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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.

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Hilton Grand Vacations Introduces its Enhanced Care Guidelines

Hilton Grand Vacations Introduces its Enhanced Care Guidelines, Creating an Even Cleaner and Safer Stay for Travelers

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 26, 2020)Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE: HGV) introduces its Enhanced Care Guidelines, designed to provide owners, guests and team members with the highest level of cleaning protocols and safety standards in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rolling out across all HGV branded resorts and sales galleries, the Enhanced Care Guidelines incorporates the Hilton CleanStay to include best practices and protocols as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and cleaning solutions approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.

“We’ve always been dedicated to providing a clean and safe environment for our owners, guests and team members,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO at Hilton Grand Vacations. “That’s why, as the COVID-19 pandemic evolved, so did our focus to further elevate our standards of cleanliness at our properties, sales galleries and corporate offices worldwide. We’ve created the Enhanced Care Guidelines to focus on cleanliness that’s visible throughout a guest’s stay – from check-in to check-out.”

The Enhanced Care Guidelines include:

  • Low-touch arrivals and departures with helpful social distancing signage, all front desk stations will have protective partitions. In addition, bell staff and valet attendants will wear gloves and face coverings wherever possible. Furthermore, HGV will provide complimentary face coverings for all guests and hand sanitizer stations will be strategically located throughout the property.
  • Frequent and thorough cleaning of all high-traffic public spaces, including lobbies, front desks, elevator landings and sales galleries.
  • HGV room seal will be placed on guestroom entry doors to indicate the room has not been accessed since it was thoroughly cleaned, adding an extra measure of assurance.
  • Extra disinfection in high-touch areas using EPA-approved COVID-19 cleaning solutions, including light switches, door handles, phones, TV remotes, thermostats, bed and bedding, bathrooms, safes, kitchen housewares and surfaces.
  • Reduction of paper items, including guest directories, magazines and printed promotional items supplemented with digital options to limit guest exposure.
  • Social distancing practices implemented throughout our properties, including signage directing guests and our team members to keep a safe distance.
  • Pool decks and fitness centers will have capacity limitations to ensure proper social distancing and will also receive frequent and thorough cleaning.
  • New technologies will be evaluated and considered to further improve HGV’s Enhanced Care Guidelines.

HGV team members will receive personal protective equipment and enhanced training to help protect everyone’s well-being while continuing to deliver unmatched HGV hospitality.

“Our top priority is always the health and safety of our owners, guests and team members,” says Stan Soroka, chief customer officer at Hilton Grand Vacations. “Elevating our cleaning standards not only provides our owners and guests with a worry-free environment so they can enjoy their return to travel, but provides our team members a safe place to work so they, in turn, can take care of their families and all who visit us.”

HGV is welcoming back owners and guests at many resort locations where operations were temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. While in suspension, essential resort personnel worked diligently maintaining the resorts for a safe re-opening. Annual deep cleanings, typically scheduled during slower seasons, were moved up and completed, allowing the resorts to be in top shape when owners and guests arrive.

Last week, eight HGV resorts opened for operations, with five anticipated to follow suit in weeks to come across Colorado, Florida, Nevada, South Carolina and Utah.

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 Wins a Gold Stevie Award in 2020 American Business Awards

The Timeshare Company Earned a Total of Four Stevie Awards

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 19, 2020)Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE: HGV) was honored with four coveted Stevie® Awards in the 18th Annual American Business Awards®, including a gold Stevie for Company of the Year – Hospitality and Leisure.

HGV won two additional Gold Stevie Awards for the Communications/PR Campaign of the Year – Travel and Tourism and the Communications Professional of the Year. Furthermore, the Company earned a Silver Stevie Award for Customer Service Team of the Year.

“Now more than ever, it’s truly a privilege to be recognized with four Stevie Awards,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “Our team members strive to provide the best vacation experiences for our owners and guests each and every day. These awards are a testament of their hard work, dedication and commitment to our core values and I am honored to applaud their outstanding efforts.”

The 2020 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 3,600 nominations were reviewed in the judging process this year by more than 230 professionals worldwide. Winners will be celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.

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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Orlando Sales and Marketing Career Night – Join Us for a Meet and Greet

Start the New Year with a New Career!

Hilton Grand Vacations is hosting a career night January 28, 2020 for our Front Line License and Non License sales positions. Don’t miss out this phenomenal opportunity to join the one of the best timeshare company in Orlando.

There’s something truly unique about Hilton Grand Vacations. The foundation of our culture has been about creating memorable experiences and making a positive impact within our industry and the communities in which we live and work. Our Team Members are the driving force behind these efforts. It is their talent, passion, and commitment to our brand that has fueled the success of Hilton Grand Vacations.

Join us! Don’t forget to bring a friend.

When:  January 28th, 2020

Time:  3:00 pm -7:00 pm

Location:  Hilton Grand Vacations at Tuscany Village 

                     8122 Arrezzo Way, Orlando, FL 32821

Click here to RSVP

You won’t want to miss out on meeting our Sr. VP, Sr. Directors and our sales team. You will be able to learn more on what Hilton Grand Vacations has to offer:

  • Great Benefits,
  • New Pay Structure
  • Internal growth opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement for your real estate classes while working with us and many more.

We are seeking License and Non-License Sales Executives, with a goal driven personality. If you enjoy working with new potential clients and helping families make memories by enjoying vacations, this could be the right opportunity for your next career. Join our industry leading team and become the person who would attract the results you seek.

Responsibilities:

Present the Hilton Grand Vacations ownership products and programs to our guests and potential owners to generate sales volume while maintaining a professional and ethical representation of the company.

Sell to qualified buyers who are pre-screened to attend appointment-only presentations of our Hilton Grand Vacations Club properties.

For more information, please email Naomi.Beekie@hgv.com or text me at (407)775-9575. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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