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News from Camelback InnSep 14, 2016


In this issue:


 Votes are still needed to amend the Camelback Documents

The proposed amendments have now reached between 68% and 74% approval.‚ Each of the proposals requires an affirmative vote of 75% of the total ownership.‚ In an effort to reach the 75% goal, the 2015 Annual Meeting has again been continued in order to seek additional votes.‚ The new deadline is 4:00 p.m. MST on September 28, 2016.

The proposed changes provide important protections to Co-Owners and streamline provisions that have been in place for more than 40 years. If you have not voted, or are unsure if your vote has been recorded, please contact Christopher Gable, Secretary of the Council of Co-Owners at christopher.gable@wfadvisors.com.

 Lincoln Restaurant Opens in October replacing BLT Steak

The Resort recently announced the opening in October of Lincoln Restaurant and Bar 1936, the Inn's new signature dining venue located in the space currently occupied by BLT Steak.‚ Read more about plans for the new Lincoln Restaurant and Bar 1936 in the news release posted to the What‚s New page of the web site.

 Details of October‚s Annual Meeting will be mailed on September 15

Your Annual Meeting Packet including event details, Meeting Agendas, Ballot and Co-Owner‚s Budget will be mailed and posted on the web site on September 15, 2016.

This year‚s Annual Meeting date is later than usual due to the timing of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holidays. The weekend activities begin on Thursday, October 27 and conclude with the Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

The Board of Directors will meet Thursday morning. A casual dinner will be served at the newly redesigned Mummy Mountain event venue Thursday evening. The Co-Owner‚s Golf Tournament will be played on Friday morning at the new Ambiente Golf Course. Non-golfers can sign up to enjoy a private tour of the Desert Botanical Gardens on Friday afternoon. The Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday Morning and Marriott International will host the Saturday evening reception.

To reserve vacation time for your unit during the Annual Meeting Weekend, sign on to the Camelback Owners web site and choose the CBI Reservations Page from the drop down menu. Again this year Marriott is offering Co-Owners the option of a special Annual Meeting Rate of $125.00. If you prefer to pay the special rate, rather than use vacation days, please mention your preference in the comments section of your reservation request.

 Distribution checks were mailed August 26, 2016

Cash distributions for the first half of 2016 were mailed on August 26, 2016 by the General Partner together with a letter containing important financial information including the 2016 forecast of operations. You can read the letter on the What‚s New page of the web site.

 Board of Directors August 25 Meeting Highlights

The Board of Directors met on Thursday, August 25, 2016. The Board approved the proposed Budget that will be submitted for approval by all Co-Owners at the Annual Meeting. Among other topics covered were the upcoming Property Planning Meeting in September and the importance of passing the proposed amendments.

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for October 27, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. MST at Camelback Inn.

 Marriott Reciprocal Hotel options in Arizona

As you are probably aware, use of vacation days at your Camelback Unit during Prime Season is subject to availability except for days that you reserved prior to May 31, 2016. Last year there were many sold out nights in Prime Season and as investors, we hope the trend will continue this year. Although sold out nights benefit all of us, it can be disappointing for owners who want to vacation in Arizona on short notice. If you are unable to book vacation time at your unit, remember that Marriott has many excellent options available to you under the reciprocal program and as a Platinum Level Rewards Member you are usually guaranteed space when booking at least 48 hours in advance.

There are 12 reciprocal properties in Arizona. Phoenix area hotels include the spectacular JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa featuring golf on sight, a lazy river and Griffin Club Level rooms with special food and beverage amenities. The Marriott Suites of Old Town and Marriott Suites at MacDowell Mountains offer spacious accommodations. The luxurious Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain is located between Phoenix and Tucson. Situated in the greater Tucson area is the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa and the Tucson Marriott adjacent to the campus of the University of Arizona.

 Making Reservations and finding answers on line

For a listing of personnel handing matters that were previously handled by June and Wanda, select the Contacts page from the drop down menu, then choose Partnership Services.

We have added several answers to some of your most frequently asked questions on our FAQ page. Click the menu button at the upper left and choose FAQ‚s from the drop down menu.

To make reservations at Camelback Inn, choose the CBI Reservations Page from the drop down menu. If you have questions about reservations at reciprocal properties or how to get your reimbursement check, select the Reciprocal Properties Page. You will find full details about participating hotels, current Camelback room rates and reimbursement procedures.‚

 Check the web for the latest news about Camelback Inn

The Communications Committee prepares this newsletter for the Board of Directors and continually updates the web site on topics that include activities of the Board and its committees, additions or deletions to the units available for resale, and other news of interest to Camelback investors. We invite you to check the site often to find out ‚-What‚s New‚".

If you have questions or need technical help with your access to the web site, please contact Communications Committee Chair, David Bartholomew at camelbackowners@gmail.com.

We are looking forward to seeing you in October!

The Board of Directors
Marriott Resort Hotel Condominium ‚" Camelback Inn