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Hilton Grand Vacations Club Timeshare Information

Original Author: Bill Bunker 6/2008 - Updated by Seth Nock, TUGGER Alwysonvac, and Judi Kozlowski 2014 - Updated by TUGGER GT75 2018

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. TUG will make updates to this article as we hear of changes. However, it is always wise to verify that the rules and benefits are in place. Please do not copy or share any portion of this entire article for commercial use without authorization. This article is available for members of the Timeshare Users Group (TUG).



Topics
HGVC Resorts  - HGVC Benefits  - HGVC Reservations  - ClubPoints  - HGVC Fees



HGVC Company Background

Hilton Grand Vacation® s was established in 1992 as the vacation ownership division of Hilton. Their headquarters are in Orlando, Florida. They operate two club membership programs, Hilton Grand Vacation® s Club® and The Hilton Club® ® They provide a very flexible points-based vacation ownership.

Hilton Grand Vacation® ® just celebrated their twenty year anniversary and They boast a membership of approximately 250,000 members across the globe.







Resorts in the HGVC System

The following overview is regarding only Hilton Grand Vacations Club (HGVC).

Currently, there are 63 resorts listed below and grouped into one of three categories:


  • HGVC Developed** & Managed Resorts
  • Affiliated Resorts (Managed by HGVC)
  • Affiliated Resort (Not Managed by HGVC)

NOTE: Trump International Hotel Las Vegas sold approximately 300 condominium units to Hilton Grand Vacations

Per the 2013 Club Member Guide, an Affiliated Resort is a resort that has entered into an agreement to participate in the Club program provided it maintains our high quality standards of amenities and service.


NOTE: Some of the affiliated resorts may have limited availability due to the number of owners participating in the Club and/or the size of the resort.


Here are examples of some of the affiliate agreements made:

HGVC Developed & Managed Resorts

Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village – The Kalia Tower
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village – Lagoon Tower
  • Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
  • Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations Club

Waikoloa, Hawaii
  • Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort (aka Kohala Suites)

Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Flamingo
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club on Paradise (aka HGVC at the Las Vegas Hilton (Karen Ave))
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Boulevard (aka HGVC on the LV Strip)

Orlando, Florida
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Tuscany Village (aka HGVC on International Drive)
  • Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations Club

Miami, Florida
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at McAlpin - Ocean Plaza (aka HGVC at South Beach)

Scotland
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Coylumbridge
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Suites
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodge
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Dunkeld

Park City, Utah
  • Sunrise Lodge, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club





HGVC Developed & Managed Resorts

Carlsbad, California
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa

Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Valdoro Mountain Lodge [Limited Availability]

Captiva Island, Florida
  • The Cottages at South Seas Island Resort [Limited Availability]
  • Harbourview Villas at South Seas Island Resort [Limited Availability]
  • Plantation Bay Villas at South Seas Island Resort [Limited Availability]
  • Plantation Beach Club at South Seas Island Resort (I, II & III) [Limited Availability]
  • Plantation House at South Seas Island Resort [Limited Availability]]
  • South Seas Club at South Seas Island Resort [Limited Availability]

Ft. Meyers, Florida
  • Seawatch On-the-Beach Resort

Hutchinson Island, Florida
  • Plantation Beach Club at Indian River Plantation Resort [Limited Availability]

Marco Island, Florida
  • Club Regency of Marco Island
  • Eagle's Nest Beach Resort
  • The Surf Club of Marco
  • The Charter Club of Marco Beach

Sanibel Island, Florida
  • Casa Ybel Resort [Limited Availability]
  • Hurricane House Resort [Limited Availability]
  • Sanibel Cottages Resort [Limited Availability]
  • Tortuga Beach Club Resort [Limited Availability]

Waikoloa, Hawaii
  • The Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort

Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club

Orlando, Florida
  • Las Palmeras, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Anderson Ocean Club
  • Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacation Club

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
  • Ocean Oaks by Hilton Grand Vacation Club

Tuscany, Italy
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Borgo alle Vigne

