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Sandra van Fort Lauderdale, FLVerified reviewer

Original review: May 30, 2023

Based on the reviews I've seen online about Westgate Resorts, what I'm about to say may not be any different than what you've already read. I've also read Westgate's responses and know that what they sent me is no different. This just lets me know that in the 2 1/2 years I've been trying to get these people to cancel my account, instead of reading and replying to my emails and letters they sent me templates and changed my name, date and account information. The people I have spoken to on the phone with Westgate have been very rude and curt to me as if I were the problem when the problem lies with their own staff. Because of them I got into this mess. When David**, their representative, first sold this contract to me in 2005, I had absolutely no desire or need to buy a timeshare because I was a single woman with a disability, limited resources, and a limited budget lived.

He guaranteed my satisfaction but said if I was ever not there they would take it back, no questions asked. He said I could transfer to a different week or location at any time at no extra cost. I had recently had surgery and I was exhausted after saying no multiple times. They offered me water, juice, coffee, food, anything to say yes. Then the big boss came out and told me they don't do this for just anyone, but since I'm a retired detective and served my country during 9/11, I deserved an exceptional deal. He even said there would be a free bottle of champagne and a fruit basket on my first stay. I was so mentally tired it sounded good at the time. That was just the beginning of my nightmare. Since then I have had to open 2 credit cards and borrow against them because an apartment sale fell through. I was left with 2 mortgages and many bills. This is one of them.

I have psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis, the medication is very expensive. Because of my diabetes I have to follow a special diet, which is costly. This is a big scam! Because of all the stress I had, I had a stroke and a brain tumor and had to have brain surgery. The psoriasis developed due to stress. I paid two different companies to sell this timeshare, but all they did was steal my money. I called and emailed Westgate's Developer Services department to see if they would buy the timeshare and have been rejected repeatedly. Communication is also an issue as the last response I received from them was in November 2022, even though I have contacted them twice since then. I have paid these people off and still have not been able to make any trip and they are refusing to let me out of this agreement or give me my money back. They are heartless crooks and I need someone to finally help me end this agreement with them.

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Janie van Aylett, VAVerified reviewer

Original rating: May 17, 2023

We have owned this crappy timeshare for over eleven years. We have only been on vacation twice. When they sold us the place we were told they would help us sell our other properties - then acted like they didn't know what we were talking about. We were told that our sales meeting was recorded and given a CD with the information on it. The CD is blank. They told us this was an investment and would be easy to sell later if needed. When we called them to sell it, no one answered.

When we called customer service to tell them that our sales rep had lied and we wanted to cancel the contract, we were told they don't and we couldn't get out of the contract. When we called them to tell them that we could no longer travel due to health, they refused the request the next day. We have discovered that Westgate is a complete scam. All they want is for you to sign their contract and they will say ANYTHING to get your signature on it. Then you are stuck paying. For nothing. We've seen other timeshare programs have ownership termination programs, we've seen timeshares stand behind their product. We regret that we chose Westgate over a reputable timeshare.

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Varinderjit from Puyallup, WAVerified reviewer

Original rating: May 17, 2023

My husband and I have had a horrible experience with Westgate and I feel compelled to share my story with others who may be considering purchasing one of their timeshare contracts. First, they promised us the world, or rather, the opportunity to travel on it. They told us about all the great benefits we would receive as owners, from the flexibility to travel to the fantastic accommodations that awaited us at each destination. It all sounded too good to be true, and unfortunately it was. After signing the contract, we quickly realized that we had made a big mistake. WG was incredibly slow to respond to any of my questions or concerns or didn't respond at all.

We never really got to use our timeshare because the booking process was so complicated and expensive. And when we reached out to their "executive team" for help, they didn't seem to care about our concerns at all. Then we contacted the owner of Westgate David Siegel and instead of contacting us directly, he had his executive team reach out, the same people who failed to show us understanding and compassion in the first place. To make matters worse, when we tried to get out of our contract, I was met with resistance and apologies. After multiple attempts to find a solution, WG said there was nothing they could do to help us escape the contract they sold us.

