Hilton HHonors has had very popular MVP rate for years that offers 20% off at participating properties in the Americas (Canada, United States, Brazil, Mexico etc.), Hawaii and the Caribbean.
The rate rules used to only require Hilton HHonors number to be eligible to use it. This has now changed to somewhat more restrictive, however.
Here are the new rate rules:
Here are the old rate rules:
Here’s the info from the Hilton MVP web page (access here):
You must be an athletic administrator, athlete, or affiliated with a sports entity, sports-related company, sports group or event to be eligible.
The rate rules on the web page are much softer than the rate rules on the reservation. You can get affiliation with sports entity starting with just $10.
Here are some rate displays for a midweek stay in June 2016:
DoubleTree Hotel Alana Waikiki
Hilton Miami Downtown
DoubleTree Toronto Downtown
Embassy Suites San Juan
DoubleTree Santiago – Vitacura
Hilton Barra – Rio de Janeiro
The change in the rate rules is minor but may cause issues if you happen to stay at a property that “card” their guests per the rate rules, which I imagine would rarely happen with this rate.
If you use this rate plan a lot, it is worthwhile to sign up for sport membership that start with just $10 to ensure rate eligibility.