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HSMAI 2021: Defining Success In The New Market | By Stephanie Smith

In September 2021, Stephanie Smith of Cogwheel Marketing and Melissa Kavanagh of Westgate Resorts did a joint presentation on “Defining Success in the New Market”.
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15 hotels across the US that offer standalone cottages, villas, cabins, and bungalows for a socially distant stay

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Barnsley Resort Amid the ongoing pandemic, Americans are seeking safer travel options, forgoing hotels with crowded common spaces.Some hotels make it easy to maintain distance with standalone accommodations with private entrances. We rounded up hotels around the country that offer cabins, bungalows, and cottages to encourage safety and privacy.All are highly rated, range from $175 to $650 per night...
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Meet the Hollywood Newcomer Who’s Poised to Take Over Weinstein Co.

Until recently, Andy Mitchell’s closest brush with Hollywood came in “The Queen of Versailles,” the 2012 documentary about the collapse of a timeshare empire. The film centered on David Siegel, founder of Westgate Resorts, and his struggles to get out from under crushing debt. Mitchell did not appear in the film, but he was among […]
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Westgate Resorts To Scan All Guest for Weapons, So Much for Personal Privacy

Patscan CMR Microwave Scanner U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Back on October 1st, 2017 Stephen Paddock shot and killed 59 concertgoers attending a country music festival in Las Vegas from an elevated position at The Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. In response to this shooting, one hotel is now using a discrete radar system to detect guest that might be carrying guns without the consent or knowledge of being scanned by their guest.In the city that is home to SHOT Show, more and more hotels are going t...
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Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Chooses Adopts New Mobile Technology Solutions

Scientific Games Corporation has just announced an agreement to upgrade the suite of casino management system products and devices at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Additionally, MMW can confirm that the Company will deploy its SG Universe product suite on Westgate Resorts’ mobile and online platforms. From Monday’s official word: Westgate Las Vegas is operated by Paragon Gaming and features a 95,000 square foot casino floor with 670 slot machines and 17 tables. Scientific Games will upgra...
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How Unions Help Race And Gender Wage Gaps

Unions may be conceptual for many workers who have never been a member of one. In 2016, membership rates hit 10.7%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a decrease from the year before.Though there are only 14.6 million American workers in unions, interest in unions remains relatively high, particularly among young people, even when considering party affiliation."Currently, 76% of Democrats hold a favorable view of unions, while only two-in-ten express an unfavorable one," Shiva Maniam ...
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In Generation Wealth, Money Is The New Morality

In the award-winning "Like A Girl" ad campaign sponsored by Always, photographer and documentarian Lauren Greenfield asked young girls and boys to do a certain task (run, fight, throw) like a girl. She also asked older people — teenagers and young adults — to do the same thing.The results were drastically different: The older participants seemed to think that doing anything "like a girl" was worth making fun of. And as a little boy explained, he wasn't insulting his sister — he was just insulti...
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Westgate's Lakes Resort to add a new water park area

Westgate Resorts is working on a new water park addition to its Lakes Resort near International Drive. The timeshare company filed plans with Orange County to add that water play area next to two new 80-unit timeshare buildings that are under construction. The plans show ponds and golf cart parking that are near an existing pool area will be filled in and converted into the water park that includes slides, a playground area, a lazy river and a ticketing booth. Executives with Westgate — one… ...
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The Queen of Versailles Jackie Siegel: 'I may want a bigger house now'

David and Jackie Siegel, the king and queen of Orlando-based Westgate Resorts, are both well past ready to see the completion of their massive Isleworth home, Versailles — but there's still a ways to go. The 90,000-square-foot Versailles mansion has been under construction for more than a decade and has its own celebrity status, thanks to the 2012 documentary, " The Queen of Versailles." But one thing the house doesn't have yet is tenants, as construction has been off and on for years. Last ni...
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Westgate Resorts to Give Away 1,000 FREE Vacations to Military Families

explanations" target="_blank" class="bk-button default left rounded small">Sponsored We had the opportunity to check out Westgate Orlando this past month. We had never actually heard of Westgate, even being Military. We did not know what to expect, and honestly, we thought it was a regular hotel chain. It wasn’t until we were pulling into the community that I knew something was different. Security guards, bell hops, apartment style duplex living. I was very confused for a few hours thinking ...
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Fight between elderly widow and timeshare giant continues