After being refused a 5th time, Claudio** had contacted us to make it seem like he had options that could help us. Instead of helping us solve our problems or addressing our concerns, he gave us the "option" to pay $720 a month or watch my credit get destroyed. I was stunned that this was the only solution Westgate had to offer us, especially since we had our contract since 2017 and only had to use it once. If I could give any advice to those considering a WG timeshare it would be to stay clear. Their promises of "a lot" are nothing more than lies and deceptive marketing tactics. Even with their supposedly discounted offers, the hidden fees, interest rates, and rising HOA fees make the contract not worth it at all. Don't get scammed like we did - find another vacation option that gives you the flexibility and value you deserve.

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William of Webster, TexasVerified reviewer

Original rating: May 12, 2023

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Our family has been going to Westgate for years (we live in Florida). We have had our week at Vacation Villas almost 6 years now. Spend there every summer and can't say enough about it. Love the people and the place - great food too! Really nice place.

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T is Everything, LAVerified reviewer

Original rating: May 8, 2023

Westgate sells you this timeshare utopia. You pay a monthly mortgage of about $200, maintenance costs of more than $1100 for only 7 days every 2 years. Think about that! They offer an option to split your 7 days into a 3 day trip and a 4 day trip, which will charge you $90. Then, if you take a three-day trip in your given year and decide to extend the other four days into the next year, they will charge you an additional $149 for a Developer Exchange Fee. So they will fine you for everything if they give you the impression at the time of sale that everything is included. At the end of the day, don't sign up for Timeshare, you'll end up paying less if you spend the money when it's actually time to go.

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Roberto van Pompano Beach, FLVerified reviewer

Original review: May 3, 2023

I went there with my family for 4 days and they offered me a special price if I took a 90 minute timeshare presentation and in addition a $100.00 Visa gift card if I had the presentation. But everything was a liar and after an hour and a half they told me I have to pay at least $100.00 if I want to leave otherwise they stay with me for a long time, they said they will stay for another 2 or 3 hours or they will charge me $500 .00 bill. They also never gave me the $Visa gift card because they said if I buy a package (10K-12K) but they never told me I have confirmations since the emails started. I was with my 5 year old son and my wife who I wanted to leave so I paid the $100.00 dollars but my brother who is a lawyer told me that was not right. I'll continue with this...

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Marisa van Danbury, CTVerified reviewer

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Original rating: May 1, 2023

I was scammed by Westgate Town Center in 2017 and led to believe I was going into a real estate investment through one of their so called brokers. Unknown to me it was all lies. I managed to make payments until 2020 then COVID hit until I realized I was just being scammed. Please note that I had already paid off my bedroom at Westgate Lakes Resort but was lured into a new 2 bedroom timeshare contract. This causes financial problems, mental stress and needs help to get away from these scam artists. They keep calling me and saying, "We're here to help you and disconnect you, but it will cost you $6,000 to close and update your account." Leave me the "**" alone, I don't want a timeshare anymore. I have already paid for a bedroom which has been paid in full. You won't get another penny from me. They must STOP!!!

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Anthony van Suffolk, VAVerified reviewer

Original rating: April 14, 2023

We've tried working with Westgate, the Better Business Bureau, and we keep getting the turnaround. We will contact your company with the same complaints we have made to others. There must be someone who can help us, because Westgate doesn't care about violating the rights of our noblemen and wife of the armed forces. Westgate's contract violated my rights under the Military Loans Act. Westgate contract forces me to voluntarily waive my right to trial by jury! According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

My rights under the MLA include:

● An interest cap of 36%. You cannot be charged more than a military annual percentage rate (MAPR) of 36%, which includes fees such as the following when calculating your interest rate (with some exceptions).

● Financial charges

● Credit insurance premiums

● Add-on credit-related products sold in connection with the credit

● Charges such as subscription fees, participation fees, or debt relief contract fees, with some exceptions.

