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Hilton Grand Vacations Joins Green Berets at Golden Bear Charity Golf Tournament as Title Sponsor

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 16, 2021) – The Green Beret Foundation (GBF) is excited to announce Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) will be joining the 2021 Green Berets at Golden Bear charity golf tournament as Title Sponsor.

“We’re ecstatic to partner with Hilton Grand Vacations on such a meaningful event, which helps support our mission providing Special Forces Soldiers and their families with emergency, immediate, and ongoing support through our 5 program pillars: Casualty Support, Heath & Wellness Support, Family Support, Gold Star & Surviving Families Support, and Next Ridgelineä Transition Support,” said Brent Cooper, Executive Director of the Green Beret Foundation.

This year’s tournament will be held on Nov. 8, 2021, at the world-famous Jack Nicklaus designed Golden Bear Club in Keene’s Pointe – home club of 2021 Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama.

“The Green Beret Foundation’s mission aligns perfectly with the veteran’s pillar of our Corporate Social Responsibility program – HGV Serves,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “HGV has a long history of supporting veterans, and we’re proud to step up as Title Sponsor for this event.”

The GBF is the only non-profit solely dedicated to supporting Green Berets and their families that has achieved a 4-Star Rating with Charity Navigator. Also, GBF is the sole special operations benevolent organization that is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purpose of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of disability claims. Since its inception in 2009, GBF has invested over $15 million in direct assistance to Green Berets and their families while maintaining an average of 87 cents of every dollar investment into its programs and services.

Green Beret Sponsors: Citizen’s Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:CFG), Foley & Lardner LLP, GreenbergTraurig LLP, Truist Financial Corp (NYSE:TFC)

Partner Force Sponsors: Fidelity Real Estate, Nordis Technologies, The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW), Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: WLFC)

JCET Sponsors: Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF), LANCO, Sunshine State Distributing

Additional tournament details or sponsorship opportunities at www.orlandocharitygolf.com.

About Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for nearly 330,000 club members. For more information, visit
www.hiltongrandvacations.com. 

About Green Beret Foundation
The Green Beret Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves our Nation’s most elite soldiers, the U.S. Army’s Special Forces. We believe Special Forces Soldiers are our Nation’s greatest assets. Every day, we honor our commitment to Green Berets past and present, as well as their families, by connecting them with the right resources to prosper and thrive. We’re relentless in helping our Nation’s most elite soldiers become our Nation’s best leaders. For more information, visit greenberetfoundation.org

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Hilton Grand Vacations Debuts $50 Million Resort Transformation in NYC

The Quin by Hilton Club Re-opens Following Year-Long Renovation

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 28, 2021) – Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) which pioneered the urban timeshare concept in New York City, is raising the bar once again with a new flagship property, The Quin by Hilton Club. The Quin, located on “Billionaire’s Row” at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 57th Street, re-opened on June 28, 2021, as a best-in-class timeshare property following an over $50 million top-to-bottom renovation. The Quin’s transformation, combined with HGV’s anticipated summer 2021 opening of The Central at 5th by Hilton Club, located on East 48th Street, demonstrates HGV’s commitment to New York and the increasingly significant role of timeshare in the city’s hospitality industry.

“Our investments in The Quin by Hilton Club and The Central at 5th by Hilton Club signal our confidence in the rebounding travel industry and long-term demand for timeshare ownership in NYC and beyond,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “The timeshare business model continuously proves itself to be remarkably resilient during challenging times, just as New York City itself has proved resilient on so many occasions – emerging stronger than ever after each time. We’re proud to expand our diverse property portfolio in the nation’s cultural and financial capital.”

Urban timeshare has become increasingly popular nationwide, particularly in NYC, where HGV transformed the industry by offering deeded ownership at upscale locations with superior amenities. Now, owners seeking a “pied-à-terre” in Manhattan have a brand-new option located just steps from Central Park, backed by industry pioneer HGV.

In 2003, HGV became the first major hospitality brand to open a timeshare property in New York City with The Hilton Club – New York. Since then, the company has consistently elevated the quality of timeshare offerings within the industry and in NYC itself, opening West 57th Street by Hilton Club in 2009 and The Residences by Hilton Club in 2018. Now, HGV is setting a new standard for the industry, with sales underway at The Quin, a world-renowned vacation spot.

Lisa Dusart, SVP of sales and marketing at Hilton Grand Vacations, commented, “Hilton Grand Vacations has been a part of the fabric of the hospitality industry in New York for many years and at this crucial juncture for the city, our role may be more vital than ever before. Our timeshare owners are eager to return to New York, and we’re just as eager to welcome them — now with two new options in the heart of midtown Manhattan.”

