Triple Malaysia Airlines Enrich Miles for Hilton Stays Worldwide

Hilton HHonors is offering triple Malaysia Airlines Enrich miles for Hilton hotel stays worldwide from November 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012. Hilton has number of other airline related offers during the same period as well.

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Note that you need to register for this promotion, choose Points + Fixed miles or Points + Variable as your double dip option, and has Malaysia Enrich program as your preferred double dip partner.

The choice between variable and fixed miles should be based on what would earn you the most miles

Most Hilton brands earn 600 fixed miles per stay, 120 miles at Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites brands, and 100 miles for stays at Home2 Suites.

The variable miles option earns you 1 mile per eligible dollar at all other besides Home2 Suites that max at 100 miles.

At full service properties you should choose variable miles if your eligible hotel folio is more than $600. At Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites this is only $120 and at Home2 suites you should choose fixed miles if your folio is less than $100.

Conclusion

This is a nice offer from Hilton to Malaysia Airlines Enrich members. Most of the airline offers are for double miles. It also helps that the number of fixed miles earned at 600 is bit higher than with most other airlines.

Qualifying for Hilton HHonors Diamond Status on Stays, Nights or Base Points

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You can qualify for all Hilton status levels (Silver, Gold or Diamond) on stays, nights or base points. There are number of fast tracks for Hilton Gold status by using a MVP, Visa Infinite, or targeted offer based on the airline status that nobody should be Silver.

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Hilton recently changed their website. You can now easily see your qualification based on these three requirements.

Note that there are ways to qualify for Diamond based on the amount of charged using a Hilton branded credit card.

Qualifying based on STAYS

People sometimes confuse what is a stay. Stay can be anywhere from one night to a month or more. Stay is checking in to a hotel and checking out. Checking in/out from the same hotel on consecutive nights is not considered a separate stay.

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I qualified for 2013 Diamond status based on the stays. So far I have had 37 stays at Hilton hotels in 2012. The requirement is 28 stays. Hilton counts both paid and award stays for this.

Qualifying based on NIGHTS

Night is simply how many nights you have so far spend at Hilton hotels during the calendar year. It doesn’t matter if they are paid or award.

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The requirement for the Hilton HHonors Diamond status is 60 nights during the calendar year and I have just 41 that would have qualified me as a Gold member.

Qualifying based on BASE POINTS

Hilton is the only chain (Priority Club has something similar but ALL the points count) that qualifies you for their Diamond status based on the BASE POINTS that you have earned during the calendar year. You earn 10 base points per dollar spend on room rate + incidentals. Incidental spend doesn’t apply at Hampton Inn hotels and Home2 Suite stays earn you only 5 base points per dollar spend.

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The requirement for the Hilton Diamond status during the calendar year is 100000 base points that is equivalent of $10K spend.

Conclusion

Based on the number of stays I am Diamond, based on the nights Gold, and only Silver if the qualification would have been based on base points earned.

You can qualify for the Diamond status using any of the three criteria that I have listed above. The number of nights requirement is quite high considered that Hyatt Diamond and Starwood Platinum both require 50 nights. It is easiest, however, to qualify based on the number of stays if you don’t mind having lot of one night stays.

If you are big spender at expensive location and have lot of eligible incidental charges, you can qualify for the Diamond on just one stay as long as your eligible is more than $10K.

Top Hotel Promotions for November

The year is slowly coming to an end and we should start hearing about 1st quarter 2013 promotions later this month. Some of the current promotions expire at the end of November and some are valid right up to the new year.

I have already maxed out three of the following five promotions for this quarter. Still working on the Starwood and Club Carlson ones.

Yesterday, I made an updated post of hotel promotions for this quarter. Here are the five that I am taking advantage of and I think that you should too:

1. Marriott Rewards – Free night certificate after two stays for up to 3 certificates

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This is an excellent promo for free night certificates. Only drawback is the categories where they can be used (category 1 to 4). Very useful in the Asia/Middle East but not so in the Americas.

Please note that the registration for this promotion has ended. If you signed up for the promotion, you have until January 15, 2013 to complete the required stays. The free night certificates will post to your account.

Just pay attention that your Marriott stays actually post your account. I have one stay during the promotional period that hasn’t. I need to contact the Marriott customer service to have it posted and to get the last certificate.

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2. Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Promotion for 15K Bonus Miles

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Hilton apparently doesn’t have Hilton HHonors point promotion for this month, but you can make your own by taking advantage of this Virgin Atlantic one. If you have FIVE stays at Hilton HHonors properties (no Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, or Home2 Suites), you will receive 15000 bonus Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles in addition to 5000 base miles. You can transfer Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles then to Hilton HHonors points and you will receive 40000 Hilton points for 20000 miles.

The bonus miles will post within a day or two after your stay has posted. It will take couple of weeks before they hit your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club account. however. I have already maxed this promotion.

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3. Priority Club Promotions here and here

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There are number of promotions that you can always take advantage of. Some of these “unpublished” but I have listed them all here on LoyaltyLobby. I will do the Q4 stay promo combined with the Roles to Rooms. With other bonuses, I will earn in excess of 50K Priority Club points for 7 stays. You can do even better if you start with a “fresh” account. I have maxed this promotion already. You can also get up to 20% cashback that doesn’t affect eligibility to earn Priority Club points.

4. Starwood Better By the Night + IOS Bookings Bonus or Android Booking Bonus + Air Canada Aeroplan Bonus

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You can actually combine all these promotions. The Better By The Night is lackluster but ok when you make the hotel booking using SPG’s iPhone app for 500 extra points per stay. Starwood just launched their Android app and you can get 500 bonus points for making the booking using it as well. You can combine these two with the Aeroplan bonus of 5K miles for 5 stays.

