In previous months, we have spotlighted Wyndham Vacation Ownership and Marriott Vacation Club. Today, we wanted to highlight the history and amazing benefits of the renowned Hilton Grand Vacation Club. Learn about this luxury vacation ownership brand and their humble beginnings, as well as how you can indulge in Hilton timeshare ownership for less!
What is Hilton Grand Vacation Club
Hilton Grand Vacations Club is a points-based membership system that allows owners to vacation flexibly by using their allotted HGVC points to reserve when, where and how long they vacation for. Even though you purchase at a home resort, you are never just limited to one destination. With Hilton Grand Vacations Club, you can travel to any of their affiliated resorts in popular destinations including Orlando, Las Vegas, Hawaii, and beyond.
Hilton timeshare owners can even go beyond the Hilton Grand Vacations Club resorts with the brand’s affiliation to leading external exchange company, RCI. By purchasing an annual membership, owners can deposit their HGVC points for RCI points to use to travel to any of the thousands of resorts in RCI’s portfolio.
HGVC Ownership Perks
As an HGVC member, you get to enjoy a variety of perks that come with your ownership. This includes:
- Flexible vacations with your points
- Using HHonors loyalty reowards program for freebies, giveaways, and discounts
- High-end accommodations and resort services
- Simple reservation process
- Guest reservations for your family
History of Hilton Grand Vacations Club
Believe it or not, the original Hilton hotel brand goes back almost one hundred years. In the town of Cisco, Texas, Conrad Hilton bought his first hotel in 1919. Since then, the brand has more than 3,750 hotels across 82 countries.
What once started as a small hotel company, is now known as Hilton Worldwide. This empire expanded far beyond hotels to offer extended stay lodging and luxurious timeshare resorts in the most desirable destinations.
Hilton created HIlton Grand Vacations Company as a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide as part of their goal to emerge into the more niche accommodation markets. The company first started in 1992 when Hilton Hotels Corporation went into a joint venture with Grand Vacations Limited, thus creating Hilton Grand Vacation Company. First starting in Fort Myers, the corporate headquarters soon moved to Orlando in 1993.
Hilton Grand Vacations first opened a timeshare resort in 1994 with the 15-acre property of The Flamingo in Las Vegas. From there came more success as the brand opened its first Orlando resort with Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld in 1995.
In 1996, Hilton Grand Vacations Company, LLC became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation.
1997 was a year of growth with the Hilton brand’s affiliation agreement with Latin American resort developer Grupo Posadas. This deal later opened up Mexico to the membership with destinations like Cancun, Acapulco, and Los Cabo. Throughout the following years, HGVC continued to expand in popular vacation spots including Europe, Hawaii, New York City, and Breckenridge.
In 2005, Canada destinations like Whistler and Vancouver came into play with the affiliation agreement between Hilton Grand Vacations Club and Club Intrawest.
Hilton Grand Vacations Club continued to expand, now offering 58 resorts available through the club located all across the United States, Mexico, Canada, Portugal, Scotland, and Italy.
Buy a Hilton Timeshare Resale
When you buy a Hilton timeshare resale you’ll delight in not only thousands of dollars off the retail price, but there are absolutely zero resale restrictions. That’s right, you can enjoy this flexible, points-based ownership program for up to 70 percent less, and reap all the exceptional benefits of owning an HGVC timeshare. Search our selection of HGVC timeshare for sale today and find a steal of a deal on this incredible vacation club!