Vacationers can resort to Starwood Vacation Ownership for a little rest and relaxation. The company operates about 15 time-share properties in the US, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Its resorts, which are located in prime vacation destination areas, offer various leisure and entertainment activities for upscale travelers. Owners pay for a share of their unit with other owners and have use of the resort for certain intervals. They can also exchange their intervals for time at other resorts. Most of its properties are branded under the Sheraton and Westin brands. Starwood Vacation Ownership is a subsidiary of
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
. Starwood acquired the company (then known as Vistana) in 1999.