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News from Camelback InnJan 20, 2017


In this issue:


 General Partner Transition Process Update Expected Soon

Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc. has informed us that they are continuing to work with CHMWarnick, the prospective new General Partner, about details of the transition process. Host has advised us that another General Partner update should be coming out in February.

 Board of Directors January 18, 2017 Meeting

The Board of Directors met on January 18, 2017 with Directors, committee members and Co-Owners participating via telephone. The Board received reports from the Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Committee and Property Planning Committee. Preliminary event plans for October‚s Annual Meeting Weekend were discussed.

The Communications Committee reported that the annual archiving of documents has begun and that all 2016 documents will be preserved on the Archives Page which contains all official records of the Condominium Association. Plans are moving forward to activate a system of on-line voting through an arrangement with DocuSign what will enable Co-Owners to vote by responding to an official email.

The Property Planning Committee reported about discussions with Marriott concerning soft and hard goods renovations of all of the bedroom interiors. The project will include painting, window treatments, furniture and flooring and is now expected to take place in summer 2018. Marriott is also in the final stages of the planning process for construction of a new 15,000 square foot ballroom that would replace several of the older meeting rooms. The addition of a second ballroom will enable the Inn to host two major groups simultaneously and will feature high ceilings and state of the art electronics. Marriott will fund 100% of the ballroom project. Funding for the rooms renovations will be from the Partnership FF&E Reserve.

 Minutes for recent Board meetings are now available

Official minutes for the November 16, 2016 Board of Director‚s Meeting were approved at the January meeting and are now posted on the web site. October 27 and October 29 Board of Directors meetings can also be viewed on the web site‚s Meetings and Events ‚" Board of Directors page.

 Please Submit all 2016 Folios Promptly

If you have recently visited a reciprocal property and have not yet submitted your folio for reimbursement, please do so at your earliest opportunity. Our friends at Gemisys, the company that tracks our vacation time and issues checks, need our cooperation so that accounting records can be completed and important tax documents issued on a timely basis. For information about reimbursement procedures and other information about reciprocal stays, visit the web site‚s Reciprocal Properties page.

 Camelback Room Rates available through March 31, 2017

The Reciprocal Properties page also contains the schedule of rates for the first quarter of 2017 that will be used to calculate the number of days charged to your account when you visit a participating property.

 Requesting Vacation Time at Camelback in Prime Season

Prime Season began on December 1, 2016 and runs through April 30, 2017. This is our most important time of the year when the Resort commands premium rates which contribute heavily to the income of the partnership. The Partnership Agreement guarantees vacation time availability of your unit in season if you have secured your reservation by May 31. Reservation requests are now subject to availability. The Camelback Reservations Team will continue to make every effort to accommodate your requests as space permits. Please keep in mind that the Resort‚s ability to satisfy the needs of group and leisure guests, especially in Prime Season, benefits all of us as Camelback investors.

 Reciprocal Destination: Marco Island, Florida

On January 1, 2017, the Marco Beach Resort joined the JW Marriott Portfolio becoming the brand‚s first beachfront resort in the mainland U.S. The hotel has long been a favorite destination of Camelback Owners and is completing $320 million of property wide upgrades that include renovation of guest rooms, meeting space, restaurants, swimming pools and spa. Construction of a new ‚-adults only‚" tower is expected to be completed in the fall. Famous for its powder white beach, the resort also offers 36 holes of championship golf.

Marco Island is situated on the southern west coast of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. The hotel is located 50 minutes south of the Fort Meyers Airport and just 20 minutes to the south of Naples where you will find two Ritz-Carlton properties. Also within easy reach is Marriott‚s Sanibel Harbor Beach Resort on Sanibel Island.

 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, room rates, events at the Resort and other news of interest to Camelback investors. Please check back to find out ‚-What‚s New‚".

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

We hope your new year is off to a good start.

David C. Bartholomew
Chair, Communications Committee
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Marriott Resort Hotel Condominium ‚" Camelback Inn