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News from Camelback InnMay 23, 2013
A new feature of our web based communications program is our ability to send out what we call a --blast email-- to Co-Owners who have given us their email address. We will use this ability to try to keep you up to date on what is happening at the Inn without overwhelming you with information. We will send email updates to you as often as appropriate given the news to report and you can expect to receive these communications more frequently during busy times such as when we approach the October Annual Meeting. In these communications we will highlight recent actions of the Board of Directors, reports from the General Manager and reminders of approaching deadlines and upcoming events.

The topics for today's email are:

In this issue:

 May 31 Reservations Deadline

Co-Owners are reminded that May 31, 2013 is the last day that you can guarantee availability of vacation time for your unit during the 2013-2014 Prime Winter Season. After May 31, you will still be able to request a reservation. Then, however, your request will be subject to availability. Please read the official announcement from the General Partner posted on the "What's New" section.

A new feature of the Owner's Web site is that you can request reservations for your unit right from your computer. Simply click the link at the right marked "Reservation Form". Then follow the instructions for completing your request. Email confirmation will be sent to you from the Camelback Inn Reservations Office.

You can also cancel or request changes to an existing Camelback Inn Reservation on the web page. Co-Owners are requested not to make changes to an existing reservation on the Marriott web site or through the Marriott World Wide telephone reservations system.

 CBI Off-Season Rates

May is also the month when room rates at Camelback Inn change as we move from shoulder to summer seasons. If you plan to vacation at other Marriott properties using reciprocal time, please keep this in mind. For specific information about rates, contact the Condominium Office or email

 Nominating Committee Appointed

The Board of Directors has appointed the 2013 Nominating Committee. Kathleen Pugh is the Committee Chair. Barney Kelly and Anne Sherwood were also named to the Committee. The task of the Committee is to recommend two Co-Owners for election to the Board of Directors at the October Meeting.

A letter from the Nominating Committee was recently sent to all Co-Owners with details about the nomination process. You can read the letter by clicking the link on the "What's New?" page.

 News from the General Manager

Jim Rose, General Manager of Camelback Inn, has given us the following updates:

The bathroom project is under way and completion is still slated for 9/15/2013. The first six units have been completed and look very good.

Golf course renovation is on time and will be a wonderful amenity to our great resort. Tentative opening of the redesigned Indian Bend course is planned for November 15, 2013, based on weather, Bermuda Grass grow in, and over seeding.

Window and roof projects are now in progress.

 Partnership Plans to Mail Distributions Next Week

Host Hotels, Inc., the General Partner of the Camelback Inn Limited Partnership, has informed us that they plan to mail the year end distributions the week of May 28. Included with the mailing will be the audited financial report of the Partnership for the year ending December 31, 2012. The financial report and General Partner's letter will be posted on the web site as soon as they are released. Look for them on the "Partnership Information" page.

 Ralph Scatena Appointed GM at JW Marriott Desert Springs

Congratulations to our fellow Co-Owner and former General Manager, Ralph Scatena on his recent appointment as General Manager at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa, Palm Desert, California. This spectacular resort is one of the premier destinations in the Palm Springs area. We wish Ralph continued success in his career.

 Plan to Attend the Annual Meeting in October

It's not too early to make travel plans for attending the 41st Annual Meeting of the Council of Co-Owners of Camelback Inn. Meetings and social events will be held from October 17-19, 2013. The official notification and schedule of activities will be mailed to Co-Owners in early September. And, of course, the details of the meetings and events will be posted on the web site.

This year's events will include a Thursday evening reception at the Manor House, a reception and dinner at the Camelback Golf Club on Friday evening and the Marriott hosted evening reception on Saturday. On Friday evening we will have the opportunity to view the major renovation of the Indian Bend Golf Course.

We invite you to click on the link below to log on to our web site.

Very best regards,

David C. Bartholomew
Chair, Communications Committee