vallarta, and sophisticated travelers take advantage of this fact, some flying in and out just for a weekend and others staying a week or longer. A steady influx of international travelers means high standards for accommodations and amenities, and world class dining, entertainment, and nightlife, which are always improving year after year. This creates a scene of healthy competition in the hospitality sector in Puerto Vallarta, which in turn means that we are always improving our property and service …

Deposit Your Preferred Points in Your Exchange Company (RCI)

Another way to use Preferred Points is by depositing them with your exchange company (RCI), and then using them to make reservations through RCI.   If you would like to deposit your Preferred Points with RCI, you may do so up to 12 months ahead of the time you plan to travel.   In order to deposit Preferred Points with RCI, you must need to contact Resort Com and request a deposit.   When you deposit your Preferred Points with RCI, you will need to pay a full week maintenance fee.   RCI will convert your Preferred Points to RCI Credits, which is the currency that RCI uses for reservations.   Your RCI Credits will be saved for up to two years from the date you deposit them, so you can use them to make a reservation any time in that period.   You can make reservations in any season through RCI, and you may also make reservations in the names of  friends or family with RCI Credits.