● No mandatory waiver of certain legal rights. A creditor cannot require you to submit to mandatory arbitration or to waive certain rights you have under state or federal law, such as the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

● No compulsory allotments. A creditor cannot require you to create a voluntary military assignment to get the loan.

● No prepayment penalty. A creditor cannot charge a penalty if you repay the loan (partly) early.

Westgate doesn't care that they take advantage of the men and women who fought and died for this country. I am a 100% disability veteran and financially we are unable to continue with these payments. We have asked Westgate several times to release us and return our money, but they continue to ignore us. We hope that your company will help us return this purchase to Westgate and recover some of our money from this fraudulent contract.

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Olabambo is from San Antonio, TexasVerified reviewer

Original rating: March 23, 2023

I was scammed by Westgate Town Center into believing I was going into real estate investing through one of their so called brokers. Unknown to me it was all lies. I managed to make payments for over 30 months until I realized I was just being scammed. I made an attempt to personally go to Westgate Town Center with my wife to make the complaint, but they tried to entice us to sign and enter into another contract to make us pay more. I have been depressed and need help to get away from these scammers, trying to extort me.

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Jaylene van Weyburn, otherVerified reviewer

Original Review: March 6, 2023

My fiancé and I recently went to Las Vegas on March 27, 2023. We were involved in this Westgate timeshare presentation. We had my fiancé's two teenagers with us and they wanted to do it because we were going to get free tickets to the wax museum and a free lunch, so we said sure. They say they can only hold you for 90 minutes, we were there for 4 1/2 hours. We get a tour of the building and then they strap you into these beautiful timeshare apartments which I admit are absolutely beautiful apartments then they strap you into telling you how much you're going to be spending in hotels over the next 20 years and then they say, "Oh well. Wouldn't you rather own your weeks and not pay resort fees and just have your condo wherever you go?" Certainly. Sounds like a great idea.

They then tie you into this additional cost of being outside the US and traveling internationally and on cruise ships. Keep in mind that this is a very separate membership that costs about $200 a year for Canadians, and if you don't use that membership, it's a waste of money. Also, you can only travel to certain places in the United States and as a Canadian that's not beneficial to us, but they reeled us in saying, "Well. You can go to Mexico for $200 a week," but on top of that, you must pay the fee to be part of another membership to access all these different resorts. It's called interval international.

They come back to us with a price and we were like no, absolutely not. They come back to us with four different offers and the last one was super, super low and affordable and they tell you, "Thanks for your service as a nurse. We're going to waive all these fees," and blah blah blah. "We're going to give you a great deal. You can't say no to this. It's the lowest price we've ever sold to anyone. You're Canadian. You're a nurse. Thank you for your service." This is a great deal ", so they come back and our loan was for 7000, but with a 800 down payment.

They tell you your loan is 6300 but in the real paperwork your loan is actually 6800 due to extra charges again then they tell you "well you don't pay resort fees wherever you go" but as a Canadian the exchange rate is so terrible . The HOA cost in turn turns out to be almost C$2000 a year and then on top of that we pay for flights and on top of that you pay your $2-400 to go international or whatever which in turn turns out to be 500 to $600 Canadian, so now you're paying $2600 a year for what a week's vacation, then they tell you, "Oh my god. You have to take this deal. It's the lowest deal we've ever seen," and make sure that you read all the reviews because we're not the only ones who got this so called lower deal then they suck you into all these free trips and these two day three night vacations for $99 What the hell are you going to spend two nights in Hawaii doing?

Then they invite you to a free stay at Westgate Las Vegas for some orientation, but again, your whole time is taken up with some orientation and not really doing things, so we got roped in. We took the deal and then we really sat down and reviewed everything because they told us if we didn't buy we could never come back to Westgate for timeshare so we didn't have time to research. We were just in the moment and bought that we came home to Canada and really started researching.

