Fidelity Resales Blog

Know Your Vacation Ownership: 2019 Hilton Grand Vacations Club Fees & Dues

Posted by Lisa Marie Ponder on Feb 18, 2019 3:52:19 PM

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 Vacations Club.

Activation Fees

2019 Price

Club Activation Fee

$377 (purchased through HRC or affiliates)

Membership Transfer /
"Ownership Change Fee"

$409

Activation Fee Voluntary
(1 Interval)

$399


Resort Reservations

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

Reservation Fees

2019 Cost

Home Week

Complimentary

Home Resort Priority, by Hilton Club Priority
or Club (changeable) - phone

$83

Home Resort Priority, by Hilton Club Priority
or Club (changeable) - Online

$67

Club or Home Resort using Bonus Points – Phone

$99

Club or Home Resort using Bonus Points – Online

$83

 

HGVC Elite Member Fee Schedule

Hilton Grand Vacations Club "Elite" members receive special privileges in three tiers, determined by the number of Qualifying ClubPoints owned from this list of qualifying resorts.  Elite, Elite Plus and Elite Premier Members have their own fee schedule:

Reservation Fees

2019 Cost

Elite - Club or Home Resort using
Club Points – Phone

$83

Elite - Club or Home Resort using
Club Points – Online

$57

Elite Plus - Club or Home Resort using Club Points – Phone

$83

Elite Plus - Club or Home Resort using Club Points – Online

$47

Elite Premier - Club or Home Resort using Club Points – Phone

Complimentary

Elite Premier - Club or Home Resort using Club Points – Online

Complimentary

Elite - Club or Home Resort using Bonus Points – Phone

$99

Elite - Club or Home Resort using Bonus Points – Phone

$99

Elite Plus - Club or Home Resort using Bonus Points – Online

$99

Elite Plus - Club or Home Resort using Bonus Points – Online

$99

Elite Premier- Club or Home Resort using Bonus Points – Online

Complementary

Elite  Premier- Club or Home Resort using Bonus Points – Online

Complementary

Club Partner Perks

Fees apply when booking a service through Club Partner Perks.

Transaction Fees

 Cost per Transaction

Using Club Partner Perks 
(per transaction, phone/online)

$108

 

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 (also called "banking"). Club members can also borrow points from a future year at no charge.

Point Stretching Transaction Fees

2019 Price

HHonors Conversion - Phone

$118

HHonors Conversion - Online

$108

Save Points - Phone

$118

Save Points - Online

$108

RCI Depositing - Phone

$118

RCI Depositing - Online

$108

Extending RCI Deposited Points

$129

Cancellation Protection

$62

Borrowing

Complimentary

 

Guest Certificates

Did you know you can use your HGVC Points to book a stay for someone else? Restrictions and reservation fees apply.

Guest Certificate Fees

2019 Price

Home Week

Complimentary

Home Resort Priority, by Hilton Club Priority or Club Reservations - Phone/Online

$54

Open Season Cash

No Available


Open Season Rates

Hilton Grand Vacations Club's Open Season program allows HGVC owners to reserve last-minute accommodations at HGVC resorts at a discounted nightly rate without using club points. The cost varies depending on the desired resort, unit size and season. Reservations must be made within 30 days of the proposed stay, have a minimum 2-night stay, are for Club Members Only and all bookings are subject to availability. 

In previous years, Open Season Rates were set by season and check-in dates (i.e. Monday through Thursday vs. Friday through Sunday). As of 2019, the Open Season Nightly Rental Rates now vary from resort to resort. Another change to the 2019 posted Open Season Rates is the added discount of booking a 7 night week.  

The 2019 Open Season Nightly Rental Rates vary from $79 per night (for a studio, Silver season, with a Monday through Thursday check-in) ranging up to $621 per night (for a 3 bedroom premier, Platinum season, Friday through Sunday check-in). Contact a Fidelity Agent for more details.

RCI Exchange Fees

One of the greatest benefits of the Hilton Grand Vacations 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 service charge (usually no more than $10). Additional housekeeping fees may also be applied by the resort.

 

RCI Exchange
Reservation Fees

2019 Price

1 Night

$59

2 Nights

$79

3 Nights

$109

4 Nights

$139

5 Nights

$179

6 Nights

$199

7 Nights

$239

RCI Guest Certificate

$89

Contact Fidelity

For more information about Hilton Grand Vacations 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.

Topics: Hilton Grand Vacation Club, Vacation Ownership, Buy a timeshare