Hilton Grand Vacations Club Timeshare Info

Originally Posted on Timeshare User’s Group

Submitted by: Bill Bunker 6/27/2008

Updated 2/2014 by Judi Kozlowski

Updated 3/2014 by Seth Nock (sethnock@sellingtimeshares.netand the Selling Timeshares, Inc. Team

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Introduction

This article is intended to provide a potential HGVC owner with a general understanding of the Hilton Grand Vacation Club (HGVClub) system. Within this article, one will find benefits and rules that can be found inside of the Hilton Grand Vacation Club’s annual member guide.

These include club rules, points charts, season charts and current fees to date. These are variable and can be subject to change, so it is also good practice to consult the annual member guide, and TUG forums, in addition to this article to verify the information contained herein. None of us are current or former employees of Hilton or any of Hilton’s affiliates, nor have we been provided with any compensation for writing this article.

Hilton Grand Vacations Company, LLC was established in 1992 as the timeshare resort ownership division of Hilton, and operates The Hilton Club and Hilton Grand Vacation Club (HGVC), which are highly flexible points-based ownership and exchange systems.

Resorts in the HGVC System

To date, Hilton currently operates 58 individual resorts and has a developer relationship Grand Pacific Resorts, Hilton Club New York operates as a separate club from HGVC. Each resort’s details can be found within Hilton’s official Resort Directory.

Ownership, Benefits, Privileges and Rules

Certain facets of HGVC ownership can be distinctly different between properties, dependent on whether HGVC has built the resort, or if another developer has built the resort (an affiliate resort).

While many HGVC built resorts were typically sold as floating week ownerships, which can be used as points throughout the Hilton system, different ownership types and rules may apply. For example, in Florida, a majority of the affiliated resorts were sold offering fixed week, as well as flex week, timeshare options.

Predetermined amounts of points are assigned to all HGVC ownerships based on the following:

  • specific HGVC developer resort
  • unit size
  • unit type
  • season
  • number of ClubPoints
  • type of ownership
  • type of week

Club Members automatically receive a deposit of ClubPoints annually or biennially depending on their deeded ownership. Online HGVC accounts display a rolling three year period of available ClubPoints. Unused ClubPoints for a given year will expire at the end of the calendar year. The ClubPoints Stretching discussion addresses the various options available for Unused ClubPoints.

You can also study Hilton’s points charts with their online HGVC Resort Directory to see how many points each season at each resort is allotted. ClubPoints do expire, but can be rescued, banked or converted into Hhonors points.

Examples:

  • HGVC Developer Resort: Flamingo, SeaWorld, Lagoon Tower, etc
  • Unit Size: studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, etc
  • Unit Type: Plus, Premier, Grand, Grand Plus, Penthouse, etc
  • Season: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze
  • ClubPoints: 2200, 3400, 4800, etc
  • Type of Ownership: Annual and Every Other Year (aka Biennial)
  • Type of Week: Float, Fixed or Event*

*Event Weeks provide guaranteed reservation privileges during specific peak travel times. For example, week #52 was sold as an event week in Hawaii, Las Vegas and Park City.

In contrast, an owner of a fixed week ownership is automatically booked their deeded week. An owner who chooses not to use their automatic home week reservation will be allotted a fixed amount of Club Points each year, based on location, size of unit and season in which they own.

HGVC built properties are also directly affiliated with RCI (Resort Club International) and SFX (San Francisco Exchange). Some HGVC affiliates have the benefit of being simultaneously affiliated with RCI, SFX and II (Interval International).

Along with your initial purchase there are ongoing annual Maintenance Fees and annual Club Dues.

Biennial owners may be billed Maintenance Fees annually or partially every other year depending on the resort. However Club Dues are billed annually to all members (including biennial ownerships!). For multi-week owners, Annual Club Dues are paid only once per year (not for each resort week).

Annual HGVC Maintenance Fees (MFs) are generally based on resort and unit size. As a result, owners with different seasons may pay the same annual MF at the same resort. For example, the following owners at the same resort may pay the same annual maintenance fees.

