Bluegreen Vacations, is set to officially open its doors in the heart of New Orleans with the Marquee, the newest addition to the Vacation ownership giants catalogue. The Marquee, offers a unique experience for guests, it will feature an immersive guest experience using augmented reality, the first to be used in the Timeshare industry.

Augmented Reality is a technology that takes the world around you and adds virtual content on top, it gives the user an enhanced interactive view, and provides a more tailored experience. Guests at the Marquee will be able to download the Bluegreen Vacations mobile app and point their phones or tablets at certain elements in the guest rooms, triggering Augmented Reality characters to come to life. The AR characters will tell stories about New Orleans, and guest names will be dynamically displayed as featured characters on the storytelling script on the walls of the lobby.

The resort itself is designed to be a home away from home, with over 90 spacious villas, of one, two and three bedroom suites. President and CEO of Bluegreen Vacations, Shawn Pearson said: “The Marquess is truly a testament to Bluegreen’s commitment to pushing the envelope and reinventing the timeshare experience through innovative concepts. We set out to provide our owners and guests with a one of a kind stay that fully immerses them in New Orleans history and makes them the centre of the experience by incorporating unique virtual and augmented reality and design elements. The Marquee is like no other in the marketplace, and we’re excited that our owners and guests will soon get to start making unforgettable memories at this remarkable property.”

Bluegreen Vacation club is a points-based, deeded vacation ownership program, which connects over 212,000 owners with 69 Club and Club Associate Resorts and has access to more than 11,000 other hotels and resorts through partnerships and exchange networks. Bluegreen business model is firmly set on the next generation of travellers, by targeting millennials with unique experience packages. Millennials may love to travel but timeshare doesn’t exactly fit with a generation who value freedom, flexibility and minimal commitment.

New and exclusive developments are sure to attract many new customers seeking a unique holiday experience. However, a word of warning: many of these properties are used to sell the dream and, more often than not, customers are persuaded to purchase Long-Term-Holiday-Products and point based holiday products, which are often non-refundable, non-transferable and with virtually no resale value. In addition to this, you will face mounting maintenance fees, which resorts can increase on an annual basis and this is entirely at their discretion.

People who enter into Timeshare agreements often find it difficult to keep up with the mounting maintenance fees and simply cannot afford it any longer. They may also find that the Timeshare no longer suits their needs and simply want to end the contract. There are too many individuals who are willing to take advantage of Timeshare owners and offer fake products, along with Timeshare exit schemes. Before agreeing to any Timeshare termination or exit procedure with an individual or company, seek independent advice and fully research any company you are thinking of working with.

It is also important to remember that purchasing a Timeshare should NEVER be viewed as a financial investment. Timeshare is an investment in lifestyle, in future holidays and family time together. There is almost no resale value to a Timeshare.

The mis-selling of holiday products is, unfortunately, common practice within the holiday industry and these type of crimes often go unreported by the most vulnerable in our society and criminal convictions are few and far between.

If you have purchased a Lifestyle / Concierge Service, a Timeshare or a ‘Holiday Points’ based product from a resort or company and feel unhappy with the service, or feel you have been mis-sold this product, please get in touch with us to discuss how we may be able to help you with a possible Money Back Claim.