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2016-03-04 McNally Investment Professionals - Houston, Texas

Claims to have been in business since 2002. Domain for its website was registered on November 2, 2015 and expires on November 2, 2016. Does not seem to be looking too far into the future. Also, the building manager for the office space listed on the McNally website said no one by the name of McNally Professional Investments pays rent in the building. Bottom line....be very careful! Tap here to read more....

Help stamp out scammers....don't write that check!!
T - Possible Scams
2018-04-14 Just a few thoughts on GL Riviera Maya. By way of background, we are long-time drinkers of the kool aid and have experienced some of the not-so-happy experiences of other members. However, we would be remiss in not praising Vidanta Resorts for what they have here. The people, ambience and laid-back atmosphere of GLRM more than justify the cost and occasional longer-than-expected waits. We’re always blown away by the genuine friendliness of the staff and overall serenity of the environment. Granted, we have not yet had our “update” and therefore cannot opine on this year’s sales onslaught. But after 15 years and sevral upgrades, we’re still fans. For what it’s worth.
Member Reviews
2015-08-05 A New Impersonation Of Grupo Vidanta - Offer to Rent

This is another attempt to associate the scammer with a legitimate company - Grupo Vidanta. Certainly the offer would make anyone pause because it looks so authentic. But...the phone number is associated with a deal that is nowhere near the timeshare industry. Do your due diligence....and
Don't Write That Check.!

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2015-10-06 Residence Clubs - What Are They?

Are they really timeshare interests in more luxurious surroundings? Based upon this article, it seems the only difference is sharing a fraction of the ownership. Generally speaking, it seems owners of Residence Club interests have an equity stake in the development. But, then again, that is not always the case, which makes the lines between Residence Clubs and Timeshares very blurry. What do you think? Leave your comments at the end of the article.

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2015-12-15 Colin was in Nuevo Vallarta through December 4 and sent us his update. Included were updated photos of Tower Five, La Cantina at night and the new restaurant/sports bar in the Residence Tower. Great update, and wonderful to see the changes.

In addition, there are images of the newly opened entrance to the Neuvo Vallarta property. These come as Vidanta announces the new opening as of December 15. Gary III also contributed in the Forum. Lots of news, and more to come....Thank you all....

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2018-03-23 We are Plantinum Level members in the Residence Club (full share in a 2 Bedroom Loft unit). I sent a friend to Nuevo Vallarta yesterday to be in a 1 bedroom GL Villa. They were denied Platinum (black) bands and were given a Studio Loft in Tower V. Clearly not what I had book, nor what was stated on their reservation. They were given this by 3 people at a desk in the Santuario. The 3 were very rude to my guests and told them unless they were with the owner, they had no privileges and were like anyone else who walked off the street. Then they asked them how much money the paid me. What! They were pushing them to go on a sales presentation.

I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to straighten this out to no avail. I was transferred all over the place and was told Platinum privileges on my contract do not say anything about guests receiving them. I countered with, it doesn't say anything about my guests not receiving them. Frustrating. I encouraged my guests to be persistent and hold out until they honored the reservation for a 1 bedroom Villa. After 4 hours they were given that, but no black wrist bands.
I have sent other guests to NV and they received all our privileges — black band included — and I told Customer Service this. Their response was, that was a mistake and I was lucky that happened.

When I was in NV last November, the Utah Jazz corporate guys were there being treated to golf, rooms, etc. in the hopes that corporate would buy into the Vidanta properties so that they could send clients and give away weeks as perks. So I wonder when a corporation sends clients to the resort, how are they treated. I doubt the same as my guests.

Another thing I wonder. Last year we added the VIP Entertainment package and were told it included tickets for everyone staying in the room. Now I wonder if when the Park opens and I send a guest, are they going to say the privileges only apply to the owners?

You can't change your policies midstream, but that seems to be what's happening with Vidanta. For example, my contract says complimentary golf for all Groupo Vidanta courses, but now we are told it's complimentary only for the Jack Nicklaus course in Nuevo. I'm here in Puerto Penasco and they want $99 for the golf.