HGV purchased The Quin in 2018 for over $175 million and has recently invested more than $50 million in renovations to the storied luxury property. The transformed urban icon features 212 studios and one- and two-bedroom timeshare suites, a private owners’ lounge, fitness center and restaurant. In addition, the newly expanded 18th and 19th floors include dramatic penthouse suites with outdoor terraces.

The Quin’s location, amenities, service, and a legacy of artistic inspiration make for an unparalleled ownership experience. The new spaces offer an intimate, residential feel evocative of an elegant Manhattan pied-à-terre. Bold modern elements and custom-designed furniture are juxtaposed to the understated classic style, creating an environment of forward-looking luxury. Artwork specially created for The Quin by Nick Walker and curated by DK Johnston extends the artistic legacy of this iconic property. HGV worked with two design firms on this project including the New York-based interior design firm, Bill Rooney Studio, Inc., and ForrestPerkins, a distinct design studio of Perkins Eastman, a global architecture firm.

Besides welcoming its first timeshare owners, The Quin will continue to offer overnight accommodations to leisure and business travelers booking via Hilton.com. All owners and guests will value the assurance of Hilton CleanStayä — an enhanced standard of cleanliness and disinfection being implemented at properties worldwide. Hilton CleanStay builds on an already high level of housekeeping and hygiene efforts to allow HGV owners and guests an even cleaner and safer stay from check-in to check-out.

The Quin by Hilton Club affords guests and owners access to the very heart of New York. The property is set just two blocks from Central Park, across the street from Carnegie Hall and near the best of Fifth Avenue shopping and leading cultural institutions from MoMA to Lincoln Center. The Quin’s re-opening and launch as HGV’s flagship NYC timeshare property comes just as the city itself fully reopens, promising an exciting new chapter for the storied property.

About Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The Company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for nearly 330,000 club members. For more information, visit www.hiltongrandvacations.com.

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Hilton Grand Vacations Hires Andrea A. Agnew to Lead Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 14, 2021) – Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) announced today that Andrea A. Agnew has joined the company as vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I).

In this newly created role, Agnew will lead the development of a comprehensive and forward-thinking DE&I strategy to support HGV’s team members across the globe. In addition, she will play a pivotal role in expanding the company’s existing programs and processes related to DE&I, community relations, recognition and culture. Agnew will report to HGV’s Chief Human Resources Officer Pablo Brizi.

“Andrea is a forward-thinking global leader who is known for inspiring and helping others, driving results, embracing resilience, and building positive relationships,” said Brizi. “I’m excited to partner with her to champion an atmosphere that supports HGV’s team members and fosters a sense of inclusion across the enterprise.”

Agnew joins HGV with more than 23 years of experience in human resources management, including workforce diversity and inclusion, talent management, and talent acquisition for Fortune 500 organizations. Most recently, she served as vice president and chief diversity officer at Comcast Spectacor, where she was responsible for developing strategy, goals and quantitative metrics for the organization and its business units and helped to establish the company’s Executive Diversity Inclusion Council.

“Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to our long-term growth and success, and I’m proud to welcome Andrea to the HGV family,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “People are at the heart of everything we do, and Andrea’s leadership will accelerate HGV’s existing efforts to foster the kind of inclusive workplace that attracts and retains the very best team members in the industry.”

About Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The Company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for nearly 330,000 club members. For more information, visit www.hiltongrandvacations.com.

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Hilton Grand Vacations Opens Luxury Timeshare Resort in Historic Downtown Charleston

Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club marks the vacation-ownership company’s first resort in Charleston, fifth property in South Carolina

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 1, 2021) – Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) announces the opening of Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club in Charleston, South Carolina, near the site where the iconic Liberty Tree once stood. Celebrating the best of classic and contemporary, this elegant 100-unit resort is HGV’s first property in historic Charleston. Radiating a sophisticated cultural design, the resort strikes the right balance between upscale and inviting and is a welcome addition to the historic neighborhood’s landmarks, rich culture and culinary scene.

“We’re thrilled to expand our diverse portfolio into the vibrant and remarkable city of Charleston with Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “Charleston is one of the most sought-after drive-to destinations in the U.S., and we’re proud to provide our owners and guests with a luxury resort in the heart of this timeless, low country city.”

