Triple Delta SkyMiles for Stays at Selected Hilton Family of Hotels

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Hilton and Delta have teamed up offering triple Delta SkyMiles for stays at selected Hilton family of hotels from July 1st to September 20th, 2012. You need to register for this offer in advance and have Delta as your Double Dip airline partner. This offer is combinable with the current Triple Your Trip-promotion for double points for weekday nights and triple for weekend ones.

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The number of participating properties is around 316 of more than 3700 Hilton family of hotels worldwide. If you are planning to take advantage of this promotion, you should read the list of participating hotels very carefully.

The number of Delta Air Lines SkyMiles that you earn from your Hilton stays is dependent of the brand in question. The table below is the fixed mile option. You can also choose variable miles that is one mile per eligible USD spent before promotion is factored in.

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You may want to consider crediting to Virgin Atlantic, if your earning preference is to maximize  Hilton HHonors points. You can read more about this strategy here.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) select Delta Air Lines as your preferred Double Dip® Points & Miles™ Partner in your Hilton HHonors™ account profile, (2) complete a stay at a participating hotel or resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio from July 2, 2012 through September 30, 2012, and (3) register online at www.HHonors.com/DeltaTriple prior to check-out. You must be a Hilton HHonors member to earn Points & Miles for hotel stays.

Triple Delta Air Lines Miles (Both Fixed and Variable Miles members): Earn triple miles with the Delta SkyMiles® program per qualifying stay at a participating hotel or resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Reward stays are not eligible for this offer. There is no cap on the miles that may be earned during the promotion period. Miles are not eligible to earn Medallion Qualification Miles. Allow up to six weeks after qualification, and after promotion has ended, for miles to be credited to your account. This offer may be combined with other offers and/or promotions. All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the Delta SkyMiles full Terms & Conditions please visit delta.com/skymiles. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

Here is the list of participating properties:

Hotel Content HOTELNAME CITY
Arab Emirates
Hilton Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
Hilton Baynunah Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
Hilton Dubai Creek Dubai
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Dubai
Hilton Fujairah Fujairah
Hilton Jumeirah Beach Residences / Dubai / UAE Dubai
Canada
Hampton Inn & Suites Calgary / Northwest Calgary
Hilton Lac Leamy / Ottawa Valley Gatineau-Ottawa
Hilton Suites Toronto / Markham Conference Centre and Spa Markham
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto / Vaughan Vaughan
Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport Winnipeg
Chile
Hilton Garden Inn Santiago – Airport Santiago
Cameroon
Hilton Yaounde Yaounde
China
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Wuxi / Lingshan Wuxi
Colombia
Embassy Suites by Hilton Bogota / Rosales Bogota
Costa Rica
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiesta Hotel Puntarenas / Costa Rica Puntarenas
Algeria
Hilton Alger Alger
Ecuador
Hampton Inn Guayaquil / Downtown Guayaquil
Hilton Colon Quito Quito
Egypt
Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort 6th of October City
Hilton Cairo World Trade Center Residence Cairo
Hilton Dahab Resort Dahab
Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Resort Hurghada
Hilton Luxor Luxor
Spain
Hilton Buenavista Toledo Toledo
Ethiopia
Hilton Addis Ababa Addis Ababa
United Kingdom
Hilton Belfast Belfast
Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 Colnbrook
Hilton London Canary Wharf London
Hilton London Green Park London
Hilton London Islington London
Hilton London Docklands London
Hilton London Tower Bridge London
Jordan
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba Aqaba
Lebanon
Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand Beirut
Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace Beirut
Mauritius
Hilton Mauritius Resort Flic-en-Flac
Mexico
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Queretaro Colinas del Cimatario
Doubletree by Hilton Mexico City Airport Area Mexico City
Embassy Suites by Hilton Mexico City / Reforma Colonia Tabacalera, Mexico
Hampton Inn Guadalajara / Aeropuerto El Salto
Hilton Guadalajara Guadalajara
Hilton Villahermosa Airport Villahermosa
Namibia
Hilton Windhoek Windhoek
Netherlands
Hilton Amsterdam Amsterdam
Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Schiphol
Hilton Garden Inn Corpus Leiden Netherlands Oegstgeest
Hilton Rotterdam Rotterdam
Hilton The Hague The Hague
Nicaragua
Hilton Princess Managua Managua
Saudi Arabia
Hilton Jeddah Jeddah
Qasr Al Sharq Hilton Jeddah
Venezuela
Embassy Suites by Hilton Valencia / Downtown El Vinedo, Valencia
South Africa
Hilton Cape Town City Centre Cape Town
Hilton Durban Durban
Hilton Sandton Sandton
Alabama
Embassy Suites Hotel Birmingham Hoover Birmingham
Embassy Suites Hotel Huntsville Huntsville
Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham / Downtown / Tutwiler Birmingham
Hampton Inn Birmingham / Leeds Leeds
Hampton Inn Birmingham 1-65 / Lakeshore Birmingham
Hampton Inn Jacksonville Jacksonville
Arkansas
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Springdale Springdale
Hampton Inn Bryant Bryant
Hampton Inn North Little Rock / McCain Mall Area North Little Rock
Hampton Inn Van Buren Van Buren
Arizona
Embassy Suites Hotel Phoenix / North Phoenix
Embassy Suites Hotel Phoenix / Scottsdale Phoenix
Embassy Suites Tucson / Paloma Village Tucson
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix / Goodyear Goodyear
Hampton Inn & Suites Tucson East / Williams Center Tucson
Hampton Inn Phoenix / Scottsdale @ Shea Blvd Scottsdale
Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale / North / Perimeter Center Scottsdale
Hilton Phoenix Airport Phoenix
Hilton Phoenix East / Mesa Mesa
Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa Sedona
Hilton Suites Phoenix Phoenix
Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix / Biltmore Phoenix
California
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Napa Valley / American Canyon American Canyon
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles / Westside Culver City
DoubleTree by Hilton Monrovia / Pasadena Area Monrovia
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego / Del Mar San Diego
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego / Golf Resort Hotel San Diego
DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma / Wine Country Rohnert Park
Embassy Suites Hotel La Quinta Resort / Spa and Conference Center La Quinta
Embassy Suites Hotel Ontario Airport Ontario
Embassy Suites Hotel Santa Ana / Orange County Airport / North Santa Ana
Hampton Inn & Suites Goleta Goleta
Hampton Inn & Suites Redding Redding
Hampton Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo
Hampton Inn San Diego / Del Mar San Diego
Hampton Inn Visalia Visalia
Hilton Los Angeles Universal City & Towers Universal City
Hilton Newark / Fremont Newark
Hilton Sacramento / Arden West Sacramento
Hilton San Bernardino San Bernardino
Hilton San Jose San Jose
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert Palm Desert
Colorado
Hampton Inn & Suites Colorado Springs / Interquest Park Colorado Springs
Hilton Garden Inn Colorado Springs Colorado Springs
Hilton Grand Vacations Club Valdoro Mountain Lodge Colorado Springs
Homewood Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs Breckenridge
The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs Colorado Springs
Connecticut
Hampton Inn Rocky Hill Rocky Hill
District of Columbia
Embassy Suites Hotel Washington / Convention Center Washington
Embassy Suites Hotel Washington DC Washington
Hampton Inn Washington / Downtown / Convention Center, DC Washington
Florida
Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach / Resort & Spa Deerfield Beach
Embassy Suites Hotel Fort Lauderdale / 17th Street Fort Lauderdale
Embassy Suites Hotel Jacksonville / Baymeadows Jacksonville
Embassy Suites Hotel Miami Airport Miami
Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa / University South Florida / Near Busch Gardens Tampa
Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood Airport. Hollywood
Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando / South Lake Buena Vista Kissimmee
Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Coast Palm Coast
Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota Airport Sarasota
Hampton Inn Bonita Springs / Naples / North Bonita Springs
Hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale / Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Hampton Inn Niceville / Eglin Air Force Base Niceville
Hampton Inn Orlando International Airport Orlando
Hampton Inn Tampa / Brandon Tampa
Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton Boca Raton
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers Airport Fort Myers
Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Downtown / Southbank Jacksonville
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at South Beach Miami Beach
Hilton Grand Vacations Club on International Drive / Orlando Orlando
Hilton Grand Vacations Club @ Seaworld International / Orlando Orlando
Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations Club Orlando
Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place / Airport Melbourne
Hilton Palm Beach Airport West Palm Beach
Hilton Suites Boca Raton Boca Raton
Hilton Tampa Airport / Westshore Tampa
Homewood Suites by Hilton Jacksonville / Downtown / Southbank Jacksonville
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Beach Gardens Palm Beach Gardens
Homewood Suites Fort Meyers Airport Fort Myers
Georgia
Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta / at Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta
Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta / Buckhead Atlanta
Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta / Kennesaw Town Center Kennesaw
Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta / Perimeter Center Atlanta
Embassy Suites Hotel Brunswick Brunswick
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta / Camp Creek Marketplace East Point
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta / Galleria Atlanta
Hampton Inn Savannah / I-95 North Port Wentworth
Hilton Atlanta / Marietta Conference Center Marietta
Hilton Atlanta / Northeast Norcross
Hilton Atlanta / Perimeter Atlanta
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta / North Point Alpharetta
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta / Northeast / Gwinnett / Sugarloaf Duluth
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta / Perimeter Center Atlanta
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown Atlanta
Hawaii
Embassy Suites Hotel / Waikiki Beach Walk Honolulu
Hilton Grand Vacations Club @ the Hilton Hawaiian Village Honolulu
Hilton Grand Vacations Club Kingsland Resort Waikoloa
Hilton Grand Vacation Club Grand Waikikian Honolulu
Hilton Grand Vacation Club Waikoloa Beach Resort Waikoloa
Iowa
Hampton Inn Ames Ames
Idaho
Hampton Inn Boise Boise
Illinois
Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago / Schaumburg / Woodfield Schaumburg
Embassy Suites Hotel O’Hare / Rosemont Rosemont
Hampton Inn Litchfield Litchfield
Hilton Chicago / Northbrook Northbrook
Hilton Lisle / Naperville Lisle
Hilton Oak Lawn Oak Lawn
Indiana
Hampton Inn & Suites Brownsburg Brownsburg
Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond Richmond
Hampton Inn Louisville / Clarksville Clarksville
Hilton Fort Wayne Convention Center Fort Wayne
Hilton Garden Inn South Bend South Bend
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Wayne Fort Wayne
Indianapolis North Hotel Indianapolis
Kansas
Embassy Suites Hotel Kansas City / Overland Park Overland Park
Kentucky
Hampton Inn Louisville / I-65 Brooks
Hilton Suites Lexington Green Lexington
Louisiana
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans Airport Kenner
Hilton New Orleans Airport Kenner
Hilton Garden Inn Baton Rouge Airport Baton Rouge
Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe West Monroe
Hilton Lafayette and Towers Lafayette
Hilton Shreveport Shreveport
Massachusetts
Doubletree Hotel Cape Cod – Hyannis Hyannis
Embassy Suites Boston / Waltham Waltham
Hampton Inn New Bedford / Fairhaven Fairhaven
Hilton Boston / Back Bay Boston
Hilton Dedham Place Dedham
Maryland
DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia Columbia
Hampton Inn Bowie Bowie
Hampton Inn College Park College Park
Maine
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn / Riverwatch Auburn
Doubletree Hotel Portland Portland
Michigan
Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Grand Rapids
Hampton Inn Muskegon Muskegon
Minnesota
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington / Minneapolis South Minneapolis
Hampton Inn & Suites Rogers Rogers
Hampton Inn Minneapolis / St. Paul / Eden Prairie / Southwest Eden Prairie
Hampton Inn Rochester Rochester
Homewood Suites by Hilton Minneapolis / New Brighton New Brighton
Homewood Suites by Hilton Minneapolis / St. Louis Park Saint Louis Park
Missouri
Embassy Suites Hotel Kansas City International Airport Kansas City
Embassy Suites Hotel St. Louis / Downtown Saint Louis
Hilton Kansas City / President Kansas City
Hilton Kansas City Airport Kansas City
Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Saint Louis
Homewood Suites by Hilton Kansas City Airport Kansas City
Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Louis / Riverport Maryland Heights
Mississippi
Hampton Inn Jackson / North Jackson
Hilton Garden Inn Hattiesburg Hattiesburg
Hilton Jackson and Conference Center Jackson
Montana
Hampton Inn / Butte Butte
North Carolina
DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville / Biltmore Asheville
Embassy Suites Hotel Charlotte Charlotte
Embassy Suites Hotel Charlotte / Concord / Golf Resort & Spa Concord
Embassy Suites Hotel Fayetteville / Fort Bragg Fayetteville
Embassy Suites Hotel Raleigh / Crabtree Raleigh
Embassy Suites Raleigh / Durham Airport/Brier Creek Raleigh
Hampton Inn Dunn Dunn
Hampton Inn Raleigh / Capital Boulevard North Raleigh
Hampton Inn Roanoke Rapids Roanoke Rapids
Hampton Inn Sanford Sanford
Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park Asheville
Hilton Charlotte / Executive Park Charlotte
Hilton Charlotte / University Place Charlotte
Hilton Charlotte Center City Charlotte
Hilton Durham Near Duke University Durham
Hilton North Raleigh Raleigh
Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville Fayetteville
Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Durham / Research Triangle Park Durham
Nebraska
Embassy Suites Hotel Omaha / Downtown / Old Market Omaha
Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista/Hotel & Conference Center La Vista
Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha / Downtown Omaha
Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha / La Vista La Vista
Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha / Downtown Omaha
New Hampshire
Hampton Inn Concord / Bow Bow
New Jersey
Embassy Suites Hotel Piscataway / Somerset Piscataway
Hilton Hasbrouck Heights Hasbrouck Heights
Hilton Parsippany Parsippany
Hilton Woodcliff Lake Woodcliff Lake
New Mexico
Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque / Journal Center Albuquerque
New York
Hilton Club New York New York
West 57th Street by Hilton Club New York
Nevada
Embassy Suites Hotel Convention Center Paradise Road / Las Vegas Las Vegas
Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester / Victor Victor
Hilton Garden Inn Reno Reno
Homewood Suites by Hilton Reno Reno
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Flamingo Las Vegas Las Vegas
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Las Vegas Hilton Las Vegas
Hilton Grand Vacations Club Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas
Hilton Grand Vacations Central Strip Las Vegas
Hotel Albany Albany
Ohio
DoubleTree by Hilton / The Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland
Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati / Uptown / University Area Cincinnati
Hampton Inn & Suites Dayton / Vandalia Dayton
Hampton Inn Cincinnati / Eastgate Cincinnati
Hampton Inn Columbus / I-70 East / Hamilton Road Columbus
Hampton Inn Columbus International Airport Columbus
Hampton Inn Marietta / I-77 @ SR7 Marietta
Hilton Columbus North / Polaris Columbus
Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Airport Columbus
Hilton Garden Inn Dayton / Beavercreek Dayton
Oregon
Homewood Suites by Hilton Medford Medford
Pennsylvania
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West Plymouth Meeting
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City / Convention Center Philadelphia
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia / Ft. Washington Fort Washington
Hilton Harrisburg Harrisburg
Hilton Scranton & Conference Center Scranton
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lansdale Lansdale
Homewood Suites by Hilton Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Rhode Island
Hampton Inn & Suites Providence / Warwick / Airport Warwick
South Carolina
Embassy Suites Hotel Charleston / Convention Center North Charleston
Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville / Duncan Duncan
Hampton Inn & Suites Spartanburg / I-26 / Westgate Mall Spartanburg
Hampton Inn Greenville / Haywood Greenville
Hampton Inn North Charleston / I-26 / Exit 209 North Charleston
Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia Columbia
Tennessee
DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown Nashville
Hampton Inn & Suites Mt. Juliet Mount Juliet
Hampton Inn Knoxville / West at Cedar Bluff Knoxville
Hampton Inn Nashville / Bellevue / I-40 Nashville
Hampton Inn Sevierville Sevierville
Hilton Knoxville Knoxville
Hilton Knoxville Airport Alcoa
Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville / Downtown Nashville
Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Airport Nashville
Texas
DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown San Antonio
Embassy Suites Dallas / DFW Airport North Outdoor World Grapevine
Embassy Suites Hotel Austin / Downtown / Town Lake Austin
Embassy Suites Hotel Dallas / DFW Int’l Airport South Irving
Embassy Suites Hotel McAllen McAllen
Hampton Inn & Suites DFW Airport / West Hurst
Hampton Inn & Suites Texarkana Texarkana
Hampton Inn Dallas / Addison Addison
Hampton Inn Dallas / Las Colinas Irving
Hampton Inn & Suites Denton Denton
Hampton Inn Seabrook Seabrook
Hilton Americas / Houston Houston
Hilton Austin Airport Austin
Hilton Dallas / Southlake Town Square Southlake
Hilton Houston / Nasa / Clear Lake Houston
Hilton Houston Plaza Houston
Hilton Palacio del Rio San Antonio
Hilton San Antonio Airport San Antonio
Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa San Antonio
Hilton Garden Inn Austin North Austin
Utah
Home2 Suites by Hilton West Valley City West Valley City
Virginia
Embassy Suites Hotel Tysons Corner Vienna
Hampton Inn Gloucester Gloucester
Hilton Crystal City at National Airport Arlington
Hilton Springfield Springfield
Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Herndon
Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach / Town Center Virginia Beach
Homewood Suites by Hilton Alexandria Alexandria
Vermont
Hilton Burlington Burlington
Washington
Hampton Inn & Suites Tacoma South Tacoma
Wisconsin
Hampton Inn & Suites West Bend West Bend
Hampton Inn & Suites Grafton Grafton
Hampton Inn Milwaukee / Northwest Milwaukee

