2500 Bonus Points for using Digital Key?

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[Expired] Get 1000 bonus points for trying out Digital Key between November 6 and December 31, 2015. Must have iPhone 4S or later that is running iOS8 or later or Android 4.3 or later (Bluetooth Low Energy enabled phones only), have the ability to connect to the Internet and have the most recent version of the HHonors app downloaded. Once you have loaded your key, an internet connection is not required (discovered by FT-member Keeton). Most new digital key users will need to stop at the front desk upon arrival to activate their digital key. If you have a choice between a smartphone and touchpad, and you use the touchpad to check in, the key will be on that pad, not on your phone.

+: added recently in 2016

Alabama
Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park

Alaska
Hilton Anchorage

Arizona
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Phoenix
Hilton Phoenix Suites
+Hilton Phoenix Chandler
+Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs REsort
+Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
+Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

California
+Hilton Sonoma Wine Country
Hilton Sacramento/Arden West
Hilton Stockton
Hilton Concord
Hilton Santa Clara
+Hilton San Jose
Juniper Hotel Curio Collection, Cupertino
Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale&Executive Meeting Ctr
Hilton Checkers Los Angeles
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
+Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel
+Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport
Hilton Palm Springs
Hilton San Diego/Del Mar
Hilton San Diego Gas Lamp Quarter
+Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

Colorado
Hilton Fort Collins

Connecticut
Hilton Hartford

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Hilton Pensacola Beach
Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront
Hilton Tampa Downtown
+Hilton Clearwater Beach
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
+Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
+Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront/Palm Beaches Resort
Hilton Palm Beach Airport
Hilton Boca Raton Suites
+Hilton Naples
Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa
Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place
+Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
+Hilton Cabana Miami Beach
Conrad Miami
Hilton Miami Airport
+Hilton Key Largo Resort
Key Largo Grande Hotel, a Hilton Resort
+Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Georgia
Hilton Atlanta Airport
+Hilton Savannah Desoto

Hawaii
+Hilton Waikiki Beach

Illinois
Waldorf Astoria Chicago (coming?)
Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort
Hilton Chicago/Northbrook
Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Suites
Hilton Chicago/Rosemont
+Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn
Hilton Lilse/Naperville (Chicago W)

Indiana
Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center
Conrad Indianapolis
+Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites

Kentucky
+The Seelbach Hilton Louisville
Hilton Lexington/Downtown
Hilton Lexington Green
Hilton Lexington Suites
+Hilton Cincinnati Airport (KY)

Louisiana
The Roosevelt New Orleans Waldorf Astoria
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
Hilton Shreveport

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Hilton Baltimore
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport

Massachusetts
Hilton Boston Logon Airport
Hilton Boston/Woburn

Minnesota
+Hilton Minneapolis
Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington

Missouri
Hilton President Kansas City
Hilton Kansas City Airport
+Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
+Hilton St. Louis Airport
+Hilton Branson Convention Center
+Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing

Mississippi
Hilton Jackson

Nebraska
Hilton Omaha

Nevada
Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

New Jersey
Hilton Woodcliff Lake
+Hilton Meadowlands
+Hilton Hasbrouck Heights/Meadowlands
+Hilton Newark Airport
Hilton East Brunswick Hotel & Executive Meeting Center

New York
+Hilton Albany
Hilton Westchester Rye Brook
Hilton Long Island/Huntington

North Carolina
+Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown
+Hilton Charlotte Center City
+Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Hilton Wilmington/Riverside

Ohio
+Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
Hilton Columbus at Easton
Hilton Columbus Downtown
+Hilton Columbus/Polaris
+Hilton Cincinnati Airport (KY)

Oregon
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
Hilton Eugene

Pennsylvania
+Hilton Harrisburg
The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel, Philadelphia
+Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

South Carolina
+Hilton Greenville
Hilton Myrtle Beach

Tennessee
Hilton Nashville Downtown
Hilton Brentwood/Nashville Suites
+Hilton Knoxville
Hilton Memphis

Texas
Hilton Fort Collins/Southlake (Looks like a folly on the Hilton FAQ)
Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
Hilton Arlington
Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront
Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square
Hilton Austin
Hilton Austin Airport
Hilton College Station
Hilton Houston Westchase
Hilton Houston Southwest
Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa
Hilton Palacio del Rio, San Antonio

Utah
Hilton Salt Lake City Center

Virginia
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
+Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
+Hilton Springfield

Washington
+Hilton Seattle
Hilton Vancouver, Washington

Hotels are listed North to South within each State.
A slightly different list of participating hotels is available here
http://hhonors3.hilton.com/en/hhonor...gital-key.html
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Old Jul 30, 15, 3:42 am
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2500 Bonus Points for using Digital Key?

