Hilton Is Offering Up To Triple Honors Points This Fall

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Hilton Honors has just announced the details of their next global promotion. First of all, keep in mind that through September 9, 2018, Hilton Honors is offering double points on all stays, with no limits, so now we know what the promotion after that will look like.

Hilton Honors will offer up to triple points for all stays between September 10, 2018, and January 3, 2019. With this promotion, members will earn triple points at luxury brands and resort properties, and double points at all other properties.

Registration is required prior to the first eligible stay, and only stays within the promotion period qualify (so if you check in before the promotion starts or check out after the promotion ends, only nights during the promotion period qualify).

There’s no limit to how many points you can earn, no minimum stay requirement, and all properties qualify, except Hampton by Hilton Hotels in Mainland China.

With this promotion you’d earn:

  • 30 Honors points per dollar (10 base points and 20 bonus points) at Conrad, Waldorf Astoria, and Hilton family resorts; you can find a full list of eligible properties here
  • 20 Honors points per dollar (10 base points and 10 bonus points) at most other brands
  • 10 Honors points per dollar (5 base points and 5 bonus points) at Home2 Suite by Hilton and Tru by Hilton

The above doesn’t include elite points bonuses, which are based on the base points you’re earning. For hotels earning 10 bonus points per dollar spent

  • Silver members earn a 20% points bonus (2 bonus points per dollar spent at most brands)
  • Gold members earn an 80% points bonus (8 bonus points per dollar spent at most brands)
  • Diamond members earn a 100% points bonus (10 bonus points per dollar spent at most brands)

On top of that you can earn bonus points for paying for your stay with a Hilton Amex:

For example, a Diamond member with the Aspire Card staying at a Conrad, Waldorf Astoria, or resort, would be earning 54 points per dollar spent, while they’d earn 44 points per dollar spent at most other brands.

Bottom line

It continues to impress me how Hilton continuously offers promotions on stays. While their competitors aren’t offering any major promotions, Hilton has been offering continuous promotions for a couple of years now.

Add in the fact that they offer one of the best returns on hotel spend to begin with, and I’d say this is pretty darn compelling, given that you can earn up to 54 points per dollar spent.

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  1. @Matt, he says it pretty plainly in the article, lol: “30 Honors points per dollar (10 base points and 20 bonus points) at Conrad, Waldorf Astoria, and Hilton family resorts; you can find a full list of eligible properties here”

  2. I can’t wait to hear from The Self-Appointed Expert how good the Hilton program is. Don’t let me down…

  3. Chuck and UANYC – Due to all of these double points promotions, I will earn about 140,000 points on 10 or so nights at Hilton properties. In addition, I get a free weekend night with the Hilton Ascend through credit card spend. These combined can redeem a weekend at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, where cash rates often reach $800. Whether you like how they give out status or not, the value is there. I am switching some high rate business stays to Hilton this fall due to this promotion.

  4. Hilton and IHG are the 2 best (Hilton in first place) programs if your priority is racking up points for free nights., hands down thanks to promotions like these.

  5. There is no need to say anything when @Lucky, who is no Hilton fanboy, has already done such a great job describing how truly compelling the program’s promos have been and continue to be. Since the monetary costs of a program’s awards are, literally, now much one spends in hard currency to earn enough points to afford an award night, it does not require rocket science to figure out that thanks to the program’s non-stop promos, Hilton Honors’ awards have been, by far, the least expensive among the major programs the last few years.

    During the coming Q4 promo period I will have 4 paid stays (2 at luxury hotels), and 4 award stays during which I will earn significant numbers of points from incidental spend because all 4 stays will be at luxury hotels (being a germanophobe I tend to have most of my big meals in restaurants associated with the hotel and, thus, I usually have sizable incidental costs). I will be well my way to replenishing my stash of HH points, which I depleted to pay for my 2018 Year-end Asian Escapade(TM).

    So, please continue with your delusional concepts of what constitutes a good loyalty program or perk or elite status, while some of us continue to enjoy great leisure travel cheaply courtesy of the most rewarding program in the reality-based world.

  6. @Phil – I agree. The easy of racking up and redeeming points should be the metric by to rank how rewarding the various programs are overall, if one’s goal is to lower the costs of leisure travel rather than to brag about which program is “best” on the largely subjective measure of :elite recognition.”

  7. @Anthony it’s not worth it. UA-NYC is a moron who has a hard-on for DCS, for reasons unknown to me. I too will earn triple points with this promotion plus the 14x for being Diamond with my Aspire card.