  • two bedroom platinum season (7,000 annual ClubPoints)
  • two bedroom gold season (5,000 annual ClubPoints)
  • two bedroom silver season (3,500 annual ClubPoints)
  • two bedroom bronze season owner (2,500 annual ClubPoints)

For this reason, some owners choose to purchase a week in a higher season with more ClubPoints instead of one or more weeks in a lower season with less ClubPoints. NOTE: Prices are generally higher for the higher seasons compared to the lower seasons.

Additionally, Hilton affiliate owners are not required to join the Club, though they are able to sign up and pay an enrollment fee if they choose to become a Club member. This fee is currently $399 to date.

Compare this with HGVC built resort owners who are automatically enrolled as Club members and cannot choose to withdraw membership from the club. Club membership includes annual membership to RCI.

Being an HGVClub member yields distinctive benefits and can be very flexible for one’s booking requirements, and offers all of the accommodations one would come to expect in a vacation ownership.

Deeded Vacation Ownership

Ownership with HGVC is a deeded, fee simple, one-week interest in a single property during a specific time of the year, or season. If the resort is HGVC built, one is allotted a fixed amount of Club Points each year, determined by the extent and type of the accommodations (i.e. the number of bedrooms in a single unit) and the season in which the ownership is deeded. HGVClub determines their seasons by breaking up weeks in the following manner:

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Holiday

These seasons vary based on the demand of a resort during these particular weeks. Certain weeks are sold as a fixed week that can be canceled and turned into points.

An example of this is week 52 at The Las Vegas Strip property. It is sold as a fixed week, which is automatically reserved for the owner. The reservation can be cancelled and it will be worth the associated platinum points.

The points associated with each season of HGVC built resort have fixed values based on the unit size and view. The unit size and the particular resort one is deeded to determines the maintenance fees. There is no discrepancy in maintenance fees for a platinum, gold, silver or bronze week at that particular property, so long as the unit size is identical. Below is a seasons chart to help assist owners in determining their timeshare ownership.

