So, I decided to open up this blog again to these owners to give them a platform and hopefully gain some traction and attract some attention.
I DID NOT START THIS BLOG FOR THIS ISSUE AND WHILE I AM PLEASED TO HAVE THIS PLATFORM AVAILABLE FOR OWNERS, IT SADDENS ME TO NO END TO HEAR FROM UNHAPPY OWNERS. IT DOES SEEM HOWEVER, THAT TIMESHARE COMPANIES ARE NOT WILLING TO DEAL WITH OWNERS ON A ONE TO ONE BASIS...ONLY WHEN AN ISSUE REACHES A CRITICAL MASS OR REACHES A BLOG OR OTHER OUTLET DO THINGS SEEM TO CHANGE. HERE'S HOPING FOR A CHANGE.
The Manhattan Club TimeShare is a scam. They have 286 rooms and “14,000+ plus plus owners”. They keep selling the same 286 rooms to more and more people. I paid $20,000 to purchase an ownership in the Manhattan Club. The maintenance fees have more than doubled. I paid $2,000 in maintenance fees for my 1 week time share this year alone. During the sales presentation I was told that the maintenance fee increase would be no more than 10% a year. There is no limit on how high the Manhattan Club maintenance fees can go. When I come to New York I have to stay in another hotel because I can’t get a room at the Manhattan Club were I am an “owner”. You have to book your room 9 months to a year in advance to guarantee you can stay there. They do not tell you that in their sales presentations. Sometimes even that does not work.
This is not listed in any of their printed material, the contract, or their website. You also are not told that they have 286 rooms and 14,000+ owners. The Manhattan Club never tells how many "Owners" they have. And, they are constantly soliciting new “Owners”. I get mailings each month and phone calls asking me to refer people as possible owners. If an owner can’t book a room then the owner pays for nothing. You lose your money. How many thousands of times can you legally resell and slice and dice the same 286 rooms?
The Manhattan Club aggressively works to collect their maintenance fees. Even if "owners" are not able to book a room. They threaten you with legal action if you do not pay them. Manhattan Club owners are duped into signing a deed that gives that ownership of nothing. In reality the Manhattan Club owns you. You have to pay their fees and may get nothing in return.
The Manhattan Club also offers their rooms on the internet on hotel.com and other sites to the general public.
The Manhattan Club takes money knowing full well they do not have the capacity to provide rooms to all the people they promise rooms to as owners. Looking at their website I saw at least 3 promotional offers inviting people to stay at the Manhattan Club.
Today I received an email asking me to refer more people to the Manhattan Club.
I invite other owners to post on the blog and of course, I hope that managment at The Manhattan Club does as well.