Hilton Offers Advance Purchase Flash Sale – Good Rates At Some Properties Outside Of North America

Hilton is having a three day advance purchase Flash Sale. I am not normally a huge fan of sales like this as they don’t often give significant discount, but on this case some of the prices are actually really good and worth booking.

I was looking to make a booking for couple of properties in the Middle East and tumbled to this sale. According to the rate rules the sale rates are valid on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday in the Middle East, and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday elsewhere. Some properties appear to have loaded the lower rate for other days as well so it is worthwhile checking out.

The only downside is that these are all advance purchase rate. Hilton is the only chain, that I know, that actually charges the rate at the time of booking. The reservation doesn’t go through before the payment is collected. As these are advance purchase rates, there are refunds in case of cancellation, no show etc. You cannot change the dates once the booking has been made.

Remember to check all rates. I would only book this if the sale offers significant enough savings as it does in couple cases I have looked at. The rate doesn’t show in general search. You need to look at property specific prices before it shows.

There is also a link for new Hilton Hhonors members. If you join using the link and have a two night stay before the end of the year, you will get 5000 Hilton HHonors points as a bonus.

Terms and conditions from Hilton.com:

General Terms

Offer is subject to offer details herein and the hotel’s booking terms and conditions. Prices shown are per room per night based on two adults sharing. Offer is subject to availability at participating hotels in UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands. Non-participating hotels include Hilton Frankfurt Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport,Hilton Garden Inn Perm, Doubletree by Hilton Milton Keynes, Hilton Doha, Hilton Garden Inn Lecce, Hilton Bursa, Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, Hilton Garden Inn Mardin, Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa, Hilton Bodrum Turkbuku Resort & Spa, Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge, Hilton London Kensington, Hilton London Olympia, Hilton Blackpool, Hilton York.

Rates are non-refundable and full prepayment required at time of booking. The booking must be made within the 72 hour period specified below. 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.

Fixed rate offer:

Participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton properties are offering reduced Room Only and Bed and Breakfast at the fixed advertised rates when booked between Oct 10, 2011 and Oct 12, 2011 to stay on weekends from 14 October 2011 to 16 December 2011.


Blackout dates apply. Offer not available for arrivals on 23, 24, 25 December 2011 and 30, 31 December 2011. “Weekend” is defined as Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in Europe, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the Middle East & Africa, as per local law.

Offer not valid with group bookings. Bed and Breakfast offer is subject to each hotel’s specific breakfast policy. Unless otherwise stated, rates include taxes but exclude gratuities and incidental charges. If you fail to arrive at the hotel on the scheduled arrival date, your reservation will be cancelled and you will not receive any refund or credit.

The minibreaks kids policy offering of a 2nd room for kids for half price is not combinable with this promotion. For full Hilton Minibreaks terms and conditions go to www.hiltonminibreaks.com/terms.php

HHonors bonus points:

New enrollees to Hilton HHonors will be awarded with 5000 HHonors points when signing up as new members via the enrolment link on the following page only (click here). To be eligible for the bonus points, a minimum 2 night stay must be booked and consumed by 31/12/2011. Bonus points will be awarded after the stay has been completed. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.