Feb092013

Hilton HHonors 2013 double stay credit in AsiaPacific hotels

Hilton HHonors Asia Pacific hotels have a 20 to 25% discount on Best Available Rate and Bed & Breakfast rate that includes a double stay elite credit offer for prepaid, nonrefundable bookings by February 14, 2013. Two-night stays earn double stay credit for HHonors elite status. This sale allows hotel stays through December 31, 2013 and an opportunity to earn HHonors double elite credit for stays later in the year.

This sale is the only remaining portion of Hilton’s Any Weekend Anywhere advance purchase, nonrefundable global sale for 2013 stays. The Americas and EMEA regions ended bookings over a week ago during the same Any Weekend Anywhere global sale from November 19-January 31.

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Hilton HHonors Asia Pacific Any Weekend, Anywhere Terms

  • Book between November 19, 2012 and February 14, 2013.
  • Stay between November 24, 2012 and December 31, 2013.
  • Participating Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Garden Inn™, and Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts properties are offering a 25% discount on the Best Available Rate and Bed & Breakfast Rate.
  • Participating Hampton by Hilton™ properties are offering a 20% discount on Best Available Rate.
  • At Hilton Garden Inn properties, discount applies only for arrivals on Thursday through Sunday and requires a 2-night minimum stay for Thursday arrivals, and applies for a 2-night maximum stay for Sunday arrivals.
  • For all other participating properties, discount applies 7 days a week.
  • Must book at least five (5) days in advance of arrival.

Double Stay Credit:For eligible Any Weekend, Anywhere stays as outlined above, of at least 2 nights, and booked through Hilton Worldwide direct booking channels with valid HHonors membership number, HHonors members will receive a Double Stay Credit, which will count toward tier status only. No Bonus Points will be given. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

http://hhonors3.hilton.com/en/awaw/english-terms.html#

Best Available Rate is a specific rate type that varies depending on time of purchase, is unrestricted, non-qualified and excludes discount or negotiated rates not available to the general public, including, but not limited to: membership, corporate, government, promotional, group, packages, unpublished or rates only available on auction websites. The Bed & Breakfast Rateis similarly a specific type of rate that includes breakfast for the registered guests.

Hilton HHonors Asia Pacific Any Weekend Anywhere Sale.

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Hilton Sydney (USD $215) and Hilton Brisbane (USD $136)  show a ‘Most Popular’ sign and “This hotel is likely to sell out soon” message. Deep thought marketing or consumer-friendly tip? Not all the hotels have this message.

The sale is good opportunity for double stay credit if your risk tolerance can handle prepaid, nonrefundable reservations.

Travel story aside: Almost went to Borneo

Malaysia is still looking extraordinarily cheap as a travel destination. I planned a trip there in 2000 when Hilton Kuching had hotel rates in the $40s (AWAW sale rate $74) and Batang Ai Longhouse Resort, Managed by Hilton had rates in the upper $20s (AWAW sale rate $61). I even put together a Powerpoint presentation “Gone to Borneo” to convince relatives to come to Borneo with me and I would cover the hotel expenses. 

I planned for us to visit the two Hilton hotels around Kuching and experience Diamond status hotel treatment for less than $50 per night. Afterwards the plan was to head north and hang out at the hotel resort that was then the Renaissance Sabah Hotel Sandakan. Suites were relatively cheap. I was looking to burn more than $1000 in Marriott stay certificates I had picked up back when MyPoints and rewards sites were totally ramped up for earning travel points, miles and cash.

And then the New York Times and TV news reported western European tourists kidnapped in April 2000 from a hotel on Sipadan, a Malaysian island dive spot. Muslim separatists from the Philippines held them captive for months before all were released. Nobody wanted to travel to Borneo with me after the news of Sipadan. My Borneo jungle trip never materialized.

One of the kidnappers was caught in 2011.

Here is a story Kidnapped in Borneo about the Borneo area of Sandakan and Malaysia from Kyle Ellison in Gadling last summer. Kyle survived Borneo and you can read he was not kidnapped during his stay.

 

Ric Garrido, writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. You can follow Loyalty Traveler on Twitter and Facebook and RSS feed.

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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