Hilton HHonors, one of the world’s leading guest reward programs, has teamed up with American Express to offer a new Double Dip option that raises the bar for reward programs.
For the first time ever, HHonors members and American Express Membership Rewards enrollees residing in the United States can earn both HHonors points and Membership Rewards bonus points for the same stay at U.S. HHonors hotels — a new spin on what HHonors calls Double Dipping.
From Aug. 27, 2001, through Aug. 31, 2002, members can earn 500 Membership Rewards bonus points for each stay at U.S. HHonors hotels, including Hilton(R), Conrad(TM), Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R) and Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton hotels, and 100 Membership Rewards bonus points for each stay at all Hampton Inn(R) and Hampton Inn & Suites(R) hotels. Guests choosing to earn Membership Rewards bonus points for their Double Dip stays instead of airline miles must simply present their HHonors account number and eligible, enrolled American Express(R) Card account number at check-in and request both HHonors points and Membership Rewards bonus points.
In addition, Membership Rewards enrollees will continue to earn Membership Rewards points for charging hotel stays to their eligible, Membership Rewards — enrolled American Express Card.
Membership Rewards points can be redeemed for a wide variety of shopping, recreation, home and travel rewards. Additionally, Membership Rewards points will continue to be available for exchange into HHonors points, which can be redeemed for free hotel stays, airline tickets, cruises, great merchandise from a variety of retailers, and more.
“We are delighted that American Express has teamed up with Hilton HHonors on this unprecedented offer to Membership Rewards enrollees, because it adds even more value to our popular Double Dipping benefit,” said Jeffrey Diskin, president and chief operating officer of Hilton HHonors Worldwide. “Offering the option of Membership Rewards bonus points is yet another example of how we continually add the kinds of benefits to HHonors that make it one of the most rewarding frequent guest programs in the hospitality industry.”
“Now, as part of Hilton HHonors’ exclusive Double Dipping benefit, the Membership Rewards Program offers even more value to its enrollees — putting them on a fast track to earning their favorite rewards,” said Chris Lynch, vice president of the Membership Rewards Program from American Express. “Adding Membership Rewards bonus points as an option to HHonors’ Double Dipping program is a natural fit for both reward programs because the consumer benefit is so great; we are pleased to extend our relationship with Hilton and the Hilton HHonors program through this offering.”
About the Membership Rewards Program from American Express
The Membership Rewards Program from American Express was first launched in June 1991 under the name Membership Miles(R). In 1995, retail and other non-travel rewards were added to the program, and it was renamed the Membership Rewards Program.
Membership Rewards is the world’s largest card-based rewards program, with 4 million U.S. enrollees. The program allows cardmembers to earn one point for virtually every dollar charged on eligible, enrolled American Express Cards. Points are then redeemable in a wide selection of reward categories including travel, retail merchandise, shopping and recreation gift certificates and charity rewards.
About the HHonors Program
Hilton HHonors is a guest reward program that gives frequent travelers a faster way to earn the rewards they want most. Enrolled members can earn HHonors points and airline miles for the same stay, at nearly any rate, at more than 2,100 participating Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels around the world.
In addition, HHonors is the only guest reward program that allows its member to exchange airline miles for hotel points and vice versa.
Due to the unmatched flexibility, generosity and value offered by HHonors program features, as well as the many attractive promotions that HHonors offers each year, the program has been recognized with numerous travel industry awards.
Membership in Hilton HHonors is free. Travelers may enroll online by visiting www.hiltonhhonors.com. Or, to enroll instantly in the program and make reservations, consumers in the United States and Canada may also call 800/HHONORS. Outside the United States and Canada, travelers may call the Hilton Reservations Worldwide office in their area. Travelers also may pick up an enrollment form with a membership card at any participating Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn or Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel around the world.Details