Hilton Grand Vacations Celebrates 20th Anniversary with a Year of Special Events

Hilton Grand Vacations Club, the renowned Hilton Worldwide vacation ownership brand, is celebrating two decades of industry leadership with a year of special events beginning in February.

Twenty years ago, in February 1992, a joint venture between Hilton Hotels Corporation and Grand Vacations, Limited established Hilton’s entry into the vacation ownership market, launching a highly successful chapter in the legacy of the leading global hospitality company.

Today, the Hilton Grand Vacations brand has grown to include more than 50 Club-affiliated resorts, two thriving Club membership programs, 176,000+ Club Members worldwide, and more than 4,500 team members globally.

“On the occasion of our 20th birthday, we want to thank our global team members and Hilton Worldwide leadership for contributing to the growth and progress of Hilton Grand Vacations,” said Mark Wang, President of Hilton Grand Vacations.

“Together, we remain committed to create the satisfaction of a life well-vacationed for our Members, and to maximize the value for our business partners, through industry-leading quality, business stewardship and innovation.”

Throughout 2012, birthday celebrations will be held at the Hilton Grand Vacations headquarters in Orlando, Florida and at the resorts and regional sales and marketing offices in Florida, Hawaii, Las Vegas, New York, Guam and Tokyo.

Additionally, Club Members will be invited to enjoy special events and promotions throughout the year. In keeping with the brand’s spirited commitment to corporate responsibility, Hilton Grand Vacations will also announce dedicated charitable initiatives throughout its resort collection and neighboring communities.

“The launch of our third decade of operation finds us in the midst of a dynamic era of growth,” noted Wang. “High-performing teams, spectacular resort properties and flexible development strategies are contributing to the brand’s expansion and sustained success.

"We remain committed to delivering the highest quality of ownership options while excelling in the outstanding service our Club Members and guests have come to expect from Hilton Grand Vacations.”

Throughout the past 20 years, Hilton Grand Vacations has successfully expanded its resort portfolio to include 14 Hilton Worldwide–developed resorts managed by Hilton Grand Vacations, 23 additional managed properties and 14 distinctive affiliated resorts in California, South Carolina, Canada, Mexico, Portugal, and Scotland.

Thus far in 2012, Hilton Grand Vacations has fortified its growth strategy through Club affiliations in Thailand, New Zealand and Italy, and the brand’s expanded presence in Las Vegas and Hawaii.
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