Apr212008

Points Concierge – Hilton HHonors

View of urban Buenos Aires, Argentina

Points Concierge Hilton HHonors

10,000 points bonus for Hilton brand stays in Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
2-night minimum stay required.
1 stay = 2,000 HHonors points bonus
2 stays = 3,000 HHonors points bonus
3 stays = 5,000 HHonors points bonus

Registration is required. Bonus is not valid for retroactive credit.
Eligible stays between May 1 – September 30, 2008

Earning the full benefits of this promotion requires 3 stays and at least 6 hotel nights. The value of 10,000 HHonors points is $100 (the cost to purchase points). This is certainly not a promotional bonus offer worthy of a special trip or a significantly higher price than other comparable properties. That said, it is a small token offer for travelers thinking upscale and considering Hilton.

The points bonus value is about a $10/night rebate after first stay, a $15/night rebate for second stay, and $25/night rebate on third stay.

Sample room rates:

Hilton Quito June 13-15, 2008
$109 nonrefundable rate with nearly $30 in taxes on top of nightly rate. An issue with most properties in Latin America is the high tax (generally over 20%).
(I stayed at the Hilton Quito in 2000 for the LatinPass mileage runs. Nice executive lounge and wonderful treatment as a Gold member back then. The hotel even sent me a birthday card in the mail from Quito in 2001.)

Hilton Sao Paulo, Brazil May 13-15, 2008
$152.15/night + tax = $325.15 for 2 night stay. (Tax is less than 10% for this hotel.)

Hilton Nassau
June 16-18, 2008
$164 nonrefundable/night or $179 refundable rate/night or $195 Breakfast rate for 2 nights with tax = $436.80

Participating HHonors properties:

Caribbean
Bahamas – British Colonial Hilton Nassau
Barbados – Hilton Barbados
Curacao – Hilton Curacao
Dominican Republic – Hilton Santo Domingo
Jamaica – Hilton Kingston
Puerto Rico – Hilton Ponce and Casino
Puerto Rico – Caribe Hilton San Juan
Trinidad – Hilton Trinidad
Tobago – Hilton Tobago Conference Center
Venezuela – Hilton Margarita Island

Central America

Costa Rica – Doubletree Resort Punta Arenas
Costa Rica – Hilton Resort Papagayo
El Salvador – Hilton Princess San Salvador
Honduras – Hilton Princess San Pedro Sula
Nicaragua – Hilton Princess Managua

South America

Argentina – Hilton Buenos Aires
Brazil – Hilton Belem
Brazil – Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi
Colombia – Hilton Cartagena
Ecuador – Hilton Colon Guayaquil
Ecuador – Hilton Colon Quito

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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