Hilton Honors launched (or actually relaunched) new bonus points promotion for stays in Asia-Pacific between October 1 – December 31, 2017.
Members that pay using Visa affiliated credit cards will earn double points for their stays during the promotional period. Someone at the Hilton had forgotten to reactivate the promo registration for 2017.
You can access and register for this offer on Hilton’s website here.
Note that the maximum number of bonus points that can be earned from this bonus promotion is capped at 20,000. Also, the terms state that the stays booked during the bonus promotion are eligible for the bonus points and those paid using cards issued in the region.
When I tried to registered for this promotion last week at the time of writing the original piece, the message returned the previous promo dates for 2016. Now it indicates that I would have already registered for the promotion this year.
Not able to registered:
When I tried to register new account for this promotion, it was still returning an error message that the promotion would be over that is impossible! The promo hasn’t even started yet!
Hilton Honors has had similar promotion in the Asia-Pacific in the previous years and the points have posted when paid using Visa cards issued outside of the region as well (I would assume that this would be the case this time as well).
Not sure what to think of this booking date requirement. I believe this is the first time I see something like this on a promotion run by Hilton Honors. Not sure if this is enforced or not.
Hilton Honors has made some mistake when rolling the promo from 2016 to 2017. They haven’t correctly enabled the promo registration yet. I would assume that it goes live on October 1st. We will monitor the situation and will post an update once it happens.
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
• Offer is valid only for qualifying nights booked and completed between 1 October 2017 and 31 December 2017 (“Promotion Period”) at participating properties in the Hilton Portfolio in Asia Pacific. (All Hampton by Hilton™ hotels in Mainland China are excluded from this Promotion)
• Offer is valid only when you pay for your stay with your valid Visa Infinite, Visa Signature, Visa Rewards (Australia only), or Visa Platinum (Australia, China and Japan only) card issued in Asia Pacific
• To be eligible for this offer, you must be a Hilton Honors member, join at Hilton HiltonHonors.com/VisaDouble if you are not already a member
• To earn double Hilton Honors points, you must register for the Promotion at HiltonHonors.com/VisaDouble and book your stay by booking direct. Book direct refers to booking or reserving a room via any “Hilton booking Channel”. Booking channels include: Hilton Honors Customer Care (Call Centre), online channel (for example, HiltonHonors.com, Hilton.com, Hampton.com, etc.); directly on premise with the hotel; or through an IATA accredited retail travel agent professional (“Travel Agent”) booking through a Hilton channel or the following Global Distribution Systems: Amadeus, Apollo/Galileo, Worldspan and SABRE. Exclusions to offer: Offer is not valid by booking or reserving a room through any other channels such as travel agencies; Advance purchases made through online aggregators such as Expedia, Hotels.com, Agoda.com or other Travel Agents are excluded and Gift card purchases are excluded.
• “Double Hilton Honors Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to the number of Base Points earned for the qualifying night. Registered Hilton Honors members will only receive bonus Hilton Honors Points for qualifying nights booked and completed during the Promotion Period
• Only a maximum of 20,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per Cardholder, per Hilton Honors account can be earned during the Promotion Period regardless of the number of nights completed. Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward tier qualification. Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for points or miles to appear in your Hilton Honors account
• Offer is not transferable, is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other offers.
• Reward stays are not eligible for this offer. Other restrictions may apply
• Hilton Honors membership, earning of Points & MilesTM when booking direct, and redemption of points are subject to Hilton Honors Terms and Conditions at HiltonHonors.com/terms
• Hilton Honors reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual or remove any award of the Hilton Honors Bonus Points should there be any suspicion of fraud, gaming the Promotion or any breach of any of the terms herein contained
• Visa cardholder undertakes to look solely to Hilton Honors Worldwide, LLC in respect of any claims arising from the use or attempted use by cardholder of the offer(s)
• To the maximum extent allowed by applicable law, Visa shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever or howsoever for any loss or damage or claims that may arise out of (a) usage or attempted usage of any of the offers, or of any services provided by Hilton Honors Worldwide, LLC, or (b) any refusal or failure on the part of Hilton Honors Worldwide, LLC to provide or honour any of the offers, or benefits or privileges given under the offers, for any reason whatsoever. Visa reserves the right to amend or cancel the offer and any of its terms and conditions without prior notice