July Hotel Promotions Update: Accor Hotels, Best Western, Carlson Hotels, Choice Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Starwood & Wyndham

There are number of very good hotel promotions going on at the moment. Club Carlson has better than free night promotions in each of their four different brands. Marriott Rewards has their summer Mega Bonus for extra points or free night certificates. Best Western is offering a free night certificate after three stays.

Le Club Accorhotels

There are no current promotion for Accor. Sign up for our email alerts to be notified when they launch a new global promo.

Best Western Rewards

Best Western Rewards is offering a free night certificate after three stays. This promotion started on June 17th and ends on August 19th. You can only earn ONE free night certificate.

Best Western Rewards Summer Bonus Offer SUM12 – Free Night Voucher After Three Stays

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The alternate promo is 2000 Air Canada Aeroplan miles per stay for up to three stays. The bonus is 1750 miles per stay.

Best Western Rewards Aeroplan Bonus Offer – 2000 Miles Per Stay for up to 3 Stays

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson

Carlson has come up with the most exciting summer promotion this year. You can register for four different promotions and earn enough points for a free night and then some from each one of them. You only need to register and try out each of their different brands once.

You can get 50000 bonus Club Carlson points by registering for their Big Night Giveaway and have a stay at any Radisson or Radisson Blu property worldwide

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Radisson Big Night Giveaway Promotion Is Now Live

Then there is the Country Inns & Suites version of this promotion. You can get 44000 bonus Club Carlson points by registering for their Stay 1 Get 1-promotion and staying a night at any of their Country Inns & Suites.

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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Stay 1 Get 1 Promotion – 44000 Club Carlson Bonus Points

And Club Carlson’s third promotion is for the Park Inn-brand. You will get 44000 bonus points after registering for their Stay One Get One-promotion and staying at any of the Park Inn locations by July 22nd.

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Club Carlson Park Inn by Radisson Promotion Get 44K Bonus Points for a Stay

The newest of the four is the promotion for the Park Plaza-brand. You can get 50000 bonus points after a paid stay. You need to register and watch the video first.

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Club Carlson Park Plaza Ultimate Night Giveaway – Earn 50K Bonus Points

If you are new to the Club Carlson, you can read about the various status levels with the program and the status match opportunities:

Club Carlson Red, Silver, Gold, & Concierge Status Levels Explained

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson Status Match

Choice Hotels – Choice Privileges

Choice is offering 8000 Choice Privileges points for every two stays that you can redeem for $50 gift cards with number of retailers. Note that the definition of a stay is TWO nights at select Choice properties.

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Choice Hotels Summer Promotion – Stay Two Separate Times & Earn $50 Gift Card

Hilton HHonors

Hilton’s 3rd quarter promotion is for double points for weekday stays and triple points for weekend ones. Please note that the number of properties that have opted out of this promo is rather long.

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Hilton HHonors 3rd Quarter “Triple Your Trip” 2012 Double or Triple Points Promotion

You can also get 2000 bonus Hilton HHonors points for your first Home2 Suites stay.

You can read about getting a status match with Hilton HHonors:

Hilton HHonors Gold & Diamond Status Match & Challenge & Fast Track Offer

Hilton HHonors Gold VIP Fast Track Offer Through MVP Program. Gold Status After Four Stays or Nine Nights During 90 period

Instant Hilton HHonors Gold Status for Visa Infinite Card Holders

Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt has teamed up with number of airlines; Air China, Air France-KLM, ANA, American Airlines, British Airways, China Eastern, Delta Air Lines, Etihad, Lufthansa, Qatar, Southwest, and United to offer up to five times the miles or points.

Hyatt Gold Passport Summer 2012 Promotion for up to Five Times the Miles

Hyatt also offers status matches/trials. You can read more about them here:

Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond Status Match – Hyatt Diamond Trial Challenge As Of 2012

InterContinental Hotels Group – Priority Club

As always, Priority Club has number of promotions that you should sign for.

Last week, I wrote about eight Priority Club bonuses that one should sign up for. These were offers that were emailed to a number of Priority Club members and are supposedly “targeted”. With Priority Club these targeted offers are open for anybody, however.

Quarter 3 Stay bonuses

These started on July 1st and end on September 30th, 2012. You should sign up for an offer that you know that you can achieve

Priority Club Summer Promotion 1000 Bonus Points Per Night

You can get 1000 bonus Priority Club points per night (capped at 20K) for stays until September 3rd.

15K Bonus Points + Gold Status for 6 InterContinental Nights

This is a nice bonus points promotion for InterContinental stays in the Americas.  You need to get the stays in by the end of July, 2012.

5000 Bonus Air Canada Aeroplan Miles for a Stay

This is a nice bonus for a stay in Canada. You need to have the stays by December 30th, 2012 to be eligible for the bonus miles.

Summer Bonus of up to 20K Priority Club Bonus Points

You will get 1000 bonus Priority Club bonus points per nights + 250 points per stay for booking online. This offer is valid until September 3rd, 2012.

Priority Club Vacation Pay Offer

You can get a $75 prepaid MasterCard after a rebate for a two night weekend stay. This offer is valid until September 3rd, 2012.