Villamoura, Portugaly
  • Hilton Vilamoura Vacation Club [Limited Availability]




Affiliated Resort (Not Managed by HGVC)

Carlsbad, California
  • Grand Pacific Palisades Resort [Limited Availability]
  • Carlsbad Seapointe Resort

Marco Island, Florida
  • Sunset Cove Resort [Limited Availability]

Sanibel Island, Florida
  • Shell Island Beach Club Resort [Limited Availability]

Cancun, Mexico
  • Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun [Limited Availability]

Acapulco, Mexico
  • Fiesta Americana Villas Acapulco [Limited Availability]

Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Fiesta Americana Villas Los Cabos [Limited Availability]

Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
  • The Explorean Kohunlich [Limited Availability]


The Hilton Club

New York, New York
  • The Hilton Club
  • West 57TH Street by Hilton Club
  • The Residences by Hilton Club

Washington, DC
  • The District by Hilton Club




Ownership, Benefits, Privileges and Club 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 (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)
  • number of 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.

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 saved for 1 additional years use in the club.

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 MF

  • 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.



Members may use their ClubPoints for
  • stays at the Club affiliated resorts
  • stays at the Hilton family of hotels
  • stays at additional resorts outside HGVC via partnerships with RCI & SFX
  • other types of travel via HGVC Partner arrangements (aka Club Partner Perks):
    • O.A.R.S. Adventure Travel
    • Airline Travel
    • Cruises
    • Cruises
    • Guided Journeys via Tauck
    • Forever Resorts Houseboats
    • EagleRider Motorcycles
    • El Monte RV Motorhomes
    • Walking Excursions via CW Adventures
    • The Moorings Yacht Charters
    • Urban Attractions
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 - Here

HGVC Elite Membership

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

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 - Here

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


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.

Home Week Reservation Window

The Home Week Reservation Window is the first option for vacation planning. An owner can vacation at their home resort for a full week during the season, and in the type of unit that is owned. This is the priority reservation period which begins one year prior to the start of an owner’s designated season, and extends to nine months prior to the preferred check-in date. In the event the criteria is not met for booking at one’s home resort (i.e. resort listed on deed, specified season, type of unit and reservation time), the owner will be charged a transaction fee and will only be able to make the reservation nine months (six months for Hokulani Waikiki) ahead of time as opposed to the full year. This may occur in the event one chooses to book a different resort, or a different unit or time of the year.






Making HGVC Reservations

Generally, HGVC has three reservation windows

In descending order of priority and lead time:

 

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 or online reservation system, 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. * 6 months for Hokulani Waikiki

Home Week Reservation Window (3 month priority booking window at your home resort only)

  • 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, or Saved ClubPoints can not be used in the home week window. (For a discussion about these types of ClubPoints please see Section 5)

Exceptions
  • 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.
  • 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 (9 month open booking window at any club resort)

  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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 (30 days booking window at any club resort)

  • 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
  • Excludes West 57th Street resort (which is only available to West 57th owners 15 days before check-in)
  • Excludes the Grand Waikikian penthouse units (which is only available to Grand Waikikian penthouse owners 30 days before check-in).


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

  • 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




RCI Reservations

All HGVC developer resorts are affiliated with RCI.

RCI is a timeshare exchange company. RCI offers two exchange programs – RCI Weeks and RCI Points. Resorts affiliated with RCI can participate in RCI Weeks or RCI Points or both. HGVC members have access to both exchange programs.

For RCI Weeks inventory


  • Weeks can be booked as early as two years in advance and as late as two (2) days prior to check-in (however actual week availability varies by resort).

  • It's best to place an ongoing search request as early as possible to get in the queue. What’s normally seen online are the leftovers after all ongoing requests have been satisfied.


For RCI Points inventory

  • Weeks and/or nights can be available as early as 10 months in advance and as late as the day of check-in (however actual availability varies by resort).

  • RCI Points does not support ongoing search requests. It requires a manual search. Based on the resort, availability can change constantly.