Seasons Charts for HGVC Resorts

HGVC Resorts

Platinum Season

Gold Season

Silver Season

Bronze Season

Weeks

Weeks

Weeks

Weeks

California

Hilton MarBrisa

22-42, 51-52

1-21, 43-50

Grand Pacific Palisades

22-42, 51-52

1-21, 43-50

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort

22-42, 51-52

1-21, 43-50

Florida

SeaWorld

6-15, 24-32, 51-52

1-5, 16-23, 33-43

44-50

International Drive

6-15, 24-32, 51-52

1-5, 16-23, 33-50

Parc Soleil

6-15, 24-32, 51-52

1-5, 16-23, 33-50

Casa Ybel Resort

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

Hurricane House Resort

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

Sanibel Cottages Resort

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

Shell Island Beach Club

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

Tortuga Beach Club

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

The Charter Club of Marco Beach

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

Club Regency of Marco Island

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

Eagles Nest Beach Resort

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

Sunset Cove

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

The Surf Club of Marco

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

The Cottages at South Seas

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

Harbourview Villas

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

Plantation Bay Villas

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

Plantation Beach Club

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

Plantation House

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

South Seas Club

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

Seawatch On-the-Beach Resort

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

South Beach

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

Indian River Plantation Resort

7-13, 51-52

1-6, 14-18, 24-33, 43-48

19-23, 34-42, 49-50

Hawaii

Grand Waikikian

1-18, 23-35, 42-52

19-22, 36-41

Hilton Hawaiian Village- Kalia

1-18, 23-35, 42-52

19-22, 36-41

Hilton Hawaiian Village – Lagoon

1-18, 23-35, 42-52

19-22, 36-41

Hokulani Waikiki

1-18, 23-35, 42-52

19-22, 36-41

Waikoloa Beach Resort

1-18, 23-35, 42-52

19-22, 36-41

King’s Land

1-18, 23-35, 42-52

19-22, 36-41

The Bay Club at Waikoloa

1-18, 23-35, 42-52

19-22, 36-41

Mexico

Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun

4-18, 51-52

1-3, 26-34, 40-50

19-25, 35-39

Fiesta Americana Villas Los Cabos

1-18, 26-34, 51-52

19-25, 40-50

35-39

Fiesta Americana Villas Acapulco

12-13, 27-33, 51-52

1-11, 14-17, 34-37, 46-47

18-26, 43-45, 48-50

38-42

The Explorean Kohunlich

12-13, 27-33, 51-52

1-11, 15-26, 34-50

Nevada

The Elara

7-22, 35-45, 51-52

1-6, 23-34, 46-50

The Flamingo

9-20, 37-43, 51-52

5-8, 21-36, 44-48

1-4, 49-50

Hilton Grand Vacation Club – Las Vegas

9-20, 37-43, 51-52

1-8, 21-36, 44-50

The Las Vegas Strip

9-20, 37-43, 51-52

1-8, 21-36, 44-50

New York

West 57th Street by Hilton Club

7-28, 35-52

1-6, 29-34

South Carolina

Anderson Ocean Club

21-35

8-20, 36-47, 51-52

1-7, 48-50

Utah

Sunrise Lodge

1-15, 47-52

20-36

16-19, 37-46

Portugal

Hilton Vilamoura Vacation Club

14-15, 20-43, 51-52

7-13, 16-19, 44-45

1-6, 46-50

Colorado

Valdoro Mountain Lodge

1-15, 26-36, 47-52

20-25

37-46

16-19

Europe

Borgo all Vigne

1, 13-39, 52

2-12, 40-49

Coylumbridge

14-15, 21-43, 51-52

7-13, 16-20

5-6, 44-47

1-4, 48-50

Craigendarroch Lodge

1, 14-15, 21-43, 52

7-13, 16-20

2-6, 44-50

Craigendarroch Suites

1, 14-15, 21-43, 52

7-13, 16-20

2-6, 44-50

Dunkeld

14-15, 21-43, 51-52

7-13, 16-20

5-6, 44-47

1-4, 48-50

Rights to Usage

Hilton Grand Vacation Club is a points-based reservation and exchange program designed for booking and ownership flexibility. All of the HGVC seasons are referenced above, and the Club Points themselves have a multitude of uses.

An owner can:

  • Reserve their home reservation for a 7-night stay in the unit size and season they own.
  • Use points to book a different location, unit size, season, or # of nights (3 night minimum).
  • Trade their points for another location, season, or unit size in RCI or SFX’s inventory.
  • Make a reservation through RCI nightly to book individual nights.
  • Use Club Perks for cruises, guided journeys, car rentals and airline tickets.
  • Book Hilton Hotels with their Club Points, or Convert them to Honors Points.
  • Borrow points from the following Use Year.

Making HGVC Reservations

Home Week Club Open Season
Date Range

12 months – 9 months

9 months – 1 Day

30 – 1 Days

Resort Available

Home Resort Only

Any Resort

Any Resort

Length of Stay

Full Week Stay

3 Night Stay

Minimum 2 nights stay

Cost

Full Year’s ClubPoints

ClubPoints

Cash Only

Any and all Club transactions are made through HGVC Club Counselors, so all attempts to book a vacation throughout the year will go through one designated number. The Club Counselors will handle all booking requests for an owner’s home week, as well as at any other resort within the Club. Additionally, they will handle any exchanges through RCI. There are no waitlists for reserving a Hilton property, as the Club operates on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Club reservations are split up into three different reservation periods:

Home Week Reservation Window

  • Begins 12 months prior to check-in and ends 9 months prior to check-in
  • Requires a reservation in the exact unit size and unit type (studio, 1 bedroom plus, etc) in the season (Platinum, Gold, etc) that the member purchased for the full week based on the fixed check-in date for your home resort.
  • The entire annual allotment of ClubPoints assigned to the home resort week is used.
  • The flexible point based system doesn’t apply during the home week booking period. HGVC works like a floating week system during the Home Week window.
  • Only ClubPoints earned in the use year can be used in the home week window. Borrowed, Rescued or Deposited ClubPoints can not be used in the home week window. (For a discussion about these types of ClubPoints please see Section 5)

EXCEPTIONS:

(a) Members who own a designated fixed or event week will have their weeks automatically reserved each year. In order to use a fixed or event week for other vacation options available, the owner must cancel the automatic reservation.

(b) The Home Week reservation window for Hokulani is six months (instead of 3). Begins 12 months prior to check-in and ends 6 months prior to check-in. Home Week priority window of six months may be offered at additional resorts in the future.

NOTE: Home Week priority reservation windows may be extended during the first year that a resort is available for occupancy through HGVC.

