For those of you who are having trouble with PR13CB working, are you booking through hiltonhonors.com? I have not been able to get this code to work recently for SE Asia hotels. I discovered though that if I didn't book it through the honors site, using the brands sight (hilton.com, doubletree.com, conrad.com), it worked fine. Weird. I know, but doesn't surprise me.
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Originally Posted by AnthonyF1227
That's supposed to be IBM's Hilton International code. On a side note, on our internal website they stopped listing these codes about a year or two ago. I believe that they have their own hotel booking system that automatically gives the negotiated rates. So I can't tell you whether they are still valid (I know the Hilton and DT/ES/HI/HWS codes still work), luckily I wrote them down before the site went down.
Since FT doesn't allow posting of corporate codes I won't put it on here, but the Hilton code is listed somewhere in this thread. I don't know whether I've seen the DT/ES/HI/HWS code here though.
Heck you can google Hilton IBM and other company codes and they will come up.
LV0 is highest rack rate
S-H48 is a Diamond 48 hour forced sell-- highest possible rate at time of booking because the hotel is sold out and they have to pay to walk another guest to another hotel. Not eligible for any discounts (even AAA)
I have never been asked for any form of identification when using my clients' corporate rates. As stated in a similar thread, I guess a receptionist would not annoy a stressed out business traveller by asking him upon arrival to "prove" that he is entitled to use the rate booked.
It might be a different story if you book using airline/government rates, though, as they are typically even lower than other corporate rates...
Which company rates do you typically use?
When Corporations are negotiating with the hotel for the year, part of the contract includes whether or not it is usable for clients and vendors and whether it is usable for personal travel. If it is contracted as no for either, you very well may be asked for ID.
Hilton has system-wide discounts which are contracted nationally, usually at a fixed percentage of BAR (best available rate at time of booking). Those rates can then vary from stay to stay and length of stay.
Individual hotels can also negotiate for fixed rates, which are sometimes last room availability, or based on hotel occupancy.
Any suggestions for Hilton Garden Inn in DC? Even AAA not working, husband's corporate code is more than BAR. Does this mean they are near capacity? MVP is not bringing anything up and neither are PR13CB and other codes. Trying to make it affordable to take my 10 year old on a trip. TIA for any tips!