You cannot “max” this promotion, but I am planning to do at leas the 5 stays to get the maximum number of Aeroplan miles.

5. Radisson Free Night Promo: Stay One Night, Get One Night

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You can get a free night award just for staying for a night by December 31, 2012 at any Radisson/Radisson Blu property in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. The free night award is valid until December 31, 2013.

The registration for this promotion have now ended. You still have time to do the required stay by December 31, 2012.

Conclusion

You should consider these five promotions that t, although I have already maxed three of them.

November Hotel Promotions Update

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Here our monthly blog post about hotel loyalty promotions. You can now find an updated list just by clicking the “Hotel Promotions” tab. This will be updated throughout the month when promotions expire and new ones are announced.

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You can forward emails about promotions that you receive from hotels and airlines to john@loyaltylobby.com. Most of the promotions are open to all, but sometimes well hidden.

Make sure that you take advantage of cashback rebates that you can get for booking your hotel stays online.

Getting Cashback for Your Hotel and Travel Bookings

Accor Hotels – Le Club

Le Club Accorhotels members can earn triple points for weekend stays until December 30, 2012. You need to make the booking by November 25.

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Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for Weekend Stays Worldwide

You can get instant Platinum status with Le Club Accorhotels just by signing up to the program.

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

Le Club Accorhotels has a Facebook game for total of 2000 free points over four week period. You only need to match 10 hotels with correct cities on the map.

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Get 2000 Le Club Accorhotels Points for Matching Properties with Cities

Best Western Rewards

Best Western’s fall promotion for double/triple points is starting on September 23rd and ends on November 18th, 2012. You can read more about this promo by following the link.

Best Western Rewards Fall 2012 Promotion Double or Triple Points

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson

Club Carlson has a global “Stay More Nights – Earn More Points” promotion for up to 120K bonus points for 20 nights. This promotion is valid until December 31, 2012.

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Club Carlson 4th Quarter Bonus Point Promotion “Stay More Nights – Earn More Points”

You can get a free night voucher for every two night stay at the Country Inns & Suites locations in the United States and Canada. This offer is valid from October 1 to November 30, 2012.

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Country Inns & Suites Bonus Offer: Stay for Two Consecutive Nights and Get a Free Night Certificate

You can get triple points + 2000 bonus points by booking a breakfast package. This promotion is valid until December 31st, 2012 at selected Radisson & Radisson Blu locations.

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Book Breakfast Package Rate & Get Triple Gold Points at Select Radisson & Radisson Blu Hotels

You can get triple American Airline miles (1500) for Radisson/Radisson Blu stays worldwide until December 20th, 2012.

Triple American Airlines AAdvantage Miles for Radisson/Radisson Blu Stays

Club Carlson is offering award at 50% off at select hotels in Europe, Middle East & Africa. This offer is valid until March 31, 2012.

50% Off Award Sale at Select Club Carlson Hotels in Europe, Middle East & Africa

Here are few other interesting posts about the Club Carlson program:

There is an elite offer for 2 for 1 and 4 for 2. You need to be a Gold or Concierge member to take advantage of these discounts that are valid in Europe, Middle East Africa.

Club Carlson Gold/Concierge Elite Member Offer – Stay 2 Pay 1

Club Carlson Gold/Concierge Elite Member Offer – Stay 4 Pay 2

You can get a Club Carlson Gold through a status match or being a shareholder:

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson Status Match

Club Carlson Gold Status for Rezidor Shareholders

If you have a friend or family member working for any Carlson hotel, you maybe eligible for the Friends & family discount:

Carlson Hotels Friends & Family Discount

Choice Privileges – Choice Hotels

Choice’s fall 2012 promotion is valid until November 14th, 2012. You will earn at the minimum 8000 points for every two stays.

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Choice Hotels Fall 2012 Promotion for Maximum of 8000 Bonus Points for Every Two Stays

Choice also has a promotion for Southwest Rapid Rewards points. You can earn 1200 Rapid Rewards points per stay. This offer is valid until November 15, 2012.
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1200 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points per Stay at Choice Hotels

Hilton HHonors

Hilton’s next chainwide 4th quarter “1,000 Reasons” promotion kicks of on November 1 and ends on December 31, 2012. You will get 1000 bonus Hilton HHonors points per night for Thursday to Monday nights.

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Hilton HHonors “1,000 Reasons” 4th Quarter Promotion Registration Now Open

Hilton HHonors “1,000 Reasons” 4th Quarter Bonus Points Promotion for November – December

Hilton offers number of airline related bonus offers in the 4th quarter of 2012. I have summarized them all in one post.

Hilton HHonors: Second Look at Airline Related Promotions for the Fourth Quarter

You can get bonus miles or points for American Airlines, JetBlue, United, US Airways or Virgin America for stays at Waldorf Astoria hotels. The bonus is based on nights and expire on December 31, 2012.

Waldorf Astoria: Nightly Bonus Miles & Points for American, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Virgin America

Conrad hotels are offering 1000 bonus miles per night for American Airways, United Airlines, and US Airways frequent fliers. Offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Conrad Hotels: 1000 American, United, or US Airways Bonus Miles per Night

You can earn 250 Delta MQM’s and double SkyMiles for stays of 2 nights or longer between October 1 and December 15, 2012. This offer is available at select hotels.

250 Delta MQM’s and Double Miles for Stays of 2 Nights or Longer at Select Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering double airline miles for American, Aeromexico, AviancaTaca, MultiPlus(TAM) and United on select hotels in Latin America until December 31, 2012.

