In 1930, hotel owners Severt W. Thurston and Frank Dupar, both of Yakima, Washington USA, formed a partnership in order to manage their hotels more efficiently. Westin was sold in 1988 to Aoki Corporation of Japan. In 1994 Aoki sold the company to Starwood Capital, real estate investment firm and parent of Starwood Lodging, and Goldman Sachs, an investment bank. In 1998 Starwood assumed full ownership of the company. We will help educate you regarding the different resorts and the best prices possible in today’s market. We look forward to helping you achieve your dream vacation.
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The Buying & Selling Process
Selling Timeshares, Inc. has many Westin property packages available for resale. Visit the Westin Listings section for prices or feel free to make an offer.
If you are a Westin owner interested in selling your property, please fill out the form in the Sellers section.
Once the sale is approved, a deed from Seller to Buyer is prepared, executed by both Seller and Buyer, and recorded at the appropriate county. Once the deed has been recorded and the Buyer has remitted payment in full, Royal Resorts is notified of the transfer of ownership. The entire resale transfer process takes approximately 6-8 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
General information on how to use, buy, and sell Westin properties on the resale market.
Q: Are there are disclosure forms I, as a buyer, should be aware of?
A: Yes, we have added Westin by Starwood Disclosure Forms to our site.
Q: Does Westin offer fixed or floating usage?
A: Westin ownerships are for floating time which is a block of weeks within a specific season. Owners of floating seasons can book any week within their season depending on availability and on a first come, first serve basis. Different resorts use different naming systems for the seasons. Examples include Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze, and Red/White/Blue. The Platinum Season at one resort may encompass different weeks than the Platinum Season at another resort.
Q: How can StarOptions be used?
A: Starwood has an internal exchange option called StarOptions that allows owners increased flexibility in vacation planning. Owners with StarOptions can exchange between all resorts within the Starwood Vacation Ownership system. StarOptions can also be used at the home resort to choose a different villa type, view, or a week outside of your season.
Q: Do StarOptions transfer on the resale market?
A: StarOptions only transfer if the resort is a StarOption Mandatory resort. The Mandatory resorts are:
- Harborside at Atlantis
- Vistana Villages (Bella Florida and Key West phases only)
- Westin St. John
- Westin Ka’anapli & Westin Ka’anapali North
- Westin Kierland Villas
Q: How far in advance can I book a Westin reservation?
A: Reservations at your home resort for your deeded unit size in season can be booked 12 months in advance. Reservations using StarOptions can only be made 8 months in advance of check-in. Reservations for less than a full week can be made 3 months in advance.
Contact Selling Timeshares, Inc. for more information about buying or selling Westin Timeshares, Fairfield by Club Wyndham Points, HGVC Points, Disney Vacation Club, Hyatt Timeshares, Marriott Timeshares, Club Intrawest Points, Royal Resorts and WorldMark Credits on the resale market.