Welk Resorts Timeshare is Now Hyatt Vacation Club!

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Founded by legendary variety show host Lawrence Welk, the Welk Resorts timeshare and resort brand stood as one of the highest quality, most trusted names in hospitality for 60 years. Today, Welk Resorts is owned by Marriott Vacations Worldwide, who folded Welk’s portfolio of eight luxury timeshare resorts into its Hyatt Vacation Club (a combination of the former Welk Resorts and Hyatt Residence Club) brand, in turn expanding its HVC portfolio from 16 to 24 resorts. You’ll find former Welk timeshare resorts in top locations across North America, such as Branson, Cabo San Lucas, Breckenridge, and Lake Tahoe, combining Welk’s diverse destinations and trademark hospitality with Hyatt Vacation Club’s unmatched flexibility and benefits. Keep reading to learn more about the history of Welk Resorts, the buyout, and how you can become a Hyatt Vacation Club owner with Fidelity Real Estate.

History of Welk Resorts Timeshare

Welk Resorts’ beginnings are a bit unique! Popular TV show host Lawrence Welk acquired a San Diego motel and golf course in 1964. What was meant to be a vacation home for the Welk family turned into a commercially successful resort. Part of the resort’s success was due to the live stage performances that Welk held at the property, something you’ll still find at HVC-branded Welk resorts today, and the success of the first Welk vacation ownership resort led to the development of the Welk Resorts timeshare brand. Today, the former Welk Resort San Diego timeshare property (now Hyatt Vacation Club at the Welk) is still a thriving resort in Hyatt Vacation Club’s family of 24 luxury timeshare resorts.

Original Welk resort locations included:

  • San Diego, California
  • Branson, Missouri
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Palm Springs, California
  • Lake Tahoe, California

The diverse variety of Welk resort locations is part of what made Welk ownership so popular. From a resort surrounded by the Rocky Mountains to a cliffside resort on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, HVC-rebranded Welk resorts offer a vacation experience for every taste. Not long before being absorbed into Hyatt Vacation Club, the company transitioned to a flexible points-based system that made it easy for owners to book the Welk vacation of their dreams. That flexibility continues with Hyatt’s two points-based vacation clubs, the Heritage Collection and the Platinum Collection. However, Hyatt has taken the flexibility several steps further. With expansion packages like the Inspired Activities and Experiences Program, the BEYOND Program, and the World of Hyatt, as well as affiliation with Interval International, Hyatt Vacation Club offers former Welk Resorts and Hyatt Residence Club owners more ways to use their points than ever before.

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Learn more about the rebranding of Welk Resorts into Hyatt Vacation Club!

Benefits For Former Welk Resorts Timeshare Owners

Ready to learn about all the ways former Welk owners and new members alike can use their Hyatt Vacation Club Points? Let’s dive into some of the ultra-flexible benefits offered by Hyatt Vacation Club!

Hyatt Vacation Club Inspired Activities and Experiences Program

With their new Inspired Activities and Experiences Program, Hyatt Vacation Club gives you even more ways to have fun during your stay. This program is built on three core themes: Explore, Engage, and Express. Indulge your inner explorer with excursions such as wildlife tours, engage with the culture by participating in tastings at local restaurants and breweries, and express your altruistic side through activities like food drives.


The BEYOND program is one of the newest ways to utilize Hyatt Vacation Club Platinum and Portfolio points. This program is ideal for vacationers who want to broaden their travel horizons. From guided tours in Australia and Iceland to luxury cruises in Greece and Alaska, the BEYOND program can help you check off all your bucket-list destinations.

World of Hyatt

In addition to Hyatt’s portfolio of 24 world-class timeshare resorts, you can also stay at Hyatt hotels by converting your vacation club points to World of Hyatt Points. Through World of Hyatt, you gain access to more than 1,200 Hyatt hotels around the world. Thus, you’ll enjoy unlimited vacation possibilities!

Read more about World of Hyatt at our blog!

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Interval International

If the flexibility of thousands of Hyatt-brand destinations isn’t enough, Hyatt Vacation Club also offers the opportunity to stay outside the brand through its affiliation with Interval International. A vacation exchange company owned by Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Interval International (II) gives members the ability to visit any II-affiliated property in the world. Simply deposit your Hyatt Vacation Club Points, and Interval International will convert them to II points. Brands affiliated with Interval International include Marriott Vacation Club, Disney Vacation Club, and many more!

Four Former Welk Resorts We Think You’ll Love

Check out these select former Welk resorts, which are now part of the new Hyatt Vacation Club portfolio. If you like what you see, then follow the links to view available listings in our resale marketplace!

