October 10-January 31, 2014: More Nights, More Points
- Double Points (20 points/$1) for 2-night stays.
- Triple Points (30 points/$1) for 3-night stays.
- Quadruple points (40 points/$1) for 4-night or longer stays.Thursday nights.
- Registration at HHonors.com/more
Loyalty Traveler post: Hilton HHonors More Nights, More Points Q-4 Promotion only rewards extended stays September 30, 2013.
HHonors Airline Bonus Miles Offers for 2013 Q4.
Aeroflot up to 4x bonus miles Oct 1- Jan 31, 2014. Valid at Hilton brand hotels worldwide. Earn 2x miles on first stay, 3x miles on second stay and 4x miles on additional stays during the promotion period. Aeroflot is a SkyTeam airline member. T&C listed at end of post.
ANA Mileage Club 3x miles Oct 1-Dec 31, 2013. Earn triple miles for stays in Asia-Pacific region and double miles for rest of world. Star Alliance airline.
British Airways Executive Club Triple Miles at Hilton brand hotels in EMEA region. Earn 1,000 bonus Avios for each weekend night. Aug 1-Dec 16, 2013. OneWorld airline member.
China Eastern 3x miles for stays of 3 nights and more at Hilton brand hotels worldwide from Oct 1-Dec 31, 2013. Skyteam member airline.
Delta Skymiles 250 MQM and 2x miles Sep 30-Dec 13, 2013 at Hilton brand hotels worldwide.
FinnAir Plus 3x Miles October 1 – December 31, 2013 at Hilton brand hotels worldwide. OneWorld airline member. Note: FinnAir has more generous HHonors earning rules than most airlines.
Iberia Plus 1,000 Bonus Avios points per weekend night Aug 1-Dec 16, 2013 at Hilton brand hotels in EMEA region. Earn 1,000 bonus Avios for each weekend night. OneWorld airline member.
SAS Scandanavian EuroBonus, up to 4x points for EMEA region hotels Aug 14 – November 30, 2013. Earn 2x points first stay, 3x points second stay and 4x points for third stay and additional stays. Star Alliance member.
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, 2x to 4x miles Oct. 1 – Dec 31, 2013.
- 2x miles at Hilton brand hotels worldwide.
- 3x miles at Hilton brand hotels in Asia-Pacific region.
- 4x miles at select Hilton brand hotels in Asia Pacific.
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus 2x miles on 2-night stays and 3x miles on stays of 3 nights or more October 1 – December 31, 2013 at Hilton brand hotels worldwide
United Mileage Plus 1,000 bonus miles per night at Waldorf-Astoria and Conrad hotels August 16 – December 31, 2013.
December 31, 2013: Earn 1,000 bonus points for every hotel stay booked with iPhone App by December 31, 2013 for stays through December 31, 2014. Download Hilton iPhone app here.
Hilton Lake Las Vegas 1,000 bonus points per night to Jan 1, 2014 Stays at the former Ritz-Carlton earn 1,000 bonus points per night for the rest of the year.
Conrad and Waldorf Astoria stays 1,000 United miles per night to Dec 31, 2013. Register for this offer to earn 1,000 bonus miles per night on top of regular Points & Points or Points & Miles earn rate. Loyalty Traveler post (July 25) Conrad and Waldorf Astoria stays 1,000 United miles per night to Dec 31, 2013
2013 Hilton HHonors Hotel Category Reward Changes
Hilton HHonors changed from seven categories and Waldorf Astoria category to a global ten hotel reward categories from 5,000 to 95,000 points per reward night. Along with the change to ten reward categories is the introduction of seasonal reward rates. The effect is to make Hilton HHonors Reward Category somewhat arbitrary and variable. Hotels shift in reward cost by as many as four different reward levels for hotels assigned to category 7 in the category 1 to 10 system.
Loyalty Program change: American Express AXON awards change effective June 15, 2013.
Simplifying HHonors AXON changes June 15, 2013 (April 29, 2013).
Program changes: Hilton HHonors hotel award category reassignment and seasonal award rates effective March 28, 2013. Loyalty Traveler post: Hilton HHonors major award devaluation March 28, 2013 (Feb 19, 2013).
Here are a series of articles examining the value of HHonors points for hotel stays in several cities:
- HHonors Reward Analysis Boston 2013 (April 2)
- HHonors Reward Analysis San Francisco 2013 (April 2)
- HHonors Award Analysis Minneapolis 2013 (April 2)
- HHonors Award Analysis Charlotte, NC (April 3)
- HHonors Reward Analysis New York 2013 (April 3)
- HHonors Reward Value Analysis London (April 8)
- HHonors Hotel Reward Category and Seasonal Drift Explained (April 5)
- Summary of HHonors points value in USA (April 5)
- Points & Money Rewards in the new HHonors (April 2)
HHonors Program Change: HHonors Elite Status Qualification Program Change effective January 1, 2013. LT post Dec 4, 2012 Hilton HHonors increases Gold and Diamond elite tier qualification in 2013.
HHonors Gold elite requirements as of January 1, 2013:
- 20 stays, up from 16 stays.
- 40 nights, up from 36 nights.
- 75,000 base points ($7,500 in hotel spend), up from 60,000 base points.
HHonors Diamond elite requirements as of January 1, 2013:
- 30 stays, up from 28 stays.
- 60 nights, no change.
- 120,000 base points ($12,000 in hotel spend), up from 100,000 base points ($10,000).
10 Hilton HHonors Hotel Brands:
- Waldorf-Astoria Collection – luxury
- Conrad – luxury
- Hilton – upper upscale, 530 hotels.
- Hilton Grand Vacation – upper upscale
- Embassy Suites – upper upscale, over 200 hotels.
- Doubletree – upscale, 300+ hotels.
- Hilton Garden Inn – upscale, 570 hotels.
- Homewood Suites – upscale, 300+ hotels.
- Hampton Inn & Suites - upper midscale, 1,900+ hotels.
- Home2Suites - upper midscale
Hotel Chain Scale Segment 2013 Smith Travel Research STR was used to rank hotels is scale based on average daily rate for the brand in the USA and globally.
- Earn HHonors Points and Miles
- HHonors Double Dipping
- HHonors Airline Partners
- HHonors American Express AXON 4-night Awards.
- MilePoint.com HHonors Primer.
- HHonors Miles-for-Points (unique to HHonors is ability to change airline miles into HHonors points.)
- HHonors Points-for-Miles (poor exchange rate for most airlines)
- HHonors Purchase Points
Program Change: HHonors Diamond elite enhancement guarantees breakfast, room upgrade, executive lounge access and welcome amenity points. LT post Jan 26, 2012.
***** Elite Status Promotion: Hilton HHonors Gold elite fast-track for Carlson Wagonlit Travel customers. Earn HHonors Gold elite after four stays within 90 days of promotion registration. This offer has an end date of 12/31/2013 so might be best to wait until January 2013 to register for Gold elite through 2014. Loyalty Traveler post Sep 6, 2011.
***** Elite Status Promotion: HHonors Gold VIP elite after 4 stays or 9 nights in 90 days at U.S. hotels with Hilton HHonors MVP. Promotion registration required.