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Hilton Grand Vacations Club Traveler Publications Win 13 Charlie Awards

This victory marks the highest number of Charlie Awards received for the vacation-ownership company’s flagship magazine

L‍auren George

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 23, 2022) – Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) flagship magazine was recently honored with 13 Charlie Awards, the most to date in the magazine’s history, from the Florida Magazine Association (FMA). The awards recognize outstanding achievements by Florida-based publications.

This is the third consecutive year Club Traveler has been awarded Charlie Awards, and first in receiving a Charlie for Best Overall Design, 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 13 Charlie Awards is truly impressive and well deserved,” said Stan Soroka, executive vice president and chief customer officer of Hilton Grand Vacations. “We are immensely proud of the team behind this digital masterpiece that truly embodies HGV’s vision to deliver memorable vacation experiences and inspire people to go further and share more.”

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 which is comprised of more than 350,000 members. The HGV team collaborated with various highly skilled creatives on a few of the winning projects, including: photographers Tanveer Badal and Jake Naughton, writers Alexandra Owens and Nell Mauer, illustrators Giordano Poloni and Lisa Sheehan, and Isabel Jimenez, Delle Chan, Antonella Bordone and George Hilton on behalf of The Economist Group.

Here’s a full list of Club Traveler’s 2022 FMA Charlie Awards:

  • Best Overall: Design – Charlie Award
    “Club Traveler 2020 Spring, Summer and Fall/Winter issues”
  • Best Photography: Photo Essay/Series – Charlie Award
    “One City, Five Boroughs” (Spring 2021)
  • Best Writing: Department – Charlie Award
    “One City, Five Ways” (all 2021 issues)
  • Best Traditional Illustration – Charlie Award
    “The Other Side of Miami” (Spring 2021)
  • Best Photography: Single Feature Image – Silver Award
    “Woman on Rock” in Los Cabos feature story (Spring 2021)
  • Best Overall: Magazine – Silver Award
    “Club Traveler 2020 Spring, Summer and Fall/Winter issues”
  • Best Traditional Illustration – Silver Award
    “Make a Splash in Oahu” (Summer 2021)
  • Best Overall: Writing – Bronze Award
    “Club Traveler 2020 Spring, Summer and Fall/Winter issues”
  • Best Writing: Feature Headlines – Bronze Award
    D.C., Orlando and Oahu feature stories (Summer 2021, Fall/Winter 2021)
  • Best Photography: Cover – Bronze Award
    Cover for “Go At Your Own Pace” (Spring 2021)
  • Best Design: Use of Photography – Bronze Award
    Orlando, Maui and Los Cabos feature stories (all 2021 issues)
  • Best Design: Department – Bronze Award
    “One City, Five Ways” (all issues)
  • Best Design: Feature – Bronze Award
    “Orlando’s Culinary Magic” (Summer 2021)

Club Traveler’s digital format has allowed our team a wonderful freedom to integrate images and videos that authentically inspire and engage readers with what our incredible resorts have to offer around the world,” said Raquel Filipek, senior director of corporate communications of Hilton Grand Vacations. “Since going digital two years ago, we have enhanced HGV’s dedication to being environmentally responsible by conserving paper and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We’re proud this has made a great contribution to HGV’s sustainability efforts and recognize our responsibility to continue be good stewards of the environment.”

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 May, Club Traveler was awarded another prestigious industry award – an American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Award, in the Digital Magazine category. Club Traveler has also been announced as a finalist in eight categories in the 2022 Eddie & Ozzie Awards. Hosted by Folio, the Eddie & Ozzie Awards are a national magazine competition that recognizes engaging content and exceptional design in the fields of Editorial Excellence (Eddies) and Outstanding Design (Ozzies).

The 2022 FMA Charlie Awards had more than 600 entries submitted in this year’s competition and were reviewed by 18 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. As one of Hilton’s 18 premier brands, Hilton Grand Vacations has a reputation for delivering a consistently exceptional standard of service, and unforgettable vacation experiences for guests and more than 720,000 owners. Membership with the Company provides best-in-class programs, exclusive services and maximum flexibility for our Members around the world. For more information, visit



L‍auren George

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