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Hilton Announces Vanilla Spring Promotion

by on March 25, 2011 · 5 comments

in Hilton, Hyatt, IHG Rewards

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Hilton announced their April 1 – June 30 promotion and it’s pretty boring if you ask me. The promotion is a straightforward 1,000 extra points per night, up to 91,000 points during the promotion period. Registration is required.

While it is certainly better than nothing, I think this promotion is much less generous than Hyatt and probably more generous than what you’d receive with Priority Club. Of course, a promotion is only as good as it works for you. If there are no Hyatt properties where you stay, than what Hyatt currently has to offer may be of no use to you – no matter what I say :-)

But just looking at promotion points, the point/redemption value clearly favors Hyatt in my humble opinion (please feel free to argue otherwise).

5 nights:
Hyatt: 10,000 points = Category 2 hotel (8,000) with 2,000 leftover. Mostly Hyatt Place with some Hyatt Regency and one Park Hyatt (Mendoza)
Hilton: 5,000 points = 2,500 short of a category 1 hotel (7, 500). Mostly Homewood Suites and Hampton Inns
Priority Club: 5,000 points = a PointBreaks hotel night or 5,000 short of a category 1 hotel stay; Holiday Inn Express

10 nights:
Hyatt:
20,000 points = 1 Category 5 night (18,000) with 2,000 leftover. For ex. Andaz Wall Street, Park Hyatt Toronto, Grand Hyatt San Francisco
Hilton: 10,000 points = one night at a category 1 hotel (7, 500) with 2,500 leftover. For ex. Homewood Suites
Priority Club: 10,000 points = 2 PointBreaks hotel stays or one night at a category 1 hotel, Holiday Inn Express

15 nights:
Hyatt: 35,000 points =  1 Category 6 night (22,000), Park Hyatt Paris Vendome or Park Hyatt Tokyo, and 1 Category 3 night (12,000)  For ex. Grand Hyatt Atlanta or Grand Hyatt Bali, with 1,000 points leftover
Hilton: 15,000 points = one night at a category 2 hotel (12, 500) with 2,500 leftover. For ex. Hampton Inn Sioux City- South
Priority Club: 15,000 points = 3 PointBreaks hotel nights or one night at a Holiday Inn

20 nights:
Hyatt:
45,000 points =  Two Category 6 nights (22,000), Park Hyatt Paris Vendome or Park Hyatt Tokyo, and with 1,000 points leftover
Hilton: 20,000 points = one night at a category 2 hotel (12, 500) with 7,500 leftover. For ex. Doubletree Napa
Priority Club: 15,000 points = 3 PointBreaks hotel stays or one night at a Holiday Inn

25 nights:
Hyatt: 60,000 points =  Two Category 6 nights (22,000), Park Hyatt Paris Vendome or Park Hyatt Tokyo, and One Category 4 night (15,000), Hyatt Regency Curacao or Grand Hyatt Berlin, with 1,000 points leftover
Hilton: 25,000 points = one night at a category 3 hotel (25, 000) for ex. Doubletree Los Angeles Westside
Priority Club: 15,000 points = 3 PointBreaks hotel stays or one night at a Holiday Inn

I’m hoping Starwood swoops in and spices things up with a free weekday or weekend night promotion!

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  • Sam

    Yes but on the plus side I can benefit from this promotion by only 1 stay. I’m loyal to Hyatt but my two planned Q2 stays will net me nothing. Meanwhile 2 stays at Hiltons would give me 2000 bonus points.

  • The Points Guy

    Valid point- for people who will only stay one night in the promotion period, Hilton’s promotion offers the most value. Once you get to 5 nights though, its clearly in Hyatt’s favor.

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  • Matt

    Wow, I’m surprised by such a stingy Hilton promotion. Considering that most of their splurge-worthy hotels cost 50,000 points per night, a 1,000 bonus per night can’t be worth much more than a cup of coffee. Thanks for pointing this out to us!

  • Matt

    Unfortunate that my first trip of Q2 is to an area with no viable Hyatt (or SPG for that matter) options.

    This is why I’ll always have a lot of stays at Hilton properties.

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