  • To increase your odds of getting your desired travel dates it is best to start searching online as soon as the 10 month window begins to increase your odds of getting your desired travel dates (especially for peak travel dates)


RCI membership is included in the HGVC Club Dues. HGVC members use ClubPoints for RCI exchanges. HGVC has a set exchange rate for RCI exchanges (see table below). HGVC deducts ClubPoints from member’s account upon confirmation. Deposits are not required. Simply make the reservation or place an ongoing search request.


Note: HGVC members have access to RCI through the HGVC member website (not directly via an individual RCI account). As a result, standard RCI currencies normally associated with individual RCI accounts such as RCI Points or TPU values do not apply to HGVC members.

Number of ClubPoints Required for RCI exchanges


Note: Some areas are Red Season only year round (such as Hawaii, Florida, Nevada) while other areas support all three seasons (such as the Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Tennessee)

For example: Resort Vacation Club II (RCI Code #5424) in northern Michigan has the following RCI Seasons

  • BLUE - Mar 15 thru Apr 26
  • BLUE - Nov 01 thru Dec 13
  • RED - Jan 04 thru Mar 15
  • RED - May 31 thru Oct 25
  • RED - Dec 13 thru Dec 31
  • WHITE - Apr 26 thru May 31
  • WHITE - Oct 25 thru Nov 01


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation of a RCI reservation will result in forfeiture of the Reservation Fee. In addition, cancellation made with the timeframes listed below will results in the loss of ClubPoints used to confirm the reservation:


  • 30 to 15 days in advance of the check-in date will result in the loss of 25% of the ClubPoints.
  • 14 to 6 days in advance of the check-in date will result in the loss of 50% of the ClubPoints
  • 5 days or less in advance of the check-in date will result in the loss of 100% of the ClubPoints


ClubPoints from a current or future use year will be returned to the Club Member’s HGVC account. ClubPoints from previous use years may be deposited to RCI for a fee.



RCI Cash Rental options

There is no exchange fee required.


  • RCI Last Call - available online or by phone (less than 6 weeks before check-in)
  • 14 to 6 days in advance of the check-in date will result in the loss of 50% of the ClubPoints
  • RCI Open Season - available by phone only (RCI Nightly Rentals can be paid for with cash starting 90 days out. It's my understanding from TUG threads that RCI's Cash Rental Rates are the same prices as HGVC Open Season rates but I have not confirmed this.)


NOTE: There are two major exchange companies (Interval International and RCI). Both require resort affiliation in order to participate. HGVC Developer Resorts are only affiliated with RCI. However some of the affiliated HGVC resorts are also affiliated with Interval International.

Independent Timeshare Exchange Companies: HGVC members can also exchange their timeshare week directly with several smaller independent timeshare exchange companies (such as SFX, Trading Place International, Dial an Exchange, Platinum Interchange, etc). These companies don’t require HGVC affiliation in order to join. Members can independently deposit a week into these timeshare exchange companies by simply making a reservation, obtaining the appropriate guest certificate and providing the information to the exchange company. The rules vary by exchange company but some may offer free and/or discounted membership fees, bonus weeks, cash rentals and/or lower exchange fees. More information can be found on the TUG forums for each of the independent timeshare exchange companies.



Here are links to some of the independent exchange companies:




HHonors Reservations

Hilton Grand Vacations Club (HGVC) and Hilton HHonors are two separate programs.

Club Members have two options to use HGVC ClubPoints with HHonors.

Transfer your ClubPoints from one program to another (HGVC ClubPoints to HHonors points)


  • PROs: All Club Members receive 25 HHonors points for each HGVC ClubPoint. (except for the following units at West 57th Street only – penthouse units receive 30 HHonors points, One Bedroom and studio premier receive 40 HHonors points and studio plus receive 50 HHonors points).

  • CONS: Regular Club Members cannot transfer/convert HGVC ClubPoints to HHonors points in the current year. Only Elite Plus and Premier members can convert HGVC ClubPoints in the current year. Everyone else must plan ahead and request conversion before Dec 31 of the current year, for the following year's allocation of HGVC ClubPoints. HGVC ClubPoints are not deposited into a Club Member’s HHonors account until the first week of January of the following year.


