From relaxing, weekend road trips in national parks to reconnecting to the bright lights and energy of a favorite city, travelers are again pulling out their suitcases and plotting new excursions after a year of staying put.
More than nine in 10 Americans plan to journey again after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, according to a survey commissioned by Hilton in 2020. Now, as vaccination rates increase and restrictions begin to loosen, many are planning trips near and far.
Just as the destinations vary, so do traveler needs and desires. Some are venturing out now. Others plan to travel down the line. To help people make the most of their return to travel, Hilton Honors – the guest loyalty program of Hilton’s world-class portfolio of 18 brands – is rolling out its latest global promotion and highlighting other special offers to provide members with the ability to earn and redeem rewards in a way that suits their individual preferences.
A wide range of ways to earn Points and status
Whether members embark on nearby adventures, wander further or stay at home, there are many ways to reap rewards, including:
Rewards for hotel stays
- More Nights, More Points: A new “More Nights, More Points” promotion lets members earn Double Bonus Points on every stay of one or two nights, and Triple Bonus Points on every stay of three nights or more, in addition to Points earned on eligible hotel spend. The offer is valid from May 3 through September 6, 2021, and includes stays at more than 6,400 Hilton properties worldwide, such as the newly opened Hilton Aventura Miami and Homewood Suites by Hilton/Hampton Inn by Hilton Boston Seaport. Members can begin registering today at HiltonHonors.com/MoreNights to earn on stays during the promotion period.
- New Member Bonus: New Hilton Honors members can receive up to 5,000 additional Bonus Points to use at Hilton properties when they sign up for Hilton Honors through December 31, 2021. New members are eligible to earn 2,000 Bonus Points on their first stay and 3,000 Bonus Points on their second stay within six months of joining the loyalty program. New members are also eligible to collect even more Points by combining this global offer with other special promotions such as “More Nights, More Points.”
- Fast Track to Hilton Honors Silver Status: With 2021 tier qualifications reduced by 50 percent, travelers can achieve elite Hilton Honors Silver status by completing just one five-night trip, two stays or by earning 12,500 Base Points at any Hilton hotel.
Credits for supporting local restaurants Members who dine in or order a to-go meal from a participating restaurant in the Hilton Honors Dining Program can earn Points toward their next hotel stay. For a limited time, when a member joins the Hilton Honors Dining Program and spends $25 at a participating restaurant within the first 30 days, they receive 5,000 Hilton Honors Points. Members can also get up to 10 Points for every $1 spent when they dine and pay with a linked card through June 30, 2021.
Points when taking a car ride Members who link their Hilton Honors and Lyft accounts will earn Points for every dollar spent on rides. Through May 31, 2021, Hilton will also award 2,000 Bonus Points to any member with linked accounts who contributes a minimum of $5 to fund a ride through the Lyft Vaccine Access program. Those who prefer to take the wheel can rent a car through the Hilton Honors Online Portal and score savings, plus up to 20,000 Bonus Points on qualified car rentals with Alamo, Enterprise and National.
A payoff for simply sharing your opinion Members who join Guest Opinion Rewards, an exclusive online community, and participate in online surveys will earn Hilton Honors Points. For a limited time, members will earn 10,000 Hilton Honors Points when they enroll prior to June 30, 2021 and complete their first survey within 90 days. Plus, members will earn Points for each additional survey after that.
Perks for using your credit card Now through December 31, 2021, Bonus Points will continue to count as Base Points on eligible purchases on all co-branded Hilton Honors American Express Cards and count toward Elite tier qualification, including Lifetime Diamond Status.
100 percent bonus on Points purchases When members purchase up to 80,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points by May 11, 2021 on Hilton.com, they’ll receive up to an additional 80,000 Bonus Points for free, for a total of up to 160,000 Points. With 160,000 Points, members could enjoy up to three nights at more than 5,400 Hilton hotels.
As the world of travel begins to reopen, Hilton Honors wants to give members the opportunity to earn, redeem, stay – and play – in a way that works best for them. The ultimate goal: to provide members with seamless access, flexibility and more possibilities than ever to create new travel-related memories.
For the latest information on Hilton Honors program adjustments, booking and reservations, travel safety and more, visit covid.hilton.com/#honors. To join Hilton Honors, enroll for free at HiltonHonors.com.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of world-class brands comprising more than 7,200 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 158 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Hilton Honors
Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 19 world-class brands comprising more than 7,200 properties in 122 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where members can check in, choose and access their room using Digital Key. Hilton Honors offers its more than 158 million members hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points, including with select co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem Points for free nights, purchases on Amazon, exclusive experiences, charitable contributions and more. The program is free to join and travelers can enroll online at hiltonhonors.com. Learn more about Hilton Honors at stories.hilton.com/hiltonhonors, and follow Hilton Honors on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.