While registration isn’t yet open, Hilton has just shared the details of their next global promotion, which is one of their popular promotions from the past. Specifically, between May 1 and August 31, 2018, Hilton Honors will offer double base points on all stays. With this promotion you’ll earn:
- 10 Honors bonus points for stays at most brands (for a total of 20 points per dollar)
- 5 Honors bonus points for stays at Home2 Suite by Hilton and Tru by Hilton (for a total of 10 points per dollar)
- This doesn’t include the elite bonus points that Silver, Gold, and Diamond members earn
This means that with the exception of two limited service brands, Honors members will earn 20 points per dollar spent, Silver members will earn 22 points per dollar spent, Gold members will earn 28 points per dollar spent, and Diamond members will earn 30 points per dollar spent.
This promotion will be valid at Hilton’s portfolio of over 5,000 hotels around the world, and unlike some other chains, all properties should be participating in this promotion. There’s also no cap on how many points you can earn, and there’s no minimum stay requirement.
Hilton tells me that registration should be up by next week, at which point I’ll post again.
This promotion matches the ones we’ve seen from Hilton in the past. The double points promotion was the most common one that they ran in 2017.
To compare that to Hilton’s current promotion, through April 30, 2018, Hilton Honors is offering their Points Unlimited promotion. With this you can earn 2,000 bonus points for each stay, plus an additional 10,000 bonus points after every five stays, with no limit to how many bonus points you can earn.
Obviously Hilton’s current promotion works out better for those who make short stays that are inexpensive, while the upcoming promotion will be more lucrative for those who make more expensive stays that are longer.
I have to give Hilton credit both for the quality of their promotions, and also for the fact that they offer them continuously.
What do you make of Hilton’s upcoming double points promotion?