5K/10K/15K Bonus Points for 3/5/6 InterContinental Nights

This promotion cannot be combined with the 15K Bonus + Gold after 6 stays. This offer is valid until the end of July, 2012.

$50 Travel MasterCard for Two Night Weekday Stay

This is similar to the weekend offer, but is valid for weekday stays. This offer is valid until August 2nd, 2012.

2000 Bonus Points for Priority Club Surveys

You can get couple of thousand bonus points for completing bunch of short quizzes.

Marriott Rewards

Marriott summer promotion started on June 1st and is valid until August 31st. You needed to register by June 30th. There are number of variations of the offer.

Marriott Summer Promotion of Free Night Certificates or Bonus Marriott Rewards Points

Marriott also has a MegaMiles promotion from July 1st to October 31st, 2012 for triple airline miles with selected airlines. Note that you need to change your earning from points to miles before you can sign up for this.

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Marriott Rewards MegaMiles Promotion – Earn Triple Airline Miles

Marriott also offers status matches or taste of Platinum/Gold. You can read more about the procedures of getting one here:

Marriott Rewards Gold & Platinum Status Match – Taste of Platinum & Gold Challenge

If you haven’t been targeted to any of the promotions or you would like to change to another one, you can follow the instructions to get the promotion fixed for you.

Changing Targeted Marriott Promotions

Ritz-Carlton Rewards

Ritz-Carlton has exciting Extraordinary Returns promotion starting on July 15th and ends on October 15th, 2012. You can get 30000 bonus points for a stay of 4 days or longer.

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Ritz-Carlton Rewards Extraordinary Returns – 30000 Bonus Points for a Four Night Stay

Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood launched their much anticipated SPG Nice Choice promotion on May 1st that hasn’t gone down too well. You can read about the initial leakmy ability to confirm that the leaked information was real, and the strategy that you should take. Essentially, this is a double or triple Starpoints promotion that is very weak compared to free night promotions that SPG was running during 2010 and 2011. Note that you needed to choose what you would like to earn and when by June 30th, 2012.

You can get 1000 Delta SkyMiles or US Airways Dividend Miles for booking a special (expensive) rate plan.

1000 Bonus Delta SkyMiles or US Airways Dividend Miles for Sheraton Club Bookings

Starwood doesn’t offer straight status matches, but they can offer you a challenge:

Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum Status Match – Platinum Challenge

Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham has two promotions. One is for North America (US, Canada, and Mexico) and the other one is for rest of the world. In my opinion the rest of the world is better. Both of these promotions are ending on July 8th, 2012.

Wyndham Rewards Spring 2012 Promotion – Stay 2 Get 2 – Double Points or Miles + Up To 4 Movie Tickets

Wyndham Rewards Spring 2012 Promotion (non-North America) 10000 Bonus Points Every Two Stays – Max 30000 Bonus Points

Hilton HHonors Double Dip Strategy with Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

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Now that the BMI Diamond Clubs is coming to an end, I will start again using Virgin Atlantic as my Hilton HHonors fixed miles double dip partner. I have several times referred that one should always double dip with either BMI or Virgin Atlantic.

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When you choose Virgin Atlantic (not Virgin America or Virgin Australia) you will receive fixed 1000 miles per stay at all Hilton brands excluding Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, and Home2 Suites brands.

With Hilton HHonors you can choose variable miles, fixed miles, or additional Hilton HHonors points for double dipping. The default option is Hilton HHonors points. Please note that you will receive the base points and all elite level bonuses regardless, whether you have miles as your double dip option or not.

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Here’s the reason why it makes sense to choose Virgin Atlantic:

Let’s say that your one night stay is around $200. You would earn additional 1000 Hilton HHonors points by choosing Points + Points as your double dip selection. By selecting the Virgin Atlantic you would earn 1000 Flying Club Miles.

Even if you don’t have any plans to fly on Virgin Atlantic or any of their alliance partners, here’s what you can do with the miles:

You can transfer 1000 miles to 2000 Hilton HHonors points. The minimum number of miles you can transfer is 5000 that will become 10000 Hilton HHonors points once the transfer hits your account.

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So, instead of 1000 Hilton HHonors points, you would earn 2000 points by having the miles credited to VS and then transferred back to Hilton. The difference is even greater if your rates are lower. This is not a good option for expensive longer stays, however.

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Here’s one example from last year. Hilton had a promotion with Virgin for TRIPLE miles per stay. In essence, I was actually earning 6000 Hilton HHonors bonus points per stay, if/when I transfer them to Hilton HHonors from Virgin Atlantic.

Conclusion

I know that it may sound confusing to credit fixed miles to Virgin Atlantic, if you only want Hilton HHonors points, but it simply makes sense when you stay at full service hotels and the folio amount is low. I have used both Virgin Atlantic and BMI to greatly enhance my double dip earnings.

My First Hilton HHonors Diamond Force Failure – Conrad Koh Samui

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Over the years, I have used Hilton’s “Diamond Force” also known as “Diamond Reservations Guarantee” quite a few times to force an award stay in an otherwise sold out hotel. This is a unique feature of the Hilton’s program. At all the other hotel programs, which I participate to, you can usually use an override to open up a paid room at a very high rack rate, if the hotel is sold out.

Read my review of the Conrad Koh Samui hotel. 

I was going to Koh Samui on 13th of this month and had an award certificate from a friend that was going to expire the following day.

The Conrad Koh Samui didn’t have any availability, paid or award, for 12th or 13th of June.

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Sometimes when you choose the date and then proceed the availability somehow opens up. It was not the case with this Conrad, however.

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I thought that this would be an easy case for the Diamond Force, but how wrong I was. I called the Hilton’s Diamond desk to open up a case. They give me case number and informed that someone will contact me in the next 48 hours to confirm the request. I was really surprised to receive an email the following day that my request had been denied.

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The Diamond reservation guarantee is very clear about this:

The Diamond Reservations Guarantee allows Diamond members to place a guaranteed reservation at a sold out hotel when made 48 hours prior to arrival, except during Extraordinary Demand Date periods, when the hotel becomes overbooked on inventory by more than 10%, and for some hotels when the hotel becomes overbooked on inventory by more than 2%.

48 hour guaranteed room reservations can be made by Diamond members online at HHonors.com by clicking “Reward Stays” or over the phone by calling the Diamond Member desk or the Hilton Reservations and Customer Care office nearest you. These reservations are only applicable to paid stay reservations for all room types and reward stay reservations for standard rooms. Promotional Rewards are not applicable for reservations booked under the 48-Hour Reservation Guarantee. For complete details, click here.

But the small print about the non-participating properties:

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So, it was entirely my mistake of not reading the terms and conditions of this Diamond Reservation guarantee. The moral of the story is to ALWAYS read the small print. Luckily, the property did have award availability the following day and I was able to use the award certificate on the date it was going to expire.  I then used the “Be My Guest” certificate for the 15th of May.

Hilton HHonors 3rd Quarter “Triple Your Trip” 2012 Double or Triple Points Promotion

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Hilton just unveiled their 3rd quarter of 2012 bonus points promotion. You will receive double Hilton HHonors bonus points for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday stays. Weekend stays of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will receive triple Hilton HHonors points. This promotion is valid from July 1st to September 30th, 2012.

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You need to register for this promotion in advance for the bonuses to kick in. There is a list of 495 properties that have decided not to participate to this promotion that you can find at the end of this post or on Hilton’s website. The terms and conditions also refer to rates that don’t qualify for this promotion, but only links to generic Hilton HHonors terms and conditions page. One of my favorite rate that is normally not a qualifying one for any bonus points promotion, PR13CB “Corporate Benefits Employee Offer, is not listed there. I would not expect it to qualify, however.

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Here’s how you calculate the number of bonus points that you would earn:

How will the Double and Triple points be calculated?
For the Triple Your Trip promotion, the Bonus Points you earn per night are calculated based on the average nightly folio of your total stay (average nightly folio is calculated by taking the total net folio of your stay during the Promotion Period, divided by the total number of nights of the stay). Triple Your Trip Double Points are awarded for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights in your stay. Triple Your Trip Triple Points are awarded for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in your stay.

Example:
US Net Folio: $1,038.38 x 10 pts per $1 = 10,383 BASE Points
10,383 BASE Points / 7* = 1,483 Average Points Per Night
*(replace 7 with total # of nights of the stay within the Promotion Period)

CALCULATION OF TRIPLE POINTS:

  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights (3 nights) will receive Triple Points
  • Triple Points is always 2 x BASE. Therefore, 2 x (BASE) 1,483 = 2,966
  • 2,966 (triple points value) x 3 (total nights that are eligible for triple points) = 8,898 (total triple points for 3 nights)

CALCULATION OF DOUBLE POINTS:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights (4 nights) will receive Double Points
  • Double Points is always 1X BASE. Therefore, 1 x (BASE) 1,483 = 1,483
  • 1,483 X 4 (total nights eligible for double points) =  5,932 (total double points for 4 nights)

CALCULATION OF TOTAL BONUS POINTS AWARDED:

  • 8,898 (total triple points) + 5,932 (total double points) = 14,830

So, I am going to earn 30 Hilton HHonors points for my weekday stays and 40 points for weekend stays during the promotion period as a Hilton HHonors Diamond member that has set to the Double Dip earning option to points & points.

Just a reminder that it might make sense to have Virgin Atlantic as your double dip partner because you can later transfer the Virgin Atlantic miles back to Hilton HHonors points. This is very useful if you have relatively inexpensive one night stays. The other option is still to have BMI as you double dip partner.

Here are the frequently asked questions by Hilton regarding this promotion:

Q3 2012 ‘Triple Your Trip’ HHonors Promotion

What is the name of the Hilton HHonors™ promotion for the third quarter of 2012?
‘Triple Your Trip’

What is the promotion?
HHonors members will receive double points for the average nightly folio for qualifying Monday through Thursday nights of their stay and triple points for the average nightly folio for qualifying Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights of their stay completed during the Promotion Period.

What is the Promotion Period for the ‘Triple Your Trip’ HHonors promotion?
July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012 (‘Promotion Period’)

What is an eligible stay?
An eligible stay is defined in the HHonors Terms & Conditions under Accrual of Points number 3. Click here to read morehttp://hhonors1.hilton.com/en_US/hh/terms.do#accrual_of_points

What does Double and Triple Points mean?
For the Triple Your Trip promotion “Double Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to the number of Base Points earned on the average nightly folio for qualifying Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.  “Triple Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to twice the number of Base Points earned on the average nightly folio for qualifying Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.  Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward tier qualification.  Please allow 6-8 weeks from completion of your stay for the Bonus Points to appear in your HHonors account.

How will the Double and Triple points be calculated?
For the Triple Your Trip promotion, the Bonus Points you earn per night are calculated based on the average nightly folio of your total stay (average nightly folio is calculated by taking the total net folio of your stay during the Promotion Period, divided by the total number of nights of the stay). Triple Your Trip Double Points are awarded for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights in your stay. Triple Your Trip Triple Points are awarded for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in your stay.

