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Vistana Spring 2018 Newsletter

Following you will find a copy of the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas Spring 2018 Association Newsletter, copied in its entirety:

    SPRING 2018 ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER

OCEAN RESORT VILLAS VACATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION

Aloha from beautiful Kā‘anapali!

We are excited for another wonderful year here at The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas.
The resort team, along with your Board of Directors, continues to enhance the overall
vacation experience at your Home Resort in order to better give you the opportunity to
reconnect with family and friends.

Whenever you want to take advantage of the travel flexibility your vacation ownership
provides, there are a variety of new villa resorts in great locations, as well as new vacation
options for you to enjoy, which you’ll read about in the following pages.

We know how important vacations are to you, which is why we’re committed to providing
you with all the latest news about happenings at your Home Resort and in the local area, as
well as at other resorts in the villa resort collection.

All of us at The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Me ke aloha pumehana (with warmest aloha),

                                                               RESORT UPDATES

RESORT ENHANCEMENTS
Vistana Signature Network™ (VSN) 4- and 5-star Elite Owners may now enjoy a designated check-in line. During peak weekend arrival times, this exclusive check-in line will assist in expediting your arrival process.

The parking lots, parking stalls and driveways across the entire property are currently being repaired, resealed and re-striped. This project will be completed by mid-year 2018.

As part of our ongoing energy-saving initiatives, the microturbines that were installed on both the North and South properties were officially turned on. These microturbines are designed to generate electricity for the property as well as to capture heat from the turbine, which in turn heats all domestic water for the pools and villas. This project will lead to future energy/cost savings that will benefit the Home Owners Associations (HOA).

AMENITIES AND DINING
Discover the beauty of Hāna through the newest treatment at Spa Helani, a Heavenly Spa byWestin®. This Journey to Hāna ritual is a unique massage offered on a sand-quartz-filled massage table. While relaxing, enjoy a warm bamboo stick massage inspired by the lush bamboo forests along the road to Hāna. The treatment is offered in 50-minute or 80-minute sessions.

To reserve this or any spa treatment, please call +1-808-662-2644.

To better help you capture your vacation experience on Maui, the resort has partnered with Blinnk Photography. You can reserve a complimentary photo session with a photographer on the scenic grounds of the resort. A studio is located directly between the South Lobby & Auntie’s Kitchen with office hours between 9AM–5PM daily.

Pūlehu, an Italian Grill is offering a new dining experience called Taste the Stars created by Manager Jim Hansen, and Chef de Cuisine Jesse Pita. Guests will be seated in an intimate outdoor dining area adjacent to the North Koi Pond, reserved for a limited number of guests each evening. Guests will enjoy a glass of Dom Pérignon to begin their evening, followed by Chef Pita’s special prix fixe menu, accompanied with thoughtfully paired wine selected by Hansen. Reservations are required as seating is extremely limited. Please call +1.808-667-3200 or visit the Concierge Desk.

TAX LITIGATION UPDATE
Your HOA Board of Directors (Board) continues to litigate with Maui County on the Maui timeshare tax rate classification. Your Board is seeking a fair tax rate classification. A few members of your Board were recently on Maui to testify on your behalf in front of the Maui County Council at the West Maui Budget and Finance Committee meeting.

The case continues to be debated by the Maui Court, Maui County’s legal team as well as the legal team that represents your HOA.

In an effort to bring closure to the case, your Board has also been seeking to establish communication with the Maui County Council and Maui County Mayor. There is no further information to share at this point. Unless there is a significant development in the case, the next scheduled update will be provided in the fall Owners newsletter.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas team is participating in the annual Maui County Charity Walk as part of the resort’s ongoing community service efforts. In addition, General Manager Ryan Nobriga is also the Chair for this year’s walk to be held on May 12.

Themed “We Are All in This Together,” the walk is Maui County’s largest single-day fundraiser and supports nearly 100 deserving nonprofit organizations on Maui. Associates and leaders on property are already fundraising with a goal of $20,000.

If you are interested in being a part of this event and/or helping the resort team with fundraising, please visit charitywalkhawaii.org/maui and follow these instructions. Click on “Find Your Team and Make A Pledge,” scroll to the bottom of the page, select page 5, scroll down and click on “Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas.”    Thank you for your consideration.

WHAT’S NEW

THE WESTIN RESORT & SPA, CANCÚN
There’s now a new vacation option in Cancún with the renovation of The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancún. An extensive refurbishment of its recreation and public spaces also included the transformation of hotel rooms to 44 stylish studio and two-bedroom villas.

Boasting expansive water views, the resort features the brand-new Arena Sports Bar & Restaurant
under the direction of renowned chef Neptali Haringthon. The updated Terrace and Lagoon Pool offers exceptional views of the Nichupte Lagoon where you can relax or catch a ride on the new
Flowrider®.

As we plan to convert to more villas over time, The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancún, makes an ideal location for your next vacation.

SHERATON STEAMBOAT RESORT VILLAS
Due to Owner demand at Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas — the only full-service ski-in, ski-out property in world-famous Steamboat Springs, Colorado — we converted the remaining hotel guest rooms to villas, bringing the total to 181 studio, two and three-bedroom villas.

This alpine retreat situated at the base of Steamboat Ski Mountain features a heated outdoor pool, full service spa, rooftop terrace with outdoor whirlpool spas, and an 18-hole golf course. We’re also pleased to share that the resort is now open year-round, allowing Owners even more opportunity to
enjoy all that this resort and area have to offer.

SHERATON LAKESIDE TERRACE VILLAS AT MOUNTAIN VISTA
We are excited to announce that Lakeside Terrace has become part of the Sheraton® family and has been renamed Sheraton Lakeside Terrace Villas at Mountain Vista.

Through the resort’s scheduled renovation plan, Owners and Guests now enjoy fresh and modern decor and furnishings, granite countertops, new flooring, an upgrade from queen- to king-size Sheraton beds in a majority of the guest rooms, and other beautiful enhancements. Located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain in Avon, Colorado, these stylish two-bedroom villas create an ideal retreat to experience year-round mountain adventures.

SHERATON KAUAI RESORT
Situated on 20 acres on Kaua‘i’s southern shoreline, Sheraton Kauai Resort offers immediate access to the pristine white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters of Po‘ipū Beach.

We are currently in the process of transitioning many Garden Wing hotel rooms to villas, as well as making enhancements throughout the resort. Whether you choose to enjoy the oceanfront freshwater pool from a private bungalow, the authentic on-site ‘Auli‘i Lū‘au or the many island adventures surrounding you, Sheraton Kauai Resort is a desirable retreat on the Garden Isle.

The first phase of work is scheduled to debut in early 2019. Until then, Owners can continue to access this resort through the SPG® program.

BAJA POINT AT THE WESTIN LOS CABOS
April 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of the reopening of The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa. Additionally, we acquired the remaining inventory at the adjacent property (formerly Grand Regina) and have included it as a “resort within the resort” named Baja Poimt at The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa. The 32 two- and three-bedroom villas at Baja Point, all of which feature balcony whirlpool spas, are being refurbished to Westin® brand standards and added to the resort inventory to provide even more availability for our Owners to travel to this highly sought-after destination.

 

Syed Sarmad, Principal Broker for Advantage Vacation 

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