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HGVC Series: The Elara in Las Vegas

Photo curtesy of Hilton at www.hilton.com

Photo curtesy of Hilton at www.hilton.com

To start off our Hilton Grand Vacations Club series, we will look at the Elara in Las Vegas, Nevada. This premier hotel sits at the center of The Strip. It’s towering glass window walls reflect the lights and energy of the street it calls home. This is Las Vegas at its finest.

But before we can explore the Elara, we must first learn what is so special about the Hilton Grand Vacations Club. Hilton’s motivation behind the HGVC system? The importance of travel. Hilton makes travel a priority, knowing that vacation can rejuvenate the soul and expose us to new horizons. HGVC strives to make travel more cost effective, more comfortable, and more accessible.

There are a few perks to HGVC ownership. First, their resorts are in some of the most popular travel destinations in the country, easily making you the envy of your peers. If leaving the country is your fancy, HGVC has partnerships in nearly 100 countries across the globe to make your international travel easy.

HGVC ownership also offers a number of perks in the form of points, which reward your travel and help you live the most luxurious vacation possible. These perks and more make Hilton a strong contender when looking to buy a timeshare.

So now we know why to buy an HGVC timeshare, but the question becomes, “Which one?” The Elara on the Las Vegas Strip is a strong contender for those who love shopping, entertainment, and testing their luck.

Photo curtesy of Hilton at www.hilton.com

Photo curtesy of Hilton at www.hilton.com

For starters, the hotel is connected to the Miracle Mile mall, a circular building with over 170 shops and restaurants. The Elara shares this shopping center with Planet Hollywood, which means Elara visitors have easy access to all of Planet Hollywood’s fine eateries and casinos.

In the rooms, owners can take advantage of separate bedroom suites that include a furnished kitchen and dining area. Rooms exploit the tower’s view of Las Vegas with floor to ceiling windows and each room has a 42-inch HDTV for those nights you want to stay in.

The hotel features a fully equipped fitness center and relaxing outdoor pool, complete with the Oasis Bar & Grill. When the sun is hot, one can easily sit under a cabana with a refreshing beverage and revitalize before the evening’s events begin.

Photo curtesy of Hilton at www.hilton.com

Photo curtesy of Hilton at www.hilton.com

Whether you prefer a more upscale dinner or something low key, the Miracle Mile has an abundance of options for you and your date, or the whole family. Start the night right with Pampas Churrascaria Brazilian Grille or take it easy at Sin City Brewing Co. before catching a show at the Miracle Mile’s theatre for the ultimate variety performance. All of this and more is available right outside your hotel door.

Photo curtesy of Hilton at www.hilton.com When exploring The Strip with kids, there are a ton of fun attractions you simply can’t miss. For animal lovers, the Shark Reef at Mandalay bay will inspire and mesmerize youngsters and adults alike. Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage is another great stop, featuring white lions, tigers, and dolphins. Oh my! Plus, the Mirage puts on a show each night with an erupting volcano that is sure to entertain the little ones.

To learn what other fun attractions Las Vegas has for kids and adults, follow our blog series and we will expose all of the secrets of Sin City as we look at the other three HGVC hotels in Nevada.

If you’re not convinced check out our Why Buy a Timeshare page that will explain all the benefits to becoming a timeshare owner. If it’s time to sell your HGVC timeshare, contact one of our trained agents today.

5 Reasons Why I Keep Coming Back to Las Vegas

las vegas fabulousI recently returned from a weekend getaway to Las Vegas, Nevada. Only a six-hour drive from Salt Lake City, Las Vegas is a popular vacation spot out here. I remember taking annual summer trips to the fabulous city growing up, and enjoy escaping to Las Vegas every now and again with my friends now that I’m older.

That’s the great thing about Las Vegas. While its reputation makes the city seem adult-friendly only, the town is really built for fun-lovers of all ages. The Strip has been designed to entertain the young and the young at heart. Here are five of my favorite attractions from being a wide-eyed tyke in Caesar’s Palace to a 20-something thrill-seeker.

