Review: Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport
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Update: Hilton Daily Food and Beverage Credit 2021 For Member and One Guest For Diamond and Gold Elite Members

This article at The Gate

— which was posted on Thursday, May 21, 2021 — reported that an official announcement from Hilton has revealed that Hilton Honors members who have earned Diamond or Gold elite status will receive a daily credit for food and beverages for the remainder of 2021 at all luxury hotel and resort properties, full-service hotel and resort properties, lifestyle hotel and resort properties, and Hilton Garden Inn hotel properties in the United States effective as of Thursday, July 1, 2021…

Update: Hilton Daily Food and Beverage Credit 2021 For Member and One Guest For Diamond and Gold Elite Members

Source: Hilton Honors.

…and the exact amount of credits based on the brand of hotel or resort property were revealed moments ago:

Hotel Brands in the United States
Credit Value For One Guest
Maximum Credit Value For a Minimum of Two Guests
• Conrad
• LXR
• Waldorf Astoria
$25.00 per day $50.00 per day
• Curio Collection
• Canopy
• DoubleTree
• Hilton
• Motto
• Signia by Hilton
• Tapestry Collection
$12.00 per day
$15.00 per day in select markets, which include:

• Boston
• Chicago
• District of Columbia
• New York City
• San Francisco
• Key Largo
• Key West
• County of Los Angeles
• State of Hawaii

$24.00 per day
$30.00 per day in select markets, which include:

• Boston
• Chicago
• District of Columbia
• New York City
• San Francisco
• Key Largo
• Key West
• County of Los Angeles
• State of Hawaii

• Hilton Garden Inn
$10.00 per day
$20.00 per day

Simply use the credit towards eligible food and beverage purchases that are charged to your room — any time of the day — at designated outlets throughout the hotel or resort property.

Members of Hilton Honors who have earned:

  • Gold elite status can choose to receive the Daily Food & Beverage Credit or Bonus Points as part of their Hilton Honors MyWay benefits
  • Diamond elite status will receive both the Daily Food & Beverage Credit and 1,000 Bonus Points at all brands listed above except for Hilton Garden Inn, where Diamond members can choose between the credit or 750 Bonus Points.
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Visit your MyWay profile to select your preferences before your next stay.

Guests who stay at the brands of Hilton which offer complimentary breakfast to all guests — such as Hampton Inn and Tru by Hilton as two examples — will continue to receive this offering.

I initially received this response via e-mail message from one of my official contacts at Hilton on May 21, 2021: “The Daily Food & Beverage Credit will apply to the member and one registered guest to the same room, at no additional cost, providing them the flexibility and choice to use the credit at breakfast or another meal period. In regards to the hypothetical example above, both guests (member and one guest) would receive a credit; anything exceeding the total credit value would need to be covered by them.”

Additionally — as this policy is set to become effective in early July through the end of 2021 — “Over the coming months, we plan to actively listen to and evaluate feedback from our Hilton Honors members in order to make a decision that best supports our loyal customers.”

The following announcement is verbatim from an e-mail message I received from one of my official contacts at Hilton:

As restrictions loosen and vaccination rates increase, once-grounded travelers are jumping at the chance to reconnect with loved ones and hit the road (or air) again. As Hilton welcomes guests back this summer, Hilton Honors is excited to launch a new Daily Food & Beverage Credit for Elite members. Please see information below.

  • Showcasing its commitment to providing more flexibility, value and choice for its more than 115 million members, Hilton Honors is launching a Daily Food & Beverage Credit for Gold and Diamond members beginning in early July through the end of 2021, at all luxury, full-service, lifestyle, and Hilton Garden Inn properties in the U.S.
    • These brand categories include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Signia by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton and Motto by Hilton.
  • Hilton Honors Gold and Diamond members can utilize the daily credit towards food or beverage purchases any time of day, replacing the existing Elite Status benefit of complimentary Continental Breakfast.
    The Daily F&B Credit will range in value depending on the brand and location.
  • We’ll share additional details in the coming weeks, but wanted to provide a preview in the meantime should you be interested in sharing with your readers.
Christopher Nassetta is the current president and chief executive officer of Hilton. Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

As part of a statement which was released from Christopher Nassetta — who is the current president and chief executive officer of Hilton — via e-mail message to members of the Hilton Honors frequent guest loyalty program was the following information:

  • Restaurants Reopening. Many of our restaurants modified their services last year so you may see adjusted restaurant hours, altered menus and methods of service, and slightly longer wait times. As the summer continues, we look forward to bringing back the favorites you love and introducing you to some new menu items we’ve been working on.
  • Food & Beverage Credit for Gold & Diamond Members. You asked for flexibility, and we’ve got it. Whether you look forward to breakfast or would rather skip it in favor of a refreshing beverage and afternoon snack, the choice is yours. In early July, we’ll begin offering a daily Food & Beverage Credit that will continue through the end of 2021. You can use this credit at the hotel brands where you currently receive a complimentary continental breakfast as your elite benefit of your membership. You’ll now be able to dine when and how you want. We will share more details in the coming weeks.

Summary

As I said, my experience suggests that the breakfast benefits at Hilton Honors hotel and resort properties in the United States are incomparable to those at hotel and resort properties outside of the United States, which are typically significantly better — and they will not be affected by this announcement, which is only in effect for the remainder of 2021.

I also stated that the daily food and beverage credit for the aforementioned hotel and resort properties within the United States might actually be an improvement overall.

Despite being a travel “blogger”, my experiences with Hilton over the years has been substantially more positive overall than negative — and I will see how this works out in practice, as some of the amounts may not cover what a complimentary breakfast covered at some hotel and resort properties…

All photographs ©2017 and ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

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