Hilton has unveiled their third quarter promotion, which runs from July 1 through September 30, and offers guests double miles or points throughout the promotion period. One has to register for their preferred earning method (double points or double miles) before check-in to qualify. Also, there’s a huge list of excluded hotels.
As usual for Hilton, this is nothing exciting, though bonus points are bonus points. Now I’m just curious to see what the other programs offer in the way of promotions. Here’s to hoping that Hyatt Gold Passport at the very least brings back “Gx” bonuses (which offer a certain number of bonus points per stay at select properties, historically in addition to any other promotions).
On the hotel front, I think the really telling thing will be whether or not Hyatt returns faster free nights this year (whereby historically you get one free night at any Hyatt in the world for every two stays). They’ve run it every year for a long time now, so if they don’t, I think we can all agree what affect launching a credit card has on a loyalty program. I have faith in the folks at Hyatt, though.
(Tip of the hat to Fly Gracefully)