Hilton HHonors has a promotion for Delta SkyMiles offering double miles and 250 Medallion elite status qualifying miles (MQM) for every stay of two nights or longer from October 1 to December 11, 2011. There is no list of nonparticipating hotels so this appears to be a worldwide offer across the Hilton Worldwide chain.
The best part is this offer may be combined with probably the most lucrative hotel loyalty promotion for this quarter with a free night at any Hilton Worldwide hotel after four stays or ten nights at any participating Hilton Worldwide hotel brand. There are over 200 hotels in the U.S. not participating so be sure to check the non-participating hotels list for the free night offer.
Hilton also has a promotion with United Mileage Plus for 1,000 bonus miles for two-night stays in same period (UA promo is redeemable miles only and not elite qualifying miles) that I posted yesterday. And this offer is combinable with HHonors Free Nights offer. You can only earn frequent flyer miles with one airline per hotel stay, so no UA bonus and DL bonus for same hotel stays.
Please leave a comment on this post if you see other Hilton HHonors airline partners offering a bonus during this same promotion period and I will share the information in a blog post.
What does Double SkyMiles mean with Hilton HHonors?
Hilton HHonors has a complicated system for miles earning that factors in hotel brand and HHonors member earning preference of Fixed Miles or Variable Miles.
Fixed Miles Earning (Regular earning rate = 500 miles per stay; double Skymiles = 1,000 miles per stay)
- Hilton Garden Inn
- Hilton Grand Vacations
- Embassy Suites
- Waldorf Astoria Collection
Fixed Miles Earning (Regular earning rate = 250 miles per stay; double Skymiles = 500 miles per stay)
- Hampton Inn
- Homewood Suites
- Note: Home2 Suites only allows HHonors Points & Variable Miles earning.
Variable Miles Earning (1 mile per U.S. Dollar; Double Skymiles = 2 miles per dollar.)
- All Hilton Worldwide brands earn 1 mile per U.S. Dollar.
- Home2 Suites has 100 miles per stay maximum limit; double Skymiles = 200 miles max.
Double SkyMiles MQM
- a two-night or longer stay at any Hilton brand from October 1 and December 11, 2011 after promotion registration earns 250 Medallion Qualifying Miles.
Bonus Skymiles and Medallion Qualifying Miles will be added after the end of the promotion. I assume these MQM will post and apply to 2011 MQM total for 2012 Medallion qualification.