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Old May 3, 11, 12:42 pm
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Examples of point upgrade and point+cash

How do I find out what properties have these options available? The official website seems to suggest they are being rolled out gradually. Am not planning for any specific stays until next year. But for the places I checked in IL/OH/FL, London, Rome and Shanghai, none of them seems to offer them just yet. I guess I am just curious about how these actually work in real life...
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Old May 3, 11, 1:12 pm
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Hilton Copenhagen Airport offered point upgrade rooms. Example is a larger room with a sofabed that would sleep four was 56K points vs 40K for the standard room. So for a family of 4, that would be quite a savings over having to get 2 rooms. But no points plus cash option.
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Old May 3, 11, 1:46 pm
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It will be on the website for each property.

In Copenhagen for example to use the hotel mentioned above for a random night in June

King Deluxe Room - 160,283
Guest Room Plus - 186,089
Twin Room - 40,000
King Room - 40,000
Presidential Suite - 819,768
Twin Executive Room - 197,558
Twin Deluxe Room - 160,283
Executive Room Plus - 211,895
King Executive Room - 197,558
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Old May 3, 11, 2:42 pm
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I like to have all these different options but at the same time am alarmed by the lengthes to which they have gone to get the point 'right' for each category - hope it doesn't affect the gold and diamond members' ability to score upgrades without paying...

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Old May 3, 11, 3:24 pm
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Some really bizarre numbers. Did they just put the price difference as pay with points to come up with this?
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Old May 4, 11, 12:33 am
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Originally Posted by azepine00 View Post
Some really bizarre numbers. Did they just put the price difference as pay with points to come up with this?
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Deluxe room = 4 * HH Points King Room

Who is ready to burn so many points for a slightly better room? probably someone with several million HH points, and if you have such a big amount, very likely, means that you are already HHD and you get the upgraded room for free, or I am missing something here?
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Originally Posted by saviox View Post
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Deluxe room = 4 * HH Points King Room

Who is ready to burn so many points for a slightly better room? probably someone with several million HH points, and if you have such a big amount, very likely, means that you are already HHD and you get the upgraded room for free, or I am missing something here?
i have this colleague at my firm who spends over 300 nights at this hilton property annually & earns about a couple millions points every year....even he said he would not redeem at these rates....
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Old May 4, 11, 6:39 am
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Conrad SIN was offered at 20K + $88 SGD. I think that's a fantastic deal as the rooms normally go for 40K or $280+ SGD prepaid/$350 best rate.

Assuming points will be credited for the paid portion of the stay, I like the new options. Upgrades seem to be off the mark though.
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Old May 9, 11, 6:07 am
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Mods. How about a Sticky?

I suggest the Mods start a Sticky so BMs can post places offering points+cash as this program is rolled out. Hilton apparently doesn't want to promote this info with its members so BMs could run a self-help info share until the program is fully rolled out. After its all rolled out the sticky could be closed.
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Old May 9, 11, 9:38 am
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Assuming points will be credited for the paid portion of the stay
They won't (although incidentals and paid upgrades will count normally).
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Old May 9, 11, 10:26 am
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They won't (although incidentals and paid upgrades will count normally).
I hope that at least it counts as a stay, like it happens with rewards.
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I hope that at least it counts as a stay, like it happens with rewards.
i agree....
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Thank you Mods for making this a Sticky. I will check it daily to see where points+cash has been rolled out. All I've seen so far is Singapore. Has anyone seen other examples? BMs will really help each other if we post here when we find a property offering points+cash.
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Old May 13, 11, 3:14 pm
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Hilton Durban Hotel in South Africa offers points + cash award.

Originally Posted by Hilton Durban Hotel
Rate details POINTS AND MONEY RWD

ALL TIER LEVELS APPLY POINTS AND MONEY PER NIGHT LOS RESTRICTIONS APPLY APPLIES TO STANDARD ROOMS ONLY NO SHOWS WILL BE CHARGED MINIMUM DAILY RATE HHONORS USE ONLY: VTC CREDIT
Room: KING HILTON GUEST ROOM
DATE Price per night TOTAL (ZAR)
16 Jun 2011 274.76 + 12,500 points 274.76 + 12,500 points
Room Subtotal: 274.76 + 12,500 points
This hotel is a category 3, which is normally 25,000 points per night. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your perspective, Point Stretcher Date is available during my stay, which is a cost of 15,000 points, all-in. Given the difference of only 2,500 points, Point Stretcher is clearly the better deal since 274.76 ZAR = $40 USD
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Old May 13, 11, 3:30 pm
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Arrow Upgrade award available as well

Originally Posted by Guava View Post
This hotel is a category 3, which is normally 25,000 points per night. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your perspective, Point Stretcher Date is available during my stay, which is a cost of 15,000 points, all-in. Given the difference of only 2,500 points, Point Stretcher is clearly the better deal since 274.76 ZAR = $40 USD
Premium room upgrade award at Hilton Durban is also available, but at outrageous prices. Here are the sample prices for June 2011

Standard room = 15,000 points Point Stretcher or $350 USD (2,450 ZAR) / Night

Deluxe room = 125,712 points or $413 USD (2,900 ZAR) / Night

Executive room = 132,214 points or $437 USD (3,050 ZAR) / Night

Deluxe Plus room = 192,903 points or $634 USD (4,450 ZAR) / Night

Executive Suite = 279,601 points or $920 USD (6,450 ZAR) / Night

Terrace Suite = 312,112 points or $1,026 USD (7,200 ZAR) / Night

Presidential Suite = 518,020 points or $1,703 USD (11,950 ZAR) / Night

On dates when room rates are lower, the Premium Rooms' points also drop as well. It seems as though the amount of points required for Premium Room and Suites are linked to the published rates at this hotel. Anyone with a calculator can figure out the points to cash conversion ratio based on the info posted above.
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