Example:
US Net Folio: $1,038.38 x 10 pts per $1 = 10,383 BASE Points
10,383 BASE Points / 7* = 1,483 Average Points Per Night
*(replace 7 with total # of nights of the stay within the Promotion Period)

CALCULATION OF TRIPLE POINTS:

  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights (3 nights) will receive Triple Points
  • Triple Points is always 2 x BASE. Therefore, 2 x (BASE) 1,483 = 2,966
  • 2,966 (triple points value) x 3 (total nights that are eligible for triple points) = 8,898 (total triple points for 3 nights)

CALCULATION OF DOUBLE POINTS:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights (4 nights) will receive Double Points
  • Double Points is always 1X BASE. Therefore, 1 x (BASE) 1,483 = 1,483
  • 1,483 X 4 (total nights eligible for double points) =  5,932 (total double points for 4 nights)

CALCULATION OF TOTAL BONUS POINTS AWARDED:

  • 8,898 (total triple points) + 5,932 (total double points) = 14,830

Do I have to change my Double Dip® Earnings Style Option in my HHonors account in order to receive Double and/or Triple Points for this promotion?
No. However, to maximize the number of points you can earn during the promotion, selecting HHonors Points and HHonors Points would be best.

Do I have to register for this promotion?
Yes. HHonors members must register for the promotion at www.HHonors.com/Triple.

When I register for this promotion, can I use my user name and password to register?
Yes.  You can use either your Hilton HHonors™ number or user name when you log in and subsequently enter either your PIN or password, just like you do when you log on with your account to make a reservation.

I am not an HHonors member; can I participate in this promotion?
Yes. You can join the HHonors program for free, register for the promotion and immediately be eligible to participate. Simply visit www.HHonors.com/Triple and follow the steps to join HHonors and register for the promotion simultaneously.

What are the Terms and Conditions of the promotion?
To make sure everyone has the most up-to-date Terms and Conditions, we have posted them on the website www.HHonors.com/Triple.

Which Hilton Worldwide brands are participating in the promotion?
All Hilton Worldwide brands are participating in the promotion: Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites and Hampton. However, some hotels have chosen not to participate, you can view the list of non-participating hotels by visiting www.HHonors.com/Triple

Are all rates included in this promotion?
No. A list of excluded rates can be found by clicking here.

What if I already have a reservation, is it eligible for the promotion?
Yes, as long as the member is registered for the promotion prior to check-out of the stay and the reservation is for an eligible stay. Regardless of when a reservation was booked, any nights within the Promotion Period will receive the promotion bonus.

If I check-in before July 1, 2012 or check-out after September 30, 2012, do I still earn credit for that stay?
Registered HHonors members will receive a bonus only for the nights of an eligible stay completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends.

Will I receive Double Points or Triple Points for any stays within the Promotion Period that I completed PRIOR to registering for the promotion?
No. Only members registered prior to check-out will receive Double and/or Triple Points for nights within the Promotion Period.

Will the Double and Triple points apply to all points received during the stay?
The offer applies only to Base Point earnings for the nights during the Promotional Period and does not include Elite tier bonus or other Bonus Points.

Can an HHonors member receive both Double Bonus Points and Triple Bonus Points with their stay?
Yes. HHonors members are awarded Double Points for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Triple Points are awarded for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. A member will receive either Double or Triple Points for each night of their eligible stay within the Promotion Period. However, a member will not receive Double or Triple Points for the same night during the Promotion Period.

When will the Bonus Points post to my HHonors account?
Please allow 6-8 weeks from the completion of your stay for the Bonus Points to appear in your HHonors account.

If I have two rooms at the same time with my family, do both of those rooms count toward my promotion bonus if I am paying for them both?
Yes. We can credit a maximum of 2 rooms.

Will members earn Double and/or Triple Points for Reward Stays for this promotion?
Members will earn Double and/or Triple Points for incidental charges at participating hotels within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio during a Reward Stay, provided such charges are deemed eligible folio charges. This does not apply to incidental charges for stays at Hampton, Home2 Suites or Homewood Suites by Hilton. For a complete explanation see number 14 under Accrual of Points here.

Can I register for other promotions if I register for this promotion?
Yes, unless stated otherwise in the Terms and Conditions of other select promotions, a member can register for multiple promotions.

Whom may I contact if I have more questions?
If you have more questions about the Triple Your Trip promotion, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-HHONORS. Outside the United Stated and Canada, please dial + 800 44 45 86 67.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

The offer (“Triple Your Trip”) is valid for eligble stays completed between July 1 and September 30, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating hotel or resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio (<click here for hotels who have chosen to not participate>). Hilton HHonors™ members must first register at HHonors.com/Triple prior to check-out of your stay within the Promotion Period. Registered HHonors members will receive the bonus only for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. For the Triple Your Trip promotion, the Bonus Points you earn per night are calculated based on the average nightly folio of your total stay (average nightly folio is calculated by taking the total net folio of your stay divided by the total number of nights of the stay). Triple Your Trip Double Points are awarded for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights in your stay. Triple Your Trip Triple Points are awarded for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in your stay. For a detailed explanation of how points are issued for Triple Your Trip, please see (<Frequently Asked Questions>). “Double Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to the number of Base Points earned during a stay. “Triple Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to double the number of Base Points earned during a stay. 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 to appear in your HHonors account. Offer is not transferable, is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other select offers.

Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

Here is the list of the properties that have decided to not to participate to this promotion:

Hotels that Have Chosen to Not Participate with this Promotion

HOTELS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES
ALASKA Anchorage Embassy Suites Anchorage
Anchorage Hampton Inn Anchorage
Anchorage Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage
Anchorage Homewood Suites by Hilton® Anchorage
ALABAMA Birmingham Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Lakeshore Drive
Dothan Hampton Inn & Suites Dothan
Dothan Hilton Garden Inn Dothan
Huntsville Homewood Suites by Hilton® Huntsville-Village of Providence
Jackson Hampton Inn Jackson
Montgomery Hampton Inn & Suites Montgomery-EastChase
Tuscaloosa Hilton Garden Inn Tuscaloosa
ARKANSAS Fort Smith Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Smith
Rogers Hampton Inn Bentonville/Rogers
Rogers Homewood Suites by Hilton® Bentonville-Rogers
ARIZONA Avondale Homewood Suites by Hilton® Phoenix-Avondale
Chandler Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center
Gilbert DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix – Gilbert
Phoenix Embassy Suites Phoenix – Biltmore
Phoenix Embassy Suites Phoenix – Scottsdale
Phoenix Homewood Suites by Hilton® Phoenix Airport South
Sedona Hampton Inn Sedona
Sedona Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa
Show Low Hampton Inn & Suites Show Low-Pinetop
Yuma Hampton Inn & Suites Yuma
CALIFORNIA Agoura Hills Homewood Suites by Hilton® Agoura Hills
Anaheim Embassy Suites Anaheim – North
Beverly Hills The Beverly Hilton
Burlingame DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport
Burlingame Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport – Waterfront
Burlingame Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport/Burlingame
Carlsbad Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
Carlsbad Homewood Suites by Hilton® Carlsbad-North San Diego County
Clovis Hampton Inn & Suites Clovis-Airport North
Clovis Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fresno Airport/Clovis, CA
Downey Embassy Suites Los Angeles – Downey
El Segundo Hilton Garden Inn LAX/El Segundo
Folsom Hilton Garden Inn Folsom
Fontana Hilton Garden Inn Fontana
Garden Grove Hilton Garden Inn Anaheim/Garden Grove
Glendale Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale & Executive Meeting Ctr
Huntington Beach The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel
Irvine DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Irvine – Spectrum
La Jolla Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Los Angeles Embassy Suites Los Angeles – International Airport/North
Los Angeles Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Milpitas Embassy Suites Milpitas – Silicon Valley
Milpitas Hilton Garden Inn San Jose/Milpitas
Monterey Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
Napa Embassy Suites Napa Valley
Newark Homewood Suites by Hilton® Newark-Fremont
Oxnard Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach – Hotel & Resort
Oxnard Hampton Inn Channel Islands Harbor
Rancho Cordova Hampton Inn Sacramento/Rancho Cordova
Rancho Cucamonga Hilton Garden Inn Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga
Rancho Cucamonga Homewood Suites by Hilton® Ontario-Rancho Cucamonga
Roseville Hilton Garden Inn Roseville
Roseville Homewood Suites by Hilton® Sacramento-Roseville
Sacramento Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento/South Natomas
Sacramento Homewood Suites by Hilton® Sacramento Airport-Natomas
San Diego DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley
San Diego Embassy Suites San Diego – La Jolla
San Diego Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown
San Diego Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown
San Diego Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Rancho Bernardo
San Diego Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego Hilton San Diego Bayfront
San Diego Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
San Francisco Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Jose Homewood Suites by Hilton® San Jose Airport-Silicon Valley
San Luis Obispo Hampton Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo
San Pedro DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Pedro – Port of Los Angeles
San Rafael Embassy Suites San Rafael – Marin County
Santa Ana DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana – Orange County Airport
Santa Clara Embassy Suites Santa Clara – Silicon Valley
Santa Clarita Hampton Inn Los Angeles/Santa Clarita
Seaside Embassy Suites Monterey Bay – Seaside
South San Francisco Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport – South San Francisco
South San Francisco Hampton Inn San Francisco-Airport
South San Francisco Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport North
Temecula Embassy Suites Temecula Valley Wine Country
Tracy Hampton Inn Tracy
Tulare Hampton Inn & Suites Tulare
Universal City Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Valencia Embassy Suites Valencia
Windsor Hampton Inn & Suites Windsor – Sonoma Wine Country
COLORADO Aurora DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver – Aurora
Boulder Homewood Suites by Hilton – Boulder
Breckenridge DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Breckenridge
Denver Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
Denver Embassy Suites Denver – International Airport
Durango DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Durango
Englewood Homewood Suites by Hilton® Denver Tech Center
Fort Collins Hampton Inn Ft. Collins
Fort Collins Hilton Garden Inn Fort Collins
Fort Collins Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Collins
Glenwood Springs Hampton Inn Glenwood Springs
Highlands Ranch Hilton Garden Inn Denver/Highlands Ranch
CONNECTICUT Enfield Hampton Inn Springfield South Enfield
Farmington Hampton Inn and Suites Hartford/Farmington
Farmington Homewood Suites by Hilton® Hartford-Farmington
Meriden Hampton Inn Meriden – Wallingford
Wallingford Homewood Suites by Hilton® Wallingford-Meriden
Windsor Hilton Garden Inn Hartford North/Bradley Int’l Airport
Windsor Locks Homewood Suites by Hilton® Hartford/Windsor Locks
DC Washington Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown
Washington Homewood Suites by Hilton® Washington
DELAWARE Newark Embassy Suites Newark – Wilmington/South
Newark Homewood Suites by Hilton® Newark-Wilmington South Area
Wilmington Homewood Suites by Hilton® Wilmington-Brandywine Valley
FLORIDA Boynton Beach Hampton Inn & Suites Boynton Beach
Clearwater Hilton Clearwater Beach
Destin Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Ellenton Hampton Inn Ellenton/Bradenton
Fort Lauderdale Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport
Fort Myers Beach Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Myers Beach/Summerlin Rd
Fort Walton Beach Hampton Inn Ft. Walton Beach
Jacksonville Homewood Suites by Hilton® Jacksonville-South/St. Johns Ctr.
Key West Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Lake Worth Hampton Inn West Palm Beach-Lake Worth-Turnpike
Lakeland Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland
Miami Hampton Inn & Suites Miami-Doral/Dolphin Mall
Miami Homewood Suites by Hilton® Miami-Airport/Blue Lagoon
Miramar Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale SW/Miramar
Orlando DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
Orlando Embassy Suites Orlando – Airport
Orlando Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista/Orlando
Orlando Homewood Suites by Hilton® Lake Buena Vista – Orlando
Orlando Homewood Suites by Hilton® Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios®
Orlando Homewood Suites by Hilton® Orlando-UCF Area
Palm Beach Gardens Hampton Inn Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach Gardens Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens
Panama City Beach Hampton Inn & Suites Panama City Beach-Pier Park Area
Saint Augustine Hampton Inn St. Augustine Beach
Saint Augustine Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach
Saint Augustine Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront
Seffner Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa-East
Tampa Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon
Tampa Embassy Suites Tampa – Downtown Convention Center
Tampa Embassy Suites Tampa – Airport/Westshore
Tampa Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon
Tampa Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District
University Park Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota/University Park
Wellington Hampton Inn & Suites Wellington
West Palm Beach Hampton Inn West Palm Beach Florida Turnpike
GEORGIA Alpharetta Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North/Alpharetta
Atlanta DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Atlanta – Galleria
Atlanta Hampton Inn Atlanta-Perimeter Center
Atlanta Homewood Suites by Hilton® Atlanta-Galleria/Cumberland
Columbus Hampton Inn Columbus-Airport
Columbus Homewood Suites by Hilton® Columbus
Duluth Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta/Duluth/Gwinnett County
Savannah Hampton Inn & Suites Savannah Historic District
Savannah Hilton Savannah DeSoto
Valdosta Hampton Inn & Suites Valdosta/Conference Center
Valdosta Hilton Garden Inn Valdosta
HAWAII Honolulu Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk
IOWA Ames Hilton Garden Inn Ames
Cedar Rapids Hampton Inn & Suites Cedar Rapids – North
Cedar Rapids Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cedar Rapids-North
Davenport Hampton Inn & Suites Davenport
Dubuque Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown
IDAHO Boise Hampton Inn & Suites Boise-Downtown
ILLINOIS Bedford Park Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Midway Airport
Des Plaines Hilton Garden Inn Chicago OHare Airport
Evanston Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston
Forsyth Hampton Inn Decatur/Forsyth
Joliet Hampton Inn Joliet – I-55
Joliet Hampton Inn Joliet – I-80
Lake Forest Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest Mettawa
Lombard Embassy Suites Chicago – Lombard/Oak Brook
Oakbrook Terrace Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Oakbrook Terrace
Rockford Hampton Inn Rockford
Rockford Hilton Garden Inn Rockford
Schaumburg Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg
Schaumburg Homewood Suites by Hilton® Chicago – Schaumburg
Skokie Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-North Shore/Skokie
Tinley Park Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Tinley Park
Warrenville Hilton Garden Inn Naperville/Warrenville
INDIANA Bloomington Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington
Bloomington Homewood Suites by Hilton® Bloomington
Elkhart Hilton Garden Inn Elkhart
Fort Wayne Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Wayne-North
Indianapolis Embassy Suites Indianapolis – Downtown
Indianapolis Embassy Suites Indianapolis – North
Indianapolis Hampton Inn Indianapolis-Ne/Castleton
Indianapolis Homewood Suites by Hilton® Indianapolis Northwest
Indianapolis Homewood Suites by Hilton® Indianapolis-Downtown
Merrillville Hampton Inn Merrillville
Merrillville Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville
Plainfield Homewood Suites by Hilton® Indianapolis-Airport/Plainfield
South Bend DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel South Bend
South Bend Hilton Garden Inn South Bend
Warsaw Hampton Inn Warsaw
KANSAS Wichita Homewood Suites by Hilton® @ The Waterfront
KENTUCKY Covington Embassy Suites Cincinnati – RiverCenter (Covington, KY
Florence Hilton Cincinnati Airport
LOUISIANA Baton Rouge DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baton Rouge
New Orleans DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans
New Orleans Embassy Suites New Orleans – Convention Center
New Orleans Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter/CBD
New Orleans Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans Homewood Suites by Hilton® New Orleans
Shreveport Hampton Inn & Suites Shreveport/South
Shreveport Hampton Inn Shreveport Airport
Slidell Homewood Suites by Hilton® Slidell, LA
West Monroe Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe
MASSACHUSETTS Arlington Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cambridge-Arlington
Auburn Hampton Inn Auburn
Boston DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston
Boston Embassy Suites Boston – at Logan Airport
Braintree Hampton Inn Boston/Braintree
Canton Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Canton, MA
Holyoke Homewood Suites by Hilton® Holyoke-Springfield/North
Marlborough Embassy Suites Boston – Marlborough
Peabody Hampton Inn Boston/Peabody
Peabody Homewood Suites by Hilton® Boston-Peabody
Waltham Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Waltham
MARYLAND Annapolis Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis
Bel Air Homewood Suites by Hilton® Bel Air
Bethesda Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Bethesda
Frederick Hilton Garden Inn Frederick
Glen Burnie Hampton Inn Baltimore/Glen Burnie
Hunt Valley Embassy Suites Baltimore – North/Hunt Valley
Linthicum Embassy Suites Baltimore – at BWI Airport
Silver Spring Hilton Garden Inn Silver Spring North
MAINE Freeport Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown
Portland Hampton Inn Portland Downtown – Waterfront
MICHIGAN Ann Arbor Hampton Inn Ann Arbor-South
East Lansing Hampton Inn East Lansing
Grand Rapids Hampton Inn Grand Rapids-North
Jackson Hampton Inn Jackson
Kalamazoo Hampton Inn & Suites Kalamazoo-Oshtemo
Novi Hilton Garden Inn Detroit/Novi
Traverse City Hampton Inn Traverse City
MINNESOTA Bloomington Embassy Suites Bloomington
Bloomington Embassy Suites Minneapolis – Airport
Bloomington Hampton Inn Minneapolis/Bloomington (Airport Area)
Bloomington Hampton Inn Ste Minneapolis St Paul Arpt-Mall of America
Duluth Hampton Inn Duluth
Minneapolis DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis
Oakdale Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul/Oakdale
Rochester Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester-North
Rochester Hampton Inn Rochester
Saint Paul Embassy Suites St. Paul – Downtown
MISSOURI Columbia Hampton Inn Columbia
Kansas City Embassy Suites Kansas City – Plaza
Kansas City Hampton Inn Kansas City-Airport
Kansas City Hampton Inn Kansas City-Liberty
Lee’s Summit Hampton Inn Kansas City-Lee’s Summit
Richmond Heights Homewood Suites by Hilton® St. Louis – Galleria
Saint Charles Hampton Inn St. Louis/St. Charles
Saint Louis Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis at Forest Park
Saint Louis Hampton Inn St. Louis-Downtown (At the Gateway Arch)
MISSISSIPPI Hattiesburg Hampton Inn Hattiesburg
Southaven Hampton Inn Memphis/Southaven
MONTANA Billings Hilton Garden Inn Billings
Bozeman Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman
Kalispell Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell
Missoula Hilton Garden Inn Missoula
NORTH CAROLINA Asheville Hampton Inn Asheville – I-26 Biltmore Square
Asheville Hampton Inn Asheville-Tunnel Rd.
Asheville Homewood Suites by Hilton® Asheville-Tunnel Road
Cary Embassy Suites Raleigh – Durham/Research Triangle
Cary Homewood Suites by Hilton® Raleigh/Cary
Charlotte DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Charlotte – SouthPark
Charlotte Hampton Inn Charlotte-University Place
Charlotte Hampton Inn Charlotte-Uptown
Charlotte Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown
Concord Embassy Suites Charlotte – Concord/Golf Resort & Spa
Fayetteville Home2 Suites by Hilton® Fayetteville, NC
Fletcher Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville-I-26
Holly Springs Hampton Inn & Suites Holly Springs
Jacksonville Home2 Suites by Hilton® Jacksonville, NC
Raleigh Homewood Suites by Hilton® Raleigh-Crabtree Valley
Salisbury Hampton Inn Salisbury
Wilmington Hilton Garden Inn Wilmington Mayfaire Town Center
NORTH DAKOTA Fargo Hilton Garden Inn Fargo
Grand Forks Hilton Garden Inn Grand Forks-UND
NEBRASKA Omaha DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Omaha
Omaha Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha-Downtown
Omaha Homewood Suites by Hilton® Omaha-Downtown
NEW HAMPSHIRE Portsmouth Homewood Suites by Hilton® Portsmouth
NEW JERSEY Cranford Homewood Suites by Hilton® Newark-Cranford
East Rutherford Homewood Suites by Hilton® East Rutherford – Meadowlands, NJ
Jersey City DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City
Mahwah Homewood Suites by Hilton® Mahwah
Mount Laurel Homewood Suites by Hilton® Mt. Laurel
Parsippany Embassy Suites Parsippany
Princeton Homewood Suites by Hilton® Princeton
Secaucus Embassy Suites Secaucus – Meadowlands
Somerset Homewood Suites by Hilton® Somerset
South Plainfield Hampton Inn South Plainfield-Piscataway
NEW MEXICO Albuquerque Homewood Suites by Hilton® Albuquerque Uptown
Las Cruces Hilton Garden Inn Las Cruces
Santa Fe Homewood Suites by Hilton® Santa Fe-North
NEVADA Reno Homewood Suites by Hilton® Reno
NEW YORK Albany Hampton Inn Albany-Wolf Road (Airport)
Albany Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport
Buffalo Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown
Buffalo Homewood Suites by Hilton® Buffalo-Amherst
Cheektowaga Hampton Inn Buffalo-Airport Galleria
Cheektowaga Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Airport
Cheektowaga Homewood Suites by Hilton® Buffalo-Airport
Elmsford Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown
Fishkill Hilton Garden Inn Poughkeepsie/Fishkill
Garden City Hampton Inn Garden City
Lake George Hampton Inn & Suites Lake George
New York Hilton New York
Newburgh Hilton Garden Inn Newburgh/Stewart Airport
Plainview Hilton Garden Inn Melville
Plainview Homewood Suites by Hilton® Long Island-Melville
Ronkonkoma Hilton Garden Inn Islip/MacArthur Airport
Saratoga Springs Hilton Garden Inn Saratoga Springs
Westbury Hilton Garden Inn Westbury
Williamsville Hampton Inn Buffalo-Williamsville
OHIO Akron DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Akron – Fairlawn
Akron Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
Beachwood Hampton Inn & Suites Cleveland-Beachwood
Beachwood Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cleveland-Beachwood
Blue Ash Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati Blue Ash
Cambridge Hampton Inn Cambridge
Canton Hilton Garden Inn Akron-Canton Airport
Cleveland DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cleveland Downtown – Lakeside
Columbus Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris
Columbus Hilton Columbus at Easton
Dublin Embassy Suites Columbus – Dublin
Dublin Homewood Suites by Hilton® Columbus-Dublin
Fairborn Hampton Inn Dayton/Fairborn
Miamisburg Homewood Suites by Hilton® Dayton-South
Milford Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cincinnati-Milford
Perrysburg Hilton Garden Inn Toledo Perrysburg
Solon Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cleveland-Solon
Troy Hampton Inn Troy
Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland/Twinsburg
Westlake Hampton Inn Cleveland-Westlake
OKLAHOMA Lawton Hampton Inn & Suites Lawton
Lawton Homewood Suites by Hilton® Lawton, OK
Oklahoma City Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City-Bricktown
Oklahoma City The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
OREGON Beaverton Homewood Suites by Hilton® Hillsboro/Beaverton
Corvallis Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis
Portland Embassy Suites Portland – Downtown
Portland Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
Tigard Embassy Suites Portland – Washington Square
PENNSYLVANIA Altoona Hampton Inn Altoona
Audubon Homewood Suites by Hilton® Philadelphia-Valley Forge
Breinigsville Hilton Garden Inn Allentown West
Coraopolis Embassy Suites Pittsburgh – International Airport
Glen Mills Hampton Inn & Suites Chadds Ford
Hanover Hampton Inn Hanover
Johnstown Hampton Inn Johnstown
Kennett Square Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square
Malvern Homewood Suites by Hilton® Philadelphia-Great Valley
Mechanicsburg Hampton Inn Harrisburg-West
Monroeville Hampton Inn Pittsburgh/Monroeville
Newtown Homewood Suites by Hilton® Newtown, PA
Philadelphia Hilton Philadelphia Airport
Scranton Hampton Inn Scranton At Montage Mountain
Wayne Embassy Suites Philadelphia-Valley Forge
SOUTH CAROLINA Charleston DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston – Historic District
Charleston Embassy Suites Charleston – Historic Charleston
Charleston Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston/West Ashley
Charleston Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District
Mount Pleasant Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston/Mt. Pleasant-Isle Of Palms
Mount Pleasant Hampton Inn Charleston/Mt. Pleasant-Patriots Point
Myrtle Beach Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach-Oceanfront Resort
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North Charleston Hampton Inn & Suites North Charleston-University Blvd
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Chattanooga Hampton Inn Chattanooga-Airport/I-75
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Pigeon Forge Hampton Inn & Suites Pigeon Forge On The Parkway
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Allen Hampton Inn & Suites-Dallas Allen
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El Paso Hampton Inn & Suites El Paso-Airport
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Grapevine Homewood Suites by Hilton® Dallas-DFW Airport N-Grapevine
Houston DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport
Houston Embassy Suites Houston – Energy Corridor
Houston Embassy Suites Houston – Near the Galleria
Houston Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Bush Intercontinental Airport
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Houston Homewood Suites by Hilton® Houston Near the Galleria
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Irving Embassy Suites Dallas – DFW International Airport South
Irving Hampton Inn Dallas-Irving-Las Colinas
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Lakeway Hampton Inn & Suites Austin – Lakeway
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Pearland Hilton Garden Inn Houston-Pearland
Rockwall Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront
Round Rock Hampton Inn Austin-Round Rock
Round Rock Homewood Suites by Hilton® Austin/Round Rock, TX
San Marcos Embassy Suites San Marcos – Hotel, Spa & Conference Center
Stafford Homewood Suites by Hilton® Houston-Stafford
Texarkana Hampton Inn & Suites Texarkana
UTAH Midvale Homewood Suites by Hilton® Salt Lake City-Midvale/Sandy
Moab Hampton Inn Moab
Saint George Hilton Garden Inn St. George
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VIRGINIA Arlington Hilton Arlington
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Fredericksburg Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg
Hampton Embassy Suites Hampton Roads – Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
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Salem Hampton Inn Roanoke/Salem
Virginia Beach Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Virginia Beach Homewood Suites by Hilton® Virginia Beach/Norfolk Airport
Williamsburg Embassy Suites Williamsburg
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Winchester Hampton Inn Winchester-University/Mall Area
Winchester Hilton Garden Inn Winchester
VERMONT Rutland Hampton Inn Rutland
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Issaquah Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Issaquah
Kennewick Hilton Garden Inn Tri-Cities/Kennewick
Mukilteo Hilton Garden Inn Seattle North/Everett
Renton Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Renton
Seattle Hilton Seattle
Seattle Homewood Suites by Hilton® Seattle Downtown
Seattle Homewood Suites by Hilton® Seattle-Conv Ctr-Pike Street
Seattle The Arctic Club Seattle – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Spokane DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center
Tacoma Hampton Inn & Suites Tacoma-Mall
Tukwila Homewood Suites by Hilton® Seattle-Tacoma Airport/Tukwila
Vancouver Homewood Suites by Hilton® Vancouver-Portland
Yakima Hilton Garden Inn Yakima
WISCONSIN Appleton Hampton Inn Appleton-Fox River Mall Area
Brookfield DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee – Brookfield
Brookfield Hampton Inn Milwaukee/Brookfield
Green Bay Hilton Garden Inn Green Bay
Kimberly Hilton Garden Inn Appleton/Kimberly
Madison Hampton Inn & Suites Madison-West
Madison Hampton Inn Madison East Towne Mall Area
Madison Homewood Suites by Hilton® Madison West
Middleton Hilton Garden Inn Madison West/Middleton
Milwaukee Hampton Inn Milwaukee-Airport
Milwaukee Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport
Oshkosh Hilton Garden Inn Oshkosh
Wausau Hampton Inn Wausau
WYOMING Jackson Homewood Suites by Hilton® Jackson
Laramie Hampton Inn Laramie
HOTELS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
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Montreal Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Airport
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SAUDI ARABIA Riyadh Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Olaya
THAILAND Pattaya Chonburi Hilton Pattaya hotel