Read the fine print folks. It says you only have 5 business days to revoke your contract but a separate piece of paper says 10 days to revoke your contract so when I went to text ashton from las vegas westgate she read my message and never replied questions i luckily we weren't until day 2 of the contract when we got home to canada and we did some conversions of how much we would actually pay in canadian dollars and it's a scam folks. It's a scam.

We were lucky enough to get the cancellation papers that come with your package. It says timeshare cancellation and I had to pay $76 to send it to Florida. If someone approaches you on the street, run as fast as you can no matter what free activities they offer you. They hold you for 4 to 5 hours and the free meal they offer was pasta and hot dogs. They say, "Oh, it's a big buffet. You can come and eat for free." It was literally pasta and hot dogs, you can get much cheaper deals on Priceline or even through a travel agent. We unfortunately got sucked into the scam and we were lucky enough to read the fine print of how many days we had to withdraw our contract. If they say your contract is $7,000 over 10 years, but the interest is $17.99 and then they put it on your credit card, you're now paying double the interest on your loan and on your credit card. Don't people. Walk!!!

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What is the Westgate Resorts scandal? ›

The complaint in the lawsuit alleges that Westgate engages in fraudulent conduct, fails to disclose material facts and required disclosures, and fails to provide purchasers adequate use and enjoyment of the timeshares they have purchased, all in violation of Tennessee state law.

How does Westgate verify income? ›

Employment and salary must be verifiable and include the two most recent pay stubs and last year's W-2.

Can you get out of a Westgate timeshare? ›

Getting out of a Westgate Resorts timeshare can be daunting and may seem impossible, but there is hope. Unhappy timeshare owners have several different options: deed transfer, timeshare donation, rescission, timeshare resale, and timeshare cancellation.

How do Westgate travel credits work? ›

Savings Credits have no actual cash value, but may use as a form of partial payment at time of checkout on the net amount of any given cruise vacation, experiential vacation, tour, hotels stay, or car rental, whether purchased online or offline through WG Cruise & Travel Collection.

What happens if I don't pay my Westgate timeshare? ›

Simply stated, if you stop making payments on your timeshare loan, you will eventually face foreclosure since a timeshare is considered real property just like a residence (note that the other owners of the timeshare property are not affected in any way by the foreclosure of your interest in the property).

Do Westgate owners pay resort fees? ›

Westgate Owners are responsible for any and all taxes, fees, and/or other government charges. End user is responsible for any and all outstanding charges and fees incurred before, during, or after their stay, including but not limited to tips, gratuities, meals, beverages, alcohol, and/or transportation costs.

What are the income requirements for a timeshare? ›

Whether you are single or married, timeshare sellers require an annual household income from $50,000 to $100,000, depending upon the company.

What happens if you don't go to timeshare presentation? ›

Leave: You can leave the presentation at any time, and under no circumstances can the salespeople force you to stay. However, if you don't stay for the agreed-upon time, you'll give up the gift or discount.

How will my income be verified? ›

W2 (or other paystub/wage statement) IRS Form 1099. Tax filings. Bank statements.

How can I legally walk away from my timeshare? ›

To get out of a timeshare legally, consider these options:
  1. Use the rescission period.
  2. Call the timeshare developer.
  3. Rent your timeshare out.
  4. Sell your timeshare on the resale market (but expect to take a hit).
  5. Gift your timeshare to a friend, family member or stranger.
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Can you inherit timeshare debt? ›

However, in the case of an owner's death, a timeshare becomes part of that owner's estate, and thus, the benefits, investment, and obligations attached to it are passed onto the next-of-kin or the beneficiary of the estate.

What is the cheapest way to get out of a timeshare? ›

Giving your deed back to the resort allows the resort to reclaim and resell the property to someone else. If you're looking for a low-priced way to get rid of your timeshare, a deed back is your best bet.

What is a traveler credit? ›

Travel credits: A travel credit card may come with travel credits, which allow for a specific dollar amount of travel expenses to be offset by a statement credit. TSA PreCheck/Global Entry application fee credits: Some travel cards offer up to $100 in application fee credits for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry.

