ORLANDO, FL (February 6, 2012) — Hilton Grand Vacations, 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 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.
“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 2012, birthday celebrations will be held at the Hilton Grand Vacations headquarters in Orlando, Florida and at our 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.
As Mark Wang emphasizes, “2012 promises to be another memorable year for Hilton Grand Vacations as we celebrate 20 years of history and look forward to building upon our brand’s distinctive legacy.”
About Hilton Grand Vacations
Hilton Grand Vacations Company, LLC, is a division of Hilton Worldwide, recognized as the leading global hospitality company. Headquartered 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 176,000 Club Members. For more information, visit hiltongrandvacations.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com or connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.hiltonworldwide.com/media.
Hilton Grand Vacations
Elena Norman, 407-722-3178
SOURCE: Hilton Grand Vacations Club