Apr212009

Conrad Hotels 10K bonus for 3 night stay

Hilton HHonors has a 10,000 points bonus offer for a 3 night or longer stay at a Conrad Hotel between April 1 and September 30, 2009. Offer is valid at all Conrad Hotels and may be earned multiple times throughout the promotional period.

Conrad Hotels reservation link.

Registration is required prior to your stay.

Link at www.HiltonHHonors.com/conradoffer

Conrad Hotels is one of the two luxury brands of Hilton. There are only three locations in the US for Conrad Hotels: Chicago, Indianapolis, and Miami. The Waldorf=Astoria Collection has become the more prevalent luxury brand for Hilton in the Americas over the past year as several luxury hotel properties have rebranded to W=A Collection in the past year.

Sample room rates for Conrad Hotels:

Conrad Chicago Fri July 17-Mon Jul 20,

nonrefundable rate/Best Available Rate

King Bed Deluxe                     $204 / $255

King Bed Junior Suite              $264 / $330

King Bed Deluxe Suite            $324 / $405

 

Conrad Indianapolis Fri July 10 – Mon Jul 13,

nonrefundable rate/Best Available Rate

 

King Bed Deluxe                     $169 / $199

King Bed Corner Suite             $339 / $399

 

Conrad Miami Fri Aug 7 – Mon Aug 10,

nonrefundable rate/Best Available Rate

 

King Bed Deluxe                                         $160 / $179

King one Bedroom Suite                             na / $249

Two Bedroom Bay View Residence Suite     na / $329

 

Conrad Centennial Singapore Fri May 1 – Mon May 4,

nonrefundable rate/Best Available Rate

 

2 Twins Classic           $225 SGD/$250 SGD            

(Exchange rate 1 USD = 1.50 SGD)

King Business             $288 SGD /$320 SGD

King Executive            $351 SGD /$390 SGD

 

The Conrad Centennial is one of my favorite hotels in Singapore due to its proximity to the waterfront and a great location next to a shopping mall requiring only a couple of minutes outside in the heat to reach an air conditioned sanctuary.

 

In 2002 I was at the Conrad Singapore the night of an incredible show on the Esplanade and Marina Bay at the mouth of the Singapore River.  I walked over and found a spot on the Esplanade Bridge and spent the evening partying with a hundred thousand Singaporeans. The company that staged the Sydney Olympics fireworks show put on an amazing display of fireworks as dragonboats paraded around the bay and aerobatic performers descended lighted skyscrapers. WOW.

 

Hotel rates I checked in Europe and Australia ran from $250 to $400USD for the lowest priced rooms.

 

HHonors seems committed to a policy of not offering lucrative promotions. In all fairness to the HHonors program, the standard earning rate for Hilton stays with Points & Points or Points & Miles, along with a policy of award stays being eligible for elite status credit makes the Hilton HHonors program a good value without many additional bonuses.

 

Hilton HHonors had their 1,000 points per night promotion for most of this year and it was extended for many Hilton properties through June 30, 2009. Link to 1,000 points per night promotion.

 

When it comes to earning free nights there are advantages to IC Hotels Group, Hyatt, and Starwood with all the opportunities for bonus points and free night offers based on hotel stays.

 

Some of us remember the old days of Hilton HHonors fondly for multiple points earning opportunities like 2,000 points every quarter for changing account preferences like the email address on file. That was a simple 16,000 points per year from home for my wife and me.

 

And then there were the charitable years with the lucrative points earning opportunities through City of Hope’s “Walk for Hope” breast cancer research walks and runs. Earning 50,000+ points per year was possible for registration as a virtual walker in cities around the country with donations of $25 for 5,000 points. HHonors facilitated contributions to cancer research and helped the hotel loyalty account balance.  

 

Thanks to Hilton HHonors we have memories of Oakland from the 2004 Walk for Hope that go beyond rock shows at night and our car being vandalized on trips there in the 80s.

 

10,000 points for a 3-night stay at a Conrad Hotel is an offer to consider when comparing rates for hotels in the nearly 20 cities around the world with Conrad Hotels.

 

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Conrad Bangkok, tub and elephant (the bed had a stuffed elephant amenity)

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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