50% Off Hilton Hotels in Japan in 50 Hours On Now — But…

This is a view of the bay from a room at the Conrad Tokyo, which is one of the hotel properties participating in this promotion. Photograph by FlyerTalk member Jubilee777. Click on the photograph for trip reports, reviews and more photographs posted by Jubilee777 and other FlyerTalk members.

You have until 9:00 in the morning Eastern Daylight Time tomorrow, June 27, 2013 to take advantage of a sale of 50 percent off of the room rate at all of the participating Hilton Worldwide family hotel properties in Japan for stays between June 26, 2013 and March 31, 2014 — subject to availability, of course.
This sale celebrates the presence of 50 years in Japan for Hilton.
I have stayed as a guest at the Hilton Tokyo Bay hotel property, for example, and I can vouch that approximately US$67.00 is indeed a good deal — if you do not mind that advance payment for your hotel stay is required at the time of booking your reservation, your payment cannot be refunded once paid, and your reservation cannot be changed. That is potentially a deal killer for me.
In addition, your credit card will be charged immediately for the total amount quoted for the entire stay as reserved and refunds or credits will not be issued. Charges cannot be applied to other stays, services or merchandise. Blackout dates may apply and vary by property. This offer may not be combined with other select promotions, offers or discounts and is not valid for existing reservations or groups.
Additional restrictions apply.
Mixed results are being reported: some FlyerTalk members are frustrated that some hotel properties are sold out; while other FlyerTalk members wished that this offer was extended longer in terms of when to stay. Still other FlyerTalk members are reporting overloaded server problems. However, some FlyerTalk members are reporting success with securing a true discount of 50 percent off of the room rate.
Also, be careful that the room rate is not based on double occupancy — meaning that two people share a room and each paying the advertised rate, which some FlyerTalk members claim is “false advertising.” Other FlyerTalk members cite that this promotion is a “fake”, as they are reporting that room rates were increased when this promotion began — meaning that the discount is not really 50 percent after all when taking into account the lower room rate prior to the launch of the promotion.
As many FlyerTalk members like to say, “Your mileage may vary.” I intend to bow out of this promotion — pun intended — but if you decide to participate, select your lodging choice and room rate wisely and do your homework before booking your reservation.

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