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Update: Daily Food & Beverage Credit 2022 onwards in the U.S.

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The most commonly posed questions about the new food/beverage benefit, which is now extended into 2023, are
  • how it works for multi-night stays, and
  • to what extent it applies outside the US
Here's what we do & don't know:
  • The credit does not accumulate over the duration of your stay. For instance, if you stay for 2 nights at a $15/night property, you cannot use the benefit toward a single $30 purchase.
  • Thus, the credit for a given day may only be used on that day. It expires afterward.
    • Hilton's FAQ insists that "[t]he credit does not 'expire' until the member checks out." This is, to put it politely, complete nonsense.
  • The Hilton FAQ states that "the daily amount re-sets each day to the maximum daily credit value at midnight." Unfortunately, this addition to the FAQ--made in Spring 2022--raises as many questions as it answers.
    • The Hilton FAQ states explicitly that "for a one-night hotel stay, a Hilton Honors member would receive one complimentary Daily F&B Credit; the member may use the credit on the day of arrival or day of departure." This would be the sensible approach, but the alleged "midnight reset" policy cannot be reconciled with it.
    • A similar problem exists for any stay of N nights. Unless a guest arrives after midnight on the first night, or departs before midnight on the last night, there will be N+1 "days" (using midnight as the demarcator) but only N usable F&B credits. For example, a guest arrives Monday for a two-night stay. That means the credits may be used only on two of the three "days," those being Monday evening; Tuesday; and Wednesday morning (departure).
  • The benefit terms were revised in December 2022 to cover Motto properties outside the US; previously, the F&B credit applied only to US properties. However, the official T&C now refer more vaguely to complimentary continental breakfast OR a Daily Food & Beverage Credit (varies by brand and region). (link)
  • A reputable blogger reported in late December 2022 that the Hilton Fallsview in Canada is also issuing F&B credits in lieu of free breakfast, with Hilton corporate appearing to ratify this decision. (link)


*Select markets include the cities of Boston, Chicago, District of Columbia, New York City, San Francisco, Key Largo, Key West, the County of Los Angeles and the state of Hawaii.

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Official Hilton benefit statement/FAQ (updated December 2022):

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What hotels offer the Hilton Honors complimentary Daily F&B Credit?

The Hilton Honors complimentary Daily F&B Credit is available to Gold and Diamond members at all of Hiltons luxury, full-service and lifestyle properties as well as all Hilton Garden Inn hotels in the United States, and Motto by Hilton globally, replacing the MyWay complimentary continental breakfast benefit.

The brands include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Signia by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Motto by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn.

2. Which members receive the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit?

The Hilton Honors complimentary Daily F&B Credit is provided to all Gold and Diamond members that select the F&B Credit as their MyWay benefit. The credit is provided to the Hilton Honors member and one additional guest registered to the same room for each night of their stay. The credit is per person (up to two people) in one guest room per stay.

Members can check their Hilton Honors status and make changes to their MyWay benefits by logging in to their account online at HiltonHonors.com or Hilton Honors mobile app.

3. What are the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit values for each Brand Category?

Hilton Honors Gold and Diamond members that select the complimentary Daily F&B Credit as their MyWay benefit will receive a $10 F&B Credit per night when staying at Hilton Garden Inn, a $15 F&B Credit per night at full-service and lifestyle properties, and a $25 F&B Credit per night at luxury properties.

A $18 F&B Credit per night will be provided at full-service and lifestyle properties located in the cities of Boston, Chicago, District of Columbia, Key West, Key Largo, New York City, San Francisco, the County of Los Angeles and the state of Hawaii.

A $12 F&B Credit per night will be provided at Motto By Hilton Tulum and a 10 F&B Credit per night will be provided at Motto by Hilton Rotterdam Blaak.

The full list of participating brands include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts , LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Signia by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton, Motto by Hilton, and Hilton Garden Inn.

4. Does the Daily F&B Credit impact Hilton brands that offer all guests complimentary breakfast?

Guests staying at Hiltons brands that offer complimentary breakfast to all guests will continue to receive this offering. The Hilton Honors complimentary Daily F&B Credit does not apply to the following brands: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton.