Club Reservation Window

  • Begins 276 days (9 months) before checkout and ends 1 day prior to check-in
  • Allows all members to use their ClubPoints to book any season, any resort (including their home resort), any unit size and/or type for any number of nights (minimum of 3 nights)
  • All members have an equal chance at booking any HGVC resort during the Club Reservation window.

EXCEPTIONS:

(a) The Club Reservation window for West 57th Street begins 44 days before check-out and ends 1 day prior to check-in with no minimum nights (however there is a housekeeping fee for bookings 3 nights or less).

(b) The Club Reservation window for Hokulani begins 186 days before check-out and ends 1 day prior to check-in in any season, any unit size and/or type for any number of nights (minimum of 3 nights).

Open Season Reservation Window

  • Begins 30 days before check-out through 1 day prior to check-in
  • Allows all members to use cash only to book any season, any resort (including their home resort), any unit size and/or type for any number of days (minimum of 2 nights)
  • Option is only available to members for their personal use only (members must check-in).

EXCEPTIONS:

(a) Excludes West 57th Street resort (which is only available to West 57th owners 15 days before check-in)

(b) Excludes the Grand Waikikian penthouse units (which is only available to Grand Waikikian penthouse owners 30 days before check-in).

West 57th St. Home Week Reservation Window

  • Exclusive window for owners at West 57th Street
  • Begins 276 days (9 months) before check-out and ends 45 days before check-out
  • Allows West 57th Street use their ClubPoints to book any season, any unit size and/or type for any number of nights (no minimum nights) at their home resort.
  • There is a cleaning fee for bookings for 3 nights or less.

NOTE: Home Resort reservations may be offered at additional resorts in the future or during the first year that a resort is available for occupancy through HGVC.

NOTE: Club Reservation rules for Affiliate Resorts may be different. Club Members are also able to cancel their reservations. These cancellations will result in a varying loss depending on the timeframe of the cancellation. 31 days or more prior to the check-in date will result in a loss of the reservation fee, 30 to 15 days prior to check-in will result in the loss of 25% of the currency used for the reservation. 14 to 6 days prior to the check-in date will result in the loss of 50% of the currency used for the reservation, and 5 or fewer days prior to check-in will result in the loss of 100% of the currency used for the reservation.

Hilton HHonors Program

In addition to booking benefits, membership with HGVClub also allows membership into Hilton Hotel Corporation’s loyalty program, Hilton HHonors. This membership in HHonors is a Silver VIP level. To date, HGVClub charges $76 for a conversion transaction when done online, and charges $99 over the phone. When converting these points, the values are fixed depending on the size of the unit and season owned. The fixed rate for converting the current use year’s points is 20 HHonors points to one Club Point and using next year’s points converts at 25 to 1. Conversion for West 57th Street in New York can be as high as 50 HHonors points to 1 Club Point.

Members are able to use HHonors points for multiple different services and features, including stays at Hilton owned and affiliated hotels across the globe and frequent flyer miles at partner airlines. Members are also able to use points interchangeably. They are able to use HHonors points for Club reservations, as well as use Club Points to make reservations at participating HHonors hotels without needing to convert. For more details regarding the HHonors program, visit the website at http://hhonors3.hilton.com/en/index.html. The Club Points to HHonors conversion benefit will still transfer to owners who purchase from resale brokers outside of HGVC.

Stretching Club Points

Unused Club Points expire at the end of each calendar year. In the event a club member thinks they will be unable to use the full allotment of their Club Points by the end of a particular year, they are able to decide which option they will choose to take advantage of to extend the life of their points.

Members are able to convert their Club Points into HHonors points, deposit the points into the following years account, or use Club Points for RCI exchanges. These options incur an additional fee, so it is important to take that into account when making the final decision.

Owners also have the option to Rescue points that are about to expire. Rescuing points allows owners to rescue this current year’s points into the following year. When rescuing points, one loses the ability to utilize additional options such as Open Season booking and converting to HHonors points. This feature also incurs its own individual fee.

Depositing points takes the next year’s Club Points and saves them until the year following. To date, HGVClub charges a $76 fee to utilize this feature online, and $99 over the phone.

