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Hilton Honors have announced details of their latest promotion. It will run from 1 May until 31 August, 2017.
Like many Hilton Honors promotions, it is quite simple and every Honors hotel appears to be participating.
- Diamond members will earn triple base points
- Other members will earn double base points
All Hilton Honors members earn 10 base points per dollar spent on hotel stays. So, if you are a Diamond member, you will earn 30 base points per dollar, whilst the rest of us will earn 20 base points.
On top of that, you can choose between Points & Points and Points & Miles. However the extra 5 points you would get from Points & Points is never doubled or tripled. So in many cases it makes sense to choose Points & Miles and chase an airline-specific promotion such as quadruple Avios (although we have yet to see details of any airline / Honors promotion for the summer).
This is the first time I have seen an additional promotional bonus based on status. If you are interested in Diamond status, it might be time to go for a Diamond challenge, which you can read about here. Since you are immediately upgraded to Diamond status for 90 days, you should also receive the triple points from this promotion. However, I recommend only applying for a Diamond challenge if you intend to complete the 8 stays required; this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not worth wasting for a few extra points that you can buy cheaply…
What do you think of this promotion? Are you excited? Will it make you change a stay or two? Or are you a former Diamond member annoyed by it?