Benefits of Timeshare

Everything You Need To Know About What Timeshare Really Is

If you have questions, we have answers

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Vacation ownership — or timeshare — with Hilton Grand Vacations offers Owners access to some of the most popular destinations in the world.

Before you take the next step toward a lifetime of vacations, you probably want to know what exactly Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare is. After all, not all timeshare products are the same. Here’s everything you need to know about vacation ownership with Hilton Grand Vacations.

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What’s The Difference Between Timeshare And Vacation Ownership?

Traditional timeshare products often equate to owning a fixed week at the same time every year, in the same destination and in the same condo unit. With Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare, you choose your favorite destination as your Home Resort and select your preferred weeks to visit.

However, you also have the flexibility to travel how you please. Choose from properties worldwide and switch up your destinations, dates and accommodations to suit your distinctive travel style. 

Do I Really “Own” Timeshare? 

Yes, your ownership comes from a deeded interest at your Home Resort, meaning you have preferred weeks to stay at that property. Remember, you’ll still have the option to travel to other resorts and destinations at your leisure.

What Am I Really Buying?

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Owning Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare affords you the benefits of owning a vacation home without the responsibilities of traditional home ownership. Plus, ownership makes you a Member of Hilton Grand Vacations, a points-based reservation system and grants you access to exclusive events through HGV Ultimate Access

As an Owner, you’ll receive an annual allotment of HGV ClubPoints based on the type of timeshare unit and destination you purchased.

These HGV ClubPoints offer you access to the entire collection of Hilton Grand Vacations and partner resorts in unforgettable destinations domestically and internationally. 

How Are Timeshare Resorts Different From Hotels?

Hotel rooms usually offer limited floor plans and can charge extra for specific amenities. In comparison, Hilton Grand Vacations resorts are complete with spacious accommodations, from Studios with kitchenettes to multi-bedroom condo-like Suites with fully equipped kitchens. Imagine traveling with the comforts of home, no matter where you are in the world.         

Whether you’re reconnecting with your special someone or making your trip a family affair, you’ll find a space that’s right for you. Finally, our signature service and the long list of resort-style amenities will take your vacations to new levels.

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Hilton Grand Vacations resorts feature stunning pools with private cabanas, full-service bars and restaurants, activity centers and kids’ camps, spa services, fitness programs and more. 

Do I Have To Travel To The Same Resort Every Year? 

Only if you want to; some Owners like to return to their favorite destination, while others crave new adventures.

Vacation ownership with Hilton Grand Vacations means you’ll always have various vacation experiences from which to choose, including a growing roster of resorts through Hilton Grand Vacations, the Hilton portfolio of brands and RCI Exchange®.

You can even use your HGV ClubPoints on specialty travel experiences. Explore the world on cruises, private yachts, safaris and motorcycle journeys — the choice is yours.

Am I Out Of Luck If I Can’t Travel One Year?

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The flexibility of vacation ownership is yours year after year. If you can’t use your HGV ClubPoints for one year, you can roll them over to save for future vacations. Need a bit more to use on a bucket list trip? Borrow next year’s HGV ClubPoints for this year’s getaway.

You can also gift your points to a family member or friend to help them see more of the world.

What About The Hilton Honors™ Loyalty Program? 

Beyond vacation ownership, becoming a Club Member enrolls you in the Hilton Honors loyalty program. That means you can apply your HGV ClubPoints toward staying within the Hilton portfolio of brands.

You’ll also enjoy all the other Hilton Honors benefits, including discounts and savings on travel packages, car rentals, air miles, travel experiences and even Amazon purchases.

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Can I Afford To Become A Hilton Grand Vacations Owner? 

You’ll spend thousands of dollars on vacations over your lifetime. Vacation ownership is like prepaying — at today’s prices — for a lifetime of vacation memories. As a bonus, you’ll also know what to expect from your accommodations and amenities every time.

Different people have different travel goals. Let our experienced Club Counselors help you find a vacation ownership option to suit your vacation style, goals and budget.

Own A Lifetime Of Vacations

At Hilton Grand Vacations, we aim to help you own a piece of wherever makes you happiest. Whether that’s the same destination year after year or discovering different pockets of the world. 

Read “My Journey Into Timeshare” for one Owner’s story. 


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