    But rest assured that the last thing I’ll be thinking about, when I’m at a Hilton resort on an award stay with the TONS of points I quickly racked up, is why idiots like those feel the need to bash Hilton Honors program and how “crappy” it is.

  8. @Anthony and @Jay — Thanks for the push back, but, mostly, I appreciate that you did see the tremendous value in this Q4 global offer, which is the sort of rewards that make the game worth playing!


  9. Sounds like Hilton and Hyatt have come out with some awesome promos. Now if IHG would just release their next Accelerate promo, because I have upcoming stays to book…

  10. I completely respect the debate about which loyalty program has better return, @DCS’ delusional comments notwithstanding (and nice try and reverse psychology @chuck). As a lifetime Hilton Diamond, I’ve chased my Hilton status to the exclusion of everything else at times in the past and stayed at mediocre hotels when I could have stayed some place better. These days I still want my points but I’ve concluded that I’ll give up some points for a better hotel.

    There is no doubt that Hilton has some great hotels. I’d stay at the Conrad Centennial Singapore in a heartbeat where the free breakfast includes room service. But, generally, Hilton’s US hotels are blah at best. In most locations a standard Hilton is the best they have while many markets have JWs and RCs in the US. My upcoming travel is: Austin, Atlanta, (three times), Orlando, Williamsburg and DC. In Austin, Atlanta and Williamsburg. Marriott properties kick Hilton’s butt by a mile. Hilton’s footprint the Williamsburg area is particularly appalling. In Orlando I am staying at the Waldorf Astoria (one for Hilton). I’m undecided in DC but may stay at the new intercontinental and look forward to the Conrad opening.

    I don’t think Marriott’s program is better (even as a Platinum Premier Elite where I get more upgrades than I do as a Hilton Diamond — my experience @DCS – don’t tell me I’m wrong) but they do have far better hotels in most major US cities than Hilton. Now, if I’m in the limited service market, HGI is my go to! They win there. But I like full service when I can have it! I’m not criticizing anyone who maximizes their points. But I’m just finding more balance these days.

  11. @AD — Speaking of delusional comments, are you or have you even ever been a Hilton Honors Diamond? Only someone who’s been a Hilton Diamond in their delusions would write what you did. Conrad and WA are not the only luxury hotels in the Hilton portfolio. Please do this search: “Locations of Curio by Hilton” and then call me in the morning, as I am sure that by then you would have woken up and smelled the real coffee.

    Pick on people of your own size next time. BTW, I do not have to tell you anything about MR suite upgrades. You just need to read pretty much any travel blog you’d like: prior to their acquisition of SPG and the ongoing effort to elevate MR to fill the void left by the demise of HGP and SPG, MR suite upgrades were ranked dead last by self-anointed-travel gurus.


  12. @DCS, when you start reading what people actually write and not just attacking, then we’ll all have a better experience. See the second sentence in my last post that reads: “as a lifetime Hilton Diamond” and I’ll add for your edification, with over 2000 nights, hard earned, mostly in HGIs in the middle of nowhere. I did NOT suggest that WA and Conrad are the only luxury brands in the portfolio. I mentioned a couple of them as examples of hotels that I would choose for a stay and you spun that up into a whole story about what I think.

    Curio has been in the portfolio for about five minutes and some of the 69 curio hotels are very nice. I love the Del. But others, such as the Juniper, are ‘meh’ at best. It’s not a consistent luxury brand and you’ve reinforced my point — there aren’t very many of them. Note the locations I mentioned in MY post — Atlanta, Austin and Williamsburg — don’t have Curios or any other luxury Hilton, but they do have better and/or luxury Marriott properties — JWs, WAs and the Williamsburg Lodge and Ford’s Landing.

    I will say this one more time and then I’ve got something more useful to do than argue with people who can’t be bothered to read: “even as a Platinum Premier Elite where I get more upgrades than I do as a Hilton Diamond — my experience @DCS – don’t tell me I’m wrong” It’s MY experience. I receive more upgrades from Marriott than I do from Hilton. I’m not telling you what your experience is or what anyone else’s is. It’s a fact that I get to state because it is about MY personal experience.

