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The latest winter hotel promotion to be announced is Hilton’s &quot;More Nights, More Points&quot; for stays during the first quarter of 2011.
Between January 3 and March 31, 2011, Hilton HHonors members can earn up to quadruple points for qualifying stays of two or more nights at Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, and Homewood Suites hotels.
The bonusing works as follows:
The promotion’s terms and conditions indicate that 3,600 Hilton family hotels offer the bonus. That’s most, but not all, HHonors hotels. Helpfully, Hilton provides a list of the more than 300 non-participating properties. Do check to confirm that your hotel is not on the list before booking on the basis of this offer.
There’s no limit on the number of bonus points that may be earned during the promotion, but &quot;standard Base Point earnings on any single stay may not exceed 100,000 Points.&quot;
Registration is required.
Deal or No Deal
This is a decent deal for two-night stays, and a better-than-decent deal for four-night stays.
Of course, promotions have to be evaluated in comparison to alternatives available from competing hotels.
For context, Hilton’s offer compares favorably with Starwood’s first quarter bonus (double points for all nights, plus 500 extra points on weekends). However, Marriott’s winter MegaBonus promotion, which we haven’t reviewed yet, will offer a free night after two paid stays between February 1 and April 30, 2011. And no doubt there are promotions from other major hotel groups in the pipeline as well.
So, depending on your priorities, there may be comparable or better deals to be had for those who can delay booking until the winter bonus landscape comes into sharper focus.
Reader Reality Check
Will this offer be a difference-maker when booking your winter hotel stays?
More generally, are you expecting next year’s hotel promotions to be as generous as those of the past couple of years?