NO LONGER AVAILABLE: Amazing Hotel Offer – Hilton 2nd Night Free Offer
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UPDATE: This offer is no longer available as of Friday, September 16. The promotion was ended early due to its unexpected popularity.
Two days ago, Visa Signature’s Luxury Hotel Collection partnered with Hilton to bring an amazing hotel promotion. Essentially, if you book two nights at participating Conrad, Waldorf or Curio hotels – you get the second night free. The catch is that you must use a Visa Signature or Visa Infinite card.
The Nitty Gritty
Here’s the direct link to the offer – all you need to do is select the hotel you’re interested in staying at – through the site, and book your two nights. You won’t be charged until check out. When you get the folio at that time, you’ll see your bill cut in half.
Here are the rules…
- Stays must be booked by December 31, 2016
- Stays must occur between booking and be completed by March 31, 2017
- Stays can be over two nights, but you’ll only get one free.
- You must book with a Visa Signature card.
What’s a Visa Signature card?
Underneath the Visa logo, you see the word ‘Signature’ – this is pretty standard on cards. Most Visa issued cards are branded as Visa Signature, particularly if one has over a credit line of $5,000 or more.
This also works with the Visa Infinite cards issued by Chase on the new Chase Sapphire Reserver and revamped Ritz-Carlton card. Most
Other Benefits With This Promotion
In addition to the free night, you get the following benefits:
- Any elite Hilton HHonors benefits, depending on your level of status
- Automatic room upgrade when available, upon arrival
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Complimentary continental breakfast
- $25 USD food or beverage credit
- 3 PM Check-out upon request, when availabile
These are pretty standard if you are a HHonors Gold or Diamond. You can receive HHonors Gold from the Citi Hilton Reserve or American Express Surpass cards. Hilton HHonors Gold is one of the best statuses given from a credit card.
The real benefit here is that $25 food or beverage credit which is also applied at check out.
Sure, some Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and Curio Hilton properties are pretty pricey, but there are some cheap ones out there (particularly the Asian properties).
If you look at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, you’ll be paying $2,100 for two nights, or $1,050 per night.
Whereas the Conrad Bangkok you’ll pay $250 for two nights, or $125 for two! I’ll be in Thailand later this year and was able to take advantage of the offer. I’m trying to take advantage of my Hilton Diamond (via status match) before it expires.
The total for two nights after taxes is about $500. At check-out, the promotion will knock this down to $250, essentially costing me $125 a night for a top property like the Conrad Bangkok.
There are some really great top-tier Hilton properties out there like the Grand Wailea in Maui or the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem.
Since becoming a Hilton Diamond, I’ve stayed at several Hilton properties in North America, Asia and Israel. I’ve really enjoyed my stays at their luxury properties. In particular, I’ve found that the Waldorf properties (unlike the Ritz properties) are really unique to the destination and are anything but cookie cutter.
Cancellation / Changes
As you’ll be charged at check out, you can usually cancel 24-hours before the reservation with no penalty. Be sure to check the terms & conditions of the entire booking before you make the purchase.
The cancellation will not follow Visa’s policy; rather, it will follow the individual hotels policy.
And remember, if you check out early, you’ll be charged the full amount and not be eligible for the rebate at check out.
Elite Benefits and Maximizing Hilton HHonors Earnings
As mentioned above, you should be able to take advantage of any elite benefits you have with HHonors Gold or Diamond status. Upon making the reservation, you’ll be prompted to enter your HHonors number – this implies you’ll also earn points for your stays.
There are a few promotions going on to help you earn even more points!
If you stay at a Waldorf or Conrad before December 31, 2016, register here to earn 5,000 additional HHonors points on a two-night stay.
Earn double points on every stay through December 31, 2016. Register here.
If you make this purchase with your Citi Hilton Reserve Visa Signature card you’ll earn an additional 10X points per dollar.
This is a really great way to rack up a few extra thousand HHonors points and get a free night. Like any other promotion or great sale, it only makes sense to take advantage if you were planning a trip with a eligible property – otherwise it’s a waste of money and you’ll have some buyer’s remorse.
– The Miner
Cover photo courtesy of the hotel