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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 …

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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.

Preferred Points

Preferred Points are additional points that you have the option of using during the summer months from weeks 18 to 43 (May to October) in addition to the points that you own. For most members, these points equate to two full weeks.   The great thing about these points is that they are a gift in addition to your annual Club Points allocation; to use them you just have to pay for the prorated maintenance fees for the points you choose to use. Simple! It might therefore be easier to see these points as your “optional” points as this benefit is there for you to use or not, as you wish.   When you use your Preferred Points, you will pay the according maintenance fees for the points that you use, no more, no less!  if you don’t use them, no worries. They do not cost you a penny.   Although you cannot bank or borrow your Preferred Points from one year to the next, you will be issued with a new lot of Preferred …

Are You Interested in Being Part of the Tafer Member Advisory Committee (MAC)?

The role of the TAFER Member Advisory Committee (MAC) is to serve in an advisory capacity to TAFER Resorts and UVCI, your Club managers.  The MAC provides ideas and recommendations for programs, services and amenities, resort enhancement, and member services, both offsite and on property. Over the years many MAC suggestions have been implemented for the benefit of members and guests visiting the resorts.   There is no reimbursement or compensation for travel costs, rooms or other expenses. However, MAC members find that participation on the committee is very rewarding as it allows them to connect to others with similar interests, strengthen the membership community, develop friendships, and get to know resort and Club management on a personal level. To date, committee members have been selected from Club Caribe/Villa del Palmar Cancun and Garza Blanca Residence Club, and appointed by the Board.  As the overall membership in TAFER resorts has grown, a more structured procedure is now needed. To that end, within the next year we will be initiating a formalized process to introduce new …