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Hilton Grand Vacations at The Crane

Discussion in 'Hilton Grand Vacations Club / HGVC' started by holdaer, Sep 10, 2018.

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    Hopefully it'll work out well with a "decent" reservation window of at least 6+ months. Given that airfare (for me) needs to be booked that far in advance (for some reason the ticket prices go up around the 6 month mark). It'll be just in time for about 2021 that it may be on my radar, LOL!

    I'd looked earlier, but RCI had nothing (this was a few years ago on "short" notice) and I think SFX had one that was semi-decent, but we ended up going to Playa del Carmen instead. Airfare was a LOT cheaper.
     
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    Airfare will be a factor. Southwest does not appear to fly there.
     
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    I looked at airlines also and it looks like American and jet blue service them
     
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    All,

    Here is a link to the Residences in the Park (Crane Circle) which has 1BR and 2BRs apparently.

    https://www.thecrane.com/ownership/the-residences/residences-in-the-park/

    Here is a link to the Residences at the Crane (older development, partially sold) which as 2BR and 3BRs apparently.

    https://www.thecrane.com/ownership/the-residences/the-crane-private-residences/

    Here is a general link to Accommodations, which appears to be primarily of the original units. This appears to be a property more in line with a Ritz Carlton.

    https://www.thecrane.com/accommodations/

    The Resort....

    https://www.thecrane.com/the-resort/

    A good video is on:

    www.thecrane.com


    Interesting to see and that means that there should be good availability of 1BR units, since they are in the newly built phase.

    Best,

    Greg
     
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    Looks like these types of rooms will be available. HGVC website lists the room types, but no points chart. Now I wonder what point structure these units will follow.
     
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    I have travelled to St Vincent and the Grenadines about 4 times. One of the easier ways to get there is through Barbados. Flying to St Vincent and taking a ferry is just too time consuming.

    So I have added on stays in Barbados to accommodate this, staying at the Crane each time.
     
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    Wow! Some of those room types sound amazing with private pools etc.
     
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    Could someone post the list of types for those of us who don't have HGVC and are jealously watching developments?
     
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    I would guess that these would be GI or GW or higher point levels. I am waiting to see.
     
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    I haven't seen anyone else update this thread so thought I would add some specifics, as we just closed on the Platinum 2 bedroom / 3 bath with 28 foot pool Specifics:

    Developer price: 110k
    Points: 19200
    Maintenance fees: 3,314.27 (2019 projected)
    Status: in construction, expected completion fall 2019

    Any questions feel free to ask. We did this as an upgrade from Sunrise.
     
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    I assume that you are quoting a platinum unit. Do you have point values for all of the units?
     
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    Thanks for the update. Is this the standard 2 bedroom and can you explain the 28 foot pool?
     
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    The unit we purchased is coded as "2BL" and is 2,855 square feet, with a 28 foot infinity pool, ocean view, two master bedrooms (one is a lockout), jacuzzi tubs in bathroom. You are correct that the numbers are for platinum season. The other two bedroom coded as "2BP" is the penthouse and includes a smaller plunge pool on a roof deck. Interestingly, the 2BL and 2BP units are identical in points and cost, and nearly identical in size; and the 2BL unit owners can reserve home week in the 2BP unit (and vice versa).

    The only other unit that I have a quote for from Hilton was the studio "garden" unit "STP" 5,250 points (platinum), and the 1 bedroom "1BL" ocean view deluxe with pool 8,400 points (platinum). I have the disclosure docs on CDROM I will pull them up to see if there is any additional information on the other units.

    These are all brand new, under construction units, NOT refurbished Crane units.

    Also worth mentioning is that the 3 bedroom units are sold out (we begged them to get us into one of those, but they were not available; may be that additional 3 bedroom units could come up later as additional phases are built). The 2BP units are also sold out.
     
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    Interesting that the 3-bdrm and 2BP units are already sold out. I don't know how many were initially available, but it would seem to indicate a high-demand for this location, which would not surprise me. Hopefully this will bode well for HGVC investing further in Barbados and elsewhere in the Caribbean. That would definitely be a positive result for us.
     
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    Just got off the phone with HGVC and was told the point charts should be out in March and that it will be bookable via the internet. Of course, they could not confirm anything though.
     
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    I am excited about this addition. We will not be visiting regularly because it is not an easy trip from the west coast and the points are high.

    A suite with a private pool intrigues me for a special trip which we would splurge with the points. However, the open season cash rates are too rich for me, which makes spending HGVC points worthwhile.
     
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    I like how they added a week # calendar with the points chart.
     
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    Nice to finally see the charts, pricey as expected.
     
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    I am hoping that they add all of the additional information that they have added to this resort to all of the other resorts. That would be very helpful.
     
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    They have. I’m looking right now.
     
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