Hilton Be My Guest Certificate

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Earlier in the year, I had less than satisfactory stay at the Hilton Narita hotel. I wrote a quick email to Hilton Diamond desk about it and requested that they forward the matter to Hilton Guest Assistance department for resolution.

How to write a good hotel complaint letter? Read more.

Apparently the Hilton Narita didn’t reply to the file that the Guest Assistance department opened and they decided to send me a “Be My Guest” certificate that is valid at any Hilton property worldwide. I have received couple of these certificates in previous years, but they were valid only at domestic properties in the United States. These new certificates are valid worldwide.

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The certificate itself says that it is valid at “Hilton Worldwide” and “… valid at any Hilton Hotel Worldwide”. This is somewhat confusing because the chain is called Hilton, but includes number of other brands as well i.e. DoubleTree & Conrad. Supposedly these are only valid at the brand listed on the certificate.

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I was going to go Koh Samui and burn a last free night certificate from a promotion that Hilton had the previous year. There are actually two Conrad properties in Koh Samui; Conrad Koh Samui and the Conrad Koh Samui Residences. You cannot use a free night certificate at the residencies as apparently they don’t have any “standard” rooms. I decided to book the residences using the “Be My Guest” certificate.

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The going rate for the night was in excess of 40K THB for the night using the Best Available Rate. There was a discounted rate as well, but it would have been prepaid. The hotel accepted the certificate and I spent the second night at the two bedroom pool villa. I will later post a review and a video that I took about it.

You may wonder why these certificates are called “Be My Guest”. That was the name of the book that was written by Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton hotels.

June Hotel Promotions Update: Accor Hotels, Best Western, Carlson Hotels, Choice Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Starwood & Wyndham

There are currently promotions going on with number of chains. My personal choice for the June are the three Club Carlson promotions, Marriott’s promotion of a free night for every two stays capped at three free nights, and the InterContinental Hotels Group due to number of stackable promotions. The very confusing SPG promotions is going on depending what is the earning period that you will choose (no need to choose until the end of this month). Hyatt’s airline related bonuses are very good as well.

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Le Club Accorhotels

There are no current promotion for Accor. Sign up for our email alerts to be notified when they launch a new global promo.

There was a promo for triple points for stays until June 10th that include a weekend night. You had to book these by May 10th, however.

Le Club Accorhotels 500 Points for Free & Triple Points For Stays Including Weekend Night

The offer for complimentary Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status is still up:

Accor A|Club / Le Club Accorhotels Platinum Status for New Accounts

Best Western Rewards

Best Western Rewards is offering a free night certificate after three stays. This promotion starts on June 17th and ends on August 19th. You can only earn ONE free night certificate.

Best Western Rewards Summer Bonus Offer SUM12 – Free Night Voucher After Three Stays

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson

Carlson has come up with the most exciting summer promotion this year. You can register for three different promotions and earn enough points for a free night from each one of the. You only need to register and try out their different brands.

You can get 50000 bonus Club Carlson points by registering for their Big Night Giveaway and have a stay at any Radisson or Radisson Blu property worldwide

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Radisson Big Night Giveaway Promotion Is Now Live

Then there is the Country Inns & Suites version of this promotion. You can get 44000 bonus Club Carlson points by registering for their Stay 1 Get 1-promotion and staying a night at any of their Country Inns & Suites.

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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Stay 1 Get 1 Promotion – 44000 Club Carlson Bonus Points

And Club Carlson’s third promotion is for the Park Inn-brand. You will get 44000 bonus points after registering for their Stay One Get One-promotion and staying at any of the Park Inn locations by July 22nd.

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Club Carlson Park Inn by Radisson Promotion Get 44K Bonus Points for a Stay

If you are new to the Club Carlson, you can read about the various status levels with the program and the status match opportunities:

Club Carlson Red, Silver, Gold, & Concierge Status Levels Explained

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson Status Match

Choice Hotels – Choice Privileges

Choice is offering 8000 Choice Privileges points for every two stays that you can redeem for $50 gift cards with number of retailers. Note that the definition of a stay is TWO nights at select Choice properties.

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Choice Hotels Summer Promotion – Stay Two Separate Times & Earn $50 Gift Card

Hilton HHonors

Hilton’s second quarter promotion of Double Points or Miles is coming to an end on June 30th.

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Hilton HHnors 2nd Quarter 2012 Double Your Honors Promotion – Double Points or Miles

You can also get 2000 bonus Hilton HHonors points for your first Home2 Suites stay.

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Hilton Home2 Suites Bonus Offer – 2000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for First Stay

You should sign up for the two promos below. Even if you are Diamond with Hilton, you can still get 40K HH for four Hilton stays.

Register Your Visa and Get 1000 Hilton HHonors Points + 4000 Bonus for Spending $100

Instant Hilton HHonors Gold Status for Visa Infinite Card Holders + 40K HHonors Points After Four Stays (For All?

You can read about getting a status match with Hilton HHonors:

Hilton HHonors Gold & Diamond Status Match & Challenge & Fast Track Offer

Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt has teamed up with number of airlines; Air China, Air France-KLM, ANA, American Airlines, British Airways, China Eastern, Delta Air Lines, Etihad, Lufthansa, Qatar, Southwest, and United to offer up to five times the miles or points.

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Hyatt Gold Passport Summer 2012 Promotion for up to Five Times the Miles

Hyatt also offers status matches/trials. You can read more about them here:

Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond Status Match – Hyatt Diamond Trial Challenge As Of 2012

InterContinental Hotels Group – Priority Club

As always, Priority Club has number of promotions that you should sign for.

This time Priority Club has two parallel promotions. One is based on nights and the other is based on stays. You can earn 5000, 10000, or 15000 depending how many nights/stays you have during the promotional period until June 30th, and to which promotion you sign up for.

Priority Club 2nd Quarter Stay/Night Bonuses

You can get 1000 bonus Priority Club points per night (capped at 20K) for stays until September 3rd.

Priority Club Summer Promotion 1000 Bonus Points Per Night

You can get a $75 Vacation Pay MasterCard after a rebate for every weekend stay of 2 nights or longer.

Priority Club Vacation Pay Offer – Stay Two Weekend Nights Get $75 Pre-Paid MasterCard

Then there is a $50 rebate for two nights or longer weeknight stays.

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club Offering $50 Travel MasterCard for Two Night Weekday Stays

There is an offer for a free digital camera for 6 stays in the Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UK.

Priority Club Olympics Offer – Stay 6 Nights at Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express Hotels in the UK Get a Panasonics Limited Edition Digital Camera + Enter to Win Olympics Tickets + 1000 Priority Club Bonus Points Per Stay

Priority Club is offering 5K/10K/15K bonus points for 3/5/6 nights at InterContinental hotels in the Americas and the Caribbean by the June 30th, 2012.

