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Privileges Diamond Uncovered

Privileges Diamond is the third tier level that is available as part of the Privileges by Wyndham program. In this blog you are going to learn even more about Privileges, focusing on Diamond members and their entitlements.

If you haven’t already then make sure you also check out the other benefits you’re entitled to in the Privileges and Privileges Elite membership blogs as well! As mentioned in the previous blogs, the five (5) tiers of Privileges are:

  1. Privileges
  2. Privileges Elite
  3. Privileges Diamond
  4. Privileges Platinum and
  5. 100 Club

As a Privileges member you have access to your very own Privileges by Wyndham website. This is where you will navigate your way through all the different benefits and memberships that we will highlight in this blog. To find out more information about each benefit be sure to log in at: www.privilegesbywyndham.com

Benefits of a Privileges Diamond membership
It’s time to discover even more value for your dollar and enjoy more of life’s little luxuries with Privileges Diamond. As a Privileges Diamond member you have between 35,000 to 62,999 Privileges Qualified Credits touse towards a range of additional properties in well desired locations. Keep reading…

1. Extra Resorts

Associate Resorts – As mentioned in the previous blogs your Associate Resorts give you more destinations and more opportunities for travel.  As a Privileges Diamond member you can book up to 14 months in advance for these resorts.  A minimum seven-night stay applies for bookings more than 9 months from date of arrival.

Here’s just a taste of what you can expect with your Associate Resorts:

Ramada Plaza Melaka – Malaysia – Located in the heart of the city of Melaka, you will be provided with an unforgettable experience into timeless luxury. Enjoy the 9ft depth and free form pool, children’s pool, fully equipped fitness centre and a buffet breakfast for two adults included in the nightly cost.  Discover UNESCO World Heritage sites, and take advantage of the complimentary shuttle services to main attractions/shopping centres.

Ramada Bali Sunset Road, Kuta – Located on the famous Sunset Road close to Kuta Beach, the popular night entertainment and shopping area. This hotel is within walking distance to attractions with 271 rooms and facilities including a rooftop pool, gym, onsite day spa, meeting rooms and two distinctive dining establishments. Planning a trip to Bali? This resort is not to be missed! 

WorldMark, The Club Resorts – WorldMark, The Club has more than 90 quality resorts located in North America – from Mexico’s Coral Baja to Orlando, and Anaheim. They are extremely easy to access and you can also view the latest Credit Charts in your most up to date Resort Guide. Simply log in to the WorldMark website, choose your destination, when you wish to go and confirm! All you need to do next is book your flights which of course the Travel Club team will be more than happy to assist you with and discuss your options.

Did you know: You can book WorldMark, The Club resorts up to 11 months in advance.

CLUB WYNDHAM Plus®- Club Wyndham Plus is another Club under the Wyndham Vacation Ownership arm of the business. It provides even more additional resorts in America under the Affiliate Program. You can use your Credits to book selected Club Wyndham properties up to 8 months in advance and you can book via your WorldMark website (The same way you book your WorldMark South Pacific Club properties). To view the current properties please visit your Privileges Website.

2. Travel

Personal Choice – With an amazing benefit known as Personal Choice you can use your Privileges Qualified Credits towards travel options with Travel by Wyndham. Travel options include, but are not limited to, flights, accommodation, tours, travel packages, cruises and transfers. This benefit can be used once every other Anniversary Year. Contact Travel by Wyndham to book!

TIPThis year’s most sought after destinations are Hong Kong to Nagasaki, Vietnam to Hong Kong, Europe, New Zealand, Iceland and The Blue Lagoon. That’s just to name a few. For more information and to see more incredible destinations click here. Privileges Qualified Credits that are being used towards this benefit will require a minimum of 45 days validity to be accepted.

Beautiful sunrise over Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with flowers and bicycles on the bridge in spring

3. Discounts on Holidays

Complimentary Housekeeping – Guess what?! As a Privileges Diamond member you receive Complimentary Housekeeping! Yes, that’s right- free housekeeping at your WorldMark South Pacific Club Resorts, Associate Resorts, Affiliate Resorts and also exchanges.

Complimentary Movie Rentals, available at selected resorts and as a Privileges Diamond member you receive three (3) free movies during your stay. Always good if you plan to have nights in during your relaxing holiday, or for a rainy day.

Complimentary Resort Activities, also available to Privileges Diamond members at selected resorts. Hire bikes, tennis rackets, boogie boards or even use it on the Kids Club (ages 5-12) if you want a little ‘time out’ from the kidlets.


4. Exchange Programs

Wyndham Rewards© As referred to in the first Privileges Blog, you are automatically enrolled into Wyndham Rewards© with the ability to earn and redeem Wyndham Rewards© points for use on your accommodation, car rentals, gift cards, levies and much more!

But! That’s not all that you’re entitled to with Wyndham Rewards©. You also have access to Wyndham Rewards© Exchange. Once every Anniversary Year, you can exchange your Privileges Qualified Credits for Wyndham Rewards points up to the Annual Credit Exchange Cap (up to 35,000 Credits) for a small Exchange Fee ($149 flat rate). 1 Privileges Qualified Credit can be exchanged for 6 Wyndham Rewards points.

TIP: you can exchange your Privileges Qualified Credits once every Anniversary Year so it is extremely important to know exactly how many Privileges Qualified Credits you will need to exchange for Wyndham Rewards© points because once you use your exchange benefit, the Wyndham Rewards© points cannot be exchanged back into Vacation Credits and you will need to wait until your next Anniversary Year in order to make another exchange.

Travel couple in Park Guell in Barcelona

5. Cash Options

Fun Time – Remember, this is a last minute cash option! You can make Fun Time reservations up to 35 days from the date of arrival at your chosen destination (subject to availability) for a maximum of six nights and unlimited weekend stays at extremely attractive cash rates.

One Time Credits- As a Diamond member, your discount off One Time Credits is at 15% off the published rate meaning you only pay 16 cents per Credit. One Time Credits can be used when you do not have enough credits to make a reservation and it is payable at the time of making the reservation.

Online Education Calls – Have you attended the ‘Understanding Privileges by Wyndham’ online conference call? It’s another fantastic way of learning about your Privileges Benefits and the best thing is you can do them in your PJ’s with a cuppa or a glass of wine from home! If you wish to book visit www.worldmarksp.com/conferencecalls


6. Discounts

Travel Insurance Discount – You also receive a Travel Insurance Discount through Travel Club by Wyndham where you receive a 20% discount on Cover-More Travel insurance policies you’re booking associated international travel (Australian and New Zealand Residents only).

RCI Elite Benefits – When you call RCI and make an exchange over the phone you can receive ongoing discounts each time –You just need to make sure you request it at the time of making the exchange. You can receive $20 off the exchange fee – great to go towards a few cocktails by the pool!

TIP: To take advantage of the RCI Elite Benefits discounts you must call RCI and make an exchange over the phone.

Are you a Premier WorldMark Owner wishing to find out how to join in on the amazing benefits above? Or are you a Privileges member wishing to find out how to take the next step? Feel free to contact the Owner Enhancements Team on AU: 1800 735 757  NZ: +61 7 5512 8721 or simply fill in the form online here.

I hope you have taken plenty of notes on Privileges Diamond and you’re ready to discover many more benefits. Where to from here you ask? The next Privileges tier is Privileges Platinum. Feel free to click here to see what comes with being a Platinum member.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to take advantage of your Privileges by Wyndham membership today!

 

Chat to you soon.

Your Owner Education Experts!

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