5. Race for Atlantis – Caesar’s Palace
I’ll lead with the bad news: this ride doesn’t exist any more. It was taken out recently due to some remodeling, however, I remember this virtual trip through the sea as a kid and it was amazing. Now, although the ride is gone, the pre-show and aquarium are still there. Caesar’s features a small, round aquarium that contains many fascinating sea creatures from stingrays and blue tangs. It’s not quite the same, but still gives children and adults alike an entertaining view. And above the aquarium you can still catch the pre-show, where King Atlas asks his son and daughter to duke it out for who will be the next ruler of Atlantis. These animatronics figures use fire and water to engage the crowd and it ends in a shocking display of fierce family competition. Although this won’t entertain you all day, it’s a great show to catch in-between shopping and dining at Caesar’s Palace.

4. The Big Apple Coaster – New York, New Yorklas vegas NY
There are many rides to choose from when in Las Vegas. The Big Apple Coaster was one I had wanted to try for a long time and I was finally able to during my most recent visit. The coaster is visibly older and not nearly as fast as I thought it would be, but it has loops and corkscrews that keep it interesting. It’s a short ride and contains no unseen turns, so hesitant children needn’t be too afraid. Every passenger gets their picture taken before and during, which make for great souvenirs. Also, the entrance is located at the back of an arcade, so those who prefer not to ride can be entertained and it gives everyone a fun place to be after the ride. Maybe you’ll even get lucky and will a few prizes!

3. The Lion’s Share Slot Machine – MGM Grand
I’m a sucker for mythology and this slot machine has a lot of it. Two decades ago when the MGM Grand first opened, the Lion’s Share machine sat amongst hundreds of others waiting to be played. While the other slot machines have cashed out their lottery and been removed for newer models, the Lion’s Share stays because no one has ever scored the big bucks. Today, with a $2.345 million jackpot and counting, the Lion’s Share has become a legend, encouraging gamblers from las vegas slotsall over the world to come and test their luck at this life-changing machine. Legally, the MGM Grand can’t remove the ancient device until the maximum lottery is won, so the Lion’s Share stays while the rest of the casino has grown and modernized. The romantic idea of the $3 minimum turning into over $2 million is what draws hopefuls to this machine day and night, and is why it’s a must-see stop when visiting Las Vegas.

las vegas bellagio2. Bellagio Fountains – The Bellagio
One used to be able to find many free and elaborate shows simply walking along the Strip. However, favorites like Treasure Island’s “Sirens of TI” have been replaced by Walgreens and shopping centers. Fortunately, the water show outside of the Bellagio is still in full force. Featuring classic tunes by Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, the fountains dance through the hot Nevada air every 30-minutes. The gentle mist of the water-works cools observers’ faces as tourists young and old gather around the 8.5-acre lake for a little bit of Las Vegas magic. I make sure to catch a show every time I visit Las Vegas and it never gets old. I revert back to my youthful sense of astonishment every time.

1. Wander the Strip
It may seem ridiculous that this is my favorite thing about Las Vegas, but it is. As a young girl, I remember walking through mall after mall and seeing all of the beautiful, sparkling things and people. A decade later, I’m still mesmerized by everything that Las Vegas is. Yes, there are some grimy, inappropriate parts. But there is also constant spectacle; Las Vegas is a place where you must suspend your disbelief and live in a new kind of place. Simply sliding on your walking shoes is the beginning to an unpredictable adventure every time you’re in this city. From the extravagance of fine eateries and elaborate acrobatics to costumed superheroes posing for pictures and lazy days by the pool, Las Vegas has entertainment for all sizes of people and budgets.

las vegas vivaMy description of Las Vegas may be romanticized, but it is not exaggerated. Discover our incredible list of timeshare deals in Las Vegas and find out for yourself. If you’ve never been, try renting a Las Vegas timeshare. Or, if you’re like me and have visited fabulous Las Vegas many a time, perhaps it’s time to learn what buying a Las Vegas timeshare could mean for you.

Top 5 Premier Timeshares

Ever wondered where your holiday should be? Where you should go or which timeshare to choose? Fear no more! Here we are to tell you our top 5 destinations for timeshares- there are a great variety for the adventurous explorers to the relaxed vacationers. Enjoy!



1. Aruba 

Aruba is the lazy vacationer’s dream- endless, white sandy beaches, clear, blue Caribbean waters, and a perfect warm breeze. Aruba is a Caribbean island off the northern shore of Venezuela, and enjoys year round temperatures averaging 81 degrees. It is a hotspot for tourists and English is widely spoken, so you don’t need to worry about communication. Beaches are obviously one of the biggest attractions, including two of the biggest, Palm Beach and Eagle Beach. For the more adventurous  there’s Aruba’s National Park, Arikok, which offers plenty of trails to see the wildlife, caves and natural pools hidden throughout the park. If you think Aruba is your next vacation sport, or if you’d like to sell your Aruba timeshare, read more here.



