Hilton is currently its Winter Sale with a discount of up to 20% (15% promotional discount + 5% Hilton Honors members discount) for bookings in European, Middle Eastern, and African hotels for stays before April 24, 2023. The promotion runs until January 31, 2023.
The 20% Hilton claims are correct if you apply the discount to the best flexible rate. If you look at regular rates with the same conditions (prepaid, non-refundable), you will save just around 5% in most cases.
While the terms & conditions claim that the promotion is limited to weekend stays, all hotels we have checked also offer the sales rate all week long.
These rates are available either with or without breakfast. Most of the time, the additional cost is reasonable and cheaper than purchasing breakfast directly at the hotel. However, these rates are not refundable! You’ll find the full terms & conditions here.
Hilton is currently offering a Status Match Challenge for its reward program Hilton Honors.
The discount is applied on the flexible rate’s price. However, the sale rate is not flexible. Its terms and conditions are closer to the advance purchase rate. In most cases, the highest possible discount of 15% is available. Sadly, for most hotels and resorts, room prices are pretty high.
Instead of paying €121 for the flexible rate, you’d be paying €102 – a discount that lives up to the promise. But you basically trade all flexibility for the savings. In comparison to non-refundable prepaid rates, you save around 2%. A bad deal. For all properties we checked, the rate is exclusive to Hilton’s website and not available on portals like booking.com.
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The promotion runs until January 31, 2023 for stays within the same period. It is exclusive to Hilton Honors members. If you are not a member yet, you can sign up for free.
The best way to book a room is to use Hilton’s website. You can either search a city or hotel directly or choose a destination at the bottom of the page. Another perk of booking at Hilton’s website is that you’ll get Hilton Honors points, even when booking a discounted rate. Secondly, If you already earned a status within the program, you will be able to enjoy all your advantages.You can choose our Go2 form to book directly at Hilton:
Stays in 2022 need to be booked at least three days in advance. For 2023 stays, you can get the rate up until one day before your stay.
The discount is always applied to the cheapest flexible rate available. It has to be paid in advance and is not refundable. Further, it is only applied to weekend stays and therefore limited to the following days:
- Europe & Africa: Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
- Middle East: Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
All Hilton brands participate in this promotion.
While the discounts mostly live up to their billing and the travel period is quite generous, this offer is nothing to write home about. In most cases, you will be trading off all flexibility for a 15% discount, which is not always a good deal.
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