Benefits of Timeshare

Is HGV Max Right for You? One Member Shares Why He Took the Leap

Plus three practical questions to consider when upgrading with Hilton Grand Vacations

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"It was August 2006, and I planned a quick vacation to Orlando. My coworkers suggested we stay at a Hilton Grand Vacations resort and do a quick timeshare presentation," Eric began. "Little did I know, it would change my life forever." Eric purchased 5,000 HGV ClubPoints to start and has been a Member for 18 years.         

Hilton Grand Vacations Owners posing on Cozumel, Mexico, vacation.  

In 2022, he upgraded to HGV Max, giving him access to an expanded portfolio of properties worldwide and exclusive perks. Because he was an Elite Premier Member for four years before upgrading to HGV Max, Eric became accustomed to enhanced vacation ownership perks. When he heard about HGV Max, his initial thoughts were positive. 

"I was excited to see the 'new enhancements' to the top tier levels, how it would be and I loved the idea of instantly having new travel destinations available"

— Eric Z., Member since 2006 

Ultimately, Eric's decision to upgrade was based primarily on the program's unique benefits and the ability to enhance his vacations.

He was most impressed with benefits like:

  • More travel destinations to choose from
  • Exclusive booking windows offering priority access to accommodations
  • The ability to use HGV ClubPoints for cruises
  • Ability to convert Points to Hilton Honors™ Points
  • Discounts when traveling within the Hilton portfolio
  • Complimentary Guest Certificates

Of course, Eric's love of travel was also top of mind. "I'm most excited about exploring new travel destinations and hopefully having greater booking access at popular properties," he said. 

Hilton Grand Vacations Owners posing on Hawaii vacation, Ocean Tower, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club, Big Island.   

If you're a Member wondering whether to upgrade to HGV Max, Eric suggests asking yourself these three easy questions. 

Ask yourself three questions if you're curious whether HGV Max is right for you:

1. Are you already thinking about buying more HGV ClubPoints? If you're happy with your membership, maybe now isn't the time. If you are considering more HGV ClubPoints, ask yourself the next few questions. 

2. Do HGV Max's perks and benefits compel you to upgrade? If the answer is yes, then HGV Max is worth your consideration. 

3. Is HGV Max in reach? If it's within reach, explore it. If you wait, it will be more expensive the next time around. 

Read "We're Trying New Travel Experiences Thanks To Our HGV Max Membership" for one couple's favorite benefit of HGV Max. 

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