Double American Airlines, AviancaTaca, AeroMexico, TAM/Multiplus & United Airlines Miles in the Americas on Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering maximum of 15K bonus Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for 5 stays. You can always transfer the bonus + base miles back to Hilton HHonors for total of 40K HH points. This promotion is valid until December 31, 2012

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Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

Hilton has a promotion with Miles & More (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian etc) for up to quadruple miles until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Miles & More Promotion for Up To Quadruple Miles

You can earn 4000 bonus Emirates Skywards miles on your second stay. This offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Emirates Skywards Promotion – 4000 Bonus Miles on Your Second Stay

You can earn 3000 Virgin Australia Velocity points per stay until October 31, 2012.

3000 Virgin Australia Velocity Points for Hilton Stays

Hilton is offering double points for Air Canada Aeroplan members until the end of December, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Aeroplan Offer: Double Miles Until December 31

Double Qantas points (2000) for Hilton stays between November 1 and December 31, 2012.

Double Qantas Points (2000) at Hilton Properties Worldwide

Triple Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus points for Hilton hotel stays worldwide until December 31, 2012.

Triple Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Miles at Hilton Hotels Worldwide

You can also earn triple Asiana Club miles for Hilton stays until November 30, 2012.

Triple Asiana Miles at Hilton Family of Hotels Worldwide

You can earn up to 3000 bonus Avios (for BA Gold member) for a Hilton stay by December 31, 2013.

Up To 3000 Bonus Avios (British Airways) for a Hilton Family Hotel Stay

Hilton has a special “Be Yourself” package for Conrad resorts. Gold/Diamond members will receive 5000 bonus points per stay.

Conrad Hotels “Be Yourself” Offer of Breakfast/Room Upgrade or 5000 Bonus Points

Hilton is offering instant Gold status until 2014 and bonus points/miles for American, Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways, and Virgin American frequent fliers. This offer is targeted.

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Instant Hilton HHonors Gold Status Until March 2014 for American, Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways, and Virgin America Frequent Fliers + Bonus Points & Miles (Targeted?)

You can get free 500 Hilton HHonors points for liking Hampton Inn on Facebook.

Get 500 Free Hilton HHonors Points by Liking Hampton Inn on Facebook

Here are some other important posts:

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

It can make sense to use Virgin Atlantic as Double Dip partner and then transfer the miles back to Hilton. You can read more about this here:

Hilton HHonors Double Dip Strategy with Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club

Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt’s fall 2012 promotion is valid from September 1st to November 30th, 2012. You will earn 5000 bonus points after 5 nights and 10000 bonus points for every additional five nights for maximum bonus of 65000 Hyatt Gold Passport points.

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Hyatt Gold Passport Autumn “Imagine the Possibilities” Promotion

Here are couple of other important posts:

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

Sometimes it makes sense to use Hyatt Stay Certificate instead of paying. You can read about more of them here:

Hyatt Stay Certificates – Way to Save Money On Hyatt Stays

InterContinental Hotels Group – Priority Club

The beauty of Priority Club is the onslaught of ongoing overlapping promotions that you can triple/quadruple dip.You can read about my average Priority Club point earnings when all the promotions are factored in here. I have also written about different type of Priority Club promotions here and what you can expect to earn for your first stay if you sign up for an account here.

Just a word of warning. Some of these promotions may require an address to be in a specific country/area like United States. I take absolutely no guarantees what will post to your Priority Club account.  They may also conflict with a promotion that you have already signed up for and just return an error message.

There is an interesting “Roles To Rooms’ promotion for total of 15K bonus points for four stays. This promotion appears to be geographically targeted to Asia Pacific region.

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Priority Club “Roles to Rooms” Promotion: 15000 Bonus Points for Four Stays

Here’s an update about the “Roles to Room” promotion:

Priority Club “Roles To Rooms” Promotion Update: 15K for 4 Stays

Here’s second update about this promotion:

Priority Club “Roles to Room” Promotion Second Update: 15K for 4 Stays

Complimentary Intercontinental Ambassador Status After Three InterContinental Nights

You can get complimentary InterContinental Ambassador status that normally costs $200 for staying 3 nights at InterContinental properties by the end of November

Priority Club Candlewood & Staybridge Suites Promotion for 5000 Bonus Points

You can get 5000 bonus Priority Cub points for staying two consecutive nights at Candlewood or Staybridge Suites property in the United States by December 30th, 2012.

Triple Priority Club Points in Spain & Portugal – Need to Book IKTB2 Rate

Triple points for stays at select properties in the Iberian peninsula. Valid until the end of December.

Quarter 4 Stay Bonuses

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These are valid from October 1st to December 31st, 2012. You should sign up for 5K, 10K or 15K variation of this offer depending how many IHG nights you are planning to have on the 4th quarter.

Priority Club has a bonus offer for Meeting Planners that book a qualified meeting by February 28, 2013 for January 1 to March 31, 2013.

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Priority Club “50 Meetings” Meeting Planner Bonus of 50K Bonus Points for San Francisco, Houston, Chicago and New York

Priority Club “Sweetheart Deal” $100 Visa Prepaid Debit Card for Each 3 Night Stay within 90 Day of Wedding

Priority Club is offering a $100 rebate for every stay of 3 nights or longer within 90 days of your wedding, This promotion is valid until the end of 2012.

Priority Club $25 Gift Card Offer for Booking Directly Online

You can get up to five codes that you can redeem for various gift card by booking online or mobile on any of IHG branded websites.