InterContinental Offer for 5K/10K/15K Bonus Priority Club Points for 3/5/6 Nights

Marriott Rewards

Marriott summer promotion started on June 1st and is valid until August 31st. You need to register by June 30th. There are number of variations of the offer.

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Marriott Summer Promotion of Free Night Certificates or Bonus Marriott Rewards Points

Marriott also offers status matches or taste of Platinum/Gold. You can read more about the procedures of getting one here:

Marriott Rewards Gold & Platinum Status Match – Taste of Platinum & Gold Challenge

If you haven’t been targeted to any of the promotions or you would like to change to another one, you can follow the instructions to get the promotion fixed for you.

Changing Targeted Marriott Promotions

Ritz-Carlton Rewards

There are no current promotional offers from Ritz-Carlton.

Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood launched their much anticipated SPG Nice Choice promotion on May 1st that hasn’t gone down too well. You can read about the initial leakmy ability to confirm that the leaked information was real, and the strategy that you should take. Essentially, this is a double or triple Starpoints promotion that is very weak compared to free night promotions that SPG was running during 2010 and 2011. Note that you need to choose what you would like to earn and when by June 30th, 2012.

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SPG Nice Choice Promotion Finally Launched

Starwood seems to be promoting their Sheraton brand hard these days. There are three different promotions for Sheraton stays going on.

There is a promotion of 1000 extra Starpoints for booking a Club accommodation at Sheraton hotels and paying using an American Express card.

1000 Bonus Starpoints for Sheraton Club Floor Bookings

Some renovated Sheraton hotels are also offering 1000 bonus Starpoints.

1000 Bonus Starpoints for Staying at a Newly Renovated Sheraton Hotels

You can get 1000 Delta SkyMiles or US Airways Dividend Miles for booking a special (expensive) rate plan.

1000 Bonus Delta SkyMiles or US Airways Dividend Miles for Sheraton Club Bookings

Starwood doesn’t offer straight status matches, but they can offer you a challenge:

Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum Status Match – Platinum Challenge

Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham has two promotions. One is for North America (US, Canada, and Mexico) and the other one is for rest of the world. In my opinion the rest of the world is better.

Wyndham Rewards Spring 2012 Promotion – Stay 2 Get 2 – Double Points or Miles + Up To 4 Movie Tickets

Wyndham Rewards Spring 2012 Promotion (non-North America) 10000 Bonus Points Every Two Stays – Max 30000 Bonus Points

My Hotel Award Dilemma for Doha Qatar

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I have been to Doha few times in the past when flying on Qatar Airways. The city is an easy stop for a longish transfer of less than 24 hours or for a short stopover. Normally there are only a handful of people at the luggage claim as most of the passengers are on transit. The immigration has always been a breeze. Airport is close to the city center and the taxi fares are cheap

It is not the most exciting city in the Middle East, but there is enough to do for a couple of days.

I have checked out the W, InterContinental (old one), and the Sheraton hotels on my previous trips. There are new hotels popping up almost every few weeks and decided to try something else this time around. The headline prices for hotels in Doha seem to start at $200++.

When there isn’t a stellar promotion around, I tend to check both the paid options and award options for quite a few chains. Preferably, I would have liked to have a stay at any of the three Club Carlson brands that are giving away points enough for a free night (see the promotions here, here, and here). Unfortunately there are no Club Carlson properties in Doha.

So, I decided to check Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Starwood, and Wyndham options for Doha and eventually settled for Points & Money option with the Hilton.

Hilton HHonors

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There was four options for Hilton; pay 820 QAR, use 40K HH points, Points & Money option of 20K HH and 254 QAR, or use the last free night certificate from the Hilton’s promo last year.

Hyatt Gold Passport

The Grand Hyatt in Doha is located close to the sports world complex and now burned Villagio mall. The location is horrible if you are planning to do sightseeing in Doha.

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With Hyatt there are basically two options, pay the 1000 QAR or use 15K Hyatt Gold Passport points. There is a nice promotion going on with the Hyatt for the airline points, but not worth paying the premium for this hotel, however.

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club

There are two InterContinental hotels in Doha. The old one, where I have stayed at previously, and the new one that is located in the city center, and is very close to the nice City Center mall.

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Both were in the 900 QAR range and would require 40K PC for the old and 30K PC for the new one. Hotels had points and money option available as well.

Marriott Rewards

To my surprise Marriott had the greatest number of properties in Doha and they would have been the best deal using points.

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The Renaissance and Courtyard hotels are both collocated at the City Center mall that I was referring earlier. You have direct access, at least from the Courtyard, to the mall itself. The number of points require for the Renaissance is 15K and for the Courtyard 10K. I think that both of these present exceptional point redemption value. Then there is the older Marriott that is located close to the airport. It also requires rather modest number of points (15K) considering the going rates of 950 QAR at this hotel.

There are also two Ritz-Carlton properties that are Tier 1 point wise in the Ritz-Carlton Rewards. I probably wouldn’t use points at these two properties, but could considering using a free night certificate that the Ritz-Carlton was giving on their last promotion.

Starwood Preferred Guest

There are three Starwood properties in Doha, and I have previously stayed at the W hotel right after it opened few years ago and at the Sheraton Doha Resort late last fall. I like the location of both of these hotels. There is a brand new St Regis in Doha as well, but the location of that hotel is disadvantageous.

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The Sheraton Doha Resort (category 6) is absolutely horrible value point wise. It would require 20K SPG and didn’t have any cash & points available.

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The W is category 5 hotel and would have had a price tag of 999 QAR for last night. The number of SPG points required for a free night would have been somewhat reasonable 12K, but the Cash & Points at 4800 points + 90 USD for the night is a great deal for Doha.

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The St Regis had the highest price at 1400 QAR and category 6 award level. Neither 20K SPG or 8K SPG + 150 USD would had represented any value for me.

Wyndham Rewards

I haven’t stayed too much at the Wyndham family for hotels. Last time when I stayed at the Ramada in Colombo, I later found out that I would not earn any points. This was not clearly presented on the website, but was rather hidden in the terms and conditions of the rewards program. You won’t earn any points for stays in Sri Lanka and number of other countries.

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Wyndham family would have had three options in Doha; two Ramada properties and one Wyndham. All these are located in the old city center of the Doha and are quite close to the airport.

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The cheaper Ramada property would have required 15K points and the more expensive 30K points.

Conclusion

It pays to be part of number of frequent guest programs as not all the chains has coverage in all cities or offer reasonable point based pricing.

On this trip I decided to check out the new Hilton in Doha and use Hilton’s Points & Money awards. I am going to be back next week for a night as well and have decided to stay at one of the Marriott Rewards properties as they are offering exceptionally good redemption value for Doha.

Sometimes SPG’s categories seem to be somewhat unreasonable as is the case in Doha. Both the old Sheraton and the brand new St Regis are very expensive to use points. The best Starwood option is the W that is still category 5 hotel.

Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Collection Hotel – Review of My Stay

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This is probably one of the most aspirational properties for Hilton HHonors members to spend their points. The hotel used to be under the Hilton brand before switching to Waldorf Astoria collection.

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Under the Waldorf Astoria flag the property requires whopping 60K Hilton HHonors points per night during the high season and 50K points per night on shoulder months. I did, however, use two free night certificates from a promo that Hilton had last year. I had some trouble making the reservation as the inventory was constantly changing and wrote a piece about it.

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Although the hotel is very expensive points wise, the paid rates aren’t always that bad. For some dates this coming summer, the rates can be as low as 187 euros per night, that is really competitive and not worth spending the points. Of course, the prices can vary a lot based on the season and promotions that the Hilton is running. The Points & Money rewards are sometimes available as well.

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Location

The location on a rather steep hill overlooking the Vatican was perfect for my stay as I had been to Rome before and seen the usual sights. If you want an easy location to act as your base when you do sightseeing, the hotel may not work as well for you.

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The hotel does provide a scheduled bus schedule from/to hotel to the Piazza Barberini. I didn’t take advantage of this bus, but saw some in the lobby who did.

The location on the hill does provide its advantages as well. You are somewhat secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city self and can spend some relaxing time by the pool.

Transportation to/from Airport

As I was arriving on a relatively late flight from Shanghai, I decided to take an airport bus from the airport to a place close to the Vatican. The price was 8 euros. If you have more than one person, you probably won’t save a lot over just taking a regular metered taxi. Their rates to the Cavalieri are around 50 euros. From the stop close to the Vatican, I then took a taxi to the hotel. There might be other public transportation options as well, but I was quite tired at that point and wasn’t willing to spend any more time getting to the hotel.

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When I was leaving from the hotel, the lady at the Imperial lounge printed me a time schedule of the bus service to the airport from the same spot I was originally dropped off. The taxi during the day time was bit more than 10 euros + the bus fare of 8 euros.

Check In

This was probably the least good part of my stay. I was getting tired and bit cranky. There was some confusion about the credit card guarantee and identification requirement. As Italy is (still) part of the European Union, I can use my identity card that is issued by a European Union country for identification purposes instead of a passport.

As a matter of fact, I later called the front desk and spoke with a supervisor and apologized for being bit cranky that night.

Room 435

The room overall was very nice, although bit on the traditional side. You can get the best idea to have a look at the video above.

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Although this was not a suite, it was very spacious room for Europe. I had a view of the Vatican instead of the TV tower that would have been my view, if I had had the room on the other side of the building.

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It had a nice sitting area and a work desk. The first room had two beds, but I switched to a king one the following day.

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Pool

The April days that I was at the hotel were somewhat chilly and there were occasionally only a handful of people by the pool. I did have my breakfast by the pool on both mornings.

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Probably not the wisest idea to position yourself close to the restaurant, if you want to just relax by the pool, and not to have too many eyes watching at you.

Fitness Center

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I was actually really surprised that the fitness center had the latest equipment that is available. The fitness center was on a lower level by the SPA and you could use the sauna and the steam room as well.

Imperial Club

This hotel has two lounges for hotel guests. Hilton Gold and Diamond members used to have access to the Imperial Club by the default, but now the hotel has a second lounge that is used for Hilton HHonors members, and it is called Colosseo Lounge. I have never been to this Colosseo lounge, but it is described not to be nothing close to what the Imperial Club has to offer.

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I was given the Imperial Club access for the two days that I spent at the Cavalieri, because the other lounge was closed. The Colosseo lounge is closed during the lower occupancy or when fewer number of Hilton Gold/Diamond members are at the property.

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This Imperial Club is one of the best, if not the best, lounge on the Hilton system. They had continuous food presentations throughout the day as well as wine/prosecco. The view of the Rome and the Vatican is fantastic from the balcony.

The staff at the lounge was fantastic. I spent quite a bit of time just working with my laptop and they were continuously asking if I need something else when cleaning the nearby tables. I don’t think that I have even seen a Hilton hotel lounge that has had as many people working at any given time from morning to the night.

If you can choose between a breakfast at the lounge or at the L’Uliveto Restaurant, I would most certainly choose the latter, however.

Breakfast at L’Uliveto Restaurant

The breakfast spread was at the two restaurant rooms. It is buffet style, but I did find the hot items to be fresh. Sometimes these buffets turn very stale, if the food items are not replaced often enough. The variety of pastries, breads, and some cakes was very good.

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Overall, the quality and the variety of the breakfast items were very good, but not as great as you can often find at similar hotel restaurants in Asia.

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My suggestion would be to have the breakfast outside by the pool, if the weather allows.

