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Hilton Spring Sale in EMEA. Book by April 7 for Stays March 18-June 30

Hilton has a Spring Sale offer for hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Book by April 7 for hotel stays between March 18 and June 30, 2011. These are prepaid, nonrefundable rates. Must book these rates at least 7 days in advance of hotel stay.

The discount is up to 33% on the standard Bed & Breakfast rate and includes daily breakfast. Hampton Hotels are discounted 20% off BAR B&B rate.

Some hotels restrict stays to midweek and others weekend.

A second room for children under 18 is available at 50% off through Hilton Minibreaks. The two rooms must be same room category type.

UK/Ireland hotels also include dinner on first night of stay with a minimum two-night stay.

Sample Rates: Central Europe seems to have some of the best deals. Germany, France, Finland.

According to the promotion rates posted on the Hilton ad, an average rate of 100EUR may get you hotel rooms in Munich (100), Mainz City (88), Dusseldorf (93), Cologne or Köln (114) as you will see the city on maps in Deutschland, Nuremberg (79), Dresden (117), and Berlin Hilton (143) or Berlin Hampton Inn (87).

Now even in Germany there is Hilton brand choice.

Loyalty Traveler Analysis of Dresden Hilton

Tue 10 May – Fri 13 May

Double Guest Room

  • Advance Purchase = 111EUR
  • Advance Purchase with breakfast = 130 EUR
  • Spring Sale = Not Available
  • Bed and Breakfast Flexible Rate = 155 EUR
  • Advance Purchase Dinner/Bed and breakfast = 160 EUR

Breakfast has a price of 19 EUR according to the difference between Advance Purchase (AP) rate and AP breakfast rate.

The ability to book a nonrefundable rate with breakfast is basically the Spring Sale offer. Although, this specific hotel showed the promotion rate unavailable in a couple of searches.

25 EUR is the price placed on making a flexible booking that can be cancelled compared to a prepaid, nonrefundable booking.

30 EUR is the price for dinner.

As a consumer you need to consider whether these prices for breakfast (19 EUR), dinner (30 EUR) and flexible cancellation (25 EUR) are worth the extra expense. One person can likely go elsewhere and eat for less. A couple will likely save or at least not spend any more eating at the hotel.

The toughest decision for me is whether to go prepaid or not. 25 EUR is about US$40 per night.

You lose all your money if you go prepaid and have to cancel.

Trip insurance?  

Short travel story: I stayed in Dresden in 2000 and 2007. I can vouch that Dresden Hilton has a prime old town geographic location right by the Dresden Frauenkirche, one of the most important churches in Martin Luther and German Protestant reformation history. The church was devastated in a bombing at the end of WWII that created a major firestorm and destroyed the historic city of Dresden. The church is now rebuilt. Dresden is a trip to see where some places have blackened walls of stone, but much less prevalent now than ten years ago. They have been doing lots of cleaning and restoration of historic artifacts.

Dresden Frauenkirche (Martin Luther statue in foreground), Dresden, Germany

 

Non participating hotels include:

  • Hampton by Hilton Liverpool John Lennon Airport,
  • Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge,
  • Glasgow Grosvenor,
  • Hilton Coylumbridge,
  • Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa,
  • Hilton Dunkeld, HGI Milan-Malpensa,
  • HGI Perm and
  • Doubletree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah. 

Promotion available midweek nights (nights of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) only at:

  • Hilton Bath City,
  • Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane,
  • Hilton Craigendarroch,
  • Hilton Puckrup Hall Tewkesbury
  • Hilton York.

London Date Exclusions:

(1) 29th April 2011 (Royal Wedding)

(2) 22-29 May 2011 and

(3) 9-12 June 2011 

  • Hilton Canary Wharf,
  • Hilton Docklands Riverside,
  • Hilton Euston,
  • Hilton Green Park,
  • Hilton Hyde Park,
  • Hilton Islington,
  • Hilton Kensington,
  • Hilton Metropole,
  • Hilton Olympia,
  • Hilton Paddington,
  • Hilton Tower Bridge,
  • Hilton on Park Lane,
  • Hilton The Trafalgar London,
  • The Waldorf Hilton
  • Hilton Wembley Plaza

Full Terms & Conditions for Hilton Spring Sale

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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