Former Welk Resorts Timeshare: Hyatt Vacation Club at the Welk (Formerly Welk Resort San Diego)

Hyatt Vacation Club at the Welk (formerly the Welk Resort San Diego timeshare) was the original Welk resort. And it’s still providing incredible vacation memories to timeshare owners over 50 years later. This 450-acre resort sits in the rolling hills of Escondido, just 40 miles from bustling Downtown San Diego. There are incredible amenities at this resort for the whole family to enjoy, such as two golf courses and a 120-foot waterslide. Welk Resorts always prided itself on its array of live entertainment options. The San Diego resort is home to Welk Theater, which offers Broadway-style productions and performances of live musical acts. There is a weekly farmers’ market on-site, so it’s easy to keep your timeshare villa stocked with fresh and healthy foods! For days that you don’t want to cook, check out the resort’s Canyon Grill.

Hyatt Vacation Club at the Welk offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom timeshare villas. So there is an option for every traveler! Every villa has a full kitchen, spacious living area, and a private balcony to admire the stunning mountains.

Former Welk Resorts Timeshare: Hyatt Vacation Club at The Lodges at Timber Ridge

Hyatt Vacation Club at The Lodges at Timber Ridge is a former Welk timeshare resort that puts you in the heart of the Ozarks. This resort is in Branson, Missouri, which is a city known for its attractions and natural beauty. Whether you’re looking to ride coasters at Silver Dollar City Theme Park or want to kayak on Table Rock Lake, Branson has activities for everyone. Branson is famous for its live entertainment. So it’s perhaps no surprise that Hyatt Vacation Club at The Lodges at Timber Ridge has a theater of its own! The 2,300-seat theater, one of Branson’s largest, features performances from world-famous musical acts as well as stage shows.

The resort offers many other fun amenities, such as mini-golf and a 10,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor pool complex. Visit the resort’s Stage Door restaurant for a casual meal, or check out the lounge for a cocktail. Hyatt Vacation Club at The Lodges at Timber Ridge offers a variety of one-bedroom accommodations. Thus, there is something for every travel party! Guest rooms can accommodate up to four people and offer modern amenities to make you feel right at home.

Former Welk Resorts Timeshare: Hyatt Vacation Club at Sirena Del Mar

Hyatt Vacation Club at Sirena Del Mar is a former Welk timeshare resort with unforgettable amenities and views. This 7-acre resort is high on the cliffs of the Baja Peninsula, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Look out over the water, and you may see the famous El Arco, a distinctive arched rock formation. Cool off from the hot Mexican sun in one of the resort’s two infinity pools, both of which offer picturesque views of the Sea of Cortez. There is also a semi-private beach for those who want to sunbathe in the sand. You’ll catch incredible views from almost anywhere on the resort’s property, including from its newly expanded fitness center.

This is the perfect place to relax, whether you want to unwind with a margarita or experience a rejuvenating spa service. Enjoy some food at Estrella, where you can get simple favorites or some authentic Mexican cuisine. Hyatt Vacation Club at Sirena Del Mar offers spacious one- and two-bedroom villas, all of which include full kitchens and modern finishes.

Former Welk Resorts Timeshare: Hyatt Vacation Club at The Ranahan

With a 6-acre location near the Blue River, Hyatt Vacation Club at The Ranahan is an oasis surrounded by scenic nature. Whether you’re visiting in the winter to go skiing or in the summer to experience the many other amazing outdoor activities, Breckenridge is an unforgettable vacation destination. The resort boasts an indoor-outdoor pool, hot tubs, a waterslide, and a splash pad for year-round fun. Blue River Bar and Lounge is a great place to relax at the resort. There you can find delicious food, refreshing drinks, and fun games like pool.

Hyatt Vacation Club at The Ranahan offers ranch-style accommodations that feature décor that emulates the beautiful nature surrounding the resort. Each rustic-style one- and two-bedroom villa has high-end appliances in the kitchen as well as a cozy fireplace. This former Welk timeshare resort is the perfect jumping-off point for immersing yourself in the great outdoors.

Hyatt Vacation Club (Formerly Welk Resorts) Timeshares For Sale

Interested in buying a Hyatt Vacation Club (formerly Welk Resorts) timeshare? Firstly, check out our listings of Hyatt Vacation Club timeshares for sale. Then, when you’ve found the right home resort for you, simply fill out the attached form to make an offer! We know that deciding to buy a timeshare can be daunting, but we’re here to help. Fidelity Real Estate can help you figure out how Hyatt Vacation Club ownership works! Contact us today at (407) 465-5188 or at [email protected]. Our team of licensed real estate agents has years of experience. So, helping you buy Hyatt Vacation Club Points will be simple! And as long-time members of ARDA with an A+ rating from the BBB, we’re a team you can trust.

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