LAST CALL: Hilton Honors Buy Points 100% Bonus Through March 5, 2021

Hilton launched in January its first Honor points sale of 2021 at a 100% bonus that is about to end. You must purchase by March 5, 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).

Hilton Honors AAA/CAA “Members, Getaway & Save More” Up To 30% Off Through December 31, 2021 (Book April 10)

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Hilton has another interesting rate plan for stays in the Americas (North, Central & South) in cooperation with AAA/CAA through December 31, 2021.

The AAA/CAA discount is up to 25%, and Honors members are eligible for an additional 5% off for a total maximum discount of 30% if booked by April 10.

Hilton Renames “Express Saver” As “Honors Travel/Save”

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We wrote a piece (access here) earlier this February about a new rate plan that had started to pop up for stays in the Americas called “Express Saver,” which tends always to be the lowest.

Hilton has decided to rename the “Express Saver” to “Honors Travel/Sale,” and the change took place this week. Conditions of the rate plan and the savings appear to be identical.

Hilton Texas Donation Match

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Hilton Effect Foundation has decided to match point donations made to Team Rubicon through PointWorthy through March 13, 2021, for a maximum of 10 million points.

Hilton opened its first-ever hotel in Texas more than 100 years ago and, I believe that many of those emails and inquiries sent to the Diamond Desk are replied to from a contact center in the state.

Hilton Honors Gold & Diamond Status Match & Fast Track Change 2021

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Hilton has offered matches to its Gold and Diamond tiers for years with varying terms and halving the number of nights to complete it in 2021.

Hilton continues to match to Gold status upfront for 90 days, during which the member can retain it or advance to Diamond through March 31, 2023, by consuming 5 or 9 nights. Hilton has slightly changed the T&Cs of the match on Thursday (February 25).

Fabulous Fridays: Hotels Going The Extra Mile

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This week’s Fabulous Fridays proves that hospitality is alive and kicking even during the current challenging operational environment.

You can suggest any topics, including Fabulous Fridays, by email, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Hilton Dream Away Up To 30% Off Worldwide Rate Plan For Stays Through May 31, 2021

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Hilton launched the Dream Away rate plan first for stays in select markets this past June, and the validity date of this sale has been pushed further out already few times.

Hilton affiliated hotels can offer up to 30% off Dream Away rates now for stays through May 31, 2021. It is unclear if there is a booking deadline for stays in the Americas.

Hilton Releases 2020 Results

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Hilton today released its full 2020 results, and as expected, they weren’t pretty. The total loss for the year was $720M.

Most hotel hotels have opened, and Asia-Pacific occupancy rates are OK’ish while Europe continues to be challenging. The select-service properties are overperforming full-service ones.

Hilton Americas Military Family Rate

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Like many other North American lodging providers, Hilton offers discounts for active duty and retired military members from the United States and Canada.

Hilton’s Military Family Rate is valid for stays in the Americas and applicable for US and Canadian active duty, reserve, and retired service members and their family members.

Hilton Honors Australia City Escapes

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Hilton has started to promote City Escapes for Honors members living in Australia (remember the borders are virtually closed).

Hilton has 12 hotels in the country that members can choose from, and some are available at a rather reasonable price due to the lack of international visitors.

100% Hampton Guarantee

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You don’t often find me staying at a Hampton Inn-property, although 42% of Hilton affiliated hotels (number wise) were them as of January 2020 (when we last did the count – read more here).

I have now stayed at two Hampton Inn properties in Mexico over the past two months, and they have performed exceptionally well. However, you don’t see Hilton promoting Hampton Inns’ “100% Hampton Guarantee” as much as they used to.

Top Hotel Promotions February 2021

Here is an updated look at the top 5 most lucrative hotel promotions you can take advantage of this February.

Remember that it pays to take advantage of the bonus and promotional offers from hotel loyalty programs. You can supercharge your point earnings!

Stunning New Virgin Hotel Las Vegas (Hilton Curio Collection) Is Finally Scheduled To Open March 25th, 2021

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One the most anticipated hotel openings this year is finally scheduled to come to fruition as the new Virgin Hotel Las Vegas which will also be a member of the Hilton Curio Collection has announced their revised opening date to be Thursday March 25th, 2021.

The hotel was originally scheduled to open on January 15th but due to the Covid situation management has decided to postpone the event by 2 months in order for the resort to open with a bit more glamorous fanfare instead of a Covid-like ghost opening.

Hilton Express Saver-Rate Plan

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When you have executed searches on Hilton’s website lately, you may have noticed a new rate plan called EXPRESS SAVER.

It appears that EXPRESS SAVER-rate is only available for the stays in the Americas (North/Central/South) and the Caribbean within short notice.

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