By the way, I paid full price for the 1 bedroom GL Villa. It was not an Ambassador certificate.
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2019-01-15 Hola!
Regarding the question about construction of Estates in Riviera Maya, ground may be broken, but there does not appear to be any structural construction yet. Management may have decided where the Estates will be located in Riviera Maya, but there is no official announcement. Just as there is no official announcement regarding Nuevo Vallarta either. That said, the buildings on the Jalisco side of the river are pretty stout, so there is a strong likelihood that they will be the first Estate buildings.
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2019-04-28 Since I am a new member on the block my simple question is to verify if this is the better way to ask questions or if there is another page for me to follow through... Answer will come directly to my E-Mail.??. Thank You So Much For Your Help, as I mentioned before I need to learn how to ask and how will I receive the Answers back, My E-mail sdomenechsr at aol.com Thank You All Again.
2018-11-29 Is anyone aware of the new process being used for Privileged weeks? According to reservations, they will no longer book SFX Privilaged weeks for holidays through reservations. Unfortunately they do not know how SFX privileged weeks will be booked.
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2019-01-14 Fantastic Property
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Our group of six adults and four kids had a fantastic time at Vidanta Nueva Vallarta. The resort property is mind-bogglingly large, yet accessible. Walking around the area is easy, and there are convenient shuttles if you'd like that never had a long wait. There are pools everywhere. The ones by the Grand Mayan are best for kids, as there are some fountains that help mask the noise. Before we discovered those, we felt a little guilty about having loud kids in a quieter pool area (but not too guilty; what do you expect at a pool, anyway?). The beach is giant, and the setting is gorgeous.

We were in a Presidential Suite. The Suite was very nicely appointed and had more than enough space for all of us.

Plenty of restaurants to choose from, though we learned the hard way that some won't let you come in your pool attire (even if you are dry. The explanation was odd: the kids can't come, the reason is they are wet, but the kids were the only ones who had changed into dry clothes. And this was one of the restaurants listed as "casual," if I recall). The market was enough to keep us stocked for breakfasts, snacks, a few kids dinners (and could easily allow for cooking more than we did). We did not need to go to a grocery store off-site.

If I had to nitpick, most of the pools were quite cold, except for the ones by the Grand Mayan; WiFi was intermittent and slow, something to consider if this is a necessity; and it was sometimes difficult to get a dinner reservation. We were warned about the dinner reservations during the peak season, but it still did not quite make sense. One place said they only had early availability, but then a good 75% of the restaurant remained empty during our 2-hour meal (lucked out that we left the kids with the grandparents that night...).

In all, we loved our stay. This was our first time here and we are already thinking of coming back.

Date of arrival
December 22, 2018
Member Reviews
2015-06-28 Update by Jim from Nuevo Vallarta

Golf holes are changing, the bridge across the Ameca River to the Norman Course is to be a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge, and Building Five is growing. Lots going on and more to come. Thanks Jim...

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2011-03-30 Greg's Videos of Nuevo Vallarta...

Greg is now retired and vacationing. He spent seven weeks in Nuevo Vallarta enjoying his first ever extended vacation.

While there, he recorded 9 videos of different locations on the property, including the Nayar Golf course and buildings under construction.

From the looks of it, Greg had a wonderful time. Congratulations Greg, and thanks for sharing with us.

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2011-06-10 Golf at the Vida Vacation Club Resorts will become very important in years to come.

Curt is a fellow Grand Luxxe and Aimfair member. He informed us all...

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2011-06-07 Grand Luxxe Now vs February 22, 2011

As a followup to the information we posted on the 27th of May, Len sent us a photo that he took showing the layout of the property from a Grand Luxxe Tower I deck. If you can imagine yourself...

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Michael Sent An Update. It is quite extensive and interesting. Enjoy the read...

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2011-02-21 Steve is Bliss Owner...and asked us to post his announcement.
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2011-02-19 Linda In Seattle Is In Nuevo Vallarta...and she sent us her video view from the deck of her Grand Luxxe Villa. Certainly is good seeing the property at this time.

View From Linda's Grand Luxxe Deck - February 2011. Enjoy...

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2010-09-09 Brenda's Suspicious Call...

Brenda received a call from someone posing as a pollster for the Mayan Palace. This is what she had to say:....

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2010-09-04 Michael's Update -

Michael provides us with an update to comments he made on September 1, 2010....

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2010-08-28 Michael's Update....
Tennis Clinic on the Garage Roof?

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2010-06-16 Questions About II Premium Gold...
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2010-05-09 May 10 and May 17, 2010 - Wendy's Review:

Interesting reading and lots of helpful information. We should keep track of the prices the way Wendy has....

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2010-04-05 More construction, more excitement...

Sean, Dale and Ross contributed photos and their comments about the Grand Luxxe I experience. All seems to be headed in the right direction....

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2010-06-12 Scott and Sue just returned....from vacationing for the first time in the Grand Luxxe, Nuevo Vallarta and provided their review. Interesting and new. High fives all around...
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2010-03-12 Certificate Weeks Explained....
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