5. How does the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit work?

Prior to arrival, members will be notified by email or notification through the Hilton Honors app of the complimentary Daily F&B Credit. Members can then log in to their Hilton Honors account online or through the Hilton Honors app to select their preferred MyWay benefit for their next stay the Hilton Honors complimentary Daily F&B Credit or Hilton Honors Bonus Points.

Upon hotel check-in, the members status will be confirmed, and they will be informed by the front desk staff and/or the Hilton Honors app about the Daily F&B Credit including which on-property outlets are participating. Each day of their stay, the Hilton Honors member will charge their eligible F&B purchases to their room, and the credit will be automatically applied to their total bill for those F&B purchases charged to their room.

6. Will the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit accrue across days?

The Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit is provided to the member (and up to one additional guest registered to the same room) for each night of their stay and does not accrue or rollover from one day to the next if unused.

The daily credit amount may be used in full on the day of check-in or check-out, or on various eligible items throughout these days until the maximum daily amount is reached.

7. How does the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit work for a 1-night stay? Would a member receive two credits (for check-in and check-out day) or one credit?

Hilton Honors Gold and Diamond members receive one complimentary Daily F&B Credit for the member and one for the additional guest registered to the same room each night of their stay, consistent with the previous complimentary Continental Breakfast benefit. For a one-night hotel stay, a Hilton Honors member would receive one complimentary Daily F&B Credit; the member may use the credit on the day of arrival or day of departure. The credit may be used in full/entirety on day of check-in or check-out, or on various eligible items each day until the maximum daily amount or total stay maximum is reached.

8. Which F&B outlets can the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit be utilized?

The Hilton Honors complimentary Daily F&B Credit can be utilized at all participating F&B outlets on-property, including the market/grab-and-go and in-room dining/room service, where applicable, plus participating third-party outlets. The Daily F&B Credit cannot be utilized for any non-F&B related spend, such as the room rate, spa or gift shops.

9. Can members use the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit on alcoholic beverages?

The Daily F&B Credit may be used to purchase alcoholic beverages, subject to state and local laws.

10. Do members receive the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit on day-rate reservations, such as WorkSpaces by Hilton?

Like the previous elite continental breakfast benefit, the Hilton Honors Daily F&B credit will not apply to day-rate reservations.

11. Will members receive the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit on rates/packages that include F&B, such as the Breakfast Included rate?

Yes, Diamond or Gold members that select the complimentary Daily F&B Credit as their MyWay benefit will receive the Hilton Honors Daily F&B credit on Points eligible rates including specific food & beverage rates or packages.

12. Do members who book with a group such as a meeting or conference receive the Daily F&B Credit?

The Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit benefit is provided to Diamond and Gold members, based on their MyWay selection, on Points eligible rates and reward nights.

13. Can the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit apply to taxes and gratuity?

The Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit can be applied to taxes and gratuity.

14. How do members add/register a guest to the reservation?

When booking the reservation through preferred Hilton channels, such as online at Hilton.com or the Hilton Honors app, members should ensure they indicate the total number of people staying in the room to receive up to two Hilton Honors complimentary Daily F&B Credit allowances.

15. Does the Hilton Honors member receive an additional Daily F&B Credit for double occupancy?

The complimentary Daily F&B Credit is intended to cover up to two guests, which includes the Hilton Honors member and one additional guest registered to the same room (on one room per stay), per night.

16. Can the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit be utilized across multiple outlets within a day?

The Hilton Honors complimentary Daily F&B Credit can be utilized across multiple outlets within one day. It will be automatically applied against all eligible F&B charges made within that timeframe, up to the total daily credit amount.

17. If members do not have F&B charges, can they apply the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit to the total folio?

The Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit was created to provide guests with more dining-related flexibility, so the credit can only be applied to eligible F&B charges billed to the members room.

18. Some members may utilize the hotel restaurants or bar areas for meetings, dinners, etc. without staying at the hotel. Does the Hilton Honors member have to be staying at the hotel to receive the F&B credit?

Hilton Honors members, even if utilizing hotel facilities such as a restaurant or bar area, must be a registered guest of the hotel to receive the complimentary Daily F&B Credit.

19. Do members receive the Hilton Honors complimentary Daily F&B Credit on redemption/reward stays?

Yes, Hilton Honors Gold and Diamond members that select the complimentary Daily F&B Credit as their MyWay benefit will receive the Daily F&B Credit on hotel reward stays, both reservations booked with all Points or Points & Money.