Stumbled across this prmo where you get a bonus of 2.5k points just by using the digital key at selected hotels.

Apparently, you can get an extra standard keycard from the reception (if you need) and still get the 2.5k points, so no harm trying it out just for the bonus .points.

Not as good as the 5k bonus promo, but still better than nothing!

http://hhonors3.hilton.com/en/hhonor...gital-key.html

Not much info given on the site on which hotels are included in the promo though..

Can hhonors representative give more info regarding this promo? Thanks.

Also, how about upgrades? Can we still go to reception and request for an upgrade after using the digital key?

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*For Bonus Points: Hilton HHonors™ members will earn 2,500 Bonus Points for using digital key June 30, 2015 - September 30, 2015 at participating properties in the Hilton Portfolio. HHonors members will receive the Bonus Points only for choosing to receive a digital key. You must be an HHonors member in order to participate, have the HHonors app downloaded and use iOS phone to check-in. Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward tier qualification. Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for points to appear in the HHonors account. Offer is not transferable, is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other select offers. Hilton HHonors membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms & Conditions.
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Old Jul 30, 15, 5:51 am
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"Not available at all hotels".
Perhaps that statement would've been better phrased as "Only available at one hotel".


Digital Key is currently available at the following select hotels:

Hilton Alexandria Old Town
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Old Jul 30, 15, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by flyingnomadic View Post
"Not available at all hotels".
Perhaps that statement would've been better phrased as "Only available at one hotel".


Digital Key is currently available at the following select hotels:

Hilton Alexandria Old Town
Interesting! I'll be there at the end of August. I'll have to try it out.
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Old Jul 30, 15, 11:00 am
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Don't see this being of much value by Sept 30th if only one hotel is participating as of now....Almost laughable/insulting!
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Old Jul 30, 15, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by flyingnomadic View Post
"Not available at all hotels".
Perhaps that statement would've been better phrased as "Only available at one hotel".


Digital Key is currently available at the following select hotels:

Hilton Alexandria Old Town
The new benchmark in restricted participating properties!!!!!
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Old Jul 30, 15, 11:51 am
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Not to mention it's only iOS, where's the Android love??
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Old Jul 30, 15, 12:40 pm
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It just so happens that I have an upcoming a stay here. There is now a clickable link in this stay's line item in my Reservations list, stating that Digital Key is available.

I haven't seen it before so I don't know if it shows up because I opted into the Digital Key from the App or if it is just coincidence.
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Old Jul 30, 15, 3:23 pm
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Don't see this being of much value by Sept 30th if only one hotel is participating as of now....Almost laughable/insulting!
I agree, I read the stuff on their website just before. It looks great until I saw the list of participating hotels. What a ridiculous way to publicize it. There should be something very obvious right at the top in large letters that says something like "Bear with us while we roll this out but it's only available at ONE hotel right now".
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Old Jul 30, 15, 3:43 pm
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Or wait until a decent amount of hotels are ready before rolling it out...
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Old Jul 31, 15, 3:32 am
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Sometimes bonus points offers get extended. Remember the 1000 bonus points for making reservations via the iOS app? It stayed active for months after the deadline. This year's double points spring offer only got better when it was extended into summer, with all hotels participating now.
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Old Jul 31, 15, 6:39 am
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Since most of my business stays are at Hamptons, and expecting this will take a long time to trickle down to them, I'll anxiously await the second half promotion instead...
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Old Jul 31, 15, 2:26 pm
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There are more new Hamptons opening than any other Hilton brand. About half of the Hilton Family hotels are Hamptons. The recently opened ones I stayed at in the past two years all had the new lock type (NFC instead of magnetic stripe). I don't know if that's enough to qualify for Digital Key entry, but if so, certainly a number of Hamptons will be going to offer this feature I guess.
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Old Oct 4, 15, 4:37 am
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Search results on hilton.com are now showing a 'Digital Key Offered' sign at such hotels. The 2500 bonus points offer has been extended until October 31, 2015.

For example:

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Phoenix, AZ
Hilton Baltimore (both downtown and BWI), MD
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Old Oct 8, 15, 3:06 pm
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Three hotels added:

FL: Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront

TX: Hilton Austin
TX: Hilton Austin Airport
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Old Oct 9, 15, 7:29 am
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I've used the digital key for my last 3 stays at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria. It works better than expected. It's nice to be able to walk into the hotel and go directly to my room. Helpfully, two waters and the breakfast certificates have been delivered to the room in advance.

The elevator requires an unlock to press the floor key. My first experience was that the app took a bit too long to initiate this unlock, but more recent experience has been good. I've gotten the 2500 point credit in each instance, which has been very welcome.
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