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News from Camelback InnSep 28, 2016

In this issue:

 Please Note: One line is missing on the 2016 Ballot

The Ballot that you received with your 2016 Annual Meeting package contains one typographical error. Under the Approval of Minutes section, there are lines next to the opposed and abstain options and no line is provided to check "approve". If you are in favor of approval of the minutes, we suggest that you draw a line next to the "approve" option and mark an "x" or check mark on that line.

Please do not confuse the 2016 Ballot with the 2015 Ballot containing the proposed amendments that are still under consideration. The vote on those measures will be concluded shortly. If you have not voted, or are unsure if your vote for the proposed amendments contained on the 2015 Ballot has been recorded, please contact Christopher Gable, Secretary of the Council of Co-Owners at

 Marriott-Starwood merger is now complete

On September 23, 2016, Marriott International completed the acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts thereby creating the world's largest hotel company. Please keep in mind that the newly acquired Starwood brands are not currently available under the reciprocal exchange program. You should also be aware that Marriott plans to operate the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty programs separately for at least the next two years. If you are currently a member of SPG, you can now link your account to your Marriott Rewards account to receive Platinum Level benefits from both programs and to be able to transfer points between accounts. If you do not have an SPG account, you can apply for one and then transfer points for reward stays at Starwood brand properties. For details visit

 Remembering retired Board Attorney J. Stephen Simon

We received the sad news today that Steve Simon, former independent counsel for the Camelback Board of Directors passed away on September 22, 2016. Steve represented the Board for many years including several years after he had retired from a successful law practice in Phoenix. Steve spent the past few years in Durango, Colorado.

John Simon, Steve's son and our fellow Co-Owner, fondly recalled that his father was passionate about Camelback and family memories at the Inn. Steve's passing came 26 years to the day after the signing of the Settlement Agreement of 1990 which Steve helped to negotiate and which remains today as the basis for sharing of costs and other important financial matters.

 Lincoln Restaurant Opens in October replacing BLT Steak

The Resort recently announced the opening in October (date to be announced) of Lincoln Restaurant and Bar 1936, the Inn's new signature dining venue located in the space formerly 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 are posted on the Web Site

Your Annual Meeting Package including event details, Meeting Agendas, Ballot and Co-Owner's Budget is posted on the web in the What's New section.

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.

 Marriott North Charleston, SC opens in October

Next month the North Charleston, South Carolina Marriott re-opens with a transformation to the newest room designs and modern technology giving you eight options when visiting the Palmetto state. Also in Charleston you will find the Downtown Marriott and the Renaissance Hotel located in the Historic District. You can enjoy the sun and sand at Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head Island with both resorts right on the ocean. Fall is a great time to visit South Carolina where temperatures remain warm. There are also hotels in Greenville, Spartanburg and the capital city of Columbia.

 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

We are looking forward to seeing you next month!

The Board of Directors
Marriott Resort Hotel Condominium - Camelback Inn