Note: NOTE: Conversion may be for less than the entire annual allotment of ClubPoints. Converted HHonors points may not be converted back to HGVC ClubPoints.



Make Hotel Reservations using HGVC ClubPoints

  • Make Hotel Reservations using HGVC ClubPoints

  • CONs: Club Members receive 20 HHonors points for each HGVC ClubPoint (5 points less per HGVC ClubPoint for not planning in advance)


NOTE: HGVC ClubPoints can not be returned to into a Club Member’s HGVC account. If a hotel reservation is cancelled, the Club Member will be credited with HHonors points into their HHonors account.


TUG TIP! Do not hoard HHonors Points - Plan any hotel reward trips sooner rather than later. A great hotel exchange deal today may not be a great deal tomorrow due to the following:


  • Maintenance Fees will continue to increase over time decreasing the exchange value
  • HHONORs reward point requirement will continue to increase over time which will eventually impact the number of hotel reward nights
  • Per the HGVC Member Guide, the HGVC to HHonors conversion rate is subject to change without notice and the benefits available through these programs are subject to change, suspension or discontinuation at any time without prior notice.

For HHonors discussions visit the Hilton HHonors Flyertalk board - http://flyertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=417

THE HILTON HHONORS PROGRAM:
Hilton HHonors determines point requirement for each of their hotels - http://hhonors3.hilton.com/en/explore/index.html

As HGVC Club Members, we are automatically given HHonors Silver Elite status.
HHonors Silver, Gold and Diamond elite members receive every 5th night free on Standard Reward Stays of five consecutive nights or more (up to four free nights on a stay of 20 consecutive nights.). Any qualifying HHonors booking receives the discount automatically. The Fifth Night Free benefit applies only to standard rooms.
NOTE: The 5th night free reward replaces the old VIP/GLON rewards.

There's also an exclusive 4-night stays rewards at hotels in categories 5 through 10 (aka AXON reward), available only to US-based Hilton American Express credit cards (both the regular and Surpass versions).

Additional information about HHonors
Hilton HHonors Membership Levels
Additional ways to earn and use HHonors Points
Standard Hotel Rewards Chart
HHonors Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
HHonors Credit Cards
Flyertalks HHonors Reward Options Summary








ClubPoints usage and management

  • ClubPoints are available as soon as the reservation window opens (for Home Week, Home Resort, and Club)
  • ClubPoints expire at the end of the calendar year unless action is taken
  • The number of ClubPoints required for a stay varies by resort (please refer to the Club Member website)


For the HGVC developer resorts, the flexible point based system doesn’t begin until

  • the Club Reservation Window (for all HGVC owners including West 57th St owners)
  • the Home Resort Reservation window (for West 57th St owners only)

In addition, HGVC members can:
A. "Borrow" Next years ClubPoints

  • 1. Borrowing is limited to the following year
  • 2. Borrowed ClubPoints can not be used for Home Week Reservations or converted into HHonors points
  • 3. 2018 Fee: Complimentary

For Example:In 2014, a member can make a reservation for a 2014 stay that BORROWS 2015 ClubPoints (once all 2014 ClubPoints are used)

hgvc points chart

B. “Deposit" (aka bank or save) ClubPoints into the following year’s HGVC

  • 1. Extends expiration date by one calendar year only
  • 2. Deposited ClubPoints can not be used for Home Week Reservations or converted into HHonors points
  • 3. Deposited ClubPoints can be borrowed
  • 4. 2018 Fee: $104 (online ) / $114 (via phone)

For Example: In 2014, a member can DEPOSIT any remaining 2015 ClubPoints into 2016 (2015 ClubPoints must be deposited into 2016 before 2015 begins)

hgvc points chart


C. “Deposit” (aka bank) ClubPoints into their RCI account

  • 1. RCI deposits are valid from the date of deposit through an additional two calendar years
  • 2. Once Deposited into RCI, ClubPoints can’t be returned into your HGVC account
  • 3. 2018 Fee: $104 (online ) / $114 (via phone)

