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HGVC Upgrade offer

7SeasLover

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Has anyone received the HGVC postcard? What upgrade are they talking about? Is it just converting points into HHonors?
 

Talent312

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Has anyone received the HGVC postcard? What upgrade are they talking about? Is it just converting points into HHonors?

I have not, but I can guess that they're trying to sell what they do at those "owners' updates"...

Turn in your current HGVC-TS(s) for the priviledge of buying a "brand new" TS at retail-prices direct from HGVC (helping you gain elite-status!), and to help you overlook the absurdly high-price, they'll throw in a bunch of HH points.

Apparently they think that you'll find the PC approach more palatable, since they seem to work so well for others.
 

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Generally, they don't actually give you HH points, but instead give you HGVC points that you can then pay to convert to HH points. It's in the fine print on most solicitations.
 

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Marriott: Maui Ocean Club Lahaina Villas (3BRx5), Ko Olina, Shadow Ridge II, Willow Ridge, Aruba Ocean Club, DC Points HGVC: Flamingo, Sea World, I-Drive, Starwood Bella (x4), SDO, TradeWinds, Worldmark
Generally, they don't actually give you HH points, but instead give you HGVC points that you can then pay to convert to HH points. It's in the fine print on most solicitations.

Remy, what happened to Hiltonloyalist.com? I saw you changed your name? Thx!
 

Remy

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I stopped being loyal to Hilton.
 

Tamaradarann

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High Prices for Hilton Upgrades

I was approached to trade in some of my resales for Hilton Direct purchases. However, the cost of trading in is very high for the same number of points even though you will become Elite, Elite Plus, or Elite Premier. They do offer bonus or HH points but those are one time vacations and does not enhance your future years ownership. They were persistent in following up on the various trade in possibilities. I finally decided to mention something to the sales people that I had been thinking all along. The resales I own are valued at the original owners purchased price which may be 10 years ago. The Hilton Direct prices are what Hilton wants to charge in 2011 without regard to the real estate market. The prices and the prices of all real estate was low 10 years ago before the big real estate inflation of the early 2000's. Now that real estate has lost about 50% of its value particularly in the orlando and las vegas areas they should lower their prices proportionately. The sales person could not disagree and that ended our conversation.
 

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I stopped being loyal to Hilton.

Why?

I have been very happy with HGVC. However, I guess I am not a true loyalist because I am now a member of MVC as well. We stay at Hilton Family Hotels, Starwood Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Marriott Hotels, and Wyndham Hotels. We participate in HHonors, Marriott Rewards, SPG, and Hyatt rewards. However, I think Hilton Family is deeply committed to customer loyalty and satisfaction. Competition is good for the hospitality industry.
 

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I consider myself loyal to Hilton, except when something else comes along that's more convenient and less expensive for what I have in mind. I guess that makes me fickle.

But let's face it. There are times when Hilton just doesn't have what we need.
 

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I consider myself loyal to Hilton, except when something else comes along that's more convenient and less expensive for what I have in mind. I guess that makes me fickle.

But let's face it. There are times when Hilton just doesn't have what we need.

In my case, my needs changed in relation to the hotels and my work. I still primarily use Hilton hotels, but also use Hyatt and Starwood due to some changes in business travel. It wasn't strictly by choice and isn't a commentary on the quality of Hilton.

The HGVC timeshare system is still the best for the money in my opinion. I'm also taking a look at the Hyatt timeshare system for their variety of ski destinations and trades into II, but haven't made a move yet.

Moving into discussions of loyalty programs in general also allows us to give more info on how to take advantage of points and deals for the entire vacation experience, rather than just the accommodations.
 
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