A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question regarding the MVP rate from Hilton and sometimes very good rates that it provides.
Here’s the email from the reader:
I currently have Diamond status with Hilton Hhonors and roughly spend 30 nights a year with them courtesy of my job.
I recently discovered your article in regards to the MVP rate though and can’t believe how much cheaper it is. I was hoping you could answer a few questions for me in regards to this:
1) Do you still earn Hilton Hhonors points with the MVP Rate?
2) Is it available to everyone? I live in the uk and my account is registered here.
3) Would the gold membership you mention be adequate for me?
Any help would be much appreciated. My wife and I are heading to Chicago for a wedding on the 17th of August – 21st and we plan to stay in the Hilton Chicago! The saving would be much appreciated.
I recently covered the Hilton HHonors MVP rate on my piece (access here).
The Hilton HHonors MVP rate is just likely any other rate. You are eligible for points, stay/night credits, upgrades and all other status related benefits that your membership status in the program provides.
The rate officially requires a sports membership that you can buy for as little as $10. I covered this on the earlier piece I wrote.
If you are now a Diamond member, there is no need to take advantage of the Gold fast track offer that is available for those that book the MVP rate.
The booking process for the Hilton HHonors MVP rate has changed over the years: first it was only available using MVP specific corporate codes, these these were disabled and you had to use a specific MVP page that Hilton provided, and then this page was disabled and the corporate MVP codes enabled again.
This truly is great for those that can take advantage of it. If someone uses it a lot, it makes sense to buy the $10 golf association membership to be on the safe side. I have never heard, however, someone being probed for their membership credentials.