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.
HGV Club Fees
These are generally one-time fees applied when new members join Hilton Grand Vacation Club.
|Activation Fees||2018 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 Dues||2018 Price|
These charges are applied when making a reservation outside of the home week specified on an owner’s deed.
|Reservation Fees||2018 Cost|
|Home Resort or Club (changeable – phone)||$80|
|Home Resort or Club (Changeable – Online)||$65|
|ELITE – Home Resort or Club (Changeable)||$55 (Online)
|ELITE PLUS – Home Resort or Club (Changeable)||$45 (Online)
|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 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
|HHonors Conversion – Phone||$114|
|HHonors Conversion – Online||$104|
|ELITE – HHonors Conversion – Online||$104|
|ELITE PLUS – HHonors Conversion – Online||$84|
|ELITE PREMIER – HHonors Conversion Online/Phone||Complimentary|
|RCI Depositing – Phone||$114|
|RCI Depositing – Online||$104|
|Reservation Confirmations||2018 Price|
|Open Season Cash||Not 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.
|Bronze & Silver Season||varies by unit size|
|Monday through Thursday (Nightly)||$67 to $275|
|Friday through Sunday (Nightly)||$88 to $296|
|Gold Season||varies by unit size|
|Monday through Thursday (Nightly)||$99 to $950|
|Friday through Sunday (Nightly)||$120 to 860|
|Platinum Season||varies 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|
|Elite Plus||15% Discount|
|Elite Premier||30% 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.
|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 Internet||2018 Price|
|RCI Guest Certificate||$79|
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.