I hope you’re excited about the next Privileges Tier we are going to cover – Privileges Platinum. For those who haven’t already, I suggest you also check out the Privileges, Privileges Elite and Privileges Diamond membership blogs as well so that you can discover all of your incredible benefits. Remember you have access to all of the benefits of lower tiers, plus more which we will review in this blog.
As a Privileges Platinum member you will have between 63,000 to 99,999 Privileges Qualified Credits to use towards a range of additional benefits and properties in incredible locations. Now, it’s time to discover what your life’s unique luxuries are too. Let’s begin shall we…
Benefits of a Privileges Platinum membership
1. Additional Resort Benefits
Complimentary Parking – Do you enjoy having the convenience of a vehicle whilst you’re on holidays? Well we are pleased to let you know that you receive Complimentary Parking at applicable resorts that may usually require a fee. This will be applied at the time of making a booking and you can always confirm with the Resort Staff upon arrival.
Complimentary Movie Rentals are available at selected resorts and as a Privileges Platinum member you receive unlimited movies during your stay. This is going to be perfect for those nights in or a rainy day.
Platinum Unit Upgrade -What better way to start a holiday than with a pleasant surprise? Receive a Platinum Unit Upgrade at selected resorts where you could be upgraded to the next room classification, if available, on the day of arrival for the duration of the total stay. How amazing is that?!
TIP: An upgrade is not always guaranteed due to the occupancy level at each resort however, if the availability is there then you will be sure to receive this great benefit! Feel free to enquire with reception upon arrival and they will be able to assist you.
Platinum Pamper Pack – As you get into your room ensure a good night’s sleep with the Platinum Pamper Pack and have the option of a pillow preference. But that’s not all! While you’re at it, enjoy the luxury of slipping into a Privileges embroidered robe along with matching slippers.
2. Extra Resorts
The Registry Collection by RCI –Luxury leisure travel at its finest! You are entitled to one exchange per annum at some of the finest leisure properties and destinations around the world. Contact Registry Collection by RCI directly on AU 1300 783 740 | NZ 0800 880 224
Associate Resorts – Your Associate Resorts give you more destinations and more opportunities for travel. The higher the tier level, the extended booking window you will have for these spectacular resorts! You can book up to 14 months in advance as a Privileges Platinum.
Here’s just a taste of what you can expect with your Associate Resorts:
Ramada Resort Reia Tapia Beach, Northland New Zealand – Is a beautiful beachfront resort in the heart of Doubtless Bay which includes a swimming pool, spa, barbeque areas, restaurant and a bar. It’s just a short drive to discover Cape Reinga at the top of New Zealand, Paihia & Bay of Islands home of the ‘Hole in the Rock’ and ‘Dolphin Watching’
Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park, Singapore – After a busy day exploring the delights of Singapore, relax by the 30metre swimming pool, work out in the 24 hour gym or visit the adjoining retail mall. The hotel also features a stylish restaurant as well as a stylish bar. WorldMark, The Club Resorts – You can book WorldMark, The Club resorts up to 11 months in advance and you can book through your WorldMark South Pacific Club website the same way as a WorldMark South Pacific Club Resort reservation.
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 9 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.
Reserve Guarantee –Get in first! Receive an exclusive notification by email 14 days before all other members about any new Associate Resorts. If any of the new resorts catch your eye you can also be the first to book before all other members. This is definitely a huge benefit of being a Platinum member!
4. Additional Membership
Wyndham Rewards - As a Privileges Platinum member, you receive even more benefits through 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 63,000 Credits) for a small Exchange Fee ($99 flat rate) All you need to do is contact your Owner Services Team or simply log into www.privilegesbywyndham.com.au/loadcreditExchange and fill out the ‘Credits for Points’ exchange form. 1 Privileges Qualified Credit can be exchanged for 7.5 Wyndham Rewards points.
TIP: you can exchange your Privileges Qualified Credits once every Anniversary Year so it is important to know exactly how many Privileges Qualified Credits you need to exchange into Wyndham Rewards points for a reservation, because once you exchange, the Wyndham Rewards points cannot be exchanged back into Vacation Credits and you will need to wait until your next Anniversary Year to facilitate your next exchange.
5. Cash Options
Fun Time – Remember, this is a last minute cash option! You can make Fun Time reservations up to 42 days from the date of arrival at your chosen destination (subject to availability) for a maximum of 7 nights at extremely attractive cash rates. Find out more…
One Time Credits- You can purchase One Time Credits at 21% off the published rate meaning you only pay 15 cents per Credit. One Time Credits can be used when you do not have enough Credits to make a reservation and is payable at the time of making the reservation.
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. Travel Club
Personal Choice – You may use your Privileges Qualified Credits towards travel items with Travel by Wyndham. Travel options include, but are not limited to, flights, accommodation, tours, travel packages, cruises and transfers. If you wish to take advantage of this benefit then contact Travel by Wyndham to book! This benefit can be used once every Anniversary Year and your Privileges Qualified Credits that are being used towards this benefit will require a minimum of 45 days validity to be accepted.
Travel Insurance Discount -You also receive a Travel Insurance Discount through Travel by Wyndham where you receive a 25% discount on Cover-More Travel insurance policies when 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. As a Platinum member you can receive $30 off the exchange fee – Perfect to go towards your holiday!
- Share your holiday experiences with friends and family and receive a Free Guest Certificate once per calendar year valued at $30! This benefit can be used once per calendar year.
- Circumstances can change and RCI understands this. RCI will waive the cancellation fee if you cancel your booking 45 days prior to the arrival date.
- Credit Extension – Receive an additional 12 months to book your holidays using your space banked credits.
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 the 4th ‘Privileges’ tier and you’re ready to discover many more benefits. Where to from here you ask? The next (and final) Privileges tier is the 100 Club membership. Click here to see what comes with being a 100 Club member.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to take advantage of your Privileges by Wyndham membership today!
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