A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me a link to Hilton’s Mates Rates website that is offering 20% to 50% off rates for stays in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji.
These rates that can be booked online are for FRIENDS of Hilton employees working at any of the affiliated hotels in these three countries.
You can access Hilton’s Mates Rates here.
Note that, although you can make the booking on Hilton’s website, you must supply the information of your friend working for Hilton minimum of 7 days prior to your stay.
These rates are not eligible for stay/night credits or points. Properties will probably extend any elite benefits, however.
There are two rate types. One is 20% off and another one 50%. Not all hotels offer 50% discount.
It is not uncommon for hotels to offer Friends & Family rates, although it is somewhat uncommon for them to be bookable on public website.
Here are the terms and conditions:
HILTON WORLDWIDE AUSTRALASIA Mates Rates offer provides for discounted rooms at participating hotels for guests of actively employed Hilton Worldwide Australasia team members. This program is for non-business, leisure travel only. This benefit is offered to referrals of all actively employed full and part time Hilton Worldwide Australasia team members. The following restrictions apply:
- Any stay, whether one room or multiple rooms, may not exceed 14 room-nights.
- This benefit is offered on a space available basis at all participating hotels
HILTON WORLDWIDE AUSTRALASIA Mates Rates offer
Guests who participate in the HILTON WORLDWIDE AUSTRALASIA Mates Rates offer and are paying for a HILTON WORLDWIDE AUSTRALASIA Mates Rates offer rate will not earn Hilton Honors points or airline miles for the HILTON WORLDWIDE AUSTRALASIA Mates Rates offer rate itself, but may earn points on their eligible incidentals. Guests can earn Hilton Honors points when paying any other qualifying rate.
Reservations are to be made using the methods outlined below. Under no circumstances should the destination property be contacted directly. Reservations can be made as follows:
- Guests can visit this website. Credit card guarantee is required.
- Rates and detailed property information are included in the above site.
- Select your chosen participating hotel.
- Complete the ‘Book Now’ page with all the details.
- Submit Online ‘Hilton Travel Passport’. This is mandatory in order to confirm the rate offer.
- Pack your bags and enjoy you stay with us!
Reservations may be guaranteed online via credit card.
If travel plans change and the guest is unable to utilize the reserved discounted room, he/she is responsible for cancelling the reservation(s). Failure to do so will revoke this benefit. Property cancellation and no-show policies and procedures apply to all HILTON WORLDWIDE AUSTRALASIA Mates Rates reservations.
Guests are responsible for all room, tax and incidental charges. Charges for telephone, laundry, valet, parking, transportation and recreational activities (i.e., golf and tennis) will not be discounted. Applicable local taxes are the responsibility of the guest. Charges incurred must be settled upon checkout. Credit and direct billing privileges will not be extended to guests on this rate.
PROOF OF BENEFIT ELIGIBILITY
Hilton Travel Online Passport is required within 7 days of arrival. Hotels reserve the right to refuse this rate if the guest fails to submit a Hilton Travel Online Passport form with an existing Team Member referral name.