Borrowing Your ClubPoints

Scenarios

2014 ClubPoints 2015 ClubPoints 2016 ClubPoints

Starting Balance

4800

4800

4800

In March 2014, member makes a reservation for a 2014 stay requiring 7,000 ClubPoints

0

2600

(borrowed)

4800

In June 2014, member makes a reservation for a 2015 stay requiring 5,000 ClubPoints

0

0

2400

Depositing ClubPoints with HGVC

Scenarios

2014 ClubPoints 2015 ClubPoints 2016 ClubPoints
Starting Balance

0

4800

4800

In March 2014, member decides they won’t use their timeshare in 2015, and deposits their ClubPoints into the next year

0

0

9600

(deposited 4800)

In June 2014, member decides to make a 2015 reservation requiring 3400 ClubPoints

0

0

6200

(borrowed 3400)

Depositing ClubPoints with RCI

Scenarios

2014 ClubPoints 2015 ClubPoints 2016 ClubPoints

Starting Balance

4800

4800

4800

In September 2014, member decides they won’t use their timeshare in 2014, and deposits their ClubPoints into RCI

0

4800

4800

Converting ClubPoints to HHonors

Scenarios

2014 ClubPoints 2015 ClubPoints 2016 ClubPoints

Starting Balance

4800

4800

4800

In September 2014, member decides they won’t use their timeshare in 2014, and makes an HHonors reservation requiring 4800 ClubPoints

0

4800

4800

In Septmeber 2014, member decides they won’t use their timeshare in 2015 and deposits their 2015 ClubPoints directly into HHonors

0

0

4800

An owner is also able to use their points to trade into RCI, in order to exchange into over 3,500 worldwide resorts. For this feature, standard RCI exchange fees apply, and one is able to see the RCI exchange rate in the chart located within the fees section of this article.

If an ownership involves a deeded week, one will have a season that is referenced within that week. The season will determine both the size of the unit one is able to book as well as the number of points needed to book said unit. If owners would like to learn more about seasons with HGVC, they can feel free to follow the points charts found below in this article, or email any of the authors of this article.

Club Points Values For RCI Exchanges

Per Week Per Night

Mon-Fri

Sat-Sun

Studio

Red

2400

240

480

White

1700

170

340

Blue

1200

120

240

1 Bed

Red

3400

340

680

White

2400

240

480

Blue

1700

170

340

2 Bed

Red

4800

480

960

White

3400

340

680

Blue

2400

240

480

3 Bed

Red

5800

580

1160

White

4000

400

800

Blue

2900

290

580

Additional Booking Benefits

Members may also use their points for the following:

  • O.A.R.S. Adventure Travel
  • Airline Travel
  • Cruises
  • Fiesta Americana Hotels
  • Guided Journeys via Tauck
  • Forever Resorts Houseboats
  • EagleRider Motorcycles
  • El Monte RV Motorhomes
  • Walking and Biking Excursions via CW Adventures
  • The Moorings Yacht Charters

NOTE: Club Partner Perks won’t necessarily save you money. It simple allows you to apply some of your ClubPoints towards the cost.

More information about the Club Partner Perks can be found online – http://www.hgvclubprogram.com/club-perks/

HGVC Elite Program

HGVC Elite Status is available to members who purchase a minimum of 14,000 ClubPoints directly from HGVC.

(NOTE: Some ClubPoints acquired via an Affiliate Resale Department may also qualify toward HGVC Elite Status)

There are currently three HGVC Elite Levels

  • • Elite requires 14,000 ClubPoints

  • • Elite Plus requires 24,000 ClubPoints

  • • Elite Premier requires 34,000 ClubPoints

HGVC Elite members may receive perks such as: room upgrades, daily newspaper, separate check-in area, early/late check-in/out, discounted reservation fee and discounted open season rental rates, a separate Elite Member Services telephone number, along with a number of other Elite benefits. Elite Level Comparison Chart – http://www.hgvcelite.com/Portals/60/Elite_Charts.pdf

Elite privileges are not available at the following resorts: Fiesta Americana resorts, Grand Pacific resorts, South Florida resorts, International resorts or Anderson Ocean Club.

