Getting to Know Vacation Ownership Brands: 2018 Hilton Grand Vacation Club Fees & Dues

2018 hilton fees

Purchasing Hilton Grand Vacations Club ownership on the resale market is a great way to cure sticker shock and make Hilton timeshares more affordable, but Hilton resales do not absolve owners from club fees or annual dues. Before making a Hilton resale purchase, there are some financial considerations that should be thoroughly reviewed and understood in order to ensure the best vacation experience possible. In order to make this simpler, we’ve broken down all of the HGV fees and dues so that prospective (and current) members can make the most of vacation ownership.

2018 hilton fees

HGV Club Fees

These are generally one-time fees applied when new members join Hilton Grand Vacation Club.

Activation Fees2018 Price
Club Activation Fee$366 (purchased through HRC* or affiliates)

 $599 (purchased through a Third-Party or Private Sale

Membership Transfer Fee$399
Activation Fee Voluntary (1 Interval)$399

*Hilton Resorts Corp. (HRC) used to be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide Inc (the parent company of HGVC). HRC continues to maintain sales centers in the United States and internationally.

Hilton Annual Fees

These are charged annually to Hilton Grand Vacation Club owners, usually on the first of the year.

Annual Dues2018 Price

Resort Reservations

These charges are applied when making a reservation outside of the home week specified on an owner’s deed.

Reservation Fees2018 Cost
Home WeekComplimentary
Home Resort or Club (changeable – phone)$80
Home Resort or Club (Changeable – Online)$65
ELITE – Home Resort or Club (Changeable)$55 (Online)


$80 (Phone)

ELITE PLUS – Home Resort or Club  (Changeable)$45 (Online)


$80 (Phone)

ELITE PREMIER – Home Resort or Club (Changeable)Complimentary (Online and Phone)

Club Partner Perks

Fees apply when booking a service through Club Partner Perks.

Transaction Fees Cost per Transaction
Using Club Partner Perks$104

Point Stretching

Point stretching allows HGVC members to take advantage of unused club points by converting them to Hilton Honors points or depositing them toward the club point allotment of a future year. Club members can also borrow points from a future year at no charge.

Point Stretching Transaction Fees

2018 Price
HHonors Conversion – Phone$114
HHonors Conversion – Online$104
ELITE – HHonors Conversion – Online$104
ELITE PLUS – HHonors Conversion – Online$84
ELITE PREMIER – HHonors Conversion Online/PhoneComplimentary
RCI Depositing – Phone$114
RCI Depositing – Online$104
Cancellation Protection$62

Reservation Confirmations

Reservation Confirmations2018 Price
Home WeekComplimentary
Guest Certificate$79
Open Season CashNot Available

Open Season Rates

Hilton Grand Vacation Club’s Open Season program allows HGVC owners to reserve last-minute accommodations at HGVC resorts without using club points. The cost varies depending on the desired unit size and season. Reservations must be made within 30 days of the proposed stay, and all bookings are subject to availability.

Season2018 Cost
Bronze & Silver Seasonvaries by unit size
Monday through Thursday (Nightly)$67 to $275
Friday through Sunday (Nightly)$88  to $296
Gold Seasonvaries by unit size
Monday through Thursday (Nightly)$99 to $950
Friday through Sunday (Nightly)$120 to 860
Platinum Seasonvaries by unit size
Monday through Thursday (Nightly)$109 to $1,400
Friday through Sunday (Nightly)$129 to $1,400
Membership Level Discounts for Open Season Reservations 
Elite10% Discount
Elite Plus15% Discount
Elite Premier30% Discount

2018 Open Season at West 57th by Hilton Club

Everything tends to be exclusive at Hilton’s premier resort in New York City, and the Open Season at West 57th is no exception.

Season2018 Cost
Gold (Weeks 1 – 6, 29 – 34) varies by unit size
Monday through Thursday (Nightly)$315 to $575
Friday through Sunday (Nightly)$373 to $665
Platinum (Weeks 7 – 28, 35 – 52)varies by unit size
Monday Through Thursday (Nightly)$392 to $1,150
Friday through Sunday (Nightly)$392 to $1,150

RCI Exchange Fees

One of the greatest benefits of the Hilton Grand Vacation Club program is the ability to exchange club points for a stay at a non-Hilton resort via the RCI network. The fees associated with this exchange are listed below, but note that reservations made via phone incur an additional $10 service charge. Additional housekeeping fees may also be applied by the resort.

Reservation via Internet2018 Price
1 Night$49
2 Nights$69
3 Nights$99
4 Nights$129
5 Nights$169
6 Nights$189
7 Nights$239
RCI Guest Certificate$79

Contact Fidelity

For more information about Hilton Grand Vacation Club, contact one of Fidelity’s licensed real estate agents who can assist you in addressing any questions or concerns about the details of ownership. If you already have a strong understanding of Hilton ownership, but you’re considering purchasing more club points, Fidelity’s HGVC Priority Mail List is the perfect way to keep an eye out for great deals on the most sought after Hilton properties. Simply sign up using your email address and we’ll send you the latest HGVC listings before they’re advertised to the public.

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