A LoyaltyLoby reader who had tried to apply for a Hilton Honors status match was faced with the white screen of death below.
Hilton has and is in the process of launching four new hotels in Las Vegas, of which three are located at the brand new Resorts World-complex.
The Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (the old Hard Rock Hotel) already opened in March. Honors members can earn 1,000 bonus points per night at these four hotels.
Resorts World Las Vegas property with three separate Hilton affiliated hotels of Hilton, Conrad, and Crockfords (LXR) is set to open its doors on June 24, 2021. It is open for reservations from that date.
The 3,500 room integrated resort has been in development since 2007, and the groundbreaking took place in 2015. Resorts World Las Vegas is the first strip hotel to open in more than a decade.
This week’s Compensation Clinic case comes from my recent stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Tuxtla Gutierrez with some housekeeping issues. Guest Assistance decided to award me some points after I inquired about HGI’s Promise policy.
Several readers have contacted us this week after Hilton sent out an email blast about an Honors points sale with a 100% bonus and doubled purchase limit that is valid through May 11, 2021.
Members can usually buy up to 80,000 points every calendar year before the bonus, although the limit is often doubled for select members (check the purchase page).
The Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas has been sold to Ballys, with nothing to do with the hotel under the same name in Las Vegas part of Caesars, for $308M, and the deal is expected to close in early 2022.
Tropicana became affiliated with Hilton’s DoubleTree brand in 2012, and it is unclear how this purchase may affect or complicate the partnership.
Hilton yesterday updated its T&Cs in regards to what brands are eligible for Gold and Diamond member upgrades.
Hilton currently has 19 brands, of which eight have opted out from upgrades, and one is unclear (Tempo).
Here is an updated look at the top 5 most lucrative hotel promotions you can take advantage of this April.
Remember that it pays to take advantage of the bonus and promotional offers from hotel loyalty programs. You can supercharge your point earnings!
Hilton and Lyft launched a partnership in 2019 (read more here) that allows Honors members to earn points for rides in the United States and Canada.
In March, Hilton joined the Lyft Vaccine Access initiative and awards 2,000 Honors points to members who donate a minimum of $5 by May 31, 2021.
Hilton Honors discontinued the very popular MVP Rate Plan for stays in the Americas but appears to have left the MVP Gold-status fast track intact.
Members that sign up for this offer now and complete it in 2021 will have the status through early 2023 per the T&Cs.
Here’s a comprehensive look at the Hilton Honors bonus points and rate promotions you can use in April 2021.
Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive from both hotels and airlines. You can send questions and comments too.
We randomly chose the winner of the 100,000 Hilton Honors points giveaway that ended on Friday night.
The person whose name is displayed below will receive an email from us today with instructions on redeeming the prize.
Hilton in the Caribbean, Latin America, and Hawaii offer a free night depending on the stay’s length through December 31, 2021, although the fourth night free is likely the most common (25% off).
You get a free night by staying anywhere from 3 to 6 nights, depending on the hotel. You must book a minimum of three nights before your intended stay.