Few things can ruin a vacation like discovering that the resort you’re staying at is building a whole new tower during your stay, or that the pool you’ve so been looking forward to using is out of action for maintenance the week that you’re visiting. So, how do you try to reduce the risk of this happening to you?
The most obvious way to check would be to call up the resort itself before you pick your dates to stay, and ask the front desk what works are planned (VacationSmarter.com lists the phone numbers for all Marriott and Starwood vacation resorts on each of the resorts’ individual pages). If you’re a Marriott owner and if you’re happier on the web than you are on the phone, then there is another solution:
First, log in to your account at my-vactionclub.com. Next, use the ‘browse for resorts’ link towards the top right of the webpage to find the resort where you’re planning to vacation. When you open the resort page, if Marriott has scheduled any construction or maintenance work, a grey box will pop up on your screen giving you details of what work is being planned and when it is being carried out. If there is no grey box, this should mean that you’re in the clear regardless of when you travel but it’s still always good to double check directly with the resort if you can.
For your convenience we monitor the notices posted on the my-vacationclub.com website and we keep a consolidated list on our site. Please note that we only update this list on a monthly basis (the latest update date is posted on the list itself) so you may still prefer to check directly with the resort or on the my-vacationclub website.