That is correct! No more hotel rooms! We are no longer permitted to switch our units for hotel rooms, ever! I have been fighting with Occidental since August to verify this problem. I have 9 contracts and now we can only use our weeks in timeshare units. No more splitting. Also, we can only use are accelerated weeks in the type of unit we own. We can also no longer take our 2 bedroom and exchange it for a one bedroom and a hotel room. If we take the one bedroom downgrade, that's it.
I have been saying for over two years that we need to form an owner's association. I will be in Aruba in Jan/Feb for 8 weeks. I will walk the beach every day to get names and email addresses to start something going. However, I am not internet savy (websites, forums, etc) so I will need some help. It seems every year Occidental takes something else away from owners.