HGVC Elite Status is not the same as Hilton HHonors status which is associated with the Hilton family of hotels. However one of the HGVC elite benefits is higher Hilton HHonors status (HHonors Gold for HGVC Elite and Elite Plus and HHonors Diamond for HGVC Elite Premier)

Elite members have reservation privileges beyond the 58 Club resorts

Elite members may make reservations at the following properties:

  • The Grand Mayan Acapulco

  • The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta

  • The Grand Mayan Riviera Maya

  • ResorTime.com – a collection of more than 30 exclusive four- and five-star resorts

Elite Plus members may make reservations at the above resorts as well as the following International Holiday Retreats properties:

  • Gulliver’s Travel Associates (Asia)

  • Holiday Cottages Group (Europe)

Elite Premier members may make reservations at the above resorts as well as the following additional properties:

  • Anantara Vacation Club, Bophut, Koh Samui

  • Anantara Vacation Club at The Shores, Queenstown, New Zealand

  • Anantara Vacation Club, Bali

  • Anantara Vacation Club, Phuket Mai Khao

  • Anantara Vacation Club, Bangkok Sathorn

NOTE: Benefits of Elite are subject to change and availability, and may be offered for limited or trial terms. To qualify for Elite status privileges, members must maintain a designated minimum number of Qualifying ClubPoints annually. The minimum number of Qualifying ClubPoints may vary from year to year. More information about Elite Benefits can be found online –http://www.hgvcelite.com/TermsAndConditions.aspx

Membership and Other Fees

Annual Club Dues

  • Domestic – $136

  • International – $174

  • All Inclusive Payment option (for West 57th St owners only) – Domestic – $243

  • All Inclusive Payment option (for West 57th St owners only) – International – $275

HGVC Reservation Fees

During the Home Week Reservation Window – Complimentary

During the Club Reservation Window

  • via online (Changeable by default) – $52

  • via phone (non-Changeable) – $76

  • via phone (Changeable) – $99

During the Open Season Window – Not Applicable for Cash Rentals

During the Home Resort Reservation Window (for West 57th Street owners only)

  • via online (Changeable) – $52

  • via phone (non-Changeable) – $76

  • via phone (Changeable) – $99

NOTE: Only the following resorts can be booked via the HGVC online reservation system:

  • Honolulu, Hawaii (Grand Waikikian, Kalia Tower & Lagoon Tower)

  • Waikoloa, Hawaii (Kings’ Land, Waikoloa Beach Resort & Bay Club)

  • Las Vegas, Nevada (Flamingo, Trump, Elara, HGVC on Paradise (aka HGVC at the Las Vegas Hilton (Karen Ave)) & HGVC on the Boulevard (aka HGVC on the LV Strip))

  • New York City, New York (West 57th Street)

  • Orlando, Florida (SeaWorld, HGVC at Tuscany Village (aka HGVC on International Drive) & Parc Soleil)

  • South Beach, Florida (HGVC at McAlpin – Ocean Plaza (aka HGVC at South Beach))

  • Breckenridge, Colorado (Valdoro Mountain Lodge)

  • Carlsbad, California (MarBrisa, Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Carlsbad Seapointe Resort)

  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (HGVC at Anderson Ocean Club)

  • Park City, Utah (Sunrise Lodge)

  • Villamoura, Portugal (Hilton Vilamoura Vacation Club)

  • Scotland – Royal Deeside (HGVC at at Craigendaroch Lodge

HGVC Guest Certificate Fees (required when member isn’t present during stay)

  • During the Home Week Reservation Window – Complimentary

  • During the Home Resort Reservation Window – $52

  • During the Club Reservation Window – $52

  • During the Open Season Window – Not Available (member required at check-in)

