Oct082010

HHonors Double Points and Stay Sunday for 4x Points 2010-Q4

Hilton HHonors 2010-Q4 promotion is Double Base Points for all stays, and 4x Base Points for the entire stay if it includes a Sunday night, completed between October 12 and December 30, 2010.

  • Promotion dates: October 12 – December 30, 2010
  • Double Base Points for all stays (20 points per dollar) or
  • 4x Base Points for the entire stay if a Sunday night included (40 points per dollar)
  • Points & Points (5 points/dollar) and elite bonuses are additional to promotion bonus
  • Registration is required first before stays count:  www.HHonors.com/Sunday 

A wag of the finger to say once again Hilton HHonors is showing a poor promotion roll-out. This offer was printed on a full-page advertisement of the InsideFlyer magazine October issue, page19. Yet, it is now October 8 and the promotion registration link has not gone live as of this writing. (Update Oct. 11 – Registration page went live Monday, October 11)

(UPDATE OCT. 13 – Here is a link to Hilton Worldwide Excluded Properties for this promotion. I wrote this post before the promotion page was uploaded on October 11. It turns out the Hilton New York used in the analysis below is a non-participating hotel for the 4x Sundays promotion. There are about 240 excluded hotels.

And in typical Hilton HHonors fashion the exclusion list is not ordered geographically. Even determining if a hotel is  on the exclusion list is difficult since you have to scroll through each name by brand.)

Loyalty Traveler analysis:

  • Sunday October 17 – Friday October 22, 2010
  • Hilton New York – Queen Bed ($399 Sunday; $429 Mon-Thur)
  • $2,115
  • $2,115 x 40 points/$1 = 84,600 points  (21,150 base points + 63,450 bonus points)
  • $2,115 x 5 points/$1 = 10,575 points (Points & Points earning preference)
  • Total = 95,175 points for non-elite member

HHonors blue member (no elite status) will earn 95,175 points from this very expensive 5-night stay at the New York Hilton. The same hotel spend without a Sunday night stay will only earn 52,875 points.

HHonors Diamond member will receive over 105,000 points with a Sunday night in this stay and probably receive a nice upgrade from the cheapest priced Queen Bed Basic Room.

Hilton Newark/Fremont (San Francisco Bay area)

  • Sunday October 17 – Monday, October 18, 2010
  • Hilton Newark/Fremont – King Bed with balcony/patio  ($101.15 Sunday rate)
  • $101.15 x 40 points/$1 = 4,040 points (1,010 base points + 3,030 bonus points)
  • $101.15 x 5 points/$1 = 505 points (Points & Points earning preference)
  • Total = 4,545 points for non-elite member for a one-night Sunday stay.

This Hilton HHonors 2010 end-of-year promotion has great points-earning potential for high spenders and good opportunities for the Sunday night guest.

Loyalty traveler promotion rating: 3 keys of 5; (4 keys for Sunday stays)