Liberty Place embodies the spirit of Charleston’s rich history and southern hospitality. Located near the approximate location of the iconic Liberty Tree, where the Declaration of Independence was first read to the city’s citizens, the resort is meticulously designed to offer an inviting vibe for visitors to discover the serene courtyard or historic Vestige Walls on the north side of the property, while still providing privacy for owners and guests.

Carefully curated design elements throughout the resort give a nod to the historical significance of the property. The boutique-style lounge features an original light fixture in the shape of an organic tree branch with 13 lights to represent the 13 original colonies and a brass live oak tree replica of the Liberty Tree is mounted in the entryway.

The attention to detail continues in well-appointed studios and one-and two-bedroom suites. Premier units include balconies, and suites offer full kitchens and separate living areas.

Liberty Place is HGV’s fifth property developed in collaboration with South Carolina-based Strand Capital Group, LLC.

“The opening of Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club is a milestone to be celebrated,” said Loyd Daniel, managing partner of Strand Capital Group. “We are pleased to continue to work with the entire Hilton Grand Vacations team and look forward to entering the Charleston market together.”

In line with HGV’s commitment to incorporating the local essence in each property, the company worked with the Columbia, S.C.-based architecture and design firm 
Garvin Design Group to harness the historical elements of Charleston and add a stylish flair. HGV and Garvin Design Group have worked on nine projects together, earning several project design accolades.

“With the abundance of history that permeates throughout Charleston, we aspired to build a bridge between visitors and residents living right next door,” said Mark Timbes, a principal of Garvin Design Group. “This location was once a rallying point for residents, and the symbolism of a creating a public gathering point was not lost on us in the design process. The fact that we’ve been able to take a private property and give it back to the neighborhood is very important.”

Resort amenities include a public lobby bar, owners’ lounge, fitness center and grab-and-go market.

Positioned within walking distance of the South Carolina Aquarium, The Battery and plentiful dining, shopping and entertainment options, Liberty Place is a picture-perfect base from which to explore the quintessential city of Charleston.

About Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The Company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for nearly 330,000 club members. For more information, visit www.hiltongrandvacations.com.

About Strand Capital Group
Strand Capital Group is the premier real estate development firm along the Carolina Coast specializing in oceanfront timeshare and resort condominium development in South Carolina. The firm is also active in commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects.  For more information, visit  
www.strandcapital.com.

About Garvin Design Group
Celebrating its 18th anniversary this year, Garvin Design Group offers comprehensive planning and design services for a variety of project types and sizes. From master planning and programming to interior upfits and new construction, the firm strives to provide client-driven design solutions throughout South Carolina. Our collaborative process ensures that stakeholders’ needs are heard and achieved, and that ownership in the finished product is a shared experience.  The firm of 20 people has completed more than $900,000,000 worth of projects since its founding in 2003.  In 2019, Garvin Design Group received the prestigious Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects’ South Carolina (AIASC).  This award is the highest honor that AIASC can bestow upon a South Carolina architectural firm. It recognizes a firm’s significant body of work and/or service that has made a lasting influence on the practice of architecture in the state. For more information, visit, www.garvindesigngroup.com.

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Hilton Grand Vacations Wins a Gold Stevie® Award in 2021 American Business Awards® for Second Consecutive Year

2021 Stevie Awards
The Global Timeshare Company Earned a Total of Four Stevie Awards


ORLANDO, Fla. (May 13, 2021) – Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE: HGV) was recently honored with four sought-after Stevie® Awards in the 19th Annual American Business Awards®, including a Gold Stevie for Company of the Year – Hospitality and Leisure, for the second year in a row.

HGV was also awarded three Silver Stevie Awards for the Communications Team of the Year, Most Valuable Corporate Response due to COVID-19 and Customer Service Team of the Year for its resort operations team members in Orlando.

“What a privilege to be recognized with four Stevie Awards for the second consecutive year,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “While 2020 was an incredibly challenging year, our team members never lost sight of the company’s core focus and continuously delivered memorable vacation experiences to our owners and guests. These awards showcase the exceptional performance of our team members, and I am tremendously proud of their efforts.”

The 2021 American Business Awards, organized by the Stevie Awards, are open to all organizations in the U.S., and feature a wide variety of categories to recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. More than 3,800 nominations were submitted and reviewed in the judging process this year by more than 250 professionals worldwide. Winners will be celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

About Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The Company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for nearly 330,000 club members. For more information, visit www.hiltongrandvacations.com.

