Being a Hilton Honors member has its perks. And indeed, a favorite is redeeming Points for free nights because what is better than free when traveling? Whether you have 20,000 Points, 50,000 Points or more than 100,000 Points, there are thousands of Hilton properties around the world from which to choose. Whether it be an urban getaway, beach retreat or family vacation to an amusement park, Hilton Honors has you covered as you make your 2022 travel plans.
Where the Redeemers Are
Of course, travelers want to know they can redeem Hilton Honors Points to visit the most popular destinations, including member-favorites like Las Vegas, Pigeon Forge (think Great Smoky Mountains) and Riviera Maya. Looking to turn your Points into free nights? You can easily and instantly see how far your Points will take you with the Points Explorer planning tool, and members can choose nearly any combination of Hilton Honors Points and money when booking a room. Here’s just a sampling of ways to redeem for a getaway in a few of the top North American destinations:
Experience the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas with a luxury stay at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Boulevard, this non-gaming hotel offers the grandeur of Waldorf Astoria just a dice-throw from the action. Enjoy adventures to the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon, visit the lively casinos, take in fantastic theatrics and Las Vegas with a helicopter tour over the strip! When you are ready to relax, bask in the sun at the quiet pool, sample a service at the 27,000-square-foot spa or sip sensational cocktails and indulge in decadent bites while overlooking the Strip from the SkyBar. Enjoy a night on the house with redemptions starting at 80,000 Points.
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
The Great Smoky Mountains are the No. 1 most-visited National Park and just outside the entrance to the vast forest wonderland is Pigeon Forge – although these days, the area’s hometown hero may be the biggest draw. Dolly Parton has helped transform her neck of the woods with her namesake theme park and water park, adding even more reasons to visit Eastern Tennessee. When you do, stay at Tru by Hilton Pigeon Forge, which offers redemptions starting at 40,000 Points, and features free hot breakfast, an indoor and outdoor pool and pet-friendly rooms.
Hilton Honors makes it easy to redeem your Points, so use them to enjoy an all-inclusive getaway on a sunny Mexican beach. In addition to free accommodations when you book using Points (which start at 57,000 Points per night) or Free Night Rewards, you’ll also enjoy free meals, drinks, water sports, fitness programs, arts and crafts and more at Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Only Resort. The property is nestled along the Caribbean Sea and within walking distance of the lively Fifth Avenue shopping and entertainment district. Or, for an additional fee, opt for a more relaxing afternoon and let your stress slip away with hydrotherapies and exclusive treatments at the Innan Spa.
A Way to Fast, Free Nights
Don’t have enough Points saved for your trip? With the latest “Free Nights Faster” special offers from Hilton Honors and American Express, eligible new Card Members who apply and are approved beginning February 3 can earn a Free Night Reward and Hilton Honors Bonus Points (terms apply).
For instance, new Hilton Honors American Express Card Members who spend $1,000 on their Card within their first three months of Card Membership will earn 70,000 Bonus Points and one Free Night Reward. New Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card Members will earn 130,000 Bonus Points and one Free Night Reward after spending $2,000 on their Card within their first three months of Card Membership. Additionally, new Hilton Honors American Express Business Card Members will also earn 130,000 Bonus Points and one Free Night Reward after spending $3,000 on their Card within their first three months of Card Membership. Free Night Rewards can be used any night of the week at more than 6,700 Hilton hotels – including all-inclusive properties – around the world. Where will your Free Night Rewards take you? Take a look at the top properties where members can redeem in the U.S.:
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Disney Springs Area (starting at 50,000 Points per night) is an official Walt Disney World® Hotel within walking distance of Disney Springs®, directly accessible by a Pedestrian Skybridge. This means your family will enjoy early entry to the parks, have continuous complimentary shuttle service to the parks and indulge in special savings at Disney Springs®. Plus, select rooms and suites at the property where you can enjoy views of nightly Epcot® fireworks – no wonder the property is one of the most popular for redemptions! When you’re back at the property, the resort’s multiple dining options and Float Lagoon and Pool and Cabanas will help you relax so much you may ask, “What theme park?
When it comes to bucket list travel, wining and dining across Northern California’s beautiful and world-renowned Napa Valley makes the cut. This is why Embassy Suites by Hilton Napa Valley (starting at 70,000 Points per night) is in high demand – it's located in the heart of Napa! The all-suites property is couple- and family-friendly with separate sleeping and living rooms and kitchenettes that make it a more-than-comfortable home base as you explore neighboring vineyards. Guests of the property enjoy free cooked-to-order breakfast daily, complimentary evening reception, an indoor and outdoor pool and bicycle rentals to traverse along the 47-mile Napa Valley Vine Trail.
New York City
One of the world’s most popular destinations, New York City is filled with hotels–yet Conrad New York Downtown (starting at 80,000 Points per night) is a favorite of Hilton Honors members. This all-suite property, filled with more than 2,000 pieces of one-of-a-kind artwork including the modern Loopy Doopy artwork designed by Sol LeWitt, has made it a go-to for art lovers. Situated along the Hudson River within steps of the World Trade Center, Wall Street and ferries to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, the Downtown property is a breath of fresh air, especially if you visit in the warmer months and enjoy its rooftop bar.
Hilton Honors also invites you to stay a little longer if these rewards weren't already inspiring your wanderlust. Now through May 1, every stay will earn you 2,500 Bonus Points through the Points Unlimited promotion so you can save for more redemptions. Plus, beginning February 3, members who register for the Points in the City promotion and stay in urban destinations including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, New Orleans, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle or Washington, D.C., through May 1 will receive an additional 2,500 Bonus Points to put toward that next free night!
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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,900 properties and nearly 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 five 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 nearly 133 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 18 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,900 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 their room and access their room using Digital Key. Hilton Honors offers its nearly 133 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.