5,000 Bonus Hilton Points on Every Stay through July 6

Hilton 5000 bonus points

Hilton just announced another lucrative promotion, offering an additional 5,000 bonus HHonors points on every stay at any hotel through July 6. This new offer is a great addition to an already generous summer promo. I wrote earlier that Hilton will be extending its spring Double Your HHonors promotion into the summer. Originally scheduled to expire May 31, you can now get double points or … [Read more...]

Get Double Miles or Double Points with Hilton’s Latest Promotion

Hilton HHonors Double Your Points

Hilton is bringing back its "Double Your Honors" promotion this spring with a choice between double Hiltion HHonors points or double miles when you stay through May 31. That means you could earn up to 10 extra Hilton points per dollar, or an extra airline mile per dollar. The catch is that you have to make your choice up front and stick with it for the entire promotion. This promotion plays … [Read more...]

Daily Getaways for Week 1: March 23-27

Daily Getaways IHG

Daily Getaways returns today with five weeks of discounted travel offers. These are often described as a certain type of hotel room or other purchase but in reality are blocks of points that can be used much more flexibly. And unlike most points for sale, which can be at bad prices, these rates are pretty good. Competition for the best deals is fierce; read my tips at the end for scoring the one … [Read more...]

Hilton Gives All Members Free WiFi, Succumbs to Peer Pressure


Just a few weeks ago I published a mini-review rating the free Internet offerings of major hotel chains. In it I gave Hilton the lowest score, just one "bar" out of five, for continuing to offer free WiFi to only its Gold and Diamond members. That means some elite members are still paying! Fortunately Hilton has followed in the footsteps of many competitors. Unfortunately it is clearly doing … [Read more...]

The Best Hotel Loyalty Programs in 2015

Hotel Top Tier Status 2015

It's time for the third annual comparison of hotel loyalty programs! Not much has changed since last year, though I have made some tweaks to the information I included as well as the presentation. Comments are always welcome as these tend to be works in progress. (Last updated February 21, 2015.) A separate post comparing airline loyalty programs has also been published. Information is … [Read more...]

Review: Conrad St. James, London

Conrad St James 2

My wife and I originally planned to spend our Thanksgiving vacation to London at the Hyatt Regency The Churchill, where we had secured an excellent Points + Cash rate and confirmed a Diamond suite upgrade a month in advanced. Then disaster struck. A few days before our stay there was a gas explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Churchill, and the hotel remains closed for repair. Hyatt moved our … [Read more...]

Vote for the Next Hilton HHonors Promotion

Hilton vote for promotion

Hotel loyalty programs generally run three or four quarterly promotions each year. And they tend to be variations on a theme: triple points in Q1, double points in Q2, triple points on weekends only in Q3, etc. Hilton HHonors is mixing it up just a little with its latest promotion by asking its members to vote for which offer they prefer. You can choose either double points (beginning with your … [Read more...]