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Last year, Hilton began testing a program to give Hilton HHonors members a discount when booking stays directly through the hotel chain rather than using a third-party service like Priceline or a travel agent. While the discounted rates were originally only available in a handful of cities, the program has since expanded to include more than 4,500 properties worldwide.

Save on Hilton stays when you book directly through Hilton.
Save on Hilton stays when you book directly through the hotel chain.
The amount of savings for your stay ultimately depends on which days you’re booking — if you’re traveling on weekdays, you’ll get a 3% discount, while you get 10% off on Friday-Saturday stays. It’s probably still best to shop around, but keep in mind that stays purchased through third parties might not be eligible for all the perks that a direct booking with Hilton offers. Additionally, you might still be better off booking with other discounts, such as AAA rate, through the Hilton site.
Save 10% on a weekend stay at the Hilton Midtown in New York City.
Save 10% on a weekend stay at the Hilton Midtown in New York City.
If you are booking directly through Hilton (or another service that provides full benefits when booking), there are also a few credit cards that offer extra perks. You can save quite a bit on longer stays with 4th Night Free from Citi Prestige, for example, and Amex Platinum members get complimentary Gold status in the HHonors program. Thanks to TPG reader Leigh R., who shared this news tip by emailing We’ll be sending out a $200 Visa gift card as a token of our appreciation.
The Platinum Card® from American Express

While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.

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  • Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 a year for baggage fees and more at one airline. Terms Apply.
  • As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations worldwide. Terms Apply.
  • Enroll to enjoy the benefits of complimentary Hilton HHonors™ Gold Status with your Platinum Card.®
  • No interest charges because you pay your balance in full each month.
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