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Starwood Vacation Network. A Better Way to See the World(R)
June 2013 Issue
June Table of Contents
Say Spahhh. 10 Places to Pamper Yourself on Vacation
People take vacations for varying reasons, and for many its time to indulge in pure relaxation. There’s no better way to find your bliss than with a refreshing spa treatment during your vacation.

Spas are an increasingly popular way to unwind thanks to treatments that range from full-body massages to renewing facials to invigorating body scrubs. Considering that studies have shown that massage releases toxins in the body, improves circulation, reduces anxiety and helps with an array of ailments, there are plenty of reasons why you’ll want to reserve a spa day on your next vacation.

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Whether you’re a spa first-timer or a pro, you’re able to treat yourself to a variety of soothing treatments at some of our favorite Starwood Vacation Network spas.

Community. In Your Own Words: Celebration of Life, Love and Grandchildren
Owners Paulette and Lee Shimel of New York Owners Paulette and Lee Shimel of New York share their greatest vacation memories filled with time spent with family, celebrations of good health and a special anniversary at their favorite resort in Orlando, Florida.

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Extraordinary Places: Cancun, Mexico
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The Westin lagunamar Ocean Resort Viento
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sea turtles
With an idyllic setting along Cancún’s most beautiful beach, The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort has everything you need for a relaxing vacation: two pools, outdoor whirlpool spas, private beach palapas, a variety of activities, three restaurants and three bars. Next to the large main pool under a giant palapa at The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort, this dining spot offers Mexican classics like their signature guacamole. But the real draw here is the selection of refreshing cocktails—most notably the margaritas. Cancùn is brimming with archaeological sites, so it’s easy to find one to visit. Located on the grounds of The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort are the ruins of the ancient Scorpion’s Temple. Or head out to Chichén Itzá to see the majestic Kukulkán Pyramid. Summer is the beginning of sea turtle nesting season. And when you stay at The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas, you can help release the babies back in the ocean once they have hatched, thanks to the conservation efforts of the resort’s team.
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Resort Update. Stay Connected, Get Fit and More
The next time you’re at Sheraton Vistana Villages be sure to swing by the St. Augustine Village, where you’ll find several of the resort’s newest amenities: The Villages Marketplace, the Link@Sheraton® experienced with Microsoft (featuring complimentary Internet access), and the Sheraton® Fitness Programmed by Core Performance™ fitness center.

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Helpful Tips. When to Make Villa Resort Reservations
Ownership 101 For Starwood Vacation Network Owners, it’s easy to exchange your week at your Home Resort for a reservation at any of the 19 villa resorts in our collection using StarOptions®. Reservations for a week or more may be requested beginning 8 months before and up to the day you would like to arrive. If you would rather stay for less than a week, you may request reservations beginning 3 months before and up to the day you would like to arrive. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Use this reference below to know when to call Owner Services to reserve based on the type of reservation you’re looking for. Click for more details.
Home Resort Preference Period: Floating Week Owners (12-8 months to arrival) Call to reserve your week; Fixed Week Owners (12-10 months to arrival) Automatically booked but must call to confirm booking. Visiting Other Villa Resorts: Use StarOptions to stay at another Starwood villa resort; Choose any season/villa type at any Starwood villa resort; Reserve a week or more at 8 months prior to arrival; Reserve less than a week at 3 months prior to arrival. During the following timeframes, you may call Owner Services at 800 847 8263 to reserve your vacations.
Local Happenings. Mark your calendars. Looking for last minute activity ideas?
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