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News from Camelback InnMay 5, 2017


In this issue:


 Marriott Announces Construction of the Paradise Ballroom

Marriott announced in late April plans to build a state of the art conference center that will include a 35,000 square foot ballroom that will replace many of the older meeting rooms located to the north of the Arizona Ballroom. Construction will start this spring with opening scheduled for June 2018. For more details, visit the What's New page of the web site and click on the link at the right to download the official press release.

 Board Meets on May 9 at Camelback

The Board of Directors will hold its next meeting at Camelback Inn on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. If you plan to attend in person, check at the front desk or bell stand for the meeting room location.

Among the Agenda items are:

   •  Update on proposed changes to the Reciprocal Exchange Program
   •  Progress report on General Partner Succession
   •  Appointment of the Nominating Committee
   •  Appointments to Property Planning and Audit Committees
   •  Report on activities planned for the October Annual Meeting
   •  General Manager's Report
   •  Financial updates from the General Partner

To listen to the meeting call 800-567-5900. When prompted, key in the access code 5340985 and follow the instructions. Please mute your telephone to prevent background noise interference.

 May 31 is the deadline to guarantee Prime Season Reservations

Prime Season will return on December 1, 2017 and runs through April 30, 2018. The Partnership Agreement guarantees vacation time availability of your unit in season if you have secured your reservation by May 31, 2017. Reservation requests made after that date will be subject to availability. You can make your reservation requests for Prime Season, or any other time on the Co-Owner's web site. From the drop down menu, select CBI Reservations and follow the instructions. The Camelback Reservations Team will respond to your request by the following business day.

 Sign up for Direct Deposit of your Distribution Check

Host Hotels recently announced plans to send the year-end distribution by the end of May. Limited Partners can arrange for deposit of their funds directly to their bank account. To sign up for direct deposit, contact Gemisys Corporation at camelbackinvestment@trustamerica.com for complete instructions.

 Remembering Anne Sherwood

We received word recently of the passing of Anne Sherwood last fall. Anne lived in Colorado and was for many years an active Camelback owner who regularly attended annual meetings. Most recently, she chaired the Nominating Committee for two years. We send our condolences to all the members of Anne's family.

 CBI Rates Announced Through July, 2017

The Reciprocal Properties page of the web site contains the Camelback room rates through July. As you may have noticed, the Inn has achieved record high rates this Prime Season and we congratulate the Camelback Resort Team for making this possible. With Prime Season over, please be aware that rates will decrease dramatically during the next two months, which will affect the number of days your unit is charged for reciprocal stays. For more information on planning your vacation usage, visit the Reciprocal Properties page.

 Reciprocal Destination: Cape Town, South Africa

Marriott recently opened its first property in South Africa, the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers situated in Cape Town's bustling Century City, near many of the area's top landmarks. The hotel's guest rooms and suites have sleek marble bathrooms, plush bedding and cylindrical glass showers. You will also find a cutting-edge spa and fitness center and a sparkling outdoor swimming pool, offering stunning views of the Cape Town skyline. Among the city's attractions are the world famous Table Mountain, which can be reached via rotating cable cars and Robben Island, the infamous prison that once held Nelson Mandela and is now a living museum.

The Cape Town Crystal Towers Hotel is Marriott's third property to open in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Kigali Marriott in Rwanda and the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel are also available under your Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are also several reciprocal hotels in the North African countries of Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.

In 2018, Marriott plans to open a second hotel in Cape Town and a hotel in Johannesburg.

For a complete list of reciprocal properties and for information about calculating vacation days and getting your reimbursement check, visit the Reciprocal Properties page on the web site. For property details and reservations at any reciprocal hotel, go to www.marriott.com.

 Bookmark the Camelback Owner's Web Site for Easy Access

When you bookmark the site on your computer, tablet or smartphone, it is even easier to access the information and resources of the Camelback Owner's web site. We are continually updating news about the Board and its committees, units available for resale, room rates, events at the Resort and other news of interest to Camelback investors.

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

Very best regards,

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