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Hotel Based Timeshare Comparison
This article is a quick comparison of the 4 major Hotel Based Timeshare Developers!

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Hotel Based Timeshare Comparison Chart






External Exchange Company


II (RCI for some older resorts)

RCI (II for some older resorts)


Club Fees

N/A (II membership included in mf)

$99 (includes II membership)

$85 (includes RCI membership)

N/A (II membership included in mf)

No. of locations built*










Mainly Deeded/Some RTU

Reservations at Home Resort

12 mos. in advance (13 mos. for some multi-week owners)

12-8 mos. in advance

15-9 mos. in advance

12-6 mos. in advance

Internal Exchange


8-0 mos. in advance for stays of at least 7 days; 90 days in advance for stays of less than 7 days (no fees for reservations)

9 mos.-30 days in advance for stays of at least 3 days ($49 fee); 30 days in advance for stays of at least 2 days ($49 fee)

6-0 mos. in advance (no fee for first reservation)

Developer Only Benefits (i.e. will NOT transfer to resale buyer)

Exchange for Marriott Reward Points

Exchange for StarPoints; Elite perks; Gold level in Starwood Preferred Guest program; at some resorts, StarOptions for internal trading do not transfer

Elite perks

Exchange for Hyatt Gold Passport points

Company Website

Marriott Timeshares

Starwood Timeshares

Hilton Timeshares

Hyatt Timeshares


TUG Reference

Marriott Discussion Forum

Starwood Timeshare Advice Article

Starwood Discussion Forums

Hilton Timeshare Advice Article

HGVC Disucssion Forums


Hyatt Timeshare Advice Article


We hope this article helps you better understand some of the overall differences between the major Hotel Based Timeshare systems.!

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