What I understand is that owners from affiliates can join HGVC for a $400 fee. This is fee is non-transferable, meaning that when a owner of an affiliate, who paid the $400 fee, sells the week, the new owner must pay $400 fee to join HGVC.
Here is a new twist. GP Mar Brisa is rumored to be a little different. First, when you buy direct, you are automatically joined to HGVC. You do not have the option not to join. When you sale the property in the secondary market, the new owner will not be given the option to join HGVC. The new owner will only be able to trade within GP system and whatever other secondary system that excepts it (RCI, II, Redweek, etc..)
Hope this helps.
That is because it is a new resort that justed opened late this year. My guess is the HGVC article you are linking to is just a slight bit out of date, as it is at least date this summer. Yes, that is true
There are a name change on that list, as the Ruby Lake is not Parc Soliel. It isn't open and it is on it's third name, let's wait till it opens
There are also some pricing and slight rule changes that might also need to be updated, regarding membership dues and auto saving and rescuing of points.That is true
I don't have any info about how to use Fiesta American. If you could share it with me I'll try and do an update.I also did not see any mention of the Club Intrawest and Fiesta American access that is like the GP access, but there can be some what limited availability at these properties.
There are a few resorts that are not HGVC resorts, but with which HGVC has an arrangement with. You can get info from these resorts in the 2008 Member Guide. http://www.hgvc.com/mg. Haven't seen or heard of the 2009 version yet.
The following require an phone call.
All of the affiliate resorts in Florida
All of the HGVIC Scotland Resorts
All of the Club Intrawest properties, and
The Grand Pacific Palisades Resort in CA.
By the way in inventory system calls new resort in Orlando, Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations Club.