Of the major global hotel chains, Hilton has offered by far the most generous promotions with their loyalty program this year. They’ve had global bonus points promotions for the entire year, and are the only hotel loyalty program where that’s the case. On top of that, they’ve offered so many stackable promotions on top of that.
Those with the Amex Platinum Card who have enrolled in complimentary Hilton Honors Gold status (which is a perk of the card) can receive 10,000 bonus Honors points after making a stay of at least two nights between October 2 and December 31, 2017. This is only valid for those with cards issued in the US, though a stay at any Hilton family property throughout the portfolio will qualify.
The offer can only be earned one time, and registration is required prior to checking out of the first stay. Interestingly the terms say you have to “pay with your American Express Card,” though it’s not entirely clear whether you have to pay with the Amex Platinum Card, or if paying with the Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express would qualify as well, for example (assuming you’re registered). The full terms of the promotion are as follows:
Offer is valid for American Express® Platinum Card Members, Business Platinum Card Members and Corporate Platinum Card Members in the U.S. and U.S. territories who have enrolled in complimentary Hilton Honors™ Gold Status through American Express and complete a qualifying stay. Offer is valid for stays at hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio from October 2, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Check-out for stays must be on or before December 31, 2017. Registration in the offer via HiltonHonors.com/AmexPlatinum is required prior to completing a stay within the offer period. Offer valid one-time only and only when you pay with your American Express Card. Offer is non-transferable. Offer may not be combined with other select promotions, offers or discounts.
After a qualifying stay, you will automatically earn 10,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points. Offer valid for stays at any property in the Hilton Portfolio excluding Hampton by Hilton™ Hotels in the Republic of China and is subject to availability. Minimum 2 consecutive night stay required. If you are not already enrolled in the Hilton Honors Gold Status Benefit through American Express, please visit AmericanExpress.com/HiltonGold to enroll.
“10,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points” means you will receive a bonus of 10,000 Bonus Points in addition to the number of Base Points earned during a stay. Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward elite tier qualification. Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for Bonus Points to appear in your Hilton Honors account. Bookings may be subject to blackout dates, early departure fees, and deposit and cancellation restrictions that may vary by hotel. Please see individual property for details. Hilton Honors membership, earning of Points & Miles™ when booking direct and redemption of Points are subject to Hilton Honors Terms & Conditions. All Hampton by Hilton hotels in the Republic of China are excluded from the Hilton Honors program.
This is only Hilton’s latest promotion, and can potentially be stacked with several other promotions.
At the moment Hilton’s global promotion offers double points for all stays through December 31, 2017, and Honors Diamond members can earn 10,000 bonus points after every 10 nights, up to a maximum of 50,000 bonus points. That’s a great promotion, especially given that Hilton’s points earnings rates are great to begin with.
Then you can earn 5,000 bonus points after completing two stays and paying with an American Express or Citi card.
In addition to this promotion and Hilton’s global double points promotion, you can also earn 500 bonus points per app booking through the end of 2017.
There are also some Amex Offers for Hilton family stays, including Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn stays.
Meanwhile Hyatt is offering approximately zero promotions…
(Tip of the hat to Doctor Of Credit)