Priority Club Meeting Rewards Offer of Triple Points

You can get triple Priority Club points for meetings by switching your account to Priority Club Meetings Reward member.

Priority Club Surveys for 2000 Points or More

There are number of surveys that you can do in number of different languages for a quick 2000 Priority Club points, if you haven’t done any of them earlier. This is a quick way to get some points. My points posted immediately.

Priority Club Welcome Survey for 1000 Bonus Points

Not sure what is going on with this promotion, but you can try to see if it works for you.

Install (Not Required) Priority Club Shopping Toolbar & Get 300 Points

You can get easy 300 points by installing a Priority Club shopping toolbar.

You can register for the following promotions at priorityclub.com/register. You need to have the email address associated with the Priority Club OR the Priority Club account number available AND the four digit code associated with the promotion.

Anniversary Bonus Offer – 6102 – 1000 Bonus Points

This is most lucrative of the offers. You will get additional 1000 Priority Club points per stay for 90 days after your sign up.  Just enroll just before your first stay to maximize the earning period.

1000 Bonus Points for 60 Days – 8108 – 1000 Bonus Points

You will receive 1000 bonus Priority Club points per stay for the next 60 days after registering for this promotion. Just enroll just before your first stay to maximize the earning period.

Elite Member Next Stay Bonus – 5221 – 3000 Bonus Points

This works for sure if you are a Platinum member, but could work for Gold’s as well. Doesn’t hurt to sign up, right? You will get 3000 bonus Priority Club points for your next stay. You will need to have the stay within 90 days after signing up. You can only earn this once.

Elite Member Next Stay Bonus – 7489 – 3000 Bonus Points NEW

This is another 3000 bonus points for an elite member. It posts for sure if you are Platinum but might work for a Gold account as well. You need to do the stay within 90 days of registering for this offer.

Welcome Back Bonus – 2120 – 1500 Bonus Points

You will get 1500 Priority Club bonus points for one stay after signing up. You need do stay within 90 days.

New Member Bonus – 3107 – 1500 Bonus Points

This is a new member bonus, but works for existing members as well. You will get onetime 1500 Priority Club bonus points after signing up. You need do stay within 90 days after registration.

Next Stay Bonus – 5109 – 1500 Bonus Points

This should be open for elite and non-elite members. You will get onetime bonus of 1500 Priority club points after a paid stay. The stay must be within 90 days after registration.

Weekend Stay Bonus – 3136 – 5000 Bonus Points

This should be open for all. You will get 5000 Priority Club bonus points for a two night weekend stay. Weekend is typically defined Friday/Saturday/Sunday nights. The stay must occur before the end of 2012. This promotion may require your Priority Club access to be in the United States. The promotion did post for me after a while. This promotion can be done several times.

Platinum 5000 Bonus – 3168 – 5000 Bonus Points

You need to be a Priority Club Gold or lower member and do the required number of stays to get the Platinum status + bonus points.

We’re pleased you have continued to stay with us and are now even closer to earning exclusive Platinum Elite benefits and 5,000 bonus points. All you need to do is register and stay with us 5 more nights before 30th November 2012. It would be our pleasure to reward your loyalty with exclusive Platinum Elite benefits. Keep staying with us and you’ll soon be there. We look forward to helping you make it to the top: Platinum Elite status!

Marriott Rewards

Marriott has their usual fall MegaBonus starting on September 15th and ends on January 15th 2013. You need, however, register for the promotion by October 31st, 2012.

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Marriott Rewards Fall 2012 MegaBonus

Update on Marriott Fall 2012 MegaBonus Choices

You can earn triple airline miles tarting on your second stay on Marriott’s MegaMiles promotion that ends on October 30th, 2012.

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Marriott Rewards MegaMiles Promotion – Earn Triple Airline Miles

Here are three other posts about Marriott Rewards:

You can get Southwest Rapid Rewards points for Marriott Gift card purchases.

Southwest Rapid Rewards Points for Marriott Gift Card Purchases

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

Marriott Status Match Silver, Gold & Platinum – Taste of Silver, Gold or Platinum

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 an offer for 30K bonus points for a stay of four nights or longer. This offer is valid until October 15th, 2012.

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

Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood’s next promotion Better By The Night begins on October 1st and ends on December 20th, 2012. You will receive double Starpoints for stays of 1 to 2 nights and triple points for stays of 3 nights or longer.

You can take advantage of four different promotions during this period. I have revisited the promotion after the bonus for FourSquare check ins was introduced.

Starwood’s “Better By The Night” 4th Quarter Promo Revisit

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SPG Better By The Night Autumn 2012 Promotion for Double or Triple Starpoints

You can get 500 bonus points for booking made on the iPhone SPG app or 250 points for bookings made on spg.com.

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SPG Better By The Night Online & iPhone Booking Bonuses

You can now get 500 bonus points for making the booking using the SPG Android app just like if you had done it using the iPhone one.

SPG “Better by the Night” Promotion Just Got 500 Starpoints Better for Android Owners

You can get another 250 bonus points for FourSquare check ins during the promotional period.

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SPG’s “Better By The Night” Promotion Getting Better – 250 Extra Points for FourSquare Check Ins

Starwood has a promotion with Air Canada’s Aeroplan for maximum of 8000 bonus miles. This is in addition to the Starpoints that you earn. Promotion is valid from September 10 to December 9, 2012.

Starwood Aeroplan Offer: Up To 8000 Bonus Miles

Westin Kierland and Sheraton Wilde Horse Pass have exciting bonus points opportunity. Stay once at both properties and earn 10000 bonus Starpoints.

