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Earning Rates of Hilton Honors Points Increased — and New Benefits Announced

You will earn more Hilton Honors bonus points per stay if you have earned elite level status — as well as enjoy unlocking unlimited milestones for bonus points; rollover of nights towards elite level status for the next year; and gifting elite level status to someone else — starting in April of 2018 due to new updates to the frequent guest loyalty program.

The updates — which were announced moments ago — are…

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Free Continental Breakfast at Waldorf Astoria Hotels to Elite Hilton Honors Members in 2018

Good news is on the horizon if you are a member of the Hilton Honors frequent guest loyalty program who has earned either Gold or Diamond elite level status: you and one guest will be offered a complimentary continental breakfast as a benefit option of the MyWay portion of your profile — or, at least, an equivalent credit for food and beverage — at hotel and resort properties which are part of the Waldorf Astoria brand.

According to one of my contacts at Hilton who alerted me of this announcement…

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About Restoring Expired Hilton Honors Points…

“Hilton Honors members can restore points expired in past 18 months at the rate of $2.50 per 1,000 points or a flat rate of $250.00 to restore 100,000 to 1,000,000 expired points.”

That paragraph was excerpted from this article which was written by…

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New Points Unlimited Promotion 2018 From Hilton Honors

You can earn 2,000 bonus Hilton Honors points per stay in the new Points Unlimited promotion from Hilton Honors starting on Monday, January 1, 2018 through Monday, April 30, 2018 — plus you can earn an additional 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points for every five completed stays, regardless of whether or not you have earned elite level status…

…but you must…

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Save 20 Percent on Room Rates With Hilton December 2017 in Ten Cities

You can save 20 percent on room rates at Hilton hotel properties in ten cities if you book your reservations only now through Friday, December 22, 2017 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time for stays completed from Thursday, December 21, 2017 through Monday, March 12, 2018.

The catch is that…

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Official Response From Hilton About Point Pooling Account Closures

“Good to know about this” is how Wonderful Wanda — who is a reader of The Gate — responded in the Comments section to this article pertaining to the possibility of having a Hilton Honors membership account closed as a result of pooling points. “But we need more DP on exactly why Hilton is doing this. We need to hear from a Hilton spokesperson on this matter.”

I reached out to one of my contacts at Hilton with a link to the aforementioned article; and after thanking me for reaching out and giving Hilton the chance to confirm its commitment to safeguarding the data of its customers, the official response is as follows…

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Could Pooling Hilton Honors Points Get Your Account Closed?

Back on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Hilton became the only lodging company in the world through which you can combine — or “pool” — your Hilton Honors points with up to ten other people on future award stays. No transfer fees or transaction fees are charged, as this option is completely free for you to pool your points with up to a maximum of ten family members and friends to get to more vacations together — and faster.

Pooling Hilton Honors points can potentially be a great benefit — but reports from…

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Save Up to 50 Percent Off Room Rates in Japan, South Korea and Guam During Hilton Three Day Sale

You can save up to 50 percent off of room rates — plus receive access to the Internet via free Wi-Fi — at 21 participating hotel and resort properties in the Hilton portfolio across Japan, South Korea and Guam with reservations booked during a flash sale between now, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017 at 2:00 in the afternoon Japan Standard Time or midnight Eastern Standard Time for stays completed by Saturday, June 30, 2018.

A total of 21 hotel and resort properties in Japan, South Korea and Guam are participating in this promotion — including, in alphabetical order…

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