2. Mexico


Mexico, like Aruba, offers plenty of beaches and warm weather, but also bears some unique historical landmarks and a bit more of a city scene. The various ruins throughout Mexico are always within reach, as many small businesses will offer tours to the ruins and other historical sites. Mexico City is also a great destination in Mexico where you can sample authentic Mexican cuisine, museums, parks and landmarks. Places such as Zocalo, the world’s largest public square, the Basilica de Guadalupe and the Chapultepec Park and Zoo. Whatever you’d like to do, Mexico’s got it! If you’d like to go to Mexico on your next vacation, or want to sell a timeshare in Mexico, visit our website here.



3. Utah

Of course, our list would not be complete with a feature of one of the best timeshares in the business, located in our own backyard, Utah! One of the best destinations for vacationing and skiing in the United States is Utah’s own Park City, a town nestled in the Wasatch Mountains that is famous for its skiing and annual film festival, called Sundance Film Festival. There are over 5 national parks in Utah, including Arches National Park, known for its rock arches in the middle of the desert. Many timeshares are located right on historic Main Street in Park City, but if you’d like a more secluded retreat there are timeshares located in the mountains or in ski resorts further away from town. Whatever your fancy, Park City has the shopping and sports for the entire family. If you’d like to go to Utah on your next vacation, or want to sell a timeshare in Utah, visit our website here.



 4. Las Vegas

Las Vegas may be in a desert, but it has some of the most exciting places for anybody looking to have the time of their lives. Vegas is one place that everyone has to visit at least once in their life, and it’s sure to never disappoint. The legendary Vegas Strip offers luxury hotels, world famous shows and plenty of casinos. The MGM Grand is one of the biggest casinos, featuring a glass lion habitat where 5 lions are shown a day. You can see the Bellagio’s giant fountains, the volcano at the Mirage and the Fall of Atlantis at Caesar’s Palace. While Vegas is the place to party, the city has also recently expanded its family-friendly activities, including amusement parks and indoor water parks. If you’d like to go to Vegas on your next vacation, or want to sell a timeshare in Vegas, visit our website here.



5. New York City

The Big Apple has come to represent America to the world, as the largest city in the United States and one of the largest in the world. New York offers such a diverse amount of activities, there’s sure to be something to please everyone. From visiting landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island, to shopping in Times Square or on 5th Avenue, you’re sure to have a blast. The surrounding area, such as Long Island, offers wineries, beaches and even more. Enjoy a show on Broadway, visit Central Park, or try for a show at Radio Music Hall. Real estate in the city does tend to run expensive, which is why renting or buying a timeshare makes your vacation much more affordable than the expensive hotels throughout the city. Premier Timeshare Resale can help with buying or selling your New York timeshare, click here to find out more.



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10 Best Timeshares to Ring in the New Year

Sydney, Australia

This beautiful harbor is the perfect place to ring in the New Year- millions gather at the sea to watch a beautiful and vibrant display of fireworks that you will never forget. Music plays over the Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight, and Australia will give you the perfect paradise for you to enjoy a new year. You can enjoy the fireworks from anywhere in the city, but why not be in the center of the action in a boat on the harbor? There’s nothing better than enjoying your own countdown party and  celebration from a boat on a breezy, warm evening. To buy or sell a timeshare in Sydney, Australia, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


Tokyo, Japan

Ever wish New Year’s was just a bit longer? If so, Tokyo is the place to be. Here, the celebrations start December 29th and go strong until January 4th. The clubs, restaurants and streets are all packed with people who are willing to party and celebrate anytime, anywhere. There are fireworks everywhere, and you can participate in Japanese traditions of the New Year. Try the Toshikoshi Soba, New Years’s Noodle, which symbolizes a long, healthy life. Or you can listen to Juya No Kanethe Watch-Night Bell, which rings 108 times throughout the city to rid the city of unhappiness and poverty. Then, on January 1st, you can visit the Imperial Palace on the only day of the year it’s open to public, a true rare experience. To buy or sell a timeshare in Tokyo,Japan, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