Stay at Westin Kierland & Sheraton Wild Horse Pass for 10000 Bonus Starpoints

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 has been offering bonus points or free night certificate for new accounts that haven’t had stays

SPG Bonus Beginnings: 3K Bonus Starpoints or Free Night Award

Starwood has a Redeem & Rewards promotion for  30% to 50% discount on the number of points needed for a free night at 21 of their properties in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. You need to register by November 30, 2012.

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SPG Redeem & Reward Promotion: Save 30% to 50% of Starpoints Required for an Award

Here’s a post about Starwood status match opportunity:

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’s promotion for 16K bonus points for a stay at any one of their 20 new properties in the United States has returned. You can earn this bonus maximum of 3 times. The promotion is valid until December 31, 2012.

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Wyndham Opening Special (Rerun) – 16000 Bonus Points per Stay for Up To 3 Stays

Wyndham’s autumn promotion is extra points or miles for second and fourth stay before November 30, 2012.

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Wyndham Rewards Fall 2012 “Bonus Earnings” Promotion 11K Bonus Points or 2K Bonus Miles

Conclusion

You should always carefully all the promotion opportunities out there. I will have a new post up tomorrow for my personal top picks for November.

Triple Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Miles at Hilton Hotels Worldwide

Hilton HHonors also offers triple Thai Royal Orchid Plus miles at Hilton family of hotels worldwide between October 1 and December 31, 2012. You need to register for this offer and have Thai Airways as you Double Dip partner airline.

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Please note that you cannot earn Royal Orchid Plus miles at Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, and Home2 Suites brands.

Variable or fixed miles? This entire depends of your folios point eligible folio amount. You will either earn 1 miles per 1 USD or 500 fixed miles per stay. If your eligible folio amount is more than $500, you should choose variable miles. For stays that your folio amount is less, the fixed 500 miles per stay is better.

Conclusion

If you are collection Royal Orchid Plus miles on your Hilton stays, you should sign up for this promotions to have them tripled. Pay attention to the three brands that won’t earn you any miles on Thai’s program. These three brands are not presented in Asia, however.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between 1 October – 31 December (“Promotion Period”) at any participating hotel in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Hilton HHonors™ members must first register at HHonors.com/ Tmroyalorchidplus prior to check-out of your stay within the Promotion Period. Registered HHonors members will only receive bonus miles 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. To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) be both a member of Hilton HHonors™ and Royal Orchid Plus; (2) select Thai Airways as your Double Dip earnings partner in your HHonors Profile, and (4) you must be a HHonors member to earn Points & Miles for hotel stays. Ensure that you select Points and Variable Miles or Points and Fixed Miles as your Double Dip™ Earning Style within your HHonors profile. A preferred airline must be selected in your HHonors profile.

Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for miles to appear in your Royal Orchid Plus 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.

All Royal Orchid Plus program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit Thai Airways. Certain negotiated and group rates are ineligible for participation, for a full listing of excluded rates, please click here.

Triple Asiana Miles at Hilton Family of Hotels Worldwide

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Hilton HHonors has triple miles for Asiana Club Miles for stays between October 1 and November 30, 2012. You need to register for this offer and choose Asiana as your Douple Dip airline partner.

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You can choose between fixed or variable miles when you have Asiana Airlines as your Double Dip partner.

Fixed miles (500 miles at most locations) is better as long as your folio is less than $500. If you folio is more than $500, the variable miles option (1 mile per USD) is better.

If you have stays at Hampton Inn or Homewood Suites locations, where the fixed miles option is only 100 miles, the revenue threshold for variable miles is better as long as the folio is more than $100.

Conclusion

This is a nice offer for Asia Club members that use Hilton for their stays. You have until November 30th to take advantage of this offer.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between October 1 and November 30, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating hotel in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Hilton HHonors™ members must first register at HHonors.com/AsianaTripleMiles prior to check-out of your stay within the Promotion Period. Registered HHonors members will only receive bonus miles 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. To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) be both a member of Hilton HHonors™ and Asiana Club; (2) select Asiana Airlines as your Double Dip earnings partner in your HHonors Profile, and (4) you must be a HHonors member to earn Points & Miles for hotel stays. Ensure that you select Points and Variable Miles or Points and Fixed Miles as your Double Dip™ Earning Style within your HHonors profile. A preferred airline must be selected in your HHonors profile.

Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for miles to appear in your Asiana Club 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.

All Asiana Club program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit Asiana Airlines. Certain negotiated and group rates are ineligible for participation, for a full listing of excluded rates, please click here.

30% Hotel Points Conversion Bonus from United Mileage Plus

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United’s Mileage Plus just announced a conversion bonus of up to 30% for hotel points transferred to miles. This offer is valid between October 26 and November 30, 2012, and requires registration.

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The bonus is dependent on number of miles transferred in and is capped at 50K miles that will yield 15K bonus miles.

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You can transfer hotel points on number of programs. United will tally the total number of points transferred in and will then calculate the bonus. The maximum number of bonus miles you can earn is capped at 15K.

Here are the hotel partners that you can use to transfer points in:

Marriott Rewards

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Doesn’t make too much sense to convert Marriott points to United Miles. You are better off by going the Marriott Travel Package route. For 270K Marriott Rewards points you would not only get 120K United Miles but also 7 days at category 1 to 5 Marriott property.

Hilton HHonors

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You would only get 1 per 10 Hilton HHonors points. You would need to transfer 500000 Hilton Points that would be enough for two weeks at the Hilton Bora Bora to get 65K United miles after the bonus.