For Example: In 2014, a member can DEPOSIT any ClubPoints into RCI (ClubPoints must be deposited before they expire)

hgvc points chart


D. Convert ClubPoints for the following year into their HHonors account

  • 1. Converting ClubPoints to HHonors is limited to the following year
  • 2. Only Elite Plus & Elite Premier members can convert Current Year’s ClubPoints into HHonors Points
  • 3. The actual ClubPoints deposit into HHonors Accounts will occur in January of the following year.
  • 4. Once converted into HHonors, ClubPoints can’t be returned into your HGVC account
  • 5. 2018 Fee: $104 (online ) / $114 (via phone)

For Example: In 2014, a member can CONVERT any remaining 2015 ClubPoints into their HHonors account (however the request to convert 2015 ClubPoints into HHonors account must complete before January, 1 2015)

hgvc points chart


E. Cancellation Protection

  • 1. At the time of reservation, cancellation protection is offered for Home Week, Home Resort, by Hilton Club Priority exchange of Club Reservation for a fee (2018 - $62).
  • 2. Cancellation protection is not available for reservation using Bonus Points of for any ClubPartner Perk reservation or transaction.
  • 3. Members who own a fixed or event week may add cancellation protection by calling the Club.
  • 4. With cancellation protection, the Member can cancel within the 30 day window with no loss of ClubPoints.


F. Changeable Reservation Option
All Home Resort and Club reservations automatically receive the changeable reservation option (Fiesta Americana reservations are no longer changeable). This allows modifications to existing reservation without incurring additional reservation fees. However travel must be completed during the same calendar year.

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

  • Honolulu, Hawaii (Grand Waikikian, Hokulani Waikiki, The Grand Islander, Kalia Tower & Lagoon Tower).
  • Waikoloa, Hawaii (Kings' Land, Kohala Suites & 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, The Hilton Club, The Residences)
  • Washington, DC (The District)
  • Orlando, Florida (SeaWorld, Las Palmeras, 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 & Ocean 22)
  • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (Ocean Oaks)
  • Park City, Utah (Sunrise Lodge)
  • Villamoura, Portugal (Hilton Vilamoura Vacation Club)
  • Scotland - Royal Deeside (HGVC at Craigendaroch Lodge)
  • Selvatelles, Pisa, Italy (HGVC at Borgo alle Vigne)
  • Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico (Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive Resort)
  • Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico (Fiesta Americana Villas Acapulco)
  • Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico (Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun)
  • Cabo del Sol, Los Cabos, Mexico (Fiesta Americana Villas Los Cabos All Inclusive Gold and Spa Resort)


G. Cancellation Policy
Club Members can cancel their Resort Reservation:

  • 1. 31 days or more prior to check-in will result in the loss of any reservation fee,
  • 2. 30 to 15 days prior to the check-in date will result in the loss of 25% of the currency (Open Season rental rate or ClubPoints) used to confirm the reservation
  • 3. 14 to 6 days prior to the check-in date will result in the loss of 50% of the currency (Open Season rental rate or ClubPoints) used to confirm the reservation
  • 4. 5 or fewer days prior to the check-in date will result in loss of 100% of the currency used (Open Season rental rate or ClubPoints) to confirm.


Note: Reservations booked with ClubPoints and later cancelled cannot be rebooked into the same resort for the same time period using Open Season rental rates.



H. Bonus ClubPoints
For HGVC Developer Resort, Bonus ClubPoints are incentives given to members who purchased directly from the developer (similar to incentives car dealerships give to buyers which vary from time to time). Generally, bonus points will expire after two years. This overview doesn't cover Bonus ClubPoints however please be aware that the 2017 Club Rules state the following:

  • Bonus ClubPoints cannot be borrowed, rescued, or deposited into next year’s account.
  • Bonus ClubPoints cannot be used to reserve accommodations during the Home Week reservation window or for changeable reservations.
  • Bonus ClubPoints cannot be combined with ClubPoints (including borrowed, rescued, or deposited) for Home Resort or Club reservations.


