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So Hilton Hotels has “piloted” a Points + Money rewards for Hilton Honors members. The website says that right now it is offering “limited availability” but expects the availability to expand late September 2011 — right on time to take a look at how our Hilton Honors points can gain some extra value when we take advantage of ” Points + Money” rather than an all points redemption. This is just to serve as a guide to the program. You must check availability for rewards redemptions individually to see how they work out for you. Note: The redemptions are for standard rooms. To search for your destinations, search as you normally would on http://www.hhonors.com/ under the ” reward stays” if the hotel offers the Points + Money redemption. It should show up under the points only value. Again, the program should be expanding late this month.
The Hilton Brands:
Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn,
Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton, and the luxury brand Waldorf Astoria.
Category 1 Hotels:
Points alone: 7500
Points + Money: Unavailable
Category 2 Hotels:
Points alone: 12,500
Points + Money: 6250 points + $30 per night
Category 3 Hotels:
Points alone: 25,000
Points + Money: 12,500 points + $40 per night
Category 4 Hotels:
Points alone: 30,000
Points + Money: 15,000 points + $50 per night
Category 5 Hotels:
Points alone: 35,000
Points + Money: 17,500 points + $60 per night
Category 6 Hotels:
Points alone: 40,000
Points + Money: 20,000 points + $70 per night
Category 7 Hotels:
Points alone: 50,000
Points + Money: 25,000 points + $85 per night
Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts:
Points Alone: 50,000-70,000 low season and 60,000-80,000 high season
Points + Money: 30,000 points + $100 per night
When I tried some searches I could only find the Hilton Waikiki Beach at 20,000 points and $70. It seemed as if the availability of Points + Money was very limited. I hope they expand this option. If you are a Hilton Honors Member and you use award nights finding a Points + Money deal, it seems like a great way to stretch your points to get longer stays for a small amount of money. In my immediate opinion, the Starwood Preferred Guest program seems like a much greater value. But what do I know. I’m just a Rookie!
To review the Starwood Preferred Guest Cash and Points Post Click Here
Anyone used this option? Any tips/lessons learned?
- Shannon, The Rookie
First Year Fee Waived: 50,000 Points Transferable to Hyatt, Marriott, Priority Club, Continental and British Airways