Priority Club

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It is relatively easy to earn Priority Club points. 250K Priority Club points would transfer to 65K United Miles after the bonus that is fair.

Club Carlson

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You can get 18K United miles for every 100K Club Carlson. This is a fair transfer again. For 300K Club Carlson you would get 54K United that would be 69K United after the bonus

Hyatt Gold Passport

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50K Hyatt would be 25K United. You would need to transfer 100K Hyatt to get 65K United after the transfer bonus. 100K Hyatt is about five days at top tier Hyatt property. (Please note that I have corrected this after the first publications)

Starwood Preferred Guest

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Most of the other airlines would give you 25K miles for every 20K transferred, but United is 2 Starpoints per 1 miles. Transferring Starpoints to United miles make no sense at all.

Choice Privileges

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This is the only program that I don’t have an opinion of whether it makes sense or not to transfer to United.

Wyndham Rewards

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Earlier in the year, I transferred all my Wyndham points to AA. 128K Wyndham points would convert to 66200 United miles after 15K bonus that is ok.

Conclusion

The best time to convert hotel points to miles is when the airlines are offering transfer bonuses. But even then you should always figure out if it makes sense. I have tried to lay out above what makes sense and what doesn’t.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

MileagePlus Hotel Points-to-Miles Promotion Official Rules

  1. Eligibility: Offer valid only for MileagePlus® members residing in the United States.
  2. Registration: To qualify for this offer, members must register for the promotion between October 26, 2012 and November 30, 2012 (“Promotional Period”).
  3. Qualifying Activity: A member must earn a combined minimum of 5,000 award miles as a result of one or more points to miles conversion transactions from any combination of MileagePlus hotel partner programs that are conducted during the Promotional Period (“Qualifying Activity”) in order to qualify for MileagePlus Hotel Points-to-Miles bonus miles.
  4. Posting of Promotional Miles:At the conclusion of the promotion, all miles earned by each member from Qualifying Activity will be combined, and bonus miles will be credited into the member’s account on or before January 31, 2013, according to the following schedule:1,000 bonus miles will be deposited when Award Miles earned from cumulative Qualifying Activity is between 5,000 and 9,999;or 2,500 bonus miles will be deposited when Award Miles earned from cumulative Qualifying Activity is between 10,000 and 19,999;

    or 5,000 bonus miles will be deposited when Award Miles earned from cumulative Qualifying Activity is between 20,000 and 49,999;

    or 15,000 bonus miles will be deposited when Award Miles earned from cumulative Qualifying Activity is 50,000 or greater.

    No bonus miles will be awarded if total Award Miles earned by such member from hotel points converted during the Promotional Period is less than 5,000. The maximum bonus miles that can be earned by a member under this promotion is 15,000. MileagePlus will not be responsible for technical problems with partner miles postings, or failures or delays in miles postings by hotel partners, that would render any points to miles converted as ineligible under this promotion.

  5. General: This offer is not combinable with other MileagePlus offers. Offer subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program. Please allow 6-8 weeks for miles to post to your account. United may change the MileagePlus program including, but not limited to, rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers or terminate the MileagePlus program at any time and without notice. Bonus award miles, award miles and any other miles earned through non-flight activity do not count or qualify for Premier® status unless expressly stated otherwise. United and its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products and services of other participating companies and partners. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the member. The accumulation of mileage or Premier status does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to the program. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus program, go to www.united.com.

Up To 3000 Bonus Avios (British Airways) for a Hilton Family Hotel Stay

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You can earn onetime bonus Avios of up to 3000 points by registering for this offer by November 30, 2012, and staying at Hilton family hotel by December 31, 2013.

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The number of bonus Avios that you earn is dependent of the British Airways Executive Club status that you have at the time the stay posts

1. Blue members – 1000 bonus Avios

2. Bronze members – 1500 bonus Avios

3. Silver members – 2000 bonus Avios

4. Gold members – 3000 bonus Avios

You need to have your Hilton HHonors profile set to Points & Miles and have British Airways as your double dip partner. If you folio amount is less than $500, you should choose Fixed miles. Otherwise, you should go for variable miles (1 Avios per 1 USD).

Conclusion

This is a nice onetime bonus for a Hilton family of hotels stay that you can earn.

I am a Gold member and it is a no brainer to have British Airways as a onetime double dip partner and earn 500 base points and 3000 bonus Avios.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

To participate, you must register at http://www.hiltonhhonors.com/friendsintherightplaces. All members who qualify for the promotion will be automatically entered into a draw run by British Airways. Full terms & conditions of the draw can be found here: http://www.britishairways.com/travel/HILTON-COMPETITION-TC-2012/public/en_gb

Bonus Avios offer is valid for eligible stays completed after registration, at participating hotels between 19th October 2012 and 31st December 2013. Only stays booked after registration will be eligible for bonus Avios.

HHonors members choosing Fixed miles award will earn 500 base Avios per stay and the appropriate bonus Avios based on their Executive Tier status at the time of the first stay. HHonors members choosing Variable miles award will earn one Avios per USD spent and the appropriate bonus Avios based on their Executive Tier status at the time of the first stay. Blue members will receive 1,000 Bonus Avios, Bronze members 1,500 Bonus Avios, Silver members 2,000 Bonus Avios and Gold members will receive 3,000 Bonus Avios.

Customers must be an HHonors member to earn bonus Avios. Hilton HHonors members must have their earning preference set to ‘Points & Miles’ and must have ‘British Airways’ as the preferred airline partner.

Avios accrued and awards issued are subject to British Airways Executive Club Terms and Conditions. Members must allow 4-6 weeks for the Bonus Avios to reach their accounts.