NOTE: Club Usage rules at Affiliate Resorts may be different.





Membership and other Fees

Annual Club Dues – 2018 prices

  • Domestic – $170
  • International – $204
  • All Inclusive Payment option (for West 57th St, The Residences & The District owners only) – Domestic – $290
  • All Inclusive Payment option (for West 57th St, The Residences & The District owners only)– International - $315


HGVC Reservation Fees – 2018 Prices

During the Home Week Reservation Window – Complimentary During the Club Reservation Window

  • via online (Changeable by default) – $65
  • via phone (Changeable) – $80
During the Open Season Window – Not Applicable for Cash Rentals NOTE: Only the following resorts can be booked via the HGVC online reservation system:

  • Honolulu, Hawaii (Grand Waikikian, Hokulani Waikiki, The Grand Islander, Kalia Tower & Lagoon Tower).
  • Waikoloa, Hawaii (Kings' Land, Kohala Suites & 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, The Hilton Club, The Residences)
  • Washington, DC (The District)
  • Orlando, Florida (SeaWorld, Las Palmeras, 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 & Ocean 22)
  • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (Ocean Oaks)
  • Park City, Utah (Sunrise Lodge)
  • Villamoura, Portugal (Hilton Vilamoura Vacation Club)
  • Scotland - Royal Deeside (HGVC at Craigendaroch Lodge)
  • Selvatelles, Pisa, Italy (HGVC at Borgo alle Vigne)
  • Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico (Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive Resort)
  • Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico (Fiesta Americana Villas Acapulco)
  • Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico (Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun)
  • Cabo del Sol, Los Cabos, Mexico (Fiesta Americana Villas Los Cabos All Inclusive Gold and Spa Resort)


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)


HGVC Reservation Fees – 2018 Prices

  • Hotel Reservations Using ClubPoints – $104
  • Other – $115


Point Stretching


Borrowing – Complimentary

Depositing/Saved Points Fee into RCI
  • via online $104
  • via phone – $115

Saved Points Deposit Fee
  • via online $104
  • via phone – $115

HHonors Conversion Fee
  • via online $104
  • via phone – $115

Point Protection - $62

RCI Fees
  • RCI Guest Certificate Fee - $70

RCI Reservations
Exchange Fee Per Week $239
Exchange fee Per Night $49


Resale Activation Fees – 2018 prices

  • Enrollment Fee – $599
  • 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

Fee History
YEAR Club Dues (D) Club Dues (I) Res Fee (0) Res Fee (P) PS (O) PS (P) GC RCI RES (O) RCI RES (P)
2018 $170 $204 $65 $80 $104 $114 $52 $239 $239
2017 $159 $199 $59 $79 $99 $109 $49 $230 $230
2016 $150 $194 $55 $107 $84 $106 $52 $219 $229
2015 $140 $184 $52 $99 $76 $99 $52 $209 $219
2014 $136 $174 $52 $99 $79 $99 $52 $209 $219
2013 $125 $159 $49 $99 $69 $89 $39 $199 $209
2012 $119 $154 $49 $89 $69 $89 $39 $189 $199

Legend

Club Due (Domestic)
Club Due (International)
HGVC Changeable Reservation Fee (via Online)
HGVC Changeable Reservation Fee (via Phone)
Point Stretching Fee (via Online)
Point Stretching Fee (via Phone)
Guest Confirmation Fee
RCI Reservation Fee (via Online)
RCI Reservation Fee (via Phone)