Excluded Hotels

Hotel Name
  • Doubletree Boston Guest Suites
  • Doubletree Hotel Charlotte Airport
  • Doubletree Columbus/Worthington
  • Doubletree Cincinnati Airport
  • Doubletree Hotels Detroit/Novi
  • Gallery One Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel
  • Doubletree Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport
  • Doubletree Hotel Wilmington
  • Doubletree San Pedro
  • Doubletree Hotel Milwaukee/Brookfield
  • Doubletree Hotels Philadelphia
  • Doubletree Pittsburgh Airport
  • Doubletree Wood Dale
  • Doubletree Schaumburg
  • Doubletree Hotel Jefferson City
  • Doubletree Kos Helona Resort
  • Doubletree Hotel Jersey City
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta Kennesaw Town
  • Embassy Atlanta Airport
  • Embassy  Suites Baltimore-North/Hunt Valley
  • Embassy Suites Baltimore at BWI Airport
  • Embassy Boston at Logan Airport
  • Embassy Boston Marlborough
  • Embassy  Charleston-Historic Charleston
  • Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa
  • Embassy Suites Chicago – North Shore/Deerfield, il
  • Embassy Suites Denver International Airport
  • Embassy Suites Detroit Metro Airport
  • Embassy Los Angeles Intl Airport South
  • Embassy Lompoc Central Coast
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Laredo
  • Embassy Orlando Airport
  • Embassy Orlando-Intl Drive South Conv Ctr
  • Embassy Orlando-North
  • Embassy Milpitas/Silicon Valley
  • Embassy Kansas City Overland Park
  • Embassy Kansas City Plaza
  • Embassy Phoenix Scottsdale
  • Embassy Piscataway/Somerset
  • Embassy Suites Durahm Research Triangle
  • Embassy San Antonio/N W I-10
  • Embassy San Antonio International Airport
  • Embassy Santa Clara/Silicon Valley
  • Embassy Suites Tampa Dwntwn Convention Ctr
  • Embassy Washington DC @ the Chevy Chase Pvln
  • Embassy Crystal City  National Airport
  • Embassy  Washington DC
  • Embassy Alexandria-Old Town
  • Hilton Garden Inn Ames
  • Hilton Garden Inn Appleton/Kimberly
  • Hilton Garden Inn Billings
  • Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Burlington
  • Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown, OH
  • Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Twinsburg
  • Hilton Garden Inn Allen
  • Hilton Garden Duncanville
  • Hilton Garden Inn Lewisville
  • Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Market Place
  • Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown
  • Hilton Garden Inn Rockville-Gaithersburg
  • Hilton Garden Inn Solomons
  • Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell
  • Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport
  • Hilton Garden Inn Grand Forks/UND
  • Hilton Garden Inn Green Bay
  • Hilton Garden Inn Hattiesburg
  • Hilton Garden inn Westbury
  • Hilton Garden Inn Montebello, CA
  • Hilton Garden Inn Las Cruces
  • Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland
  • Hilton Garden Inn Missoula
  • Hilton Garden Inn Oshkosh
  • Hilton Garden Inn Mukilteo Seattle North Everett
  • Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix North/Happy Valley
  • Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe
  • Hilton Garden Inn Palm Springgs/Rancho Mirage
  • Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Olaya
  • Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
  • Hilton Garden Inn South Bend IN
  • Hilton Garden Inn Mountain View
  • Hilton Garden Inn Tallahassee
  • Hilton Garden Inn Toledo/Perrysburg
  • Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Bay
  • Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District
  • Hilton Garden Inn Tucson Airport
  • Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport
  • Hilton Atlanta Airport
  • Hilton Austin
  • Hilton Boston Back Bay
  • Hilton Boston Logan Airport
  • Hilton Baltimore
  • Hilton Dallas – Rockwall
  • Hilton Alexandria – Old Town
  • Capital Hilton
  • Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
  • Hilton Houston Westchase
  • Hilton New York
  • Hilton Orlando – Walt Disney World Resort
  • Hilton Rye Town
  • Hilton Sao Paulo
  • Hilton Cincinnati Airport
  • Hilton Millenium
  • Hilton Birmingham Metropole
  • Hilton Bonn – Germany
  • Hilton Frankfurt – Germany
  • Hilton Glascow
  • Hilton London Heathrow
  • Hilton London Olympia
  • Hilton London Canary Wharf
  • Hilton London Euston
  • Hilton Green Park
  • Hilton Hyde Park
  • Hilton Islington
  • Hilton London Metropole
  • Hilton London Docklands Riverside
  • Hilton London Paddington
  • Hilton London Tower Bridge
  • Hilton London Waldorf
  • Hilton Newcastle Gateshead
  • Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya
  • Hilton Tel Aviv
  • Homewood Albuquerque – Uptown
  • Homewood Atlanta-Galleria Cumberland
  • Homewood Atlanta-Peachtree
  • Homewood Atlanta – Buckhead
  • Homewood Austin / Round Rock
  • Homewood Austin – Northwest
  • Homewood Bel Air
  • Homewood Baltimore – BWI Airport
  • Homewood Nashville – Brentwood
  • Homewood Nashville-Elm Hill Pike
  • Homewood Boston-Billerica
  • Homewood Boulder
  • Homewood Baton Rouge
  • Homewood Charleston / Airport – Convention Ctr
  • Homewood Cleveland – Solon
  • Homewood Charlotte-Airport
  • Homewood Clearwater
  • Homewood Dallas – Addison
  • Homewood Dallas – Frisco
  • Homewood Dallas – Irving/Las Colinas
  • Homewood Plano
  • Homewood Fort Worth – Fossil Creek
  • Homewood Houston – Kingwood Parc