Club Partner Perks Fees

  • Hotel Reservations Using ClubPoints – $76

  • Fiesta Americana Hotel Reservations – $76

  • Other – $99

Point Stretching Fees

Borrowing

Depositing

Rescuing

HHonors Conversion

Point Protection

Online

Complimentary

$76

$76

$76

$99

Over the Phone

Complimentary

$99

$99

$99

$99

2014 Open Season Cash Rates

Reservations During Bronze/Silver Season

Reservations During Gold Season

Reservations During Platinum Season

UNIT TYPE

Sun-Thurs

Fri-Sat

Sun-Thurs

Fri-Sat

Sun-Thurs

Fri-Sat

Studio

$60

$80

$70

$90

$100

$120

Studio Plus

70

90

80

100

110

135

Studio Premier

80

100

90

110

120

145

1 Bedroom

80

100

90

110

120

145

1Bedroom Plus

105

125

115

135

145

170

1 Bedroom Premier

125

145

135

155

170

195

1 Bedroom Penthouse

220

240

230

250

270

290

2 Bedroom

105

125

115

135

145

170

2 Bedroom Plus

125

145

135

155

170

195

2 Bedroom Premier

150

170

160

180

195

220

2 Bedroom Penthouse

265

285

275

295

315

350

2 Bedroom Penthouse Premier

285

305

295

315

340

375

3 Bedroom

160

180

170

190

200

230

3 Bedroom Plus

205

225

215

235

245

285

3 Bedroom Premier

235

255

245

265

280

320

3 Bedroom Penthouse

310

330

320

340

360

430

RCI Fees

RCI Weekly Reservations

Exchange Fee for reservations made online

$209

Exchange Fee for reservations made over the phone

219

RCI Nightly Reservations

*All RCI nightly reservations made over the phone incur an additional $10 for each transaction

1 Night

$39

2 Night

59

3 Night

79

4 Night

99

5 Night

129

6 Night

149

7 + nights

209

RCI Guest Certificate

59

Resale Activation Fees

  • Enrollment Fee – $250
  • Membership Transfer Fee – $399
  • First Year Activation Fee Voluntary – $399

NOTE: HGVC Developer Resorts require the Membership Transfer Fee and First Year Activation Fee. Fees for affiliated resorts vary.

NOTE: Transaction Fees and Open Season Rates are different for Elite members

To see the entirety of the fees associated with ownership of an HGVC property, all current information can be found at: http://www.hgvclubprogram.com/content/2014-HGVClub-Fee-Schedule.pdf

HGVC Summary

Home Week Reservation

Home Resort Reservation

Club Reservation

Open Season Reservation

HHonors Reservation

Trading with RCI

Week Based / Point Based

Week Based

Point Based

Point Based

N/A

Point Based

Point Based

Booking Window

12 months to 9 months prior to check-in

9 months before checkout to 45 days before check-in

9 months before checkout to 1 day before check-in

30 days before checkout

RCI Weekly: Up to 2 years in advance RCI Points: Up to 10 months in advance

Resort Type

Home Resort Only

Home Resort Only

Any HGVC Resort

Any HGVC Resort

Any Hilton Hotel

Any RCI Resort

Club Currency

Full allocation of current year Club Points associated with your Home Resort

Current Year, Rescued, Deposited, Borrowed

Current Year, Rescued, Deposited, Borrowed

Cash Only

Current Year, Deposited, Borrowed

Current Year, Deposited, Borrowed, Borrowed +1

Minimum Night Stay

Full Week

One

Three

Two

Any

Weekly and/or Nightly

Unit Size / Type / Season

Exactly what you own

Any

Any

Any

Standard Room (additional room categories may vary by hotel)

Any

Check-In Date

Resort-specific designated check-in date (as shown in Club Member Guide)

Any

Any

Any

Any

Dependent on RCI Resort

2014 Reservation Fee

Complimentary

$76 (Online) $99 (By Phone)

$76 (Online) $99 (By Phone)

Not Applicable

N/A (Online) $99 (By Phone)

$39-219 (See RCI Chart)

2014 Additional Fees

None

$99 Cleaning Fee (for 3 nights or less at W 57th St)

$99 Cleaning Fee (for 3 nights or less at W 57th St)

$99 Cleaning Fee (for 3 nights or less at W 57th St)

None

Resort Fee and/or Housekeeping Fee (varies by resort)

Cancellation Policy

25% Point Loss (30 to 15 days before check-in) 50% Point Loss (14 to 6 days before check-in) 100% Point Loss (5 days or less before check-in)

Reservation Fee Lost Plus: 25% Point Loss (30 to 15 days before check-in) 50% Point Loss (14 to 6 days before check-in) 100% Point Loss (5 days or less before check-in)

Reservation Fee Lost Plus: 25% Point Loss (30 to 15 days before check-in) 50% Point Loss (14 to 6 days before check-in) 100% Point Loss (5 days or less before check-in)

Rental Payment Loss: 25% Payment Loss (30 to 15 days before check-in) 50% Payment Loss (14 to 6 days before check-in) 100% Payment Loss (5 days or less before check-in)

Cancellation policies vary among participating hotels and resorts. Please refer to Hilton Reservation documentation.

