Hilton HHonors has had the 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 while being eligible for all the status benefits and stay/night credits + points.
Hilton disabled the portal booking access last month and enabled the MVP corporate codes. Now you can again make bookings using the MVP portal again (easier than plugging in the codes).
You can access Hilton’s web page for MVP program here (email me if the link doesn’t resolve – Hilton moves it every once in a while). Note that you can book the MVP rate by using corporate codes as well. You can read more about this method on my recent piece here.
The rate rules used to only require Hilton HHonors number to be eligible to use it. Some properties now require the person using the rate to have sport affiliation (of any kind).
Note that you can only book this rate online using the link above. Hilton HHonors phone representatives or properties are not allowed to offer this directly.
Here are the rate rules:
There are two separate rate rules that are attached to this rate plan depending of the hotel.
One requiring a sports affiliation:
and another one only requiring being a Hilton HHonors member:
If you book your stay at a property that requires one and you don’t have any sport affiliation, you can always become a member of the US Golf Association for $10 (access here).
Here are some rate displays for a weekend night in April 2017:
Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City
Hilton New York Times Square
Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville
Hilton Waikiki Beach
Embassy Suites San Juan
Hilton Rio de Janeiro
The MVP rate tends to be the lowest (usually lower than the AAA) and doesn’t require advance purchase. You can even book it on the day of arrival if available. If you use the rate plan a lot, just sign up for some sport affiliation such as the Golf one for $10 that I mentioned above.
Let’s hope that Hilton keeps this MVP portal booking available because it is far easier than trying four different MVP rate codes to see what works and where.