Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) offers vacation ownership – or timeshare – opportunities in some of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the world.
But what is timeshare? Let’s break it down.
What’s the difference between timeshare and vacation ownership?
Traditional timeshare often means owning a fixed week at the same time every year, in the same destination, and in the same condo unit. Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare or “vacation ownership” is different in that you own at a specific resort (your Home Resort) and have Preferred Weeks to stay there, but also have the flexibility to create your own itinerary, stay in various units and visit thousands of resorts in other destinations around the world — all on your schedule, to suit your distinctive travel style. Essentially, you get to own your vacations.
Do I really ‘own’ my timeshare?
Yes, in the form of deeded interest at your Home Resort. But remember, you can still travel to other resorts and destinations at your leisure.
Ok, but what am I really buying?
HGV vacation ownership entitles you to all the benefits of owning a vacation home without the responsibilities of traditional home-ownership.
Ownership makes you a Member of Hilton Grand Vacations Club, a point-based reservation system. As an Owner, you receive an annual allotment of ClubPoints each year based on the type of timeshare unit you bought into.
These ClubPoints give you access to the entire collection of HGV and partner resorts in unforgettable destinations including California, Hawaii, Colorado, Utah, Florida, South Carolina, New York City, Washington D.C, as well as international locations such as Italy, Scotland, Barbados, Mexico, and Japan.
Are timeshare resorts different from hotels?
Yes, a whole lot different. Hilton Grand Vacations resorts’ offer spacious studios with kitchenettes and multi-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, separate living and dining areas, washer/dryer units, and other special features to make you feel at home no matter where you are in the world. You’ll enjoy so much more room to spread out in, whether you want a time away with your special someone or to bring the whole family with you. In fact, being able to cook breakfast in your room each morning is a perk our Owners love.
But staying at a timeshare resort doesn’t mean sacrificing signature hotel services and amenities. HGV resorts also feature sparkling pools with private cabanas, full-service bars and restaurants, activity centers and kids’ camps, spa services, fitness programs and more, plus concierge services for insights into area activities for you to explore.
Do I have to travel to the same resort every year?
Only if you want to. Return to your favorite destination every year or explore somewhere new. With HGV, you’ll always have a variety of vacation destinations and experiences to choose from, including our distinctive collection of Hilton Grand Vacations resorts, more than 5,800 hotels and resorts in the Hilton portfolio, and more than 4,300 affiliated resorts through RCI Exchange Resorts.
You can even choose to use your ClubPoints on a specialty travel experience through HGV ClubPartner Perks travel partners. Cruises, private yachts, safaris, and motorcycle journeys are available for you to explore.
What if I can’t travel one year? Am I out of luck?
You have so much flexibility with your HGV timeshare. If you can’t use your points one year, you can roll them over to save for future vacations. If you need a bit more to use on a bucket list trip, borrow next year’s ClubPoints for this year’s vacation. You can also gift your points to a family member or friend to help them see more of the world, too.
What about the Hilton Honors loyalty program?
When you become an Owner with HGV, you automatically enroll in the Hilton Honors loyalty program. You can apply your ClubPoints toward stays at more than 5,800 resorts and hotels in the entire Hilton portfolio.
You’ll also enjoy all the other Hilton Honors benefits, including discounts and savings on travel packages, car rentals, air miles, special experiences, and even Amazon purchases.
Can I afford to become a Hilton Grand Vacations Owner?
You’ll spend thousands of dollars on vacations in your lifetime, so vacation ownership allows you to spend your money more wisely. HGV offers a variety of vacation ownership options, and our experienced Club Counselors can assist you in finding the perfect one to suit your vacation style, travel goals and budget.
More than 310,000 Hilton Grand Vacations Club Owners already agree there’s something special about our program. If you love to travel frequently and use your time away to build precious memories with loved ones, Hilton Grand Vacations vacation ownership might be right for you, too.