Save 30 Percent at International Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Book a stay between now and May 14, 2013 for stays at select Hilton Worldwide hotels in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East regions between March 14, 2013 and December 31, 2013 and you will save 30 percent off of the Bed and Breakfast rate on your stay — but the catch is that you must pay in advance a non-refundable payment of 30 percent deposit, which is required at the time you book your reservation.
Well, I suppose that is better than requiring a full 100 percent non-refundable deposit in advance, as required in some promotions by Hilton — such as this promotion. Losing 30 percent of your money is not nearly as bad should your plans change.
Keep in mind that your credit card will be charged immediately for 30 percent of the total amount quoted for the entire stay as reserved. Refunds or credits will not be issued. Charges cannot be applied to other stays, services or merchandise. Booking cannot be changed. You must book your reservation at least thirty days in advance of arrival, except where noted.
This offer is not applicable to existing reservations or group bookings and may not be combined with other select promotions, discounts or offers. Blackout dates may apply and vary by property.
Other terms and conditions may apply.
Just for fun, I decided to check out sample rates. The good news is that the lowest sample rates include taxes. For example, a reservation of a room with either one king-sized bed or two twin beds at the Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand in Lebanon is $175.00 per night plus tax, which comes out to $192.50 — and the sample rate listed in the promotion is $193.00. Even better news is that the special rate is indeed the lowest rate available of all available rates.
There is even better news at the Hilton Dahab resort in Egypt. The lowest sample rate for the promotion is listed at $70.00 for a room with either one king-sized bed or two twin beds for one night — but I found a room for one night at $42.00, including taxes. Frankly, I believe it is worth risking $12.60 to secure this reservation — that is, if there is no significant unrest or turbulence there.
However, the Hilton Queenstown hotel in New Zealand wants $157.79 for a room, including taxes — although the lowest sample rate for the promotion is listed at $123.00. I suppose that is not terrible — and there is a choice of five different rooms for that rate.
The good news is that all three rates — quoted in United States dollars — were the lowest available for one night, all checking in on April 16, 2013 and checking out on April 17, 2013.
You can even secure a rate with breakfast of $524.25 per night at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island for one night on July 17 in a twin beach villa or a king beach villa. I know — they are not on the water. The least expensive king water villa will set you back $751.40. The promotional sample rate shown by Hilton is $438.00, which is true but does not include taxes. However, all of these promotional rates were the lowest rates as well.
I recommend doing some research before you book your room reservation — especially if your travel plans are flexible. Although I have not found evidence of this during my random search, watch out for any rates that may be lower than this promotional rate — especially if those lower rates do not require a non-refundable deposit of any kind to be paid in advance, and especially if you are a Hilton HHonors VIP elite member who has your My Way preferences set to include breakfast, meaning that you will still get breakfast at a lower rate which does not include breakfast.
My advice is to consider taking advantage of this sale. The rates at some of the hotel and resort properties — and there seem to be many from which to choose — seem to be excellent deals, and the risk of losing a 30 percent deposit may just be worth it to secure these room rates.