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An 81-year-old widow who refuses to sell her Florida condominium has won a battle against one of the nation’s largest timeshare companies, but it remains to be seen which side will win the war. The Orange County Development Review Committee yanked plans by Westgate Resorts to demolish her two-story condo to […]
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Why Diamond Resorts International Inc's Shares Plunged 15.5% Today

Image source: Diamond Resorts.What: Shares of timeshare company Diamond Resorts International Inc (NYSE: DRII) fell as much as 15.5% today after a regulatory agency began investigating timeshares.So what: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has launched a probe into Diamond Resorts' competitor Westgate Resorts, reportedly investigating its sales and financing tactics. Westgate is fighting complying with the agency's request as the timeshare industry tries to defend its own practice...
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Stress is Not All Bad, Best Cities for Entrepreneurial Women, Why Your Marketing Strategy is Failing and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

15 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1. The Positive Sides of Stress Most of us think of stress as a productivity killer—and it certainly can be. But research conducted by psychologists Robert M. Yerkes and John Dodson back in 1908 actually showed that moderate degrees of stress can both boost performance and learning outcomes. Check out the information below, courtesy of Bryan College and Matt Zajechowski
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Opinion: Elvis exhibits in need of a makeover

A classic Elvis Presley photo hangs above a line of opening-day visitors for Gracelands first-ever permanent exhibition outside of Memphis and in the Westgate Resorts on Thursday, April 23, 2015. I don't know how else to gauge the recent closing of "Graceland Presents: Elvis the Exhibition" at Westgate Las Vegas.
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Elvis exhibits in need of a makeover

A classic Elvis Presley photo hangs above a line of opening-day visitors for Gracelands first-ever permanent exhibition outside of Memphis and in the Westgate Resorts on Thursday, April 23, 2015. I don't know how else to gauge the recent closing of "Graceland Presents: Elvis the Exhibition" at Westgate Las Vegas.
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Westgate legal loss prompts scrutiny

At least one timeshare industry group predicts that a recent legal setback for Westgate Resorts could prompt more regulation in the industry. The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a request by Orlando-based Westgate Resorts for review of a $500,000 judgment against the company over high-pressure sales tactics in Tennessee.
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Year in Review: Central Florida’s most fascinating people in 2014

We decided to see which local businesspeople were the most popular names searched on our website in 2014. Here are the folks our readers found most fascinating (in order of whose name was searched most often), along with links to some of this year's most popular stories about them: David Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts and husband of Jackie Siegel, the "Queen of Versailles" • The return of the king: David Siegel on how he reclaimed his timeshare throne • David Siegel's Westgate Resorts buys…...
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The Iconic Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Selects Duetto's GameChanger Solution

Once the Home of Elvis, the former Las Vegas Hilton Embraces The Future, Taps GameChanger for Forecasting and Price Optimization Duetto, the market leader in hotel profit optimization software, announced that the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will implement its GameChanger solution, bringing new forecasting and price optimization capabilities to the iconic 2,973-room property. Recently purchased by Westgate Resorts, the property is undergoing a major overhaul1, and selected GameChanger to o...
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The Iconic Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Selects Duetto's GameChanger Solution

Duetto, the market leader in hotel profit optimization software, announced that the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will implement its GameChanger solution, bringing new forecasting and price optimization capabilities to the iconic 2,973-room property. Recently purchased by Westgate Resorts, the property is undergoing a major overhaul1, and selected GameChanger to optimize revenues, given its mix of gaming, convention and time share customers. The agreement with Duetto is a multi-y...
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