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Discussion in 'General Hotel Loyalty Discussion' started by QF WP, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. QF WP

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    This is similar to Starwood's Platinum Privilege (but IMHO, better)....information on the program is temporarily unavailable at the moment, they are upgrading the site to include member access.

    A number of us are already members and find the benefits very handy. Also an interesting thread here on Flyertalk.

    We get a Member email every month with the offers for each hotel in the program. As an example, the December Especials are:

    Hilton Adelaide

    Kids Free Package

    Bring the kids to Hilton Adelaide complimentary during December/January and enjoy the benefits of this great offer.

    From $165, relax in overnight accommodation in a Hilton Guest Room and receive buffet breakfast for two PLUS kids stay complimentary, including:

    ^ Meals for kids under 12 years when dining with parents (excluding room service)*
    ^ Accommodation for kids in parents' room, or pay only $80* for an interconnecting room
    ^ Use of Playstation, on-site tennis court, heated swimming pool, gym, sauna and spa
    ^ Kids' welcome pack
    ^ Plus receive a further 20% off this rate.

    Offer valid December 1, 2005 - January 31, 2006. Not valid December 24, 25, 31, 2005. Subject to availability. *Conditions apply, special offer not available in conjunction with any other discounts. Quote plan code Kids Free Package.


    Hilton Brisbane

    Urban Escape Package

    "Sleep-in" style and re-awaken all your senses at Hilton Brisbane.

    Indulge in Hilton's premium food and wine, experience Brisbane's new chic bar - Below7, relax in Brisbane's newest 5 star rooms, be rejuvenated in our gym or cool off in our pool and take advantage of Hilton Brisbane's great location, right on the vibrant Queen Street Mall and Wintergarden Shopping complex.

    From $215 per couple, enjoy overnight accommodation in a Hilton Deluxe Room, including breakfast for two and complimentary car parking.

    Plus receive a further 20% discount off this rate.

    Offer valid December 1, 2005 - January 31, 2006. Subject to availability. Available Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights. Quote plan code B9.


    Hilton Cairns

    Hilton Value

    Relax in a Hilton Guest Room from $167 per room, per night.

    Plus receive a further 20% discount off this rate.

    Offer valid December 1, 2005 - January 31, 2006. Subject to availability. A non-refundable credit card deposit, per room, is required for the first night's stay (incl GST) at the time of booking. Up to 7 days advance booking required and a maximum of 20 days before arrival. Not applicable to existing bookings. Quote plan code Hilton Value.


    Hilton Melbourne Airport

    Shopping Extravaganza

    Treat yourselft to an indulgent stay at Hilton Melbourne Airport. Enjoy:

    Overnight accommodation in a Hilton Deluxe Room
    Complimentary drink voucher for two on arrival
    Buffet breakfast for two
    Coffee Plunger for in-room use
    A jar of individually wrapped flavoured sweets
    Complimentary newspaper
    A selection of in-room magazines
    A touch of home - a plant for you to take care of during your stay
    Outstanding airport or city skyline views (top floor)
    Late check-out of 2pm
    Book the Shopping Extravaganza Special for December 05 or January 06 and you will also receive:

    EITHER a complimentary bottle of house wine OR complimentary in-house movie
    PLUS, be entered into a draw to win a $100 DFO Voucher* (conditions apply)
    All from $200 per room, per night.

    *One of the new shopping Hot Spots is DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) at Essendon Airport. Choose from 100 Brands at up to 70% off, including Tommy Hilfiger, Gant, Esprit, Colorado, Just Jeans, Villa and Hut, Rivers, Sheridan and Nine West.

    Offer valid December 1, 2005 - January 31, 2006. Bookings available Friday - Monday (inclusive). Subject to Availability. No further discounts apply - rate advertised is after Hilton Premium Club 20% discount. Quote plan code 7P.


    Hilton on the Park - Melbourne

    Family fun in the sun

    Pack-up the family and head to the Hilton!

    You and your family will enjoy:

    Overnight accommodation in a Junior Suite
    FREE meals for kids* under 12 years when dining with parents in the Gallery Restaurant
    FREE unlimited soft drinks for kids during their stay from the Gallery
    SURPRISE gift for children on arrival
    Full buffet breakfast for two adults in the Gallery
    Metcards for unlimited tram and train travel around the Melbourne CBD (Zone 1), one family day pass per stay


    At only $295 for the first night, with the second night at 50% off, this family retreat won't break the budget!
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    This offer is exclusive to Hilton Premium Club members. To book this offer, call Hilton on the Park - Melbourne direct on (03) 9419 2000 and mention this package.