Why am I being offered a travel credit? ›

What is a travel credit? When travel has been disrupted or cancelled, and the booking conditions of the reservation don't permit a refund, sometimes a travel supplier will allow the amount booked to be used as a credit for future travel.

How much does the Westgate travel Club cost? ›

How much does it cost to book my Club Week? A $450-850 Usage Fee applies when booking your Club Week at any Westgate Resorts property. Please call 1-800-875-1817 or 1-407-355-1215 to discuss your Club Week rate(s) with a Vacation Specialist.

Can one walk away from a timeshare that is fully paid for? ›

Can you just walk away from a timeshare? With most timeshare companies, the answer is no—unless you happen to still be in a “cooling off” period that lasts for just a few days. If you only recently bought your timeshare, you might be able to rescind the contract (which means to cancel it).

Can I give my timeshare back to the resort? ›

Deed-back programs allow you to sell your timeshare interest back to your resort developer. Technically, you don't receive any money in return for a deed back, but it can deliver you some future savings with your mortgage payment and maintenance fee.

Do you ever finish paying a timeshare? ›

The only way to get rid of your timeshare maintenance fees and the other special assessment fees altogether is to get rid of your timeshare. Because as long as you own the property, there's really no way to end the yearly onslaught on your bank account.

Can I refuse to pay resort fees? ›

Sometimes asking an employee to waive your fee may do the trick. You cannot simply refuse to pay resort fees, but — just as some hotel employees are occasionally empowered to compensate you — the employee might have authority to remove your resort fee.

Why are resort fees illegal? ›

Yes, you can refuse to pay resort fees in New York. Resort fees violate New York's Unfair Trade Practices Law, and many Attorneys General are currently investigating hotel resort fees for being deceptive and misleading.

Why am I being charged a resort fee? ›

Resort fees are usually charged to cover amenities like wifi and gym access, but they're not optional and you have no choice but to pay them even if you choose not to use the amenities they cover.

What is the average timeshare payment? ›

Costs vary based on the size of the vacation home and duration of the stay. According to Hilton, the average purchase price for a new buyer is roughly $22,000. ARDA says the average cost of a timeshare that a buyer can use for one week a year is $24,140.

Do I have to pay taxes if I sell my timeshare? ›

Reporting the sale of a timeshare or vacation home:

A timeshare or vacation home is considered a personal capital asset and the sale is reported on Schedule D. A gain on such a sale is reportable income. If you incurred a loss on the sale, the IRS doesn't allow you to deduct the loss.

What is the average age of a timeshare owner? ›

Can you guess the average age of today's timeshare owner? According to a recent report, the answer is 39, much lower than one might expect considering that the timeshare industry has been characterized as an outdated model with pushy promotional tactics since its inception in the 1960s.

How many people regret buying a timeshare? ›

But at some point, you may realize your timeshare has you trapped. A whopping 85% of timeshare buyers regret their purchase, according to a University of Central Florida study.

What is the major disadvantage of timeshare? ›

Timeshare industry has a very high marketing cost which reduces the profit margin of the promoter. Maintenance cost is high for Timeshare properties. Timeshare membership is considered expensive by a buyer when he starts calculating the interest component and other associated costs of his investment.

Is it worth sitting through a timeshare presentation? ›

Attending timeshare presentations isn't for everyone. But if you're interested in discounted (or even free) trips and incentives like free points and cash, showing up could be worth it. Make sure you have a game plan before you attend — will you be open-minded to the sales pitch, or are you dead set on saying no?

What is an example of proof of income? ›

Some of the most common documents include: Pay stubs: If you are paid by regular paycheck or direct deposit, you can use your recent pay stubs as proof of income. Tax returns: The previous year's tax return can serve as proof of income.

What is a good proof of income document? ›

Pay stub. It must include: Full name of the person or other identifying information to link to the person (e.g. SSN). Social Security card is not necessary.

Can I show bank statements as proof of income? ›

Bank statements are among the most common documents used for income verification. Bank statements show the movement of funds into and out of an account and provide insight into the borrower's income, spending, and debt repayment history. Retired and self-employed borrowers often use bank statements as proof of income.

