Hilton The Great Getaway Sale 2012

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Hilton is offering again prepaid rates that are non-cancelable/refundable for Hilton family of hotels worldwide. The offered discount off the BAR varies by region from America’s 20% to Europe’s 40%.  These rates are bookable from May 10th to July 23rd for stays up to September 30th, 2012 with the exception of Europe where the discount is valid on weekends until the end of the year.

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As you can see from the charts below, these offers really vary from regions to region when it comes to the dates offered and the booking window i.e. 3 or 7 day advance purchase requirement.

The offered discount in the America’s isn’t that great considering that you need to give up a lot in flexibility. I would probably stick to AAA or MVP rates that should offer similar, if not lower, prices with more flexibility i.e. cancelable until 4PM on the day of arrival.

Other offer to keep in mind is the PR13CB “Corporate Benefits Employee Offer”. This can often yield similar discounts as the Great Getaway Sale. The PR13CB is often, if not always, excluded from promotions like the current double points or miles. It does qualify for the regular points/stay credit, however.

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Here is a rate display for Conrad Bangkok. The sale rate is almost the same as the “Corporate benefits Employee Offer”.

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Here’s one example from the United States. Hilton Miami downtown doesn’t have this sale rate loaded at all. They do, however, have advance purchase rate and the MVP one available. As the Americas sale is up to 20% off, the MVP rate would be equal to it and doesn’t require 7 day advance purchase.

Middle East and Africa regions: Participating hotels are offering a 25% discount on the Best Available Rate and Bed & Breakfast Rate.

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Europe: Participating hotels are offering a 15% – 40% discount. Participating Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Garden Inn™ and Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts properties are offering a 40% discount on the Best Available Rate and Bed & Breakfast Rate. Participating Hampton by Hilton™ properties are offering a 15% discount on Best Available Rate. 7-day advance purchase requirement is reduced to 3 days from July 27 through August 30. Discount applies only to weekends (Friday through Sunday) unless otherwise specified. Some hotels may extend this offer to stays that include a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday night regardless the day of arrival. The discount applies seven days a week from July 30 through September 9, 2012.
Booking period extends through September 30, 2012; stay period extends through December 30, 2012.
***Discount does not apply from July 14 through August 12, 2012 the following hotels: Hilton London Park Lane, Hilton London Metropole, Hilton London Paddington, Hilton London Euston, Hilton London Olympia, Hilton London Kensington, Hilton London Green Park, Hilton London Hyde Park, Hilton London Islington, Hilton London Tower Bridge, Hilton London Canary Wharf, Hilton London Docklands Riverside, Waldorf Hilton, The Trafalgar, Wembley Plaza, DT West Minister, DT Tower of London.
***Discount does not apply at the following hotels on the dates listed next to them:
Hilton Manchester Deansgate, DT Piccadilly Manchester, Hilton Manchester Airport – 26, 28, 29, 31 of July and 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 of August.
Hilton Newcastle – 25, 26, 28 of July through 4 of August inclusive
Hilton Cardiff – 25, 26, 27, 28, 31 of July and 1, 3, 4 and 10 of August
Hilton Glasgow – 14 of July through 3 of August inclusive
Hilton Coventry – 24, 25, 26 and 27 of July

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Asia Pacific region: Participating hotels are offering a 15% – 33% discount. Participating Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties in Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand are offering a 33% discount on the Best Available Rate and Bed & Breakfast Rate. Otherwise, participating Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts are offering a 25% discount on Best Available Rate. Participating Hampton by Hilton™ properties are offering a 15% discount on Best Available Rate. At some participating hotels, 7 day advance purchase requirement is reduced to 3 days.

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North and South America regions: Participating hotels are offering a 15% – 20% discount on Best Available Rate seven days a week EXCEPT that from September 1 – 30, 2012 discount applies only to weekends (Thursday through Sunday). Some hotels may extend this offer to stays that include a Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday night regardless the day of arrival.Participating Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts properties are offering a 20% discount. Participating Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton™, Home2 Suites by Hilton™ and Hilton Grand Vacations™ properties are offering a 15% discount. NOTE: Participating Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hampton, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton™, and Home2 Suites by Hilton™ hotels require a three (3) night minimal length of stay for Tuesday arrivals and a two (2) night minimal length of stay for Wednesday or Thursday arrivals. At participating Hilton Grand Vacations, a three (3) night minimal length of stay for Thursday arrivals and a two (2) night minimal length of stay for Friday or Saturday arrivals is required.

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Here are the Terms and conditions of this rate promotion:

General Terms:

Offer is subject to availability at participating hotels within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, offer details stated herein, and the selected hotel’s booking terms and conditions. Applies to stays on select days of the week/weekend, which vary by location as detailed below. Book between May 10, 2012 and July 23, 2012 and stay between May 17, 2012 and September 30, 2012 (except in Europe, as described below). Offer not available at Embassy Suites by Hilton™. Full non-refundable prepayment required at time of booking. Your credit card will be charged immediately for the total amount quoted for the entire stay as reserved and refunds or credits will not be issued unless otherwise indicated by local law. Charges cannot be applied to other stays, services or merchandise. Booking cannot be changed. Must book at least seven (7) days in advance of arrival, except as noted below.

Each hotel has a policy addressing cancellations and/or blackout dates that may apply. Offer not valid with group bookings and cannot be combined with other offers. Unless otherwise stated, quoted rates are per room per night, based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, gratuities, resort fees or incidental charges. The Hilton Minibreaks offer, which includes a second room for children at half-price, cannot be combined with this offer.

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