    Offer valid December 1, 2005 - January 31, 2006. Based on two adults and two children. Subject to availability. Not valid December 31, 2005 and January 16 - 29, 2006 (Australian Open). No further accommodation disounts apply. Quote plan code "Family fun in the sun".

    Parmelia Hilton Perth

    Stay 3 nights and pay for 2

    Plan a Summer holiday in the city at the Parmelia Hilton Perth where the Swan River, King's Park, shopping and nightlife are just minutes from the hotel.

    For only $165 per night, stay 2 nights and as a special offer to Premium Club members, get the third night free!

    Relax in a Hilton Guest Room, enjoy the pool, gym and sauna and wake up to a Hilton buffet breakfast for two in the Globe Restaurant.

    To book, please call 08 9215 2000.

    Offer valid December 16, 2005 - January 29, 2006. Rate subject to availability. Offer valid for a 3 consecutive night stay only. No further discounts apply. Quote plan code "Stay 3 nights, pay for 2."


    Hilton Sydney

    Shop 'till you Drop

    Shop 'till you drop Hilton Sydney style

    That's right, shop like you have never shopped before! If you have Christmas shopping to do, then Hilton Sydney is here to help! We are next door to Sydney's best shop's - trust us, we know! 5 steps to QVB, 7 steps to The Galleries Victoria, 48 steps to Myer and David Jones, 51 steps to Strand Arcade and a short hop to Oxford Street. You will love our exclusive shopping package:

    A night for two in one of our Hilton Deluxe Rooms
    An exclusive Shopping Passport including fantastic discounts and freebies from 30 top retailers
    Plus 10% discounts from Herringbone and Messini
    VIP entry to the exclusive Zeta bar
    A sumptuous breakfast for two at Luke Mangan's glass brasserie
    A bottle of wine, hand-selected by our resident Master of Wine, Dr Ron Georgiou
    Complimentary access to LivingWell Premier health club
    Valet parking, helping you get your bags home quickly!
    All this for just $355.

    Plus receive a further 20% off this rate.

    To book, call (02) 9265 6045.

    Offer valid now until January 31, 2006. Not valid December 31, 2005 - January 1, 2006. Subject to availability. Black-out dates may apply. All prices are inclusive of 10% GST. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Any unused portions are not transferable or refundable and cannot be taken as cash. VIP entry is subject to management approval and only available with entry before 6:00pm. Zeta bar is not open on Sunday's.


    Reservations at glass brasserie, Hilton Sydney

    Important Notice

    Priority Seating at Luke Mangan's glass brasserie.

    Due to extremely high demand, reservations are essential at Luke Mangan's glass brasserie.

    As a valued Hilton Premium Club member, we have pre-reserved tables for you!

    Reservations are essential and your Hilton Premium Club membership number is required to access these reserved seats.

    Hilton Premium Club dining benefits will not be granted without prior confirmation.

    Operating hours for glass brasserie are:

    Monday to Friday 7am-10:30pm
    Weekend Breakfast 7am-11am
    Weekend Dinner 6pm-10:30pm

    For all reservations, please call direct on 9265 6068 between 10am till midnight, seven days a week.

    Please be advised that the allocation for Hilton Premium Club members at glass brasserie during Christmas and New Years Eve is now full.

    We look forward to welcoming you soon!
     
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    Have received a letter from Robin Watters today (she's the Area Director of Sales & Marketing, Hilton Australasia), advising a change in the dining benefits for Premium Club members:

    I have spoken already to Don Thaker (Administration Manager, Brisbane) who asked my thoughts - well, whilst they have taken away a 50% discount on Food and reduced to 20%; they have added a 20% discount on Alcohol (where previously there was none). I actually think it's neutral benefit-wise (well, perhaps the heavier drinkers will like the extra discount :lol: ).
     


  3. BlacKnox

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    Thanks for the heads up Lindsay Wilson. To add (a mail I received this afternoon):

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    Dear BlacKnox,
    Hilton HHonors® Account Number: XXXXXXXXXXX

    SEE THE UNSEEN WITH HILTON

    Stay two nights, get the third for FREE!

    Stay two nights at any participating Hilton Family hotel in Australia*, China, Japan, Southeast Asia or South Korea between 15 November 2005 and 28 February 2006 and your third night is FREE when you pay with your VISA card. 

