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Breakfast for gold member - booked as a silver

Old Apr 30, 19, 8:58 am
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Breakfast for gold member - booked as a silver


I have some bookings for Hiltons later in the year where I selected the rate with breakfast. It’s possible that I may achieve gold status before some of these stays. Would I receive the “free” breakfast or is it just hard luck that I booked before becoming gold.? Also wondering how long it takes for the status to update after the silver to gold threshold is reached ?

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Old Apr 30, 19, 8:59 am
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Are these nonrefundable rates? Did you book directly through Hilton or via a third party (OLTA)? Virtuoso/FHR/etc.?
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Old Apr 30, 19, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Are these nonrefundable rates? Did you book directly through Hilton or via a third party (OLTA)? Virtuoso/FHR/etc.?
sorry, crucial info I missed. Yes, all booked through Hilton direct and all semi flex so cancellable until 4 days before.
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Old Apr 30, 19, 9:11 am
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Your on-property benefits are based on your status at check-in.

It's possible that the rates might change between now and the time of your stay. It could turn out that the with-breakfast rate you have booked today will be less than the without-breakfast rate that you want to book in the future should you achieve status.

If your bookings are at a property without a consistent breakfast benefit (i.e. a full service Hilton or a Doubletree) then you may wish to consult the wiki (Gold/Diamond Breakfast at Hilton family properties (master thread)) for an idea of what the free breakfast entails. It's possible that the with-breakfast rate includes a full breakfast whereas the "breakfast" for a gold could be a little as a coffee and pastry in a to-go bag, depending on the property.
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Old Apr 30, 19, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by scottish minnie View Post

I have some bookings for Hiltons later in the year where I selected the rate with breakfast. It’s possible that I may achieve gold status before some of these stays. Would I receive the “free” breakfast or is it just hard luck that I booked before becoming gold.? Also wondering how long it takes for the status to update after the silver to gold threshold is reached ?

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Are these reservations in the UK? If so, as Gold, you normally will be entitled to full breakfast, even though the stated benefit is a continental breakfast. Same usually applies in Europe and Asia. However, in the US, it's usually (not always) just a continental breakfast or even a voucher towards breakfast, and this varies depending on the property.
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Old Apr 30, 19, 1:21 pm
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What brands of hotels are your reservations at? Look at your my way benefits for the brands. At HGI's it is either free breakfast or points. Make your decision then on what is more beneficial cost wise and benefit wise to you.
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Old May 1, 19, 1:51 am
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They are all full service Hilton. One of then UK - Gatwick airport and the others are in the US (Idaho Falls, Salt Lake City and Orlando). I’ll have a look at the difference in rates, it may not be worth the hassle of changing the bookings.

Thanks for the links.
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Old May 1, 19, 1:55 am
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What's the hassle after you've already checked the breakfast information and looked at available prices? You just book the new rate online and then cancel the old reservations online. It's not at all hard or time consuming once you get to that point.
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Old May 1, 19, 8:34 am
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Why don't you book one room with breakfast and one without, then cancel as appropriate?

How much extra is the Hilton Gatwick rate with breakfast? When I've stayed, lots of people just turn up and hand over a tenner to get in, some might not even be hotel guests. Certainly cheaper than eating at the airport unless you have airport lounge access...
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Old May 1, 19, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by :D! View Post
Why don't you book one room with breakfast and one without, then cancel as appropriate?
Holding an extra room that you know you will never use is unethical.
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