Here is the story as I know it. Resort Finance America was the company who provided financing to Westgate to build the property. Westgate could not make the loan payments and the RFA ended up foreclosing on the property bank in November 2011. RFA is now the real owner of the property and has entered into an agreement with Hilton Grand Vacations Club to rebrand the property and upgrade it to Hilton standards. The name of the property changed to Elara a Hilton Grand Vacations Club on March 1, 2012 and Hilton now manages the property for the bank. There are no timeshare sales at the resort today but Hilton is going to try and sell additional time shares there starting within the next 90 days. If it is true that there are only 12,000 time share owners at the former Westgate property then it is a good move for Hilton as they will now be able to open up a highly desirable resort location to their vacation club members. The million dollar question is will Hilton allow curent Westgate owners to join the HGVC family and convert their deeded week to a points based system? I am sure that HGVC at some point will want to try and lure Westgate owners into their own Hilton name brand family. This is a change process that is now starting and I am sure that full details will be available from Hilton before the end of 2012. It just shows you that time share sales are very low right now and it would be in the best interests of HGVC to find a way to work with and embrace the Westgate owners to have them join the Hilton family.