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Hilton - Hilton Grand Vacations Club HGVC FAQ: HGVC Introduction, primer and FAQ - Updated 2018

Comparison chart of the major Timeshare point systems:
Link to Comparison

Official HGVC Membership guide: Link to guide

HGVC basic point chart for the majority of the resorts: Link to guide

2020 HGVC Open Season Rates:
Link to guide

Detailed reference of Timeshare Systems: Link to Reference

List of all Hilton Timeshare resales, rentals and Exchanges in the TUG marketplace: Link to Reference

Ratings and Reviews of HGVC Resorts: HGVC Timeshare Resort ratings and reviews .

Survey on How Happy you are with your HGVC Ownership:
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IN SUMMARY


HGVC owners have three reservation windows:

(1) Home Week window (for most HGVC resorts this is a 3 month period beginning 12 months prior to check-in and ends 9 months prior to check-in)

The flexible point based system doesn't apply during the home week booking period. HGVC works like a floating week system during the Home Week window which means from 12 months to 9 months before check-in, if you want to book a stay during the home week window then you must reserve the exact unit size and type in the season that you purchased (for example studio, 1 bedroom plus, etc) for the exact number of days owned (full week, 4 nights, etc) based on the fixed checkin date at your home resort. There is no flexibility.
NOTE: Only points earned in the use year can be used in the home week window. Borrowed or Saved points can not be used in the home week window.
NOTE: It has been reported that Hokulani sold 4 night intervals in addition to one week intervals (link)

Home Week Window Exceptions:
  • The Home Week window for the Hokulani and Grand Islander is for 6 month period(instead of 3 months) beginning 12 months prior to check-in and ends 6 months prior to check-in.
(2) Club Reservation window (for most HGVC resorts this begins 9 month prior to check-out through 1 day prior to check-in; generally requires a three night minimum)

HGVC works like a point based system during the Club Reservation window and generally begins 9 months before checkout for most resorts. During the Club reservation window anyone can book any season, resort (including their home resort), unit size and/or type for any number of days (minimum of 3 nights). This means all HGVC resort owners have an equal chance at booking at any HGVC resort during the Club Reservation window.

Club Reservation Window Exceptions:
  • The Club Reservation window for the Hokulani and Grand Islander begins 6 months prior to check-out (instead of 9 months)
  • The Club Reservation window for the "By Hilton Club" Resorts (West 57st, The District, The Residences) begins 59 days prior to check-out (instead of 9 months) and requires a 1 night minimum (instead of 3 nights)
  • "The Hilton Club - New York" is not available to HGVC owners
(3) Open Season Rental Reservation window (cash rentals begin 30 days before check-out through 1 day prior to check-in; generally requires a two night minimum; available to members for their personal use only).

Open Season Exceptions:
  • Open Season Rental Rates for Penthouse units at the Grand Islander are only available to penthouse owners deeded at that property
  • Open Season Rental Rates for Penthouse units at the Grand Waikikian are only available to penthouse owners deeded at that property
  • Open Season Rental Rates for The Hilton Club - New York only is available to owners deeded at that property and requires a 1 night minimum (instead of 2 nights)
  • Open Season Rental Rates for the "By Hilton Club Resorts" (West 57st, The District, The Residences) are only available to owners deeded at that property and requires a 1 night minimum (instead of 2 nights)
By Hilton Club Owners have up to five reservation windows
By Hilton Club owners have the first three HGVC reservation windows listed above for stays at HGVC resorts plus the two listed below specifically for stays at the By Hilton Club resorts listed below.

(4) Home Resort Priority window begins 9 months prior to check-out and ends either 60 days prior to checkout (for West 57th) or 75 days prior to checkout (for the District & Residences) depending on the resort.

This window allows "By Hilton Club" owners the ability to use the flexible point based system during their exclusive home resort booking period where they only have to compete with owners at their own resort. They can book any unit size or type in any season for any number of nights (minimum of 1 night) at their home resort during this window.
(5) By Hilton Club Priority window begins 74 days prior to check-out and ends either 60 days prior to checkout. This window is only available to the District & Residences

This 15 day priorty exchange window allows both the District & Residences owners the ability to exchange into each other's property without competing with others. They can book any unit size or type in any season for any number of nights (minimum of 1 night) at the District & Residences during this window.


The Hilton Club - New York (HCNY) Owners have five reservation windows

HCNY owners have the first three HGVC reservation windows listed above for stays at HGVC resorts plus the two listed below specifically for stays at HCNY.

(4) Home Club window at HCNY begins 1 years prior to check-out and ends 6 months prior to check-in

HCNY owners can use the flexible point based system to book any unit size at HCNY for any number of nights (minimum of 2 nights). HCNY owners only have to compete with owners at their own resort.
(5) Club window at HCNY begins 6 months to 1 day prior to check-in

HCNY owners can book any unit size for any number of nights (minimum of 1 night)
 
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