What happens after you pay off your timeshare? ›

Even after you've paid off the mortgage for your property, you still have ongoing timeshare fees that you'll never stop paying to your developer. This includes timeshare maintenance fees that go toward the upkeep of your resort as well as membership fees if you belong to a timeshare exchange program.

Can I just hand back my timeshare? ›

Some will let you deed back the property only if you have a financial hardship. Smaller resorts and developers that don't have official deed-back programs may relent anyway.

What happens if I stop paying my maintenance fees on my timeshare? ›

It's not recommended. If you stop paying your timeshare maintenance fees, you will likely default on your ownership. This not only hurts the resort, but it hurts you and your credit. Like a home going into foreclosure, the resort takes the ownership back, and it will stay on your credit report for seven years.

Do I inherit my son's debt if he dies? ›

Generally, the deceased person's estate is responsible for paying any unpaid debts. When a person dies, their assets pass to their estate. If there is no money or property left, then the debt generally will not be paid. Generally, no one else is required to pay the debts of someone who died.

Do kids inherit timeshares? ›

Legally speaking, most timeshares become part of an individual's estate when they pass away. Essentially, timeshare inheritance is bundled in with other estate assets an heir stands to receive.

Do your kids have to inherit your timeshare? ›

In short, yes, you can refuse to inherit a timeshare. While the laws for rejecting an inherited timeshare can vary from state to state, the actual process will generally be the same and is known as “Renunciation of Property.”

What is the average cost to cancel a timeshare? ›

Generally, lawyers charge between $4,000 and $15,000 to represent regretful timeshare owners looking to get out. It can take attorneys a few months to a couple of years to cancel the timeshare agreement outright. Not everyone's timeshare situation is the same; therefore, the costs for an attorney-backed exit can vary.

Why is canceling a timeshare so hard? ›

In general, it's very difficult to get out of a timeshare. Timeshare agreements are designed to be hard to break, to ensure that owners pay maintenance fees as long as possible. As a result, even if you are eventually able to dump your timeshare, you'll likely lose a good sum of money along the way.

What are the three types of traveler? ›

In this essay, we will outline three of the main 3 types of travelers who use travel agents: business travelers, leisure travelers, and special interest travelers.

What is travel credit $75 year? ›

$75 Southwest® Annual Travel Credit: A statement credit will automatically be applied to your account when your Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Priority Card is used for Southwest Airlines® purchases (excluding Upgraded Boardings and inflight purchases), up to an anniversary year maximum accumulation of $75.

How do you get paid to be a traveler? ›

How to get paid to travel
  1. Telecommute to your current job. ...
  2. Explore your company's other locations. ...
  3. Teach English or another language. ...
  4. Become a tour guide. ...
  5. Write a research guide. ...
  6. Become a flight attendant. ...
  7. Start a side gig. ...
  8. Find a new remote opportunity.
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Can I ask for cash instead of travel credit? ›

Request cash—even if you volunteer

When your flight is overbooked, they may ask for volunteers in exchange for a voucher or a gift card. But it's your right to request money instead. In fact, under federal law, you have the right to a cash option. The maximum that most airlines will give is $10,000.

How long is my travel credit good for? ›

In most cases, travel credits expire one year after the date they were issued. The expiration date will be listed on the credit itself. What that date means for you differs based on what type of credit you have. If you have a future flight credit, it's a "travel by" date.

What can I buy with travel credit? ›

Keep in mind, travel credits can only be used to book flights, and can't be used to pay for extras like seats or bags.

How much is the deposit at Westgate resort? ›

A $50 USD credit card or $200 USD cash deposit, where accepted, is required at check-in for incidentals. Must have valid photo identification and cardholder must be present.

How many stars is Westgate resort? ›

The Westgate is a two star hotel at best.

