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A Magical Evening With Members Table, A Mouth-Watering HGV Ultimate Access Event

Get the inside scoop on HGV Ultimate Access’ tastiest event

Sheryl B
The pool at Scottsdale Links, a Hilton Vacation Club

I received the VIP treatment when I arrived at Scottsdale Links Resort, a Hilton Vacation Club. I wanted to check out the property before my visit in November, when my son and I will celebrate our birthdays with family and friends in 3-Bedroom Suite. So I took advantage of the special offers at the HGV Max portal and saved HGV ClubPoints on my stay.

I attended a Members Table dinner — an HGV Ultimate Access* event — during my stay. (My participation at the event required attending a membership review.) Here’s my review of the resort and event.

Scottsdale Links, a Hilton Vacation Club at night 

Scottsdale Links, A Hilton Vacation Club

If you are traveling with a large group, you will find this well-maintained property appealing. My spacious accommodations included a walk-in closet and a side-by-side washer and dryer. Although the golfers are quiet, the property is near Scottsdale Airport, so you may want to remember earplugs.

Although there is plenty to do on the property, I was recovering from my Honolulu trip. I didn’t take advantage of the fitness center or hang out at the family pool. I spent most of my time in the adults-only pool. If you want to cook hotdogs, hamburgers or steaks, there are several gas grills around the property. Do you want to golf? The course is adjacent to the resort. Arizona was experiencing a record heat wave, so keep an eye on the weather, stay hydrated and bring apply of sunscreen.

There are no restaurants on the property. I used Uber Eats to order from Fleming's Steakhouse and Thai Chili 2 Go. Another option was to rideshare to the sister property, Scottsdale Villa Mirage, a Hilton Vacation Club, to dine at AQUA Poolside Eatery.

A Hilton Grand Vacations Member enjoying the Arizona sun in Scottsdale 

One of my top recommendations for Scottsdale is lunch at AZ 88. If you want good food in a sensory-inspired environment, dine here. You have to see the unique displays to believe it. It’s a fun place. I ordered my favorite meal, a grilled cheese sandwich. Don’t forget to read your souvenir card tucked away in the drink menu.

HGV Members Table

We met in the lobby and boarded a charter bus to take us to Maggiano’s Little Italy. Because Members staying at Scottsdale Villa Mirage were attending, we picked them up on the way.

The special menu for Hilton Grand Vacations included spinach and artichoke dip, shrimp oreganata, Caesar salad, truffle mac and cheese and garlic mashed potatoes. I selected the filet mignon for my entree. The open bar allowed me to request my favorite cocktail, a St. Germain spritz, and before we left, everyone at my table tried one. We enjoyed the experience; a magician performed tricks at each table, too.

My grandbaby will arrive at the end of October, and I‘ll return in December for my first Christmas as a grandmother. Arizona is one of my favorite states to enjoy my vacation ownership. I wouldn’t have this option if I had not upgraded to HGV Max.

Read "20 Unique Things To Do In Scottsdale, Arizona" for more ways to enjoy this desert destination.


*To attend HGV Ultimate Access events (valued between $500-$1500), Guests must attend a Membership Portfolio Review or Timeshare Presentation after the event, during their same stay. If you do not attend the Membership Review or Timeshare Presentation, the retail value of the event may be charged to your credit card. HGV Ultimate Access events are subject to availability, nontransferable and subject to change without notice. Experience fee applies, minimum of $99 per event, to be paid at time of booking. Offer dates may change due to event availability. Offers may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion.

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Sheryl B, a Hilton Grand Vacations Owner, poses for a selfie

Sheryl B

Sheryl has been an Owner for nine years and has shared several memorable vacations with her friends and family. Her favorite destination is Sunrise Lodge, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club, in Park City, Utah, where she celebrated her 60th birthday. You can find Sheryl vacationing year-round, relaxing by the pool, throwing snowballs with her family or sipping mimosas while playing board games.

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