With occupancy rates at record lows, hotels are looking for more ways to bring in some much-needed cash and this is why we've seen the likes of Hyatt and Marriott encouraging customers to treat their properties as home offices as well as places to relax. Hilton is now getting in on the act too and it has just launched a new promotion which is offering Hilton Honors members 10,000 bonus points after they complete their first 'WorkSpaces' booking.
Back at the beginning of September, American Express launched the first two transfer bonuses we had seen in months. The first of the transfer bonuses is an offer that most people would do well to avoid (Marriott), while the second offer (this one) is definitely worth a closer look but you'll have to be quick as the deal expires in under 4 day's time.
Hilton has just announced a number of adjustments to its loyalty program that should bring smiles to a lot of faces - from further status extensions and reduced status thresholds through lower targets for milestone bonuses to extended benefits for Hilon co-branded American Express cardholders, there's quite a lot of good news here.
Hilton has launched another points sale and, as usual, there's a 100% bonus on offer. With Hilton once again selling its points at just 0.5 cents each (the lowest rate at which they're generally sold), Hilton Honors elites once again have the chance to stock up on points and book 5 nights at some of the chains most luxurious properties for an outlay of just $1,900.
Hilton has been running its current points sale since the end of July but there are just 3 days left to make the most of the deal on offer. Hilton Honors members are being given a 100% bonus on all purchases of 10,000 points or more which, as usual, values Hilton's currency at 0.5 cents/point. With most of Hilton's best properties around the world operating with super-low occupancy rates, award availability and pricing is excellent which means that this sale can be used to book some amazing stays.
Hilton's current "Points Unlimited" promotion ends on 7 September and details of the promotion to follow this one are now live. The new "Double Rewards" promotion is one that builds on the Points Unlimited promotion in a way that should please Hilton loyalists and in a way that makes earning top-tier elite status through a status match incredibly easy. Registration is now open.
Yesterday I wrote about the new promotion that Hilton should be announcing officially in the next few days and which will offer double elite qualifying nights for all stays through the end of the year. That in itself was very good news for anyone looking to earn elite night credits towards elite status in 2022, but it's also fantastic news for anyone looking to complete a Hilton status match challenge.
Way back in April 2017 (those seem like halcyon days right now!) when Hilton refreshed its Honors loyalty program, part of the refresh included the addition of a points pooling feature that is remarkably easy to use. There's no fee to pool Hilton Honors points and up to 11 people can participate so this is definitely something all Hilton Honors members should be aware of.
Over the weekend we saw Marriott's bonus elite nights dropping into members' Bonvoy accounts but Hilton has just upped the ante by announcing that all Hilton Honors elite nights earned in 2020 will rollover into 2021 making Hilton elite status a whole lot easier to earn next year.
Hilton's latest points sale ends tomorrow so time is running out if you want to make the most of the 100% bonus that's on offer and the increased purchase limit which temporarily allows Hilton Honors members to buy up to 320,000 points.