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

Tropicana in Las Vegas to Become Hilton Hotel in December Under the DoubleTree Brand

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Hilton has had few hotels on the strip over the years. The Flamingo Hilton, now just known as Flamingo, and Las Vegas Hilton, now known as Las Vegas Hotel, both belonged to the Hilton chain. There are few Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare properties in Las Vegas.

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Now, the Tropicana hotel just by the airport is about to join the Hilton’s DoubleTree brand on December. The hotel already comes up on searches at Hilton.com, but is not bookable yet, however.

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The hotel has gone through a significant renovation process to bring it up back to usual Las Vegas standards. The hotel is currently 22nd based on the traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Conclusion

Las Vegas has always been a tough market for hotel chains. It is good to see that Hilton is again going to have a Hilton family of property on the strip, although sometimes inconsistent DoubleTree brand.

It is interesting to see what Gold and Diamond benefits Hilton HHonors members are going to receive at this property. The Las Vegas Hilton, that dropped/lost the Hilton brand at the beginning of this year, gave very good benefits for both Gold and Diamond members. Hopefully Tropicana is going to be as generous.

Using Starwood Starpoints for Hilton Stays

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Yesterday, I wrote about very expensive Starpoint awards that quite frankly don’t make any sense due to number of points required for a free night. There is, however, way to use Starpoints for Hilton awards just like Marriott points, which I wrote about earlier, by moving points via Virgin Atlantic.

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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club (VS) is Starwood Preferred Guest airline partner. You can transfer 20K Starpoints to 25K miles and you can then turn 25K VS miles to 50K Hilton HHonors points.

Why using Starpoints for Hilton awards can make sense?

1. High end Starwood awards are way overpriced

2. Hilton has very favorable rates for high end properties and you can get a VIP discount for staying multiple nights

3. Hilton Gold status is very easy to get that allows you to book these VIP awards

4. Even if you don’t have any Hilton status by getting Gold will get you executive lounge access and/or complimentary breakfast

Things to consider:

1. Award availability can change overnight

2. It takes time first to transfer the Starpoints to Virgin Atlantic and then to Hilton HHonors

3. You cannot book Hilton awards without having the points in the account

4. The 6 night VIP awards are Hilton HHonors sweet spot. Lower end hotel awards are overpriced at Hilton compared to Starwood.

5. You can transfer Starpoints to Virgin Atlantic online, but from Virgin Atlantic to Hilton HHonors requires a phone call.

Six nights at each of these properties would cost 225K Hilton HHonors points that is 90K Starpoints. Per night price is 37.5K Hilton HHonors or 15K SPG per night. Note that you need to transfer from SPG to Virgin in slots of 20K to be eligible for the 5K transfer bonus. I have prorated the per night HH prices in Starpoints.

Here are some ideas what Starpoints transferred to Hilton HHonors could get you:

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa – 15K SPG per Night

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You can find both Le Meridien (60K to 140K SPG per night) and St. Regis hotels (120K to 140K SPG per night) in Bora Bora as well. This Hilton used to be a Starwood property until 2009 when it was reflagged.

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa – 15K SPG per Night

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This Hilton property used to be part of Starwood that no longer has presence on the Moorea island. I actually stayed at this property in September for a night when I was on the island.

Rome Cavalieri (Waldorf Astoria Hotel) – 15K SPG per Night

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Rome has three fantastic Starwood properties, but Cavalieri is an iconic hotel as well. Stayed there for couple of nights during the spring time.

Conrad Maldives – 15K SPG per Night

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Starwood has two properties in Maldives; the W Hotel and Sheraton Full Moon Resort that is very close to the airport. Staying at the Sheraton won’t give the “Maldives” experience as it is rather busy resort.

The W Maldives is very expensive point wise and requires 90K to 140K Starpoints per night. In comparison the Conrad Maldives at 15K SPG per night is truly a bargain. I stayed at this property few years ago when it was under the Hilton brand.

Conrad Koh Samui – 15K SPG per Night

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Starwood currently has two properties in Koh Samui island; W Hotel, where I have only had drinks, and Le Meridien, where I have also stayed at.

The Conrad is truly an amazing hotel and Hilton HHonors VIP awards are an amazing bargain.

Hilton Bentley South Beach – 15K SPG per Night

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If you are tired of the W brand (30K SPG per night) and prefer a proper South beach location (W is one block away from South Beach proper), Hilton Bentley could be a good choice. I have stayed there for a night two years ago.

Conclusion

As I have laid out above, there is away to escape from outrageous Starwood point prices at higher end properties by moving Starpoints to Hilton HHonors via Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. This doesn’t really work for lower category properties, where using Starpoints instead of Hilton HHonors is favorable.

Hilton’s “Request Upon Arrival” Option

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Hilton has implemented quite a few options for hotels to upsell after the reservation is done. I have already written about the Nor1 and eUpgrade options that tend to pop up on confirmation emails and when you check your reservations online. I have not, however, written about this “Request Upon Arrival” option.

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You can see this option on your reservation list. I just made three bookings for Kuala Lumpur this week and the option is shown on both Hilton reservations but not on the DoubleTree one.

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When you click the link, you are then presented with the options that the hotel has chosen. In this case, the list is rather long.

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Conclusion

I think that Hilton should think this upsell approach very carefully. Now, they have Nor1, eUpgrade, and Request Upon Arrival-options.

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Why Hilton has so many different options and do travelers really want to be nickel and dimed?

Economist Piece on Short Term Hotel Rentals

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There was an interesting piece about short term hotel rentals, usually called “Day Rates”, on the Economist magazine. You can access the full article here.