Hilton HHonors Benefits

Back in January Hilton first quietly changed some terms and conditions of the program when it came to the Diamond benefits at various Hilton family of hotels. Then in February Hilton sent out emails regarding the enhanced Diamond benefits.

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Rome Cavalieri has a handy chart up on their website what benefits you can expect based on your Hilton HHonors status at their property:

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These are the minimum benefits that you should expect and to be positively surprised if you receive something extra like the Imperial Club access and the Rome view that I had.

Conclusion

Rome Cavalieri is a wonderful hotel. The location may or may not work for you, however, as I have pointed above. Also, I don’t like the fact that they opened a “special” Colosseo lounge just to be able to deny Imperial Club access from Hilton HHonors Gold and Diamond members,

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The best time to visit would be the slower months when the paid rates are rather reasonable. This hotel is also a very good place to burn any promotion free night certificates that you might have from Hilton promotions. Instead of burning 120K Hilton HHonors points, I just used two free night certificates.

Hilton HHonors Taking Its Time to Redeposit Points (Weeks)

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Apparently Hilton HHonors is having some sort of computer problems as of late. Not only is the website down more often than usually, but there are problems of getting points credited back to ones account, if an award reservation is canceled as well.

I had two reservations for Conrad Hong Kong; one for Friday using a free stay certificate and points & money award for Saturday. Late on Friday, I decided to go to Macau for Saturday and Sunday nights instead of staying put in Hong Kong. I had done day trips to Macau from Hong Kong previously, but decided to stay there for couple of nights to check out the Grand Hyatt and the brand new Conrad hotels.

The Conrad Hong Kong was able to cancel the stay for the Saturday, but they already informed me that getting the points credited back to my account would take some time, but they would send an email to Hilton for getting them to expedite the process.

I sent an email to Hilton as well and received a reply within couple of hours that it would take 7 to 10 business days (read two weeks) for getting the points back to my account. (I am really impressed how fast Hilton’s Diamond desk replies to emails btw.)

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Two weeks later, I sent another email to find out what is dragging the process. This time I received a response that they were sending a request to have my award canceled and points deposited back to my account. This would take 10 to 15 business days.

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This really doesn’t make too much sense. Shouldn’t the points go back to the account automatically if an award is canceled?

Conclusion

You really need to start paying attention to whether Hilton is correctly issuing the number of points that you are due, and that points from canceled reservations actually go back to your account. If I need to cancel a point reservation, I typically check that everything is fine and points back to my account. I hate chasing points that due but not posted due to “computer” problems etc.

Air Canada Aeroplan Conversion Bonus Offer of 20% to 26.7%

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Aeroplan is offering bonus for transfers in from number of loyalty programs excluding US based Amex cards. There doesn’t seem to be a requirement to register for this promotion in advance.

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The bonus is 20% for transfers at 5K, 20K, and 50K levels, 25% at 100K, and 26.7% bonus at 150K.

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My favorite program to transfer out is Starwood Preferred Guest. For transferring 80K SPG would eventually become 125K Aeroplan miles. SPG gives a 5K bonus for every 20K transferred so 80K transfer would actually be 100K when it hits the Aeroplan account. This then gets the additional 25% promotional Aeroplan bump.

Aeroplan used to be one of the favorites Star Alliance programs to redeem international business and first class flights. Award chart adjustment and starting to charge YQ’s (fuel surcharges) for number of redemption partners have made the program less attractive as of late. But if you have some miles sitting on your Aeroplan account and would need to top it, this is the perfect opportunity to do so.

Here is the list of eligible transfer partners:

CIBC Aventura®World MasterCard™ Card, CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa™, CIBC Aventura® Visa Infinite™, CIBC Aventura® MasterCard™ Card, American Express Membership Rewards – Canada, BankAmericard® Power Rewards® credit card, Diners Club® Club Rewards®, Starwood Preferred Guest®, Hilton HHonors™, Marriott Rewards, Wyndham Rewards®, Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges®, Coast Rewards, Club CarlsonSM, Le Club Accorhotels (Accor hotels), Golden Circle Award, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, Points.com

Please note that while Membership Rewards® points from U.S. American Express Cardmember accounts may be converted into Aeroplan Miles, their conversion is not eligible for the bonus promotion.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Maximum 40,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles can be earned per Aeroplan Member. Bonus offer valid only on conversions made between May 21 and June 18, 2012 (11:59 EST). Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be issued by Aeroplan as follows: 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 5,000 and 9,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 2,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 10,000 and 19,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 4,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 20,000 and 49,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 10,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 50,000 and 99,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 100,000 and 149,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 40,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is 150,000 or more Aeroplan Miles. Conversion of Membership Rewards® points from U.S. American Express Cardmember accounts into Aeroplan Miles are not eligible for this promotion. POINTS.com: Aeroplan Miles procured via a Trade transaction with another member on Points.com are not eligible towards the conversion bonus threshold. BONUS MILE CREDITING: Bonus miles are credited 7-10 days following successful receipt by Aeroplan of a conversion transaction from the partner. Note that some partners may take up to 2 weeks to submit point-to-mile conversions to Aeroplan. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Why Hotel Websites (Hilton, Hyatt & InterContinental) Are So Unstable?

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When you are trying to make a booking around noon EST and there is a message about a “scheduled” maintenance, you can be 100% sure that there is nothing “scheduled” about it.

Yesterday, for the first time, all these three websites were down simultaneously when I was trying to make some reservations, check prices, and make sure that points/stays had posted correctly.

Hotels are trying to make their very best to channel as many bookings through their websites as possible. The main reason is that travel agents typically get a 10% commission of the room revenue, and websites like Expedia have much higher margins on their prepaid rooms.

Quite often only the bookings made through hotel chains own channels are eligible for stay/night credits and points, unlike with the airlines, where it doesn’t really matter whether you book on the Expedia’s of the world or the airlines own websites. I have always preferred online booking sites like Expedia over the airlines ones i.e. United.com.

This is the reason why it is imperative that the sites are actually up and running. Quite often I make bookings for the same day arrival, and I really don’t want to deal with the phone reservations. Hyatt has probably lost more than 10 stays from me alone in the past 14 months due to the non-functioning website that has these outages several times throughout the week. Sometimes, I have been able to make a reservation using the mobile site when the main site has been out.

I was somewhat surprised that yesterday

InterContinental Hotels Group was down:

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Hilton was down:

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Hyatt was down:

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Are all these hotel companies buying the infrastructure from the same vendors? Having non-functioning websites at this day and age is totally unacceptable.

Hilton Home2 Suites Bonus Offer – 2000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for First Stay

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Home2 Suites is relatively new Hilton brand that has only handful of locations. I have never been close to a one. Now, Hilton is offering 2000 Hilton HHonors bonus points for a stay done before August 15th, 2012.

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You can combine this with other Hilton promotions, but do notice that Home2 Suites normally earn less on partner airline programs when double dipping that other Hilton brands.

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Here are the terms of this promotion:

Offer valid for first time stays completed between May 15 and August 15, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating Home2Suites Hotel. HHonors™ members must first register at https://www.hiltonhhonors.com/promotionalpages/2012/Home2SummerOffer/Pages/ELP_landing.aspx?lp=H2Offer prior to check-out of your stay within the Promotion Period. Must have a valid HHonors number. Offer valid only once per HHonors™ member. Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward tier qualification. Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of the promotion for Bonus Points to appear in your HHonors account. Offer is not applicable to Home2 Suites Fayetteville, NC and Home2 Suites Jacksonville, NC. Offer is not transferable, is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other select offers. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

Hilton HHonors “Diamond Special Arrangement” Also Known as “Diamond Force”

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The best part of the Hilton HHonors Diamond benefits is the ability to “force” an award room in an otherwise sold out hotel. Sometimes this Diamond Special Arrangement is also called as a Diamond Force. This service was very beneficial until the summer of 2011 because you could force an award room also if only the award category rooms were sold out, but higher ones were available. Since Hilton introduced the premium room awards, this ability was taken away.

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Most of the time, I book my hotel at a very last minute. I am not one of those that books months in advance. The other day, I booked the Conrad Macau just 45 minutes before arrival. If you want to take advantage of the Diamond Special Arrangement, you need to contact the Diamond desk at least 48 hours before scheduled arrival time.

I am scheduled to arrive to Singapore later today. Last week when I was looking for hotel availability for a Tuesday night in Singapore, I realized that something was going on. Quite a few hotels were sold out and only higher category rooms were available at others. I was exploring quite a few options.

Then I realized that because the Conrad hotel was sold out I could force an award room there. I had one night award certificate about to expire in two weeks and this would be absolutely the best way to use it. I thought that a simple phone call to the Diamond desk would have this resolved.

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The Diamond Reservation Guarantee is very clear:

Diamond Reservations Guarantee:

The Diamond Reservations Guarantee allows Diamond members to place a guaranteed reservation at a sold out hotel when made 48 hours prior to arrival, except during Extraordinary Demand Date periods, when the hotel becomes overbooked on inventory by more than 10%, and for some hotels when the hotel becomes overbooked on inventory by more than 2%.

48 hour guaranteed room reservations can be made by Diamond members online at HHonors.com by clicking “Reward Stays” or over the phone by calling the Diamond Member desk or the Hilton Reservations and Customer Care office nearest you. These reservations are only applicable to paid stay reservations for all room types and reward stay reservations for standard rooms. Promotional Rewards are not applicable for reservations booked under the 48-Hour Reservation Guarantee. For complete details, click here.

First the lady, who picked up my call, said that there is no way for her to make a reservation for a sold out hotel, and supposedly, according to her, I was already within 48 hours of arriving to the hotel that was most definitely not the case. I called them about 70 hours before my scheduled arrival time.

Then, I was quoting her the paragraph that I have pasted above, and she was still saying that there is nothing that she could. I asked how much the hotel was oversold and she said 5% to 10%. The reservation guarantee doesn’t apply if the hotel is oversold by more than 10% that was not the case here. There is a small number of hotels where the guarantee doesn’t apply at all and longer list where the hotel can only be oversold by 2%. Conrad Singapore is not on either of these two lists.

Obviously this lady wasn’t really up to the task, and I asked her to transfer the call to the supervisor. So, I got this another lady who worked for “escalations”. I requested her to make the reservation for me. She wasn’t very co-operative either. I asked her to do a “Diamond Special Arrangement”. She said that there had been a change to it lately and that she would need to read the memo they got. Anyway, she put my request in and gave me a case number.

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On Monday, I received a confirmation and an email from the Diamond desk that my request had been approved. When I checked the availability of the hotel, it was no longer sold out, and they would have had even award rooms available. Availability of hotels often firms up the day before, so it pays up to check the availability.

Conclusion

They answer as Hilton Diamond Desk to the phone calls, but I am not sure that one actually exists. The service that these “Diamond” agents provide  is very uneven.Even the supervisor didn’t know that Singapore is both a city and a country at the same time. She kept asking what city in Singapore and/or what country is Singapore at. You would imagine that they would know better?

I always try to deal with any issued that I have with Hilton by email, because they reply fast and most of the issued can be resolved this way.

You need to know the terms and conditions of the program and what you are entitled to. They didn’t volunteer to do the Diamond Special Arrangement or Diamond Reservation Guarantee. Why have these in place if it is like pulling a teeth to get Hilton to honor the terms of the program?

I was sure that they would come through at the end, but this is not the correct way to deal with supposedly your best customers aka Hilton HHonors Diamond members.

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