Hilton Honors is one of the best hotel loyalty programs when it comes to how much they reward members for stays, and it looks like they’re improving that even further.
Hilton Honors is making three positive changes for eligible checkouts as of today, Thursday, January 9, 2020.
Earn base points for up to four rooms
Currently Hilton Honors members can earn points for up to two rooms per stay, assuming all eligible charges are on a single folio. Going forward, Hilton Honors members can earn points for up to four rooms when booking eligible multi-room reservations.
This is an awesome development for those situations where you’re traveling with friends or family. I know in the past I’ve decided where to stay with family based on which hotel group would give me the most points, or the most benefits for additional rooms.
No limit to how many base points you can earn
Previously Hilton limited you to earning 100,000 base points per stay. Ordinarily you earn 10 base points per dollar spent, meaning you were only earning base points for the first $10,000 spent.
Going forward, Hilton Honors will no longer have a maximum on how many base points you can earn per stay. Admittedly this doesn’t impact most of us, but I’m sure the Royal Families booking suites for weeks at a time at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will appreciate this boost to their Honors accounts… or something. 😉
Earn points for incidental spending at all brands
Previously Hilton only let you earn points on the room rate for stays at Hampton Inn by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, and Homewood Suites by Hilton. In other words, any incidental spending at properties wasn’t eligible to earn points.
Going forward, Hilton Honors will allow members to earn points on eligible hotel incidental spending at all brands.
There’s nothing here that’s a game-changer, though it’s always nice to see hotel loyalty programs make sensible changes that benefit members. These are three positive changes that many members will benefit from, so I commend Hilton for this.
Will you benefit from any of these Hilton Honors changes?