    Visit the exciting Arabian Peninsula or fabled Egypt, and enjoy special weekend and promotional rates at our luxurious hotels. Let Hilton bring the extraordinary into your life.  Uncover the details at hilton.com/SeetheUnseenMEAP.

    Step outside your city, your country, your life, and find yourself in a world where the extraordinary becomes the ordinary. Discover unknown treasures in the street markets of Southeast Asia. Feel the floor shake and prepare to move out of the way as 600-pound sumo wrestlers crash into each other in Ryogoku, Japan. Hop on Australia's transcontinental railway, and eye exotic wildlife as you sweep across the Blue Mountains and treeless plains of The Nullarbor. Fly through warm winds skiing down huge sand dunes in Dubai. Or sleep under the stars in the white desert of Egypt, where eroded calcium deposits give shape to eerie, otherworldly formations.

    And as a Hilton HHonors® member, you can decide how you want to earn hotel points and airline miles at over 2,700 participating Hilton Family hotels worldwide.  Maximize your earnings by changing your Earnings Style option by signing in to your membership profile online at hiltonhonors.com/myway.

    Click here for a fun memory game to test your skills at uncovering the Unseen! See if you can score the perfect 80 points, and challenge friends and family while you're at it.

    *Third night free is available in Australia from 15 December 2005 and 31 January 2006, and payment with VISA is NOT required.

    **Terms and conditions apply for each destination. Visit hilton.com/SeetheUnseenMEAP for full offer terms and conditions. Hilton HHonors membership, earning of Points & Miles, and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions. ©2005 Hilton HHonors Worldwide.
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    Not sure if you need to pay by Visa or not. It says and your third night is FREE when you pay with your VISA card in the blurb, and then in the T&C says and payment with VISA is NOT required.

    Maybe you just need to book the room using Visa?
     
  4. NM

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    But you have to be paying what looks like rack rate. I checked the Brisbane Hilton and the rate to get this deal is US$170/night for the two nights and the third night is free. This gives an average price per night of US$113.

    Of course we should still get 20% off this rate for Premium Club members.

    I am about to book for 2 nights, but will probably not both with this deal since I can get much the same rate and only spend it for 2 nights instead of having to stay 3 nights to get the better per/night average rate.
     
  5. BlacKnox

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    Horses for Courses NM. I plan to be in Perth for 3 nights early January so the deal looks ok for me. Of course I won't know if it is really any value until I try to book and can compare final prices.
     


  6. BlacKnox

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    Reading it again it's now obvious that the * denotes no Visa required for Australian Hilton stays, though Visa is needed for stays in China, Japan, Southeast Asia or South Korea.
     
  7. NM

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    Just check on the price you can get with a normal booking to makre sure it is a good deal for you.
     
  8. NM

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    Just checked this deal for Brisbane Hilton while I was making a reservation for a stay later this month. The 3 nights deal is only available on the $215 bed and breakfast rate (less 20% for Premium Club membership making it $172). The rate is then averaged over the 3 nights, so the $172/night for 2 nights becomes $114.67/night for 3 nights.

    I opted for the pre-purchase rate of $155/night reduced to $124 by Premium Club discount, for 2 adjoining deluxe rooms for 2 nights. The bed and breakfast deal is not good for us since we get exec lounge access as a HH Diamond member and the breakfast up there is very good.

    To use my $125 Premium Club vouchers would have cost even more as these are only for the basic room, which at the Brisbane Hilton do not have any adjoining rooms. So up "upgrade" the voucher to use on a deluxe room would cost us $25 per room per night, or $150/room. So once again the 20% discount wins the day, and never any issues with HHonors credits for nights, stays and spend when using published rates.
     
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    Seems that IainF has received his letter. We were just talking and he's unhappy about the change as he uses the dining benefits a lot.

    I wonder if Premium Club actually did ask any of it's members about the changes, or it's just the spin?

    Seems that Focus Groups are easy to put together and a lot of useful sharing of information goes both ways :wink:
     
  10. NM

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    I will probably be using the 50% off dining benefit once more before the end of December. And that will probably be the last time before my Premium Club membership expires. And at this stage I do not expect to be renewing my Premium Club membership. The value has been continually diminished for my usage pattern since I first joined about 3 years ago.

    Next year I think I will be using my stash of HH points to fund my Hilton visits.
     
  11. ozstamps

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    True.

    The alleged "monthly" specials updates are pretty late this month. :evil:
     
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