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Hilton Grand Vacations Opens Its First Timeshare Resort in Mexico

Vacation-ownership company continues to grow its portfolio of international resort destinations with the addition of La Pacifica Los Cabos by Hilton Club


ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2021) – Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) announces the opening of its first timeshare resort property in Mexico, La Pacifica Los Cabos by Hilton Club. Located in one of North America’s most exclusive resort destinations, Los Cabos, Mexico, sales for the 74-unit property started in December 2020 and is now open to welcoming owners and guests.

“La Pacifica Los Cabos by Hilton Club is a world-class, luxury resort that offers owners and guests breath-taking views of a serene beachfront oasis and an impressive array of amenities,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “Los Cabos is one of the world’s most sought-after destinations, and we are thrilled to leverage our long-standing relationship with Hilton to help our owners and guests create memorable vacation experiences with high-quality service at a truly remarkable resort.”

Located beside the Sea of Cortez, La Pacifica enjoys exclusive access to 11.3 acres of swimmable beachfront. Comprised of 74 studios, and one-and two-bedroom suites that offer kitchens or wet bars, five-fixture baths, spacious living and dining areas with private balconies or terraces boasting full or partial ocean views – making it perfect for medium-to-long-term stays. Resort amenities include an open-air lobby with dramatic ocean views, seven food and beverage outlets, four swimming pools (two with swim-up bars), a full-service spa, fitness center, and retail and meeting space. Along with the above amenities, HGV owners and guests will be able to access all of Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort’s amenities, such as the new Enclave beach club, a stylish setting with games and other seaside activities, as well as a waterfront bar with craft cocktails and a tapas-style menu.

HGV worked with the Los Angeles-based interior architecture and design firm, Indidesign, to repurpose 87 rooms within Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort into 74 elegant and contemporary timeshare units. The firm collaborated with HGV to maximize the use of space and elevate the aesthetic of the units to give a modern design with local flare, providing guests with a relaxing, tropical setting.

Owners and guests will enjoy peace of mind with an industry-leading standard of cleanliness and disinfection from check-in to check-out with Hilton CleanStay. As part of the program, guests can expect procedures including Hilton CleanStay Room Seal to indicate that a room has not been accessed since being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, “knock and go” dropped-off room service and flexible housekeeping options.

In addition, to promote safe travel during this time and to follow the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mandates, owners and guests of La Pacifica Los Cabos by Hilton Club can access COVID-19 testing options through a third party on-site local provider. Arrangements can be made with the hotel’s personal concierge team.

For more information on travel updates and HGV’s response to COVID-19, please visit hiltongrandvacations.com/en/Travel%20Alert.


About Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The Company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for more than 325,000 club members. For more information, visit www.hiltongrandvacations.com.


About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,400 properties and more than one million rooms, in 119 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2020 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 112 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including contactless check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube.

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A Historic Starting Point for Your HGV Career – Liberty Place Charleston

Opening Summer 2021, Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club, is our first Charleston timeshare property in the charming waterfront city known for its legendary landmarks and antebellum architecture. Express interest now to be connected with a recruiter for early consideration for Housekeeping, Front Office, Recreation, Admin, Loss Prevention, Maintenance & Engineering and Sales & Marketing career opportunities.

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Hilton Grand Vacations Ranked First in the Hotel & Travel Industry as an Adoption-Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2020)  Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is pleased to announce it has once again ranked among the top 100 companies on Dave Thomas Foundation’s “Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces” list, which identifies organizations that strive to make adoption a supported option for every working parent. This year, HGV jumped from 47th to 31st place in the top 100 companies and was named first place in the hotel and travel industry on the Foundation’s “Best by Industry” list.

“I’m extremely proud of HGV’s continued commitment to support adoptive parents and their families,” said Pablo Brizi, EVP and chief human resources officer at Hilton Grand Vacations. “This a great reflection of the family-first culture that we strive to build at HGV. Our adoption assistance benefit and comprehensive parental leave program empowers our team members to pursue their personal dreams. Our mission is always to put people first, and we believe that by offering industry-leading benefits, such as adoption assistance, we are able to attract, develop and engage top talent.”

The company offers corporate, hourly and resort-based team members an adoption assistance benefit of up to $10,000 per child to help offset the cost of adoption. HGV also provides 12 weeks of paid parental leave for all eligible U.S. team members who have been with the company for 90 days. The parental leave program applies to birth and adoptive mothers and fathers, as well as team members who have a child via surrogacy.

