Hilton has just announced the details of their fall promotion, which will run from November 1 through December 31, 2012.
Through this promotion you earn 1,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points for every night you stay, with the exception of Tuesday and Wednesday nights. That means a Thursday through Monday night stay would earn you 5,000 bonus points, and a week long stay would also earn you 5,000 bonus points. There’s no limit to the number of points that can be earned, though there’s a big list of non-participating hotels for this promotion.
Registration is required prior to check-out of your first stay to qualify, and bonus points post 6-8 weeks after the completion of the stay.
I value Hilton points at 0.8 cents each, so by my valuation this promotion offers an $8 return per night, excluding the non-participating hotels and Tuesday/Wednesday nights. That’s not that exciting in and of itself. That being said, this can be stacked with the Virgin Atlantic promotion that Hilton is running through December 31, which indirectly offers 40,000 Hilton HHonors points for your first five stays. So if you were to make five one-night stays you’re looking at 9,000 Hilton HHonors points per night, in addition to the points you’d usually earn. Now that’s awesome.
To recap, as their fall promotion Starwood is offering 750 bonus Starpoints per stay (for booking through their iPhone app and checking in on Foursquare) in addition to double points for stays of up to two nights and triple points for stays of three or more nights. As their fall promotion Hyatt is offering tiered bonuses which can earn you as many as 65,000 bonus points for 35 nights.