Reservation Fee Lost Plus: 25% Point Loss (30 to 15 days before check-in) 50% Point Loss (14 to 6 days before check-in) 100% Point Loss (5 days or less before check-in)

EXCEPTIONS

Hokulani has a 6 month priority booking window (instead of 3 months) Fixed/Event Weeks are automatically reserved

Home Resort week applies to West 57th owners only

West 57th Street begins 44 days before checkout, Hokulani begins 186 days before checkout

West 57th Street is only available to W57th owners (15 days before check-in) Grand Waikikian penthouse units only available to Grand Waikikian penthouse unit owners (30 days before check-in)

References

Hilton Grand Vacations – http://www.hiltongrandvacations.com/

HGVC Program – http://www.hgvclubprogram.com/

HGVC Club Rules – http://www.hgvclubprogram.com/resources/club-rules/

HGVC Fee Schedule – http://www.hgvclubprogram.com/resources/fee-schedule/

HGVC Resort Finder – http://www.hiltongrandvacations.com/…x#search/index

HGVC Club Partner Perks – http://www.hgvclubprogram.com/club-perks/

2013 Club Member Guide – http://www.2013clubprogram.com/conte…rogram_v31.pdf

Elite Level Comparison Chart – http://www.hgvcelite.com/Portals/60/Elite_Charts.pdf

Elite Benefits – http://www.hgvcelite.com/TermsAndConditions.aspx

http://www.hiltongrandvacationsmediacenter.com/

http://www.hiltonworldwide.com/portf…and-vacations/

http://www.stayhgv.com/

http://www.floridagrandvacations.com/

https://www.facebook.com/HiltonGrandVacations

http://www.youtube.com/user/HiltonGrandVacatns/videos

Online Tutorials

Old HGVC 101 videos – http://tutorial.hiltongrandvacations.com/#/Welcome/

Video Tutorials by Sellingtimeshares.net – http://www.sellingtimeshares.net/category/articles/youtube-videos-articles/

Affiliated Resort Websites

Hilton International Grand Vacations Club (HIGVC) – http://www.higvc.co.uk/resorts

Grand Pacific Resorts – http://grandpacificresorts.com/resorts/resorts.aspx

Fiesta American Vacation Club (FAVC) – http://www.favc.com/en/

Valdoro Mountain Lodge – http://www.valdoro.com/

Bay Club – http://bayclub.hgvc.com/

The Charter Club of Marco Beach – http://charterclub.hgvc.com/

Club Regency of Marco Island – http://clubregency.hgvc.com/

Eagle’s Nest Beach Resort – http://eaglesnest.hgvc.com/

The Surf Club of Marco – www.surfclub.hgvc.com/

Casa Ybel- http://casaybel.hgvc.com

Hurricane House – http://hurricanehouse.hgvc.com/

Sanibel Cottages – http://sanibelcottages.hgvc.com/

Tortuga Beach Club – http://tortuga.hgvc.com/

The Cottages at South Seas Island – http://cottages.hgvc.com/

Harbourview Villas at South Seas Island – http://harbourview.hgvc.com/

Plantation Bay Villas at South Seas Island – http://plantationbayvillas.hgvc.com/

Plantation Beach Club at South Seas Island – http://plantationbeachssp.hgvc.com/

Plantation House at South Seas Island – http://plantationhouse.hgvc.com/

South Seas Club at South Seas Island – http://southseasclub.hgvc.com/

Seawatch on-the-Beach Resort – http://seawatch.hgvc.com/

Plantation Beach Club at Indian River Plantation Resort – http://plantationbeach-irp.hgvc.com/

Sunset Cove Resort – http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnclubvac…ail/directions

Shell Island Beach Club Resort – http://www.shellislandbeachclubsanib…ent/directions

Final Word

Hilton Grand Vacation Club ownerships are extremely flexible and allow a bevy of options that you can utilize. In the event that you still have additional questions, you are able to visit the HGVC FAQ for answers to all of their frequently asked questions.

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