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I don’t normally book day use rooms because Hilton is the only chain that allows (or allowed) you to book them online. If your arrival and departure dates are same, the website will (or used to) return day use rates. These rates usually allow check in after 9AM and you need to be gone by 6PM. It is ideal for some hotels that can sell the same room for twice.

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I was trying to book a day rate on Hilton’s website, but was unable to pull them up. The website might be under maintenance or the recent update disallowed booking day rooms online.

Day rooms can make lot of sense. You may want to shower after a long flight and have a nap before going to a meeting in the afternoon and flying out the same day. Also, working on hotel lobbies or coffee stores is not the most productive environment.

The day use rate is normally between 50% to 70% off the usual overnight rate.

There are some airport hotels that are located inside the transit zones that charge for their rooms by an hour. I have looked at his option couple of times but the hourly charges have been rather high and it has always made more sense for me to enter the country and go one of the nearby hotels instead.

Conclusion

Day use rooms can make lot of sense at times and I would love to see hotels making booking them easier online. I rather do all my bookings online rather than having to call reservations departments.

Also, sometimes I might just book the hotel for the night even when I am leaving in the evening. Hotels often allow early check in for their elite guests starting at 8AM at InterContinental hotels for Royal Ambassador members.

Hilton HHonors: Second Look at Airline Related Promotions for the Fourth Quarter

I have never seen so many different airline related bonus promotions that Hilton would have run simultaneously. You cannot find any of these listed on Hilton.com as they were targeted to various frequent flier groups. These promotions are, however, open to anyone.

My personal favorite that I will take advantage of is the Hilton’s promotion with Virgin Atlantic. I won’t have that many stays with Hilton this quarter so 15K VS points that I will transfer along with the base miles to Hilton for 40K HH for 5 stays.

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Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

Here’s list of Hilton’s airline related bonus offer for the 4th quarter of 2012.

You can get bonus miles or points for American Airlines, JetBlue, United, US Airways or Virgin America for stays at Waldorf Astoria hotels. The bonus is based on nights and expire on December 31, 2012.

Waldorf Astoria: Nightly Bonus Miles & Points for American, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Virgin America

Conrad hotels are offering 1000 bonus miles per night for American Airways, United Airlines, and US Airways frequent fliers. Offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Conrad Hotels: 1000 American, United, or US Airways Bonus Miles per Night

You can earn 250 Delta MQM’s and double SkyMiles for stays of 2 nights or longer between October 1 and December 15, 2012.

250 Delta MQM’s and Double Miles for Stays of 2 Nights or Longer at Select Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering double airline miles for American, Aeromexico, AviancaTaca, MultiPlus(TAM) and United on select hotels in Latin America until December 31, 2012.

Double American Airlines, AviancaTaca, AeroMexico, TAM/Multiplus & United Airlines Miles in the Americas on Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering maximum of 15K bonus Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for 5 stays. You can always transfer the bonus + base miles back to Hilton HHonors for total of 40K HH points. This promotion is valid until December 31, 2012

Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

Hilton has a promotion with Miles & More (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian etc) for up to quadruple miles until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Miles & More Promotion for Up To Quadruple Miles

You can earn 4000 bonus Emirates Skywards miles on your second stay. This offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Emirates Skywards Promotion – 4000 Bonus Miles on Your Second Stay

You can earn 3000 Virgin Australia Velocity points per stay until October 31, 2012.

3000 Virgin Australia Velocity Points for Hilton Stays

Double Air Canada Aaeroplan miles until the end of 2012.

Hilton HHonors Aeroplan Offer: Double Miles Until December 31

Double Qantas points (2000) for Hilton stays between November 1 and December 31, 2012.

Double Qantas Points (2000) at Hilton Properties Worldwide

Conclusion

Hilton has numerous airline related promotions this quarter. You have to choose carefully the one that gives out the best return. In my personal case, it is the Hilton’s promotion with Virgin Atlantic. I will later transfer the points back to Hilton.

Double Qantas Points (2000) at Hilton Properties Worldwide

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Hilton is launching a promotion for double Qantas points at its Waldorf-Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn and Hilton Grand Vacation location between November 1 and December 21, 2012. Registration prior to your stay is required.

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Please note that following brands are excluded from this promotion; Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites.

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Conclusion

If you are collecting Qantas points and have Hilton family of hotels stays coming during the promotional period, you should register for this promotion.

Thanks to Rich who forwarded the email he had received from Qantas regarding this promotion. You can always just forward me promo emails to john@loyaltylobby.com that you receive from programs.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and redeem points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions
* Valid for eligible stays completed between 1 November and 31 December 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating hotel in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Offer includes Waldorf Astoria® Hotels and Resorts, Conrad® Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™ Embassy Suites™, Hilton Garden Inn® and Hilton Grand Vacations®. Excludes Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Homewood Suites by Hilton® and Home2 Suites by Hilton®. Subject to availability. Members must register via qantas.com or receive the offer via an email and register via the link in the body of that email between 20 October and by 31 December 2012 prior to check-out of their stay within the Promotion Period in order to earn points. Registered members will only receive bonus points 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. Offer is not exchangeable, is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other select offers. Certain negotiated and group rates are ineligible for participation. Reward stays are not eligible for this offer. Other restrictions may apply. You must show your Qantas Frequent Flyer card at check-in to earn points. Points will be credited to your account within 6-8 weeks of your stay. Points are earned in accordance with the rates and terms and conditions determined by the hotel and are subject to change. You should check the applicable rates and terms and conditions with the hotel before booking. For full details visit qantas.com

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