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Hilton Grand Vacations Welcomes Six-Time LPGA Winner Nasa Hataoka as Newest Brand Ambassador


Hataoka will also play in the HGV Tournament of Champions in January,
which serves as the LPGA Tour’s season opener

Orlando, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2023) Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV), the industry-leading global vacation ownership company, announces an exciting new partnership with LPGA player and 6-time LPGA Tour winner and 6-time LPGA of Japan Tour winner Nasa Hataoka. She joins HGV’s team of celebrity ambassadors, which also includes LeAnn Rimes, Lee Brice and Joey Fatone and more.

Hataoka will be playing in the HGV Tournament of Champions on January 19-22, 2023, at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando which serves as the official kickoff to the LPGA Tour season. As a new HGV brand ambassador, Hataoka will also be appearing at various exclusive and private events for HGV members all throughout the year. Fans can expect to see her at a visit to the Hilton Grand Vacations properties in Honolulu this spring and in attendance at HGV member events at the LPGA Tour’s LOTTE Championship presented by Hoakalei in April. Hataoka will also host exclusive golf clinics, private dinners, and meet-and-greets to share her passion and expert advice with HGV members and guests.

“Nasa is an incredible person and athlete, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to the team ahead of her upcoming participation in the HGV Tournament of Champions,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “Her commitment to meet fans of all ages around the globe aligns perfectly with our ambassadorship program. We truly value our relationship and partnership with the LPGA, and it’s always great to be able to strengthen it with new ways for players to connect with their audience and fans.”

“I’ve always found that one of the best parts of golf is its welcoming nature for everyone who loves it, no matter their age. It brings people together,” said Hataoka. “Becoming an HGV ambassador will greatly expand my ability to make those connections and friendships with players and fans. While on the LPGA Tour, I’m also looking forward to staying at HGV’s resorts around the world, which have all the comforts of home. And I can’t wait to return to one of my favorite tournaments on the tour, the HGV Tournament of Champions.”

Hataoka started golfing at the age of 11 years old in her home country of Japan and became the first amateur and the youngest champion to win a major tournament on the Japan LPGA Tour (JLPGA). She was the youngest player in the field at the Final Stage of 2016 LPGA Qualifying Tournament, where she also earned her LPGA Tour rookie status for the following year. Since turning pro five years ago, Hataoka has won 11 worldwide professional victories, including six on the LPGA Tour. She has also played in the Olympics, representing Japan in the Tokyo 2020 games.

The expanding ambassador program is a key component of HGV’s growing events platform, HGV Ultimate Access, which provides members and invited guests with unforgettable vacation experiences designed to appeal to the next generation of travelers. The company hosts thousands of member events a year, including private concerts, chef dinners and celebrity meet-and-greets.

The biggest HGV Ultimate Access event of the year is the upcoming HGV Tournament of Champions, which brings together LPGA Tour winners from the previous two seasons to play alongside some of the biggest stars in sports, entertainment and music. The HGV Tournament of Champions offers unique fan engagement opportunities and world-class experiences that extend beyond the course, including an exclusive, three-night private concert series for HGV members, headlined this year by R&B icons En Vogue, Grammy-winning country-pop star Maren Morris and pop superstar Ellie Goulding. 

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. As one of Hilton’s 18 premier brands, Hilton Grand Vacations has a reputation for delivering a consistently exceptional standard of service, and unforgettable vacation experiences for guests and more than 725,000 owners. Membership with the Company provides best-in-class programs, exclusive services and maximum flexibility for our Members around the world. For more information, visit



L‍auren George


Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Hilton Grand Vacations
P: 1-407-613-8431 


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