Effective January 1, 2012, Hilton HHonors will no longer offer Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points for hotel stays. One can continue to earn Rapid Rewards Points for completed stays through December 31, 2011.
A statement from Hilton HHonors says that “with Southwest Airlines as your Preferred Airline Partner, on January 1, 2012 your account will automatically default to our Double Dip HHonors Points and HHonors Points reward option — which earns members free stays the fastest. To continue earning points and miles after January 1, 2012, you may update your HHonors Account Profile with one of our more than 50 airline partners.”
Some FlyerTalk members who are members of the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards frequent flier loyalty program are in search of a different hotel partnership that best suits them, while FlyerTalk members who are members of the Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program are in search of a different airline partner that best suits them.