Fidelity Resales Blog

Paul Rotter

Paul Rotter is a blog writer and self-certified Disney Aficionado for Fidelity Resales. He has a passion for vacation/travel writing, and enjoys sharing his personal experiences as informational resources for others. His favorite travel destinations include Key West, Washington D.C., and St. Thomas.

Recent Posts

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Disney's Old Key West

Posted by Paul Rotter on Mar 26, 2015 11:30:06 AM
Get ready to go tropical, Disney vacationers; today we’re exploring the soothing balance of comfort and luxury that only Disney can provide at Old Key West Resort. Nestled between Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course fairways and glistening waterways, this one-of-a-kind resort offers the kind of recreation and inspiration that Hemingway himself would admire.
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Topics: Disney Vacation Club, Walt Disney World Attractions & Recreation, Disney Vacation Club Resorts

Know Your Vacation Ownership: Hilton Grand Vacation Club Fees & Dues

Posted by Paul Rotter on Mar 5, 2015 7:56:27 AM
Purchasing Hilton Grand Vacation Club ownership on the resale market is a great way to cure sticker shock and make Hilton timeshares more affordable, but Hilton resales do not absolve owners from club fees or annual dues. Before making a Hilton resale purchase, there are some financial considerations that should be thoroughly reviewed and understood in order to ensure the best vacation experience possible. In order to make this simpler, we've broken down all of the Hilton Grand Vacation Club fees and dues so that prospective (and current) members can make the most of vacation ownership.
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Topics: Hilton Grand Vacation Club

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Disney's Beach Club

Posted by Paul Rotter on Feb 23, 2015 8:55:00 AM
One of DVC's most sought after properties, Disney's Beach Club provides a refreshing dose of leisure and luxury that makes it the perfect medicine for frequent Disney vacationers. In the video below, we explore this one-of-a-kind resort and give you the top 5 reasons why Beach Club should be your resort of choice.
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Topics: Disney Vacation Club, Disney Vacation Club Resorts

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Disney's Bay Lake Tower

Posted by Paul Rotter on Feb 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM

As many experienced Disney vacationers already know, planning and prioritizing are essential practices before enjoying a successful Disney experience. If convenience and luxury are at the top of your list, these top 5 reasons to stay at Bay Lake Tower are sure to make your research process a whole lot easier.

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Topics: Disney Vacation Club, Disney Vacation Club Resorts

Maximize the Value of Hyatt Vacation Club by Using Smart Reservations

Posted by Paul Rotter on Jan 30, 2015 5:01:28 PM

In our last Hyatt post we explored the flexibility of the Hyatt Vacation Club point system and how deeded weeks can be converted to Hyatt points. Many people see this simply as an added value of Hyatt ownership, but when used properly, this point system is actually one of the best reasons to choose Hyatt ownership because it empowers owners to enjoy much more than a single week of vacation. In this post we'll take a look at how the right information and a bit of planning can maximize the value of Hyatt Vacation Club.

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Topics: Hyatt Vacation Club, Hyatt Residence Club

How Hyatt Owners Convert a Deeded Week to Hyatt Points

Posted by Paul Rotter on Jan 28, 2015 7:59:42 AM

Hyatt is a brand established on a foundation of exemplary customer service delivered at world-class luxury resorts. These resorts are located in some of the most desirable destinations across the United States and Mexico, and Hyatt owners have the opportunity to visit them all. That's because one of the greatest benefits of Hyatt Vacation Club or Hyatt Residence Club ownership is the ability to convert a deeded week to Hyatt points. This process can be a bit confusing for new Hyatt members, but once mastered, allows for flexibility unrivaled by many other prominent vacation ownership programs.

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Topics: Hyatt Vacation Club, Hyatt Residence Club

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort

Posted by Paul Rotter on Jan 6, 2015 10:09:00 AM

Disney Vacation Club owners have a lot of accommodation options, but only one has consistently ranked as the most popular by far. That resort is Saratoga Springs, a charming Victorian-style property surrounded by glistening waterways and rolling golf courses. There are many reasons to stay at Saratoga Springs Resort, but here's the top 5 that keep us coming back for more:

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Topics: Disney Vacation Club, Disney Vacation Club Resorts

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Villas

Posted by Paul Rotter on Dec 23, 2014 8:38:00 AM

Perhaps one of Disney's most underrated resorts, Wilderness Lodge is the ideal accommodation for memorable family retreats. The scenery and decor seem to transport you to the Pacific Northwest and the experience is so inclusive that you may forget you're actually in Florida!

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Topics: Disney Vacation Club, Disney Vacation Club Resorts

When is the Best Time to Buy DVC Resale?

Posted by Paul Rotter on Dec 18, 2014 8:00:00 AM

It's a question that we get on social media, Disney Vacation Club forums, emails, and phone calls. Everyone wants to know if there is a specific time of year when they can get the best deal on DVC membership. We've seen a lot of speculation about when owners are most eager to sell or when the points are likely to depreciate, but none of these assumptions are predicated by hard data. To truly know when you should buy DVC resale, we should take a close look at the numbers.

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Topics: Disney Vacation Club

New to DVC: Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows to Open in 2015

Posted by Paul Rotter on Dec 15, 2014 10:10:00 AM

***UPDATED Jan. 12, 2015***

There has been a great deal of speculation over the past several months about the extensive construction taking place over at Disney's Polynesian Resort. Well, Disney has recently announced that phase one of Polynesian Villas and Bungalows will open in 2015!

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Topics: Disney Vacation Club, Walt Disney World News & Events, Disney Vacation Club Resorts