Benefits of Timeshare

Go Big and Experience More: How to Use Hilton Honors Points to Upgrade Your Vacations

It’s time to plan the travel experience of a lifetime

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Couple horseback riding along a Los Cabos beach, La Pacifica Los Cabos, a Hilton Club, Mexico.

If you’re seeking more fulfilling and meaningful travel experiences, you’re in good company. According to Expedia, 68% of Americans are planning their next vacation with a “no-regrets” style and “GOAT” (greatest of all trips) mindset. This is great news for Hilton Grand Vacations Owners setting their sights on bucket list travel experiences.

One of the many benefits of timeshare includes the Hilton Honors™ Silver distinction, and it only gets better as you upgrade. Hilton Grand Vacations Elite Plus Owners receive Hilton Honors Gold status, and as an Elite Premier Owner, you unlock Hilton Honors’ Diamond level.

Hilton Grand Vacations Owners posing with tropical beverages before a luau, Hilton Waikoloa Village™, Big Island, Hawaii.    

As members of both programs, Owners enjoy more flexibility. “On top of the amazing Hilton Grand Vacations Clubs around the world, the ability to convert ClubPoints to Hilton Honors Points and stay at the Hilton portfolio of brands worldwide makes the possibilities endless,” said Kassi P., a Hilton Grand Vacations Owner since 2018.

How to Use Your Hilton Honors Points and Perks

Beyond a full roster of perks — running the gamut from choosing your room to earning your fifth night free to room upgrades for Gold and Diamond members (plus more rewards to unlock) — members can use Hilton Honors Points to upgrade vacations significantly. 

Laurie L., an Elite Premier Owner, regularly puts her Hilton Honors rewards to good use. “As much as we love the quality of staying with Hilton Grand Vacations when we travel, our surplus of Hilton Honors free night certificates offers the option to visit destinations that don’t have Hilton Grand Vacations Clubs,” explained Laurie.

Laurie recalled her first international trip. “I’m used to visiting places in the United States when I travel. But traveling overseas to Italy was daunting for me,” said Laurie. However, she finally took the plunge and had no regrets.

“Not only was the trip worth it, being a Hilton Honors™ member and Hilton Grand Vacations Owner was an added plus,” explained Laurie. “The Hilton hospitality was unforgettable. We were only Gold members at the time and had no experience with redeeming member benefits overseas, but we weren’t disappointed.

Serene lake vista with mountains and sunset skies, Italy.   

“We received a free room upgrade, lounge access and complimentary breakfast; boy, was the breakfast memorable,” she shared with a hint of nostalgia in her voice. 

Bid or Redeem Hilton Honors Points to Upgrade Experiences 

If you want to up the ante during your next vacation, consider using your Hilton Honors Points to bid or redeem unforgettable travel experiences in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations. 

Here are seven incredible experiences worth adding to your next great adventure. 

Idyllic tropical scene, including small boat in an emerald-colored lagoon and palm trees, Thailand.   


If the far-flung lands of Southeast Asia are calling you, plan a stay at Conrad Bangkok. Use your points to melt away aches and pains while you restore peace and balance to your system with a Signature Oil Massage, which combines Balinese, Swedish, sports and Thai massage techniques. 


Travelers craving a culinary travel experience can bid on Hilton Manila’s highly acclaimed dining concepts in a four-course culinary adventure. Sample your way through an evening filled with amazing flavors from Hilton Manila’s highly acclaimed dining concepts.


Silouhette of couple walking hand in hand along the edge of palm tree-lined infinity pool at sunset, Maldives.   

For an idyllic tropical vacation, make your way to the Indian Ocean, where you’ll find Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Indulge yourself with a Maldivian Indigenous Signature Spa Treatment, consisting of a coconut scrub, Indian-inspired head massage, and full body massage using heated coconut sticks.


Retreat to PepperBerry restaurant at Hilton Darwin to refuel after a day spent discovering the natural wonders of the bush and Outback.” Explore a self-guided four-course wine and dine experience, and treat your taste buds to the season’s freshest local ingredients. 


Sushi connoisseurs will appreciate a culinary pilgrimage to the Far East to savor the finest sushi with curated sake in Osaka. Sip locally brewed sake while you watch as a veteran sushi master prepares a delicious course of fresh local seafood at Hilton Osaka.

Gorgeous image of brightly colored tulips with windmills in the distance and cotton candy colored skies, Netherlands.    


Bring home a one-of-a-kind souvenir from your European vacation: the newfound skill to serve up a signature cocktail at your next get-together.

Use your Hilton Honors Points for a one-hour mixology master class at Hilton Amsterdam, where you’ll hone your skills and end the evening with a nightcap. 

Go Big with Live Entertainment 

Pack your bags and follow your favorite musician or sports team on the road. You can pay for tickets with points when you connect Hilton Honors and Ticketmaster or Live Nation.

When it comes to taking your vacations to the next level, vacation ownership with Hilton Grand Vacations puts a lifetime of unforgettable experiences at the fingertips of members like Kassi P.

"Becoming a member of both programs gives you more travel opportunities. As a bonus, you still get the incredible consistency of the Hilton brand that you know and love."

— Kassi P., Hilton Grand Vacations Owner

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