Hilton HHonors Conrad Beijing Promotion: 1,000 Bonus Points Per Stay (12/01/13-02/28/2014)

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Hilton HHonors members can earn 1,000 bonus points per stay at Conrad Beijing between December 1, 2013, and February 28, 2014.

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You need to register for this offer on Hilton’s website here and make your booking for the hotel here.

Pros and Cons of Hilton HHonors

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Let’s have a look at how the pros and cons of Hilton HHonors have changed in 2013. The major Hilton development in 2013 was the company returning  to the public market after Blackstone took it private in 2007.

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What do you think that are strengths and weaknesses of the Hilton HHonors program? Leave your opinions below.

Hilton HHonors Status Bar Disappeared In Anticipation Of 2014

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Hilton HHonors has “disabled” the status bar that you usually see once logged in to Hilton.com or to your “My Account”.

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They just have a text up that says that it has temporarily disabled, while they calculate the 2014 status.

Hilton HHonors Points Expiry & Reactivation

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In the past week or so, I have received at least three emails/questions regarding the expiry of Hilton HHonors points, how to keep them alive and how to reactivate expired points.

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Hilton requires qualifying activity in every 12 months or your points will just vanish. Readers have complained that they had not received any communication from HHonors that their points are expiring and what they should do to keep them.

Hilton IPO’s Effect On HHonors Loyalty Program?

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LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a link to an article on WSJ’s MarketWatch (access the piece here) that discusses the IPO’s consequences to the hotel loyalty guest.

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Hilton has devalued the HHonors program several times in the past few years (read more about the March changes here) and the recent ditching of fixed miles Double Dip option (read more here) is only the latest move.

Hilton Any Weekend Anywhere Sale 2014 (Europe, Middle East & Africa)

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Hilton’s Any Weekend Anywhere sale for 2014 is open for reservations from December 16, 2013, to January 31, 2014, for stays until December 28, 2014.

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The sale offers discounts of up to 33% off the easy cancellation rates (usually called Best Flexible) for weekend stays (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). The weekend is defined as Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Middle East.

Hilton HHonors Terms & Conditions Update: “High Speed” Internet Access No Longer Gold Or Diamond Benefit

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Hilton HHonors has made a small but significant change to its Terms and conditions effective December 11, 2013.

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Seems that Hilton properties maybe about to introduce tiered internet access and the “high speed” one would no longer be complimentary for Hilton HHonors Gold or Diamond members.

Hilton Returning As A Public Company (IPO Done)

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The price of Hilton’s shares was set yesterday and the company returns to US stock market on Thursday. You can read more about this sale on WSJ here and on Bloomberg here.

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I wrote about the Hilton’s IPO at the time the company made its prospectus available. You can read my piece about it here.

Hilton Any Weekend Anywhere Sale 2014-Preview (Europe, Middle East & Africa)

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Hilton Any Weekend Anywhere sale returns for 2014. Hilton HHonors members have early access to this sale between December 9-14, 2013. The sale is open for all from December 16, 2013, to January 31, 2014.

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The sale offers discounts of up to 33% off the easy cancellation rates (usually called Best Flexible) for weekend stays (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). The weekend is defined as Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Middle East.

Hilton HHonors Supervisor Rant About LoyaltyLobby’s Publication Of Targeted Offers

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Yesterday, I wrote about the Hilton HHonors “Multi-Brand Stay Challenge” promotion (read more here) for up to 100,000 bonus points for visiting all Hilton brands.

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Janetta, a Hilton HHonors supervisor, left the following message on Contact Us:

Hilton HHonors “Multi-Brand Stay Challenge” Promotion: Get Up To 100,000 Bonus Points (Targeted)

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Hilton HHonors has a new promotion for staying at various Hilton brands between December 6, 2013, and May 31, 2014.

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You earn 4,000 bonus points for the first brands, 6,000 bonus points for the second brands, and 10,000 bonus points for each subsequent one.

UPDATE: Hilton HHonors Double Dip Fixed Miles Only Partners (Converting To Variable Miles)

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Earlier in the week, I wrote (access here) that Hilton HHonors Double Dip partners that only participate to Fixed Miles option would be gone in January due to Hilton abolishing the fixed option altogether.

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This was based on the email received from Hilton HHonors and it was wrong.

Hilton HHonors Drops Fixed Miles Only Double Dip Partners

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Hilton HHonors made an announcement early November that the Points & Miles Fixed Miles-option would end on January 6, 2014 (read more here). The last day to earn under the Fixed Miles is January 5.

EDIT: The information received from Hilton was incorrect. See the update below:

UPDATE: Hilton HHonors Double Dip Fixed Miles Only Partners (Converting To Variable Miles)

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Double Dip-program has partners that only participate to the Variable or Fixed Miles, although most participate to both.

Hotel Promotions Update (Q4) December 2013

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The 2013 is wrapping up and quite a few of the chains don’t have global promotions going on right now. We should start soon learning about the promotions for 2014. Only the SPG has so far announced theirs.

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