Best use of a 1 night BMG in UK or close enough for a weekend stay?
23rd May 2023 at 17:27meandthekids 66 posts
Does anyone have any ideas for using 1 all brands BMG certificate in the UK or close enough? Seen the Waldorf Amsterdam which sells for over 1200EUR a night, that seems like a quick flight from LCY for a weekend stay. Something like that might be nice to use the certificate. Thank you always in advance.23rd May 2023 at 17:30Rob2,191 postsHfP Staff
(This is a Be My Guest certificate, usually given by Hilton for serious service failures. Good for a free night anywhere in a standard room, no restrictions. You just pull it out on departure and the bill is sent to Hilton. I was told what the internal Hilton charge is for these – ie what comes off your budget if you donate one for a raffle or charity auction – and it is HUGE.)
Yes, Waldorf Amsterdam isn’t a bad choice. You could look at Waldorf Rome for cost, perhaps one of LXR hotels, but Waldorf Amsterdam is well regarded, easy to reach and VERY hard to get as a standard redemption.23rd May 2023 at 18:15meandthekids 66 posts
Yes I should have mentioned what a BMG is! Thank you. If a redemption isn’t available I’m not sure if a room can be booked either as you need the standard room for it and I had assumed that if a standard room is available then a redemption is but I will reach out to them to check which room category has to be booked for the BMG. Will also look at LXRs.
Interesting re the charge. I was told randomly that the hotel from which the service issue originates picks up the bill for it but no idea if that is correct.24th May 2023 at 16:15Rob2,191 postsHfP Staff
Hilton isn’t Hyatt. There can be standard rooms for sale but no rewards.
Very likely that Hilton recharges the original hotel, yes. I only know what Hilton pays internally if they are given out as perks.
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