    Now, the reason I get fewer upgrades with Hilton could well be because I take the room I’m given and refuse to argue for an upgrade at the front desk like some people. Personally I think it’s because when Hilton rolled out the mobile app they stopped blocking rooms in advance for Diamonds. If you check in on the app they give you the room you selected online – unless you argue at the front desk. If you don’t check in with the app you get what’s left when you show up. I travel mostly on business and fly at the end of the day after a full day at the office. I do the same when going on weekend trips. Therefore nine times out of ten I arrive very late at night, usually after 10pm, often after midnight (My next two trips, my flights land at 11:59PM and 1:39AM) and the upgrades are all gone.

  13. @AD — I read what you wrote. I would not even have addressed it or you since there was nothing worth addressing, except that you had to engage in the usual mindlessness of attacking people when you have nothing substantive to say:

    ” @DCS’ delusional comments notwithstanding..”

    Remember that? Then I just proceeded to show how silly the other claims pertaining to me were.

    I will not read the rest of your post because I will not address you further. To launch an unprovoked attack and then to cry foul when you are returned the “favor” is the stuff of losers. If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the damned kitchen!!!

    The soapbox is yours. Knock yourself out.

  14. @DCS. dont become a clown that everyone laughs at. It’s not becoming for a professor if u reallycare one.

  15. @Jr – What a troll. Did I not ask that you bring Sr along the next time you want a fight? The only people laughing are the clueless ones. Just take a look in the mirror and you’ll see one of them.

  16. Look, more nasty replies for @DCS. Clearly you read my reply and saw that you had no response and claimed that you weren’t going to read it and then launched another random personal attack. It’s clear that the only way you can validate your own opinion is by trying to force everyone else to agree with you. You’re clearly incredibly insecure.

    Here’s some news for you: You can have your own opinion and it’s still valid even if the rest of us disagree. And you can have your own experience (even if some of us do think it’s a bit unlikely) and that’s valid too. And so are everyone else’s opinions and experience. We don’t all have to agree and it’s not a personal attack on you when we disagree. You get attacked because you attack other people, not because of your opinions.

    Try thinking about that instead of launching an attack back at me. But, unfortunately, I’ll expect to find the attack next time I check in with OMAT.

  17. @AD – NEVER check in on the Hilton app unless already offered an upgraded room. Little chance the front desk agent will work with you when you have already acquiesced on a room you say you are OK with! Coming in at horribly late hours is, indeed, a stong predictor of a bad room category, and I know you probably can’t help that with work. But at Plat Elite with Marriott (like myself) you still are not guaranteed a better room at that hour, either.

    If I could offer one useful piece of info to any travel blog reader, it is to contact a hotel well before arrival to request an upgrade, even if you have no status. Sometimes they even email YOU asking for requests…an opportune time. Point is to put in effort whichever brand of your choosing if it is worth it to you. If you don’t ask, it will not happen. And “arguing” AD is, REALLY, never necessary.

    If you aren’t comfortable in asking a simple request, then pay the $1k – $2k for a Presidential Suite or LOLPoints and I guess be happy with that choice? Sometimes win and sometimes lose, but a pleasant inquiry will generally produce some result, even if a property makes it up with a free drink, switching rooms mid-res, promise of a better room next time, or invite to the Managers cocktail reception.

    I was SPG & was/am Hilton and love(d) it. Am getting used to Marriott, but the unspoken rules above seem to be the same. And gotta say have been treated great when I brought communication and some status with me to a property. Hang in there AD, and speaking of the Del, they are the WORST with suite upgrades unless you wanna pay an extra fee. If you are into Curio (Hilton), however, Autograph (Marriott) will most definitely be worth pursuing in your travels. Check out Kessler Canyons, for instance, in Colorado.

  18. @Pam – I generally agree. But if I’m arriving at midnight, I’d rather grab the un-upgraded room I want than get stuck with the same category on the second floor above the bar (this actually happened to me the night before a job interview — back before the internet). And I completely agree that there are no guarantees with Marriott either.

    I agree that one should not and need not argue. It’s unseemly and embarrassing and, even if you get an upgrade, ultimately counterproductive, as every staff member in the hotel will know you were a jerk — that is the @DCS approach which disagree with.

    When i really care I will ask ahead and/or ask when I arrive. And l’m always amused by the great lengths the Hilton phone agents go to (on the occasions one needs to talk to them) to make sure you know they’re requesting your upgrade.

    But the fact of the matter is that on most trips it doesn’t really matter and not worth my time to pursue it. If all you’re going to do is sleep and check out, who cares if it’s a standard king or the presidential suite, really?

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