In the past few months, when I have been checking prices for various Hilton chain hotels, I have been offered variety of Premium Room rewards. Most of the times, sans few obvious mistakes, the prices in points have seemed rather high.
Hilton HHonors is offering 1000 bonus United Airlines Mileage Plus miles per two nights stay at all Hilton properties between October 1st and December 11th. You can earn up to 5000 bonus Mileage Plus miles. These are in addition to the 500 miles that one would earn having United as fixed partner on most full service locations, or 2 miles per dollar spend if United is variable miles partner.
You need to register for this promo and have United Airlines Mileage Plus either you variable or fixed airline partner. Bonus miles will be posted to your account shortly after the stay, based on my personal experience with Hilton, although the Terms and conditions of this offer say that it can take up to 6 weeks.
Hilton HHonors Gold VIP Fast Track Offer Through MVP Program – Gold Status After 4 Stays Or 9 Nights
Hilton HHonors has the most beneficial mid-level hotel status (HHonors Gold) of the chains I frequent. Gold basically gives you a free internet access and club level accommodation/free breakfast. You will also receive some extra points and have access to VIP only rewards (basically discounted awards for multiple day stays).
Normally Hilton HHonors Gold status requires 16 stays during a calendar year. Hilton is, however, offering a MVP Fast Track offer where four stays or nine nights during a 90 day period after registering gives you a Gold status. The status is valid until the end of April of the second calendar year i.e. if you qualify this year the status is valid until April 2013.
New Hilton HHonors And Delta SkyMiles Promotion – Double Miles + 250 Medallion Qualifying Miles Per Two Nights Stay
Delta and Hilton HHonors have teamed again to offer MQM’s (Medallion Qualifying Miles) for Hilton stays. Last year one could have earned 500 MQM’s per stay. This year’s offer is 250 MQM’s per two nights stay + double miles.
I would probably go for this ONLY if I was really close to qualifying for the next level and could do it without having to take any extra flights. If this bumps you to next level with Delta’s program, it is a great promo otherwise not so.
Hilton is having a three day advance purchase Flash Sale. I am not normally a huge fan of sales like this as they don’t often give significant discount, but on this case some of the prices are actually really good and worth booking.
I was looking to make a booking for couple of properties in the Middle East and tumbled to this sale. According to the rate rules the sale rates are valid on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday in the Middle East, and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday elsewhere. Some properties appear to have loaded the lower rate for other days as well so it is worthwhile checking out.
Hilton 4th Quarter Promo Announced – Free Night Certificate Every Four Stays/Ten Nights or Double Points – Fast Ways to Free Stays
Hilton just announced their latest promo that runs from October 1st to December 31st. You can either choose to receive a free night certificate for every four stays/ten nights or double points. Unless you have absolutely no plans to redeem your free night certificate within six months of its issuance, it is really a no brainer to choose the free night certificate option over double points.
There are few hotels that have decided to opt out of this promotion, but you can still use the free night certificates at them. The exclusion list is not that bad but makes sense to double-check before making a booking just to make sure. The list of international properties that are excluded is really short.