  • Homewood Jackson
  • Homewood Jackson-Ridgeland
  • Homewood Orlando – Maitland
  • Homewood Memphis-Germantown
  • Homewood Memphis-Poplar
  • Homewood Melville
  • Homewood Mobile – East Bay/Daphne
  • Homewood Minneapolis – Mall of America
  • Homewood New Orleans – Downtown
  • Homewood Hillsboro/Beaverton
  • Homewood Philadelphia/Great Valley
  • Homewood Phoenix – Biltmore
  • Homewood Phoenix-Metro Center
  • Homewood Richmond – West End
  • Homewood Rockville-Gaithersburg
  • Homewood San Diego Liberty Station
  • Homewood San Antonio – Northwest
  • Homewood Salt Lake – Midvale / Sandy
  • Homewood Cincinnati
  • Homewood St. Louis – Chesterfield
  • Homewood St. Louis – Galleria
  • Homewood Stewart Newburgh Airport
  • Homewood Torreon – Intermall Laguna
  • Homewood Tulsa-South
  • Homewood Washington – Dulles Intl Airport
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Falls Church I-495@ Rt.50
  • Homewood Hartford Windsor Locks
  • Homewood Toronto – Oakville
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Albany – Downtown
  • Hampton Inn Altoona
  • Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South
  • Hampton Inn Austin/Arboretum Northwest
  • Hampton Inn Austin/Round Rock
  • Hampton Inn Baltimore/Washington International Airport
  • Hampton Inn Glen Burnie
  • Hampton Inn Mt. Brook
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville/Vanderbilt/Elliston Place
  • Hampton Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt
  • Hampton Boston/Peadbody
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Boynton Beach
  • Hampton Inn Columbia – Northeast
  • Hampton Inn 1-26 Airport
  • Hampton Inn Chattanooga
  • Hampton Inn Chicago/Gurnee
  • Hampton Inn Charleston Historic District
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston/Mt. Pleasant IOP
  • Hampton Inn Patriots Point
  • Hampton Inn & Suites – North Charleston/Univerisity Blvd
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston – West Ashley
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte – Arrowood Rd.
  • Hampton Inn Columbus Airport
  • Hampton Inn North Dallas/Addison
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Allen
  • Hampton Inn Deerfield Beach
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Downtown
  • Hampton Inn Detroit/Northville
  • Hampton Inn Dyersburg
  • Hampton Inn Fayetteville, NC
  • Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport – North Cruise Port
  • Hampton Inn Fort Walton Beach
  • Hampton Inn Greenville
  • Hampton Inn Glenwood Springs
  • Hampton Inn Boca Raton
  • Hampton Inn Hillsville, VA
  • Hampton Inn Johnstown
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Lake George
  • Hampton Inn Memphis-Poplar
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis – Shady Grove
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Mexico City, MX
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Montgomery – Eastchase
  • Hampton Inn Milford
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Jackson
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Outer Banks
  • Hampton Inn Channel Islands Harbor
  • Hampton Inn Palm Beach Gardens
  • Hampton Inn West Palm Beach
  • Hampton Inn Princeton
  • Hampton Inn Moss Point
  • Hampton Inn King of Prussia
  • Hampton Inn Pickwick
  • Hampton Inn Pittsburgh/Monroeville
  • Hampton Inn Pittsburgh – University Center
  • Hampton Inn Portage
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Rockville
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Savannah
  • Hampton Inn Shreveport/Bossier City
  • Hampton Inn Salisbury
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Show Low /Pinetop
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota
  • Hampton Inn Knoxville
  • Hampton Inn Warsaw
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Calgary Airport, Alberta, Canada
  • The Trafalgar Hotel, London
  • Wembley Plaza Hotel
  • Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club
  • The Reach Resort
  • The Boulders Resort

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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  1. Added the list of excluded hotels for this promotion. Hilton New York used in the analysis happens to be one of the nonparticipating hotels for 4x Sundays.

    Couldn’t Hilton at least bother to arrange a geographical list with country, state and city so members could easily determine which hotels in an area are not participating?

    Come on HHonors. Get a clue!

  2. This is typical Hilton advertising – double points for Sunday night staty at any Hilton Hotel. I stayed 2 weeks at Doubletree Brookfield and when I called to find out why I didn’t get double credit, I was told it was one of over 200 hotels excluded from double credit. If you’re offering something and using the Hilton name, it should be applicable at all Hilton Hotels or it should say “at a few Hilton Hotels”. I’ve been a Diamond Hilton member for many years (and a Starwood Platinum) and there is no comparison between the two programs.

  3. Neal – One of my concerns as Loyalty Traveler is the number of hotels opting out of loyalty promotions this past year with both Hilton and SPG.

    Both programs have made checking for participating properties a bit of a chore when looking to earn promotion credit.

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