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

Plus three practical questions to ask yourself if you're considering upgrading with Hilton Grand Vacations

The Vacationeer
Stunning aerial vista, lush greenery, turquoise waters, blue skies, Maui, Hawaii.

"It was August 2006, and I planned a quick vacation to Orlando. My coworkers suggested we stay at a timeshare resort and do a quick presentation on vacation ownership with Hilton Grand Vacations," Eric began. "Little did I know it would change my life forever." Eric purchased 5,000 HGV ClubPoints to start and has been an Owner for more than 16 years.

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

Most recently, he's become an HGV Max Member.          

HGV Max is Hilton Grand Vacations' newest timeshare program that will continue to have unique features and benefits added throughout 2022 and beyond. When fully launched, HGV Max will afford Members access to exclusive perks and a growing roster of destinations worldwide.          

As an Elite Premier Owner 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. 

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

The benefits he was most impressed by were: 

  • Exclusive booking windows offering priority access to accommodations
  • More travel destinations from which to choose**
  • The ability to use HGV ClubPoints for cruises
  • Ability to convert Points to Hilton Honors Points
  • Opportunity for resort credits*
  • Open Season Reservation credits*
  • Discounts when traveling within the Hilton portfolio of brands**

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.   

As for Eric's HGV Max travel bucket list? His sights are set on the Hawaiian Islands, specifically Maui. 

If you're a Member asking yourself whether they should 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 ownership, maybe now isn't the time. If you're already 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 "See Why One Owner Is Excited About HGV Max" for another Owner's story. 

*Proposed future HGV Max benefit currently being considered.  Estimated availability in late 2023-2024, subject to change.

** HGV Max Features & Benefits currently scheduled for later in 2022.


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