“Thank you to Hilton Grand Vacations for providing adoption benefits to its team members and for sharing our belief that every child deserves a permanent, loving family,” said Rita Soronen, president and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding forever families for the more than 120,000 children waiting to be adopted from foster care in the U.S. “Supporting team members who step forward to foster or adopt, is not only good for business, but is simply the right thing to do.”

The Dave Thomas Foundation partnered with RTI International, an independent, nonprofit research institute, to conduct the 14th annual survey in 2020. Organizations were selected for the “Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces” list based on adoption benefits, such as paid leave and/or financial reimbursement, the amount of financial reimbursement or assistance allowed by an organization’s policy and the number of weeks of paid leave an organization offers for adoption, among other factors.

 

About Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. 

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The Company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for more than 325,000 club members. For more information, visit www.hiltongrandvacations.com.

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Hilton Grand Vacations Announces National Partnership with Junior Achievement USA

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. (Sept. 16, 2020) – Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is excited to announce it has chosen Junior Achievement USA (JA) as a national partner in its corporate social responsibility program – HGV Serves.

“Junior Achievement’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “Its mission aligns perfectly with the youth development pillar of our CSR program, HGV Serves. We are focused on encouraging our nation’s youth to realize their dreams through education, financial literacy and work readiness.”

During the 2020-2021 calendar school year, HGV team members in eight school districts across the U.S. will have the opportunity to volunteer in their local communities through various JA programs. These markets include Orlando, South Florida, Myrtle Beach (North and South), Las Vegas, New York, Hawaii’s Big Island and Oahu. This fall, virtual volunteering will take place in lieu of classroom visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Junior Achievement’s unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver curriculum while sharing their personal experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, classroom volunteers transform key concepts and lessons into messages that inspire and empower students to believe in themselves, showing that they can make a difference in the world.

“A spirit of service has always been at the heart of Hilton Grand Vacations,” said Wang. “We are dedicated to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and a partnership with Junior Achievement gives our team members the incredible opportunity to serve their local communities and schools. We look forward to seeing our team members help fuel the boundless potential of young people this school year and for many years to come.”

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Junior Achievement has modified many of its programs to fit a virtual learning platform, allowing volunteers to still serve students while maintaining the safety and security measures necessary for the schools.

“Junior Achievement is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed,” said Jack E. Kosakowski, president and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. “We greatly appreciate Hilton Grand Vacations’ support of this mission and the tens of thousands of young people reached by JA programs in the communities benefiting from this partnership.”

 

About Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The Company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for more than 325,000 club members. For more information, visit www.hiltongrandvacations.com.

About Junior Achievement USA
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches nearly 4.8 million students per year in 105 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

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Hilton Grand Vacations Wins 13 ARDA Awards

Hilton Grand Vacations Wins 13 ARDA Awards

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 3, 2020)Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE: HGV) was honored with 13 awards in the 2020 American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Awards program. The ARDA Awards celebrate excellence in the timeshare industry in categories including resort operations, marketing and sales, management and administration, and resort design.

“I am extremely proud of our 13 ARDA Award winners, along with the 36 finalists who represented our company,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “Their spirit of hospitality can be seen in all they do for our owners, guests and fellow team members. The ARDA Awards program is the gold standard in recognition for our industry, and this prestigious honor comes at a perfect time – as we begin welcoming back travelers to our resorts.”

A full list of HGV’s ARDA Awards winners include:

  • Marketing Team – Myrtle Beach In-House Marketing Team
  • Marketing Individual – Erik Short
  • Sales Management Leader – Nestor Alvarez
  • Sales Team – Hilton Club NY – In-House Sales Team
  • Business Administration or Operations Team – Portfolio Services Team
  • Business Administration Manager or Team Leader – Andrea Bertuccini
  • Inventory Revenue Management Manager – Elizabeth (Laine) West
  • Safety/Security Manager– Ivan Melians
  • Resort Assistant Manager – Iteisha McCants
  • Resort Operations Team – Grand Impact Committee
  • Special Event: Employee Recognition Program – Vision and Pillar Awards
  • Social Media Campaign – “Gift of Time” Campaign
  • Interior Design– The Residences

This year’s ARDA Awards winners were selected by both industry experts and judges outside of the industry. In past years, HGV has earned recognition in categories such as Resort General Manager and Owner/Customer Relations Manager/Team, as well as ARDA’s top honor, the ARDA Circle of Excellence (ACE) Award for its community service.

ARDA is the D.C.-based professional association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries. To view the full list of winners, please visit the ARDA website.

About Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The Company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for more than 325,000 club members. For more information, visit www.hiltongrandvacations.com.