Hilton launches new ‘double points + Diamond bonus’ promotion

Hilton Honors has launched its new Autumn promotion which is now available for registration.

To give Hilton credit, it is very straightforward with minimal small print:

You will earn DOUBLE Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 1st September and 31st December.  

Diamond members will receive an extra bonus.  For most people, this is 10,000 additional bonus points for every 10 nights you stay, up to a maximum of 50,000 points.

You can register for the offer here.

There is no small print except that you need to register in advance via the Hilton website:

There is no minimum stay requirement

Existing bookings still count

All Hilton Family properties (Hilton, Hampton, Curio, Waldorf-Astoria, Conrad etc) are taking part – there is no list of non-participating hotels – except for Hampton properties in China

The full rules for the promotion can be found here.

Hilton double points promotion

Should you get a Diamond status match for the extra bonus?

If you have top tier status with another hotel programme, Hilton Honors will give you a 90 day free trial of Hilton Diamond status.  You can request a status match here.

You need to supply a screenshot showing your top tier status in another programme plus a screenshot showing a paid stay in the previous 12 months.

Gold status matches are also available if you have mid-tier status with another scheme.

If you complete eight stays (note it is stays, not nights) during the 90 days you will keep your Diamond status until 31st March 2019.  If you only manage four stays you will receive Gold status until 31st March 2019.

To be honest, it is unlikely to be worth getting a match purely for the potential extra bonus offered here.  Although, of course, hitting the 10 nights would potentially get you the eight stays you need to retain Diamond.

You might still want to get a match anyway, of course, in order to get Diamond benefits on stays this Autumn.  The downside is that you may lock yourself out of a future Hilton Diamond match.  If the hotels you are visiting are unlikely to give you much for your Diamond status (ie they have no lounge so you don’t get anything from the ‘guaranteed lounge access’ benefit) you may want to hold back.  You may get a better deal by taking the Diamond status match later, assuming Hilton continues to offer it.  You need to make your own call here.

Conclusion

‘Double base points’ is a decent offer and you should make sure you register here if you have any Hilton stays coming up over the next three months.

Whether you move your business to Hilton may depend on your new IHG Accelerate target – see my recent article for details on that.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Comments

  1. Is this message from Hilton just a reminder? I seem to remember registering for a double points offer with the Diamond bonus just a few weeks ago.

    Anyway, at the moment they seem to be having some technical problems, as when I click through the link I’m getting the following message:

    Oops! We’ve encountered a problem.
    Our online registration isn’t working at the moment.
    Please check back later or contact
    Hilton Reservations and Customer Care for assistance.

  2. Does anyone know how long it takes Hilton to give a status match? I requested a gold status match 3 weeks ago and haven’t heard a dickie bird as yet.

  3. There’s also a Miles & More promotion for 3 miles per euro spent in Hilton properties too. https://www.hiltonhonors.com/Q32017lufthansa

  4. Hilton email this morning promoting double points again on stays between 01 September and end of the year. Just registered. Very handy as have 2 stays booked between now and Christmas.

  5. Maybe its just me, but most of the links only seem to refresh the current page?

  6. Mr(s) Entitled says:

    What is the easiest way to get top tier status in a scheme that Hilton will match?

  7. Bloody hell in on it! Thanks genghis/rob

  8. Do Hilton ever run a bonus/promotion with Amex points? Have a few I would like to swap to Hilton and then close the card but will hang on if something is on the horizon. Cheers

  9. O/T: Finally had my (postponed) 20k redemption stay at Dundee Doubletree at the weekend.

    Very good hotel, nice staff, as HH Gold I goit upgraded to King Deluxe, got full breakfast & 1000 points. Swimming pool ok but small. Will use again.

  10. I matched my hard earned Accor Gold to Hilton Gold earlier this year. Just made Accor Plat–how likely is Hilton to match me again this year (Accor Plat to Diamond)?

  11. each time i try to register the link page is down 🙁