Hilton Needs a Corporate Program

Old Feb 4, 10, 2:20 pm
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Hilton Needs a Corporate Program

As a small business owner I regularly purchase hotel rooms for my employees (I go along a good bit of the time as well). It is not unusual for me to purchase 3-6 rooms for a night or two per trip. Hilton does allow me credit for up to 2 rooms but that's it.

Recently I had a group of 4 rooms for 3 nights at a Fairmont hotel. I had no expectation of any additional credit beyond 1 room. When I checked my account I was pleasantly surprised that they gave me credit for all rooms (stays) and all nights (12).

The airlines have corporate programs that allow credit for airline tickets purchased (above and beyond the individual's points). I wish Hilton did this as well. It's a bummer that I am responsible for probably 200+ room nights per year at Hilton properties but only get credit for a fraction of those. When I asked the Diamond desk about such a program I was told there isn't one (though it has come up from time to time). Might be a good way to counter slow economic times + grumbling about points devaluation.

My two cents.
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Old Feb 4, 10, 2:32 pm
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Check out the eAdvantage program from Hilton:http://directconnect.hilton.com/dc/signup/index.jhtml
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Old Feb 4, 10, 5:27 pm
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the Hilton eadvantage discount is not as attractive as points for upgrades (SPG) so no carrot for my corp business.
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