Hilton offers a competing team member discount travel program (most hospitality sector companies tend to) and something for Friends & Family of employees. Some program adjustments were announced earlier for 2022 (read more here) and additional ones late last week.
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Hilton Go Employee And Friends & Family Rate Plan
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Additional Hilton Go Employee And Friends & Family Changes For 2022:
1. Team Member Rate Is Increased By $5 For All Brands:
The Go Hilton Team Member rates have stayed the same since the program was launched six years ago.
Hilton plans to increase these rates by $5 in late September. However, the exact date is currently unclear.
- $40 (previously 35 USD) for Hampton, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, and Tru by Hilton
- $50 (previously 45 USD) for Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, and Tapestry
- $60 (previously 55 USD) for Curio, Canopy, and Hilton Grand Vacations
- $80 (previously 75 USD) for Waldorf Astoria and Conrad
2. $1 Nightly Donation
All bookings made on or after August 1st will have an additional charge of $1 per night that will go to fund the Team Member Assistance Fund and Hilton Global Foundation.
3. Team Member Rates Available For Spouse/Partner
Team Members can soon allow their spouse or partner to use highly discounted rates even when the team member is not traveling with them. Until now, they have only been eligible for the standard Friends & Family discount.
Their travel will count towards the yearly 30-night limit for the TEAM MEMBER rates. The sharing of the nights with a spouse or partner is scheduled to go live in September.
4. Friends & Family Discount Reverts To 50%
Hilton employees can designate Friends & Family members to share up to 70 nights in a calendar year.
Team members can also use these rates if they have exceeded the 30-night allotment for the Team Member Rates or when unavailable.
When available, the Friends & Family discount was 35% to 50% after the pandemic.
5. Paid Upgrades via Digital Check In
Team Members, and Friends & Family members are eligible for Honors Silver, Gold & Diamond benefits. They can also pay for upgrades when doing Digital Check-in.
It is excellent that partners of Hilton Team Members are soon available for highly discounted Team Member rates while drawing from the same 30-night yearly maximum.
Understandably, the rates go slightly up, considering the pricing changes over the past six years.
It is also promising news for those eligible for the Friends & Family rates that the discount reverts back to 50%.