We're now into the final quarter of 2021 so we're starting to see the various hotel loyalty programs unveiling the promotions that will take them through to the end of the year. Hilton's latest promotion is now open for registration and it's offering guests up to triple points on stays through 31 December.
Hilton's new big promotion for 2021 is now live and runs through 6 September. Unlike the promotion that recently ended, this promotion favors guests making longer stays over stays of just one or two nights so it's likely to favor the leisure traveler more than a lot of road warriors but, that being said, there are still plenty of bonus points up for grabs regardless of your length of stay.
At the beginning of last year, Hilton made a few small but customer-friendly changes to the terms and conditions of its Hilton Honors loyalty program but for reasons that are as yet unclear, these changes appear to have been rolled back.
The last time I recall seeing an Amex Hilton transfer bonus was back in September/October last year so it has been a while since we've seen that offered. Right now, however, a new Hilton Amex transfer bonus has appeared in targeted accounts, and just like in October the best bonus on offer appears to be 40%.
As seems to happen at the beginning of every year, the Hilton Honors website and app don't appear to be showing travelers the number of nights that they have rolled over from the previous year, their current progress to elite status, or their progress to the next milestone reward, but a Loyalty Lobby reader appears to have found a workaround that may help some readers get around this issue.
Hilton is the first of the major hotel chains to announce a new quarterly promotion for 2021 (Hyatt chose to extend its existing excellent promotions) and it's a promotion that we've seen Hilton run in the past. It's also a promotion that will be popular with anyone booking multiple short trips and less popular with those booking a small number of longer trips.
Hilton Honors has announced that from next week it will be extending a "one-time opportunity" to its Diamond and Lifetime Diamond Elite status holders which will allow them to gift status for one year to a family member or friend.
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.
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'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.