Buying Into Hilton Grand Vacations Club
Being a member of the Hilton Grand Vacations Clubopens the door for a wide range of new and exciting vacation opportunities.
One of the great things about the Hilton Grand Vacations Club is the fact that it allows members to earn points through its Hilton HHonors program. In a way, the Hilton HHonors program operates as a frequent traveler rewards program, providing Hilton Grand Vacations Club members with valuable rewards and exciting benefits.
What does a Hilton Grand Vacations Club membership have to offer? Read on to discover some of the exciting benefits that have made the Hilton Grand Vacations Club the vacation club of choice for many.
Wide Number of Vacation Destinations
Hilton Grand Vacations Club operates based on a points-based system that is tied to ownership at a home resort. What makes this program unique, is the flexibility that members have when choosing where to use their points. Members can use their points at their home resort or in the Hilton Grand Vacations Club network, and through RCI, the largest timeshare exchange program worldwide. This flexibility allows members to choose from a wide number of resorts in sought-after vacation destinations including Orlando, Miami Beach, New York City, Las Vegas, and Hawaii.
Those who buy into Hilton Grand Vacations Club are automatically enrolled in the Hilton HHonors program.
The Hilton HHonors is a program that allows members to earn more points through various ways. You can earn more points by staying at 3,759 hotels across the world, or by using your participating credit card. You can also earn points by leveling up your membership, or during promotional events.
Members can also earn airline miles alongside points –a feature Hilton calls it “double dipping.” For any given stay, you’ll earn both points and airline miles –no need to choose just one!
You can use your points for stays at Hilton-affiliated hotels and resorts. The following are part of the Hilton Brand collection, Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home 2 Suites by Hilton, and HGVC.
How Do Points Work?
When you buy into Hilton Grand Vacations Club, you are deeded a fixed week or season in which you can vacation in a certain location. This gives you a guaranteed amount of time in a certain place. Depending on the week you are allotted, the amount in which your week is worth in points, will also vary. If you choose to change locations, the amount of points you have acquired will automatically be converted.
Different clubs offer different reservation periods. Reservation periods: Home Week, Club Season, and Open Season are all part of the different reservation periods for Hilton Vacation Clubs. Different fees apply depending on which one you are vacationing during, so it is important to understand what reservation period you are dealing with when you book your vacation.
If you don’t use all your Hilton Grand Vacations points, you can convert the points to Hilton HHonors points which can then be used in a number of participating locations.