Open Season Cash Rental Rates

YEAR OS Studio OS 1 Bd OS 2 BD OS 3 Bd
2018**
2017* $64 - $150 $85 - $299 $116 - $387 $176 - $443
2016 $60 - $145 $80 - $290 $110 - $375 $168 - $430
2015 $60 - $145 $80 - $290 $105 - $375 $160 - $430
2014 $60 - $145 $80 - $290 $105 - $375 $160 - $430
2013 $60 - $120 $80 - $240 $100 - $300 $150 - $330
2012 $60 - $120 $80 - $240 $100 - $300 $150 - $330
2011 $60 - $80 $80 - $140 $100 - $280 $150 - $310
2010 $60 - $80 $80 - $120 $100 - $260 $130 - $310
2009 $60 - $80 $80 - $120 $100 - $260 $130 - $310
2008 $60 - $80 $80 - $120 $100 - $260 $130 - $310
2007 $60 - $80 $80 - $120 $100 - $160 $130 - $210
2006 $60 - $80 $80 - $120 $100 - $160 $130 - $210
2005 $60 - $80 $80 - $120 $100 - $160 $130 - $210
2004 $60 - $80 $80 - $120 $100 - $160 $130 - $210
2003 $60 $80 $100 $120

• Beginning in 2017, the Open Season nightly cash rates were substantially changed from 1 table to 7 different tables. This data is now from the Open Season nightly cash rates with the exception of FL, LV, HI, HY, SC & DC.

• In 2018, the open Season nightly cash rates were again substantially changed to each resort having its own Open Season rates.



HGVC SUMMARY

Home Week
Reservation
Home Resort
Reservation
Club
Reservation
Open Season
Reservation
HHonors
Reservation
RCI
Reservation
Week Based vs. Points Based Week Based Point Based Point Based N/A Point Based Point Based
Booking Window 12mo to 9mo
before check-in
* West 57th
9mo before
checkout to
45day before
checkin
*Residences
owners 9mo
before
checkout to
60d before
check-in
*Hilton Club
priority at
residences
59 to 45d
prior to
check-in
9mo before
checkout to
1 day before
check-9n
30 days
before
check-out
RCI Weeks
up to 2 years
in advance.
RCI points
up to 10mo
in advance.
Resort Home Resort
only
Home resort
only
Any HGVC
resort**
Any HGVC
resort**
Any Hilton
hotel
Any RCI
resort
Club Currency Current Years
Club Points
associated with
your home
resort (full
allocation of
club points)
- Current
Years
- Rescued
- Borrowed
- Current
Years
- Rescued
- Borrowed
Cash - Current
Years
- Rescued
- Borrowed
- Current
Years
- Rescued
- Borrowed
- Borrowed+1
Minimum Nights Full Week 1 3 2 any Weekly or
nightly
Unit Size, Type/Season What you own Any Any Any Std Room Any
Check-in Date Resort Specific
designated
check-in date
listed in club
member guide
Any Any Any Any depends on
RCI Resort
2017 Reservation Fee Complimentary $59 online
$79 phone
$59 online
$79 phone
N/A $99 online
$109 phone
$49 to $230
2017 Additional Fees N/A possible
parking or
resort fee
possible
parking or
resort fee
possible
parking or
resort fee
none Resort Fee
or Housekeeping
Cancellation Policy Point Loss:
- 25% 30-15 days
before check-in
- 50% 14-6 days
before check-in
-100% 5 days or
less
Reservation Fee
lost plus point
loss:
- 25% 30-15 days
before check-in
- 50% 14-6 days
before check-in
-100% 5 days or
less
Reservation Fee
lost plus point
loss:
- 25% 30-15 days
before check-in
- 50% 14-6 days
before check-in
-100% 5 days or
less
Rental Fee
lost plus point
loss:
- 25% 30-15 days
before check-in
- 50% 14-6 days
before check-in
-100% 5 days or
less
Cancellation
policies vary
among Hilton
hotels and
resorts.
Reservation Fee
lost plus point
loss:
- 25% 30-15 days
before check-in
- 50% 14-6 days
before check-in
-100% 5 days or
less
Exceptions -Hokulani has
6mo instead of 3
-Fixed/Event
weeks are
automatically
reserved
Home Reosrt
week only
applies to West
57th owners only
- West 57th
& Residences
begins 44 days
before checkout
- Hokulani begins
186 days
before checkout
- West 57th
resort is only
available
to 57th owners
15 days before
checkin
- Residences only
available to
hilton club
members 30d
prior to checkout
- Grand
Waikikian
penthouse units
are only avail
to GW owners
30 days before
checkin



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