London, England

London will welcome you to their New Year’s celebration with a phenomenal display of fireworks off the 135 meter tall London Eye, a presentation that can be seen from anywhere in the city. You can see the fireworks across the city from rooftops and balconies, but the best views are from the Westminster Bridge and the North bank of the Thames River. The party starts just as Big Ben chimes midnight, and the fireworks last for 15 minutes. You can also take a cruise down the river for a more romantic New Year’s, and afterwards you can enjoy the pubs, restaurants and clubs open throughout the city. For all the theater buffs, London’s stage offers many New Year’s shows where you can celebrate with the cast and crew. To buy or sell a timeshare in London, England, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


Barcelona, Spain

Celebrate Noche Vieja, Spain style in Barcelona. There’s music, dancing and parties all week long, including salsa, flamenco and rock concerts, anything you want, they’ve got. At midnight, participate in an ancient Spanish tradition and eat 12 grapes, one after every bell chime, symbolizing a sweet New Year. On January 5th you can participate in Cabalgata de los Reyes Magosthe Three Kings Parade, where the three kings take a boat into the city and parade through the streets, throwing sweets to those who line the route. To buy or sell a timeshare in  Spain, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


Paris, France

La Bonne Annee is a great celebration for Parisians and tourists alike in the grand City of Lights. You can experience fine dining, or go clubbing at a discotheque, or enjoy a sweet glass of champagne on the Champs-Elysees. Whatever you choose, a New Year’s at Paris will be unforgettable. Around 9 p.m., people start to gather on the famous Champs-Elysees and wait until midnight to see the Eiffel Tower explode into an exhibition of lights and celebration. You can also enjoy the sights from the famous Sacre-Cour in the historic city of Monartre, a hill that gives you one the best views in all Paris. See the skyline explode in celebration, and create a memory you will never forget. To buy or sell a timeshare in Paris, France, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


Venice, Italy

In Venice, you can celebrate double the New Year, with the  La Festa di San Silvestro on December 31st, and Il Capodanno on January 1st. Celebrate by enjoying a multiple course Italian meal in a local restaurant, complete with a fine glass of prosecco. Then you can join the masked party in St. Mark’s Square at midnight, where the ringing bells of St. Mark announce the new year. You can see fireworks at the banks of the city, and party until dawn so you can see the first sunrise of the new year.To buy or sell a timeshare in Venice, Italy, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


New York City, New York

Celebrate in one of the most famous and largest New Year’s celebrations in Times Square. See the ball drop in person, and be at the place that has traditionally been the center of New Year’s for over 100 years. Millions worldwide wait with bated breath for the descent of the Waterford Crystal New Year’s Eve Ball from the flagpole in Times Square. If you want to be in Times Square in the center of the action, be sure to dress warm and arrive as early as 3 p.m. You can also watch the ball from a more comfortable space in the numerous hotels surrounding the square. You can enjoy the fireworks from anywhere in the city, or enjoy a romantic night on a New Year’s Eve cruise. To buy or sell a timeshare in New York City, New York, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


Las Vegas, Nevada

You can enjoy the New Year from anywhere in the world, at one place in the world- Las Vegas. You can have a dinner in Paris, or party in New York or Venice, all in one night! There is a huge party on the Vegas Strip, giant firework displays over hotels, light and sound shows at the Fremont Experience, and the best entertainers at the showrooms and clubs. New Years is the busiest night of the year at Vegas, so places fill up fast. Make your reservations in advance and make it the best night of your life. To buy or sell a timeshare in Las Vegas, Nevada, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


Orlando, Florida

New Years in Orlando is the perfect, family-friendly celebration. You can celebrate at SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Disney World, all theme parks located in Orlando that can provide that perfect magical night for everyone. If you’re planning on celebrating in the park, make sure to get in early because they will reach full capacity quickly. All Disney parks provide live entertainment all day and special midnight fireworks. To buy or sell a timeshare in Orlando, Florida, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


Toronto, Canada

The annual New Year’s Eve Bash at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto provides some of the best names in music for your entertainment. Listen to some of the hottest pop performers and hundreds of other artists from around the world perform throughout the city. There are plenty of family-friendly activities as well, from ice-skating to hay rides to games and shows at the Scarborough Civic Centre and Ontario Place, a theme park in downtown Toronto. You can also experience a more romantic New Years with a Toronto Harbor cruise, where you can have an exquisite dinner and dance to your heart’s content with an excellent view of the city. To buy or sell a timeshare in Toronto, Canada, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


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