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Understanding Elara HGVC vs Non and II

Discussion in 'Hilton Grand Vacations Club / HGVC' started by Remy, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Remy

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    Is an HGVC Elara unit dual affiliated with RCI and II, or are only non-HGVC units eligible for II?


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    Non HGVC (the old Westgate units) are affiliated with II.

    HGVC unit points can be used in RCI, no affiliation with II that I am aware of.


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    What Dave said... No.
    HGVC does not provide exchanges with II (only RCI & SFX)
    Only owners of old Westgate (non-HGVC) units may trade thru II.
     
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    Thanks for the clarity. The HGVC resorts in Florida that are dual affiliated prompted the question.


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    The Florida Resorts are AFFILIATES, so they can decide if that want to be dual or not. All of the straight up HGVCs are RCI only.
     
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    To expand on Sandy's comment:

    Back when Hilton started HGVC, they partnered with the Florida affiliates' developer (Mariner Group), who listed them as such. That way, HGVC would look like "a club." All HGVC had at the time was Flamingo & Seaworld. But they kept their status as independent resorts, free to keep their own exchange affiliations.

    Likewise, Elara was not developed by or for HGVC, but the rights & interest acquired by HGVC made TS's sold by HGVC have the status of full-fledged HGVC TS's -- just like at Anderson Club and other resorts HGVC buys into. As such, they only trade with RCI (and SFX).
     
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    Yes, I'm aware. And Planet Hollywood didn't start as an HGVC, and in fact has units in II and is listed in the II resort directory as an HGVC resort, hence the question.


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    Well that is ONLY because they took over planet Hollywood building out of westgate bankruptcy, but decided NOT to convert any of those westgate contracts over to HGVC. So there are two classes of inventory at Elara. Both classes are managed by HGVC. However only 1 group participates in HGVC and RCI. The other group uses II, I do not know if they still have an affliation with Westgate. ​
     

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