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Hilton Grand Vacations Club Traveler Publications Win Seven Charlie Awards

Club Traveler 2020 spring, summer and fall/winter issues earn three top-tier Charlies and two silver awards for Best Overall in Design and Magazine categories

L‍auren George

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 23, 2021) – Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) flagship magazine was recently awarded seven Charlie Awards from the Florida Magazine Association (FMA). The awards recognize outstanding achievements by Florida-based publications. This is the second consecutive year Club Traveler has been awarded Charlie Awards in FMA’s annual competition that crowns publishers, writers, editors, artists, photographers, printers, marketers and others as the best among their peers in scores of categories.

Club Traveler’s recognition with seven Charlie Awards is rightfully earned,” said Stan Soroka, executive vice president and chief customer officer at Hilton Grand Vacations. “The publication’s innovative digital approach continuously provides engaging and aspirational content that successfully inspires our Club Members to dream, plan and go.”

Club Traveler qualified in the Consumer category for each award submission, competing against publications that have a circulation over 20,000. The magazine is currently distributed to HGV’s entire global Club Membership base. The HGV team collaborated with various highly skilled creatives on a few of the winning projects, including digital illustrator Saeko Ozaki, NYC-based photographer Ricky Rhodes, Antonella Bordone on behalf of The Economist Group creative studio and Hitandrun creative studio.

Here’s a full list of Club Traveler’s 2021 FMA Charlie Awards:

  • Best Traditional Illustration – Charlie Award
    • “Discover Sesoko: Japan’s Natural Wonderland”
  • Best Photo Illustration – Charlie Award
    • “Las Vegas: Your Ultimate Guide to the City’s Best Districts”
  • Best Photography: Single Feature Image – Charlie Award
    • “Midtown Manhattan: A New Twist on an Old Classic”
  • Best Overall: Design – Silver Award
    • “Club Traveler 2020 Spring, Summer and Fall/Winter issues”
  • Best Overall: Magazine – Silver Award
    • “Club Traveler 2020 Spring, Summer and Fall/Winter issues”
  • Best Design: Department – Silver Award
    • “48 Hours in…”
  • Best Writing: Feature Headlines – Bronze Award
    • “Split Personality, Midtown Manhattan: A New Twist on an Old Classic, The Other Side of Orlando”

Club Traveler’s evolution from print-only to a digital format has allowed our content team to look for creative ways to interact with our readers and present information to them, and it’s wonderful to see that creativity rewarded in this year’s Charlie Awards,” said Raquel Filipek, senior director of corporate communications. “We are certainly enjoying the opportunity to explore the options digital publishing delivers for our readers. For instance, Club Members can now experience HGV destinations in an immersive format filled with videos, audio clips and interactive maps.”

Since 2012, Club Traveler’s mission has been to help Club Members achieve a “vacation state of mind” through inspiring travel stories, featuring HGV’s many destinations and resorts. The magazine includes a mix of travel articles, expert planning tips and educational content to help Club Members maximize their vacation ownership with HGV. This past June, Club Traveler was also awarded another prestigious industry award for its companion, online monthly newsletter, an American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Award, in the Newsletter category.

The 2021 FMA Charlie Awards had more than 580 entries submitted in this year’s competition and were reviewed by 15 distinguished judges nationwide. To view the full list of winners and winning entries, please visit the FMA Charlie Awards website.

About Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The Company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for nearly 330,000 club members. For more information, visit




L‍auren George

Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Hilton Grand Vacations
P: 1-407-613-8431