Marriott Vacation Club (MVC), the vacation ownership brand of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, (NYSE: VAC), proudly celebrates 30 years of preserving one of the oldest family traditions—the family vacation.
“Frankly, it’s changed our lives,” says Peter Pfiel, an Owner at Marriott’s Monarch at Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C., since 1984. Pfiel and his family made the trip from Cincinnati to Marriott’s very first vacation ownership resort every summer. Thirty years later, Pfiel and his wife are retired just three miles from their Monarch villa, where they keep two weeks so their grown children can visit. “The joy of being able to turn over the keys to my son and his family … that’s the fulfillment of a different dream than we had when we bought,” Pfiel admits.
Today the Pfiels are among over 415,500 Owner families at more than 52 distinct Marriott Vacation Club resorts throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Like the Pfiels, many would never have guessed that they would play a vital role in helping make MVC a worldwide leader in the vacation ownership industry.
“This year marks an exceptional milestone and one I am very proud of - the 30th anniversary of our Marriott Vacation Club brand,” said Stephen P. Weisz, president and CEO of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation. “We’re in the business of fun, and it’s been amazing to watch MVC revolutionize an entire industry. On the personal side, it’s exciting to think of all of the families who are creating a lifetime of vacation memories through Marriott Vacation Club,” continued Weisz.