A couple of days ago I wrote about the insanely lucrative promotion being offered through the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection, which essentially offered a buy one get one free promotion for stays at Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, and Curio hotels. That’s an incredible offer, especially since this was in addition to the standard perks offered through the program, and also in addition to a $75 gift card after completing your first stay.
I called it the hotel promotion of the year, and I think it goes without saying that the promotion was too good to be true. I’m not sure what exactly they were thinking when they introduced the promotion, for that matter.
Well, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this promotion has been pulled early. When you go to the promotion page you’ll now see the following message:
Due to the unexpected popularity of the Hilton free night offer, hotel inventory subject to this offer booked up much sooner than anticipated and is no longer available. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please note that the $75 USD gift card promotion is still available at Participating Hilton Hotels, see the offer page for more information.
It’s no surprise that this has been pulled, so hopefully lots of you were able to take advantage of it over the past couple of days. At least the offer for a $75 gift card is still available, which could still be extremely valuable. You can earn it for just a one night stay.
I’m still very curious what they were thinking when they introduced this promotion:
- Did they intend for it to be a “buy two get one free offer,” in which case did they decide just to honor the promotion as published for those who already booked, but pull it early?
- Was this promotion intended to create awareness of Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection through a very generous promotion?
- In this day and age it blows my mind that companies are surprised by the “unexpected popularity” of overly generous promotions
Were you able to take advantage of this promotion? What do you think their motivation was for this promotion?