Is Westgate timeshare still in business? ›

Westgate Resorts is an American timeshare resort company founded by David A. Siegel in 1982. The company first expanded from Central Florida to Miami and Daytona Beach. As of July 2021, Westgate Resorts has 22 locations across the United States.

Why is Westgate famous? ›

Celebrated among the long-standing Las Vegas hotels for its abundant onsite amenities, from the World's Largest Race & Sports Book to the world-famous Benihana, Westgate Las Vegas is a true destination for amazing Las Vegas shows and entertainement, Las Vegas dining, and incredible, thrill-a-minute Vegas gaming!

What happened to the Westgate building in Las Vegas? ›

Because of financial difficulty, Westgate Resorts sold the tower in 2011, and Hilton Grand Vacations Company was appointed to rebrand it and to handle sales and marketing. The tower was renamed as Elara in March 2012.

Did the Westgate used to be the Hilton? ›

The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is the former Las Vegas Hilton (1971–2012), as well the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (2012–2014). I hope this information was helpful! Please let us know if you have any more questions about our Las Vegas hotels!

Does anyone still buy timeshares? ›

The industry is now worth $8.1 billion, with more than 1,500 timeshare resorts in the U.S., according to the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). Nearly 10 million U.S. households own timeshares, which can also mean seasonal rights to a home within a vacation club with resort-style amenities.

What are the perks of being a Westgate member? ›

Gold Tier membership elevates Westgate Owners to another level with enhanced benefits like complimentary in-room ultra-high-speed WiFi, a $50 annual resort credit, early water park access with complimentary admission, up to 30% off additional nights, and insider perks like priority phone support!

What is the largest timeshare company in the world? ›

The CEO of the world's largest timeshare owner is picking up new customers thanks to out-of-control rental fees. Travel + Leisure is the world's largest timeshare owner, with brands like Wyndham Destinations a part of its portfolio of properties.

How many people have died on the Westgate? ›

Survivors with injuries had to be restrained from trying to locate their fallen co-workers. In total, 35 construction workers were killed and 18 injured. Many who died were on their lunch break underneath the bridge in workers' huts, which were crushed by the falling span. Others were working on the span when it fell.

Why did the Westgate collapse? ›

The weight of those blocks caused the span to buckle, which was a sign of structural failure. The longitudinal joining of the half-girders was partially complete when orders came through to remove the buckle. As the bolts were removed, the bridge snapped back and the span collapsed.

When did the Westgate collapse? ›

Two years into construction of the bridge, at 11.50 am on 15 October 1970, the 112m (367.5 ft) span between piers 10 and 11 collapsed and fell 50m (164 ft) to the ground and water below. Thirty-five construction workers were killed.

What did the Westgate used to be called? ›

It opened in 1969 as the International Hotel, and was known for many years as the Las Vegas Hilton, then briefly as the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, until taking its current name in 2014. From 1981 to 1990, it was the largest hotel in the world. I hope this information was helpful!

What Vegas hotel is being torn down? ›

It will be demolished to make way for a $1.5 billion, 30,000-seat ballpark for the baseball team, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The Tropicana is one of Las Vegas' longest-standing resort casinos.

What hotel was built wrong in Vegas? ›

In July 2008, a Halcrow Yolles employee discovered structural flaws in the hotel's steel rebar, which was found to have been placed in different locations than previously planned, affecting 15 of the 22 existing floors. The errors occurred on floors 6 through 20.

What happened at the Westgate Hotel? ›

The Westgate Hotel was the location of the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in Great Britain. On 4 November 1839, local politician and activist John Frost led a protest march of 3,000 Chartists, some of them armed, into the centre of Newport.

What hotel did Elvis play at? ›

Elvis made entertainment history at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, performing two shows a night, seven days a week during his residency at the former International Hotel built just off The Las Vegas Strip in July 1969.

Did Elvis perform at the Westgate? ›

The Westgate

Elvis performed 636 concerts, two per night, on a showroom stage that still exists. Elvis earned $125,000 a week – back when tickets started at $15 – and set Vegas attendance records, including the most consecutive sellout performances (58).


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