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News from Camelback InnSep 12, 2014

In this issue:

 Make plans now to attend the Camelback Annual Meeting.

Now is a great time to make your plans to attend the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Council of Co-Owners at Camelback Inn. The Annual Meeting Weekend will include the following events:

Thursday, October 16, 2014
9:00 a.m. Special Meeting of the Board of Directors
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception at the Manor House

Friday, October 17, 2014
8:00 a.m. Golf Outing at Mountain Shadows Golf Club
2:00 p.m. Tour of Taliesin West by private bus
(No group activities are scheduled for Friday evening.)

Saturday, October 18, 2014
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Annual Meeting of the Council of Co-Owners
2:00 p.m. Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors
6:00 p.m. Evening Reception hosted by Marriott International, Inc.

The new Ambiente Golf Course at Camelback will be closed in October for over seeding and the Padre Course is unavailable due to a prior commitment to a large group. Golf at Mountain Shadows should be finished by 11:30 a.m. leaving plenty of time for those participating in the afternoon tour.

We have arranged for a tour of Taliesin West by private bus from 2-5 p.m. Taliesin West was Frank Lloyd Wright's winter residence and has been beautifully restored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. We will visit Wright's private office and living quarters, the Cabaret Theater, Music Pavilion and the dramatically beautiful garden terraces and walkways. Space is limited to 30, so sign up early!

 Make room reservation requests on line, then register for events.

You can make your room reservations at Camelback Inn directly on your computer from the Co-Owners website, After you key in your password, go to the "Reservations Form" page and follow the instructions. You will receive a confirming email from the Camelback Inn Reservations Office. If you wish to take advantage of the special meeting rate of $125.00 instead of using vacation days, please note this in the comments section.

To register for the weekend activities including golf and the Taliesin Tour, go to the "What's New" page and click on the link to the activities form. After you print the form, fill it in and fax it to Wanda Shopinski at 480-596-7027 or scan the completed form and send it as an email attachment to If you prefer, you can send the email without the attachment. Please be sure to list the events you plan to attend and the number in your party. You can call Wanda at 480-948-7939.

The Annual Meeting Ballots will be mailed and distributed electronically on September 17, 2014. The ballot includes the proposed 2015 Co-Owner Budget that must first be approved by the Board of Directors at the September 16 meeting. Please return your ballot as early as possible after you receive it next week.

We recommend that you make Spa and dinner reservations prior to your arrival. The Inn's Concierge Staff is available to help with all of your reservation requests including dining and entertainment off property. Contact the Inn at 480-948-1700.

Hertz cars can be reserved directly with the Hertz agents on property by calling 480-948-8450. The Hertz office is located next to the bell stand.

 Clarification regarding Mid-Year Distribution Statements

Last week Host Hotels, Inc.; General Partner of the Camelback Inn Associates Limited Partnership mailed cash distributions to the Limited Partners. The distribution statements were incorrectly labeled as "statement of distribution for period 04/01/2014 - 06/30/2014". Host has confirmed that this was a typographical error.

The distribution is for the period 01/01/2014 - 06/30/2014.

 Arrange for Direct Deposit of your cash distributions

On behalf of the General Partner, we remind all Limited Partners that you have the option of having your distribution checks deposited electronically to your bank account. To arrange for direct deposit, mail or fax your request together with a voided check to Wanda Shopinski at the Condominium Office.

 Nominating Committee announces Nominees for open seats.

The Board appointed Anne Sherwood, Chair; David A. Stein and Bob Zubenko to serve as members of the Nominating Committee to recommend candidates to fill the seats on the Board of Directors that expire in October. The Committee recently completed the search process.

The Committee recommends that Biffie Kelly be elected to serve a second term and that Christopher Gable be elected to serve a first term as directors. Ballots will be mailed to with the Annual Meeting materials. To read the Committee's letter, go to the "What's New" page and click the link at the right.

 Board of Directors Meeting on September 16, 2014

The Board of Directors Meeting has called a meeting for Tuesday, September 16 at 4:30 p.m. MST. At the meeting, the Board plans to adopt the 2015 Co-Owner Budget which will be presented for approval at the Annual Meeting of the Council of Co-Owners. Official Notice and Agenda for the meeting can be accessed on the "What's New" Page of the web site.

All Co-Owners are welcome to attend the meeting by calling the toll-free conference line at 800-567-5900. When prompted, key in conference code 236529.

 New Camelback room rates as of September 3, 2014

On September 3, 2014, the rate for a standard room at Camelback Inn changed to $329.00 per night. While it remains in effect, this is the rate that will be used to calculate the number of days your unit will be charged when you use vacation time at a reciprocal property. Rates are set to change again on September 30, 2014. If you plan to use vacation time at a reciprocal property, this page can be a valuable tool for forecasting your usage.

To access the list of rates projected through December, including rates for Sundeck units, click the "Camelback Room Rates" tab on the left. Please keep in mind that all rates are subject to change.

 Units Available for Resale updated August 29, 2014

The list of those Units that are currently being offered for sale by other Co-Owners was updated on August 29, 2014. To view the list, log on and click the "Units Available for Resale" tab on the left.

You can also download the current Camelback Inn Property Map which shows the location of all the Condominium Units.

If you have other questions or need technical help with your access to the Co-Owner web site, do not hesitate to send an email to the Communications Committee c/o

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting in October.

The Board of Directors
Marriott Resort Hotel Condominium - Camelback Inn

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