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News from Camelback InnOct 19, 2016

In this issue:

 Special Notice from the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee has learned that James Montgomery, member of the Board of Directors, has resigned his position on the Board as he is no longer eligible to serve in that capacity. This leaves an unexpected vacancy on the Board for the remaining one year left on his term, October 2016-October 2017.

The Nominating Committee previously prepared and had sent with the Annual Meeting mailing its report recommending to the Co-Owners Randy Pugh for the one, full 4 year term, that needs to be filled. Ballots for that one position were sent in the Annual Meeting mailing and those ballots will continue to be valid.

As the Nominating Committee is tasked with the responsibility of recommending to the Co-Owners at the Annual Meeting one nominee for each position on the Board that needs to be filled, the Committee will now need to resume its consideration of persons interested in serving on the Board for this newly opened position and making a recommendation to the Co-Owners at the Meeting. Therefore, anyone interested in serving on the Board for this one (1) year term should contact John Heller, chairman of the Nominating Committee at as soon as practical and provide your reasons for wanting to serve and your qualifications. Please include contact information including cell phone number and good times to contact you.

The Nominating Committee of John Heller, Joel Stein and Ellen Yellen will be meeting before the Annual Meeting scheduled for October 29, 2016, to conclude its deliberations and will make a recommendation at the Meeting on a candidate for the open position.

As this is an unexpected development, you are reminded that the bylaws do not allow for nominations from the floor but do provide that    •  "Nominations for the Board of Directors may also be made by petition filed with the Secretary at least seven days prior to the annual meeting, which petition shall be signed by ten or more Owners and include a letter signed by the nominee(s) named therein indicating his (their) willingness to serve as a member of the Board of Directors if elected."

John Heller, Chairman of the Nominating Committee

 Last Chance to reserve for Annual Meeting Events

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.

 Lincoln Restaurant is now open and accepting dinner reservations

Lincoln Restaurant and Bar 1936, the Inn's new signature dining venue located in the space formerly occupied by BLT Steak, is now open. Dinner is served nightly from 5-10 p.m. and Bar 1936 is open from 4-10 p.m. featuring a Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. You can make dinner reservations by calling the restaurant directly at 480-905-7979 or through the Concierge. To read the news release, go to the What's New page and click the link at the right.

 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

 Update from Host About Potential New General Partner

The September 26, 2016 letter from Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. to all Limited Partners can be accessed from the What's New page by clicking the link at the right. Directly below Host's letter is a company overview of potential nominee CHMWarnick.

 Marriott openings in Thailand

In November, Marriott plans two new hotel openings that will bring its full service portfolio to 14 properties in the Kingdom of Thailand, a nation that is home to some of Asia's most luxurious tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces and ornate temples. With a favorable exchange rate, Thailand is fast becoming a favorite destination for American visitors. Next month the Marriott Marquis Queen's Park will open, giving you four options in the modern city of Bangkok. In the world famous resort city of Phuket, the Marriott Merlin Beach Resort will join the JW Marriott Phuket, Renaissance and Marriott Nai Yang Beach Resorts as your lodging choices. You will also find hotels in the beach resorts of Hua Hin, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Rayong and Khao Lak featuring a JW property. For an over the top all-villa resort experience you can visit Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

 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 soon at the Annual Meeting.

The Board of Directors
Marriott Resort Hotel Condominium - Camelback Inn