Benefits of Timeshare

Hilton Grand Vacations Members and Guests Share Why They Love HGV Ultimate Access

Exclusive events and experiences are now one of many unique benefits of timeshare

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A couple sits in a theater, turned to each other, smiling, as the stage is lit up for a show, one of the experiences HGV Ultimate Access offers

With HGV Ultimate Access*, Members can add premier experiences and exclusive events to their vacations. But you don’t have to take our word for it.

Members Ron and Renee H. prioritize vacations to rest and rejuvenate, after working hard raising kids and running a business. “We deserve to give ourselves a break and vacation as frequently as we can,” Renee said with a laugh. The couple usually takes a few days to relax, enjoy their room, and then explore and see what the destination offers.

Stock race cars driving on a well-illuminated track at night, a crowd of people watching in the audience, one of the many HGV Ultimate Access experiences Members and Guests can attend 

Because of vacation ownership, Ron and Renee have stayed at high-quality resorts in incredible destinations across the country. However, they are excited about the new events and experiences that are part of HGV Ultimate Access.

Ron is a long-time fan of NASCAR but had never been able to attend a race in person. So when the opportunity came to pair a NASCAR race with their vacation, Renee signed them up. The event also included dinner with Michael Waltrip, former NASCAR champion and Hilton Grand Vacations Brand Ambassador.

“I couldn’t get enough of the race,” Ron said. “Watching it on TV, you only get the highlights. But in-person is a completely different experience. And then the dinner with Michael Waltrip was incredible. Everyone was fascinated by the stories he told about being a stock car driver and how the sport has changed over the years.” Waltrip also gave Members a tour of the pits, where they could watch pit crews change a stock car’s tires in seconds, which was one of Renee’s highlights.

The couple is excited about other HGV Ultimate Access events as an additional benefit of timeshare: “It’s exciting that the timeshare we love is expanding."

"Vacation ownership is not like a regular timeshare experience; it’s more of a total vacation experience."


This event is just a taste of what’s to come with HGV Ultimate Access and the three types of experiences you can expect. HGV Presents events get Members, like Ron and Renee, up close and personal with their favorite celebrities in unforgettable outings. For anyone who loves to treat their taste buds, Members can sign up for HGV Members Table events where they can wine and dine on culinary indulgences.

Ken and Drew from the American alternative rock band Sister Hazel, perform on a spot lit stage to an audience around small round tables in an intimate setting. One of the private concerts offered by Hilton Grand Vacations through HGV Ultimate Access.  

If you love music, HGV Live is our private concert series. Mike and Kerry have attended concerts before, but this HGV Live concert with Ken and Drew of Sister Hazel was different. When the hit singer-songwriters came to Orlando, Florida, guests attended an intimate, private concert with the two alternative rock artists, rather than a packed performance. “It’s a small audience, so it feels like having a concert in your own living room,” Kerry said.

But the setting wasn’t the only difference. “We also had the opportunity to meet Ken and Drew,” she said.

"With all the concerts we’ve been to, we’ve never met the artists before. It made it that much more special."


With HGV Ultimate Access, Members can easily add special experiences to their already unforgettable vacations. Amber and Kelly have been close friends since high school, and, even though they live in different states, their friendship is stronger than ever. Their secret? “The reason we purchased timeshare is so we could go on trips together. We take a vacation every year. It’s our treat to ourselves and an excuse to get together,” Amber explained.

“Our very first trip was to Acapulco. It was incredible to take international trips together and explore new places. We’ve even taken a cruise where we used part of our points for some of the stops. Rodney Atkins’ concert is probably the first time we’ve used HGV in the United States,” she said with a laugh.

American country singer-songwriter Rodney Atkins and his band perform on a stage for a small audience, one of the many events available to Hilton Grand Vacations Members through HGV Ultimate Access 

Amber and Kelly didn’t originally plan their trip around Atkins’ show, but it turned out to be an unexpected highlight. “It was great to be in such a small group at a fun venue. It was like a private party at the House of Blues,” Amber said.

Whether you love meeting your favorite celebrities, attending private concerts or trying new things, HGV Ultimate Access is ready to help you spice up your next vacation with the familiar Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare hospitality. With more than 4,000 events each year, there’s something for everyone.

Read “Why You Should Consider Hilton Grand Vacations for Your Next Unforgettable Multigenerational Trip” to see how a blended family of 14 uses timeshare to create memorable vacations for everyone in their family.

*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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