20. Do members receive the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit at all-inclusive properties?

Like the previous elite Continental Breakfast benefit, the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit is not offered at all-inclusive properties.

21. If a member selects Points over the Daily F&B Credit on a reservation with a registered guest, do they receive double Points?

The Hilton Honors Bonus Points selection via MyWay Benefits is a one-time bonus per stay, regardless of the number of guests.

22. Can a guest make a change to their MyWay benefit mid-stay to receive the Daily F&B Credit?

No, Hilton Honors members should make their MyWay benefit selections prior to check-in or during arrival in order to receive the complimentary Daily F&B Credit.

23. When does the credit expire each day?

The credit does not expire until the member checks out. However, the daily amount re-sets each day to the maximum daily credit value at midnight. Members can use up to the total daily maximum and are responsible for anything beyond that amount.

Since the member gets a new credit each day (for the number of nights of their stay), the only day they can use any leftover credit is the morning of check-out. (return to top)

24. How will the complimentary Daily F&B Credit appear on my hotel bill/folio?

The total eligible Daily F&B Credit amount used and billed to the room during a members stay will be automatically applied and appear as one line item per day on a members hotel bill/folio, deducted from the total stay cost at the end of their stay.

25. How will the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit be handled at hotels with Executive Lounges?

At hotels that have an Executive Lounge that offers complimentary breakfast, Diamond members and Gold members upgraded to Executive Lounge access will not receive the Daily F&B Credit. These hotels will provide the Daily F&B Credit to Gold members not upgraded to Executive Lounge access.
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Update: Daily Food & Beverage Credit 2022 onwards in the U.S.

Old Dec 14, 21, 9:09 am
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Update: Daily Food & Beverage Credit 2022 onwards in the U.S.

Hi everyone,

As this year comes to a close, Hilton Honors has been focused on providing you, our loyal members, with increased flexibility, choice and control around their benefits – in recent months, that has included giving members more time to enjoy their status, benefits and Points by issuing another round of program extensions, as well as enhancing the space-available elite upgrade benefit by notifying members 72-hours in advance of arrival that they’ve received a complimentary room upgrade. And as we embark upon a new year, Hilton remains committed to delivering the best experience possible for its Hilton Honors members.

In July 2021, Hilton Honors began offering its elite Gold and Diamond members a complimentary Daily Food & Beverage Credit at luxury, lifestyle, full-service and Hilton Garden Inn hotels in the U.S., ranging from $10 to $25 per member, or $20 to $50 for two registered guests, per night, depending on the brand and property location.

Today, we are extending the credit into 2022 and beginning on Feb. 1, 2022, increasing the credit amounts across its lifestyle and full-service brands from $12 to $15 per night, and $15 to $18 per night in select markets, to provide members even greater value. The select markets include the cities of Boston, Chicago, District of Columbia, Key Largo, Key West, New York City and San Francisco, the County of Los Angeles and the state of Hawaii.

For additional information on the Daily F&B Credit extension, please visit the updated Daily F&B Credit FAQs.

Best Regards,
William

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Old Dec 14, 21, 9:30 am
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Today, we are extending the credit into 2022 and beginning on Feb. 1, 2022, increase the credit amounts across its lifestyle and full-service brands from $12 to $15 per night, and $15 to $18 per night in select markets, to provide members even greater value. The select markets include the cities of Boston, Chicago, District of Columbia, Key Largo, Key West, New York City and San Francisco, the County of Los Angeles and the state of Hawaii.
Hi William, how come HGI remain at $10 per person per day ?
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Glad to hear about some of the increased amounts. Those few bucks make a big difference. I don't think the minimum should be any lower than $12 though.
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I'm sorry to hear of the extension to that system. I wonder what will happen next?
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Old Dec 14, 21, 9:59 am
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Well… that’s thoroughly unfortunate.

To say that I’m disappointed in Hilton would be an understatement.

(ETA: At least Hilton didn’t blatantly lie about the rousing success and positive feedback from guests. So there’s that.)
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Old Dec 14, 21, 10:08 am
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Glad to hear about some of the increased amounts. Those few bucks make a big difference. I don't think the minimum should be any lower than $12 though.
I agree the increased amount helps the bitter pill go down (except, of course, for my previously preferred brand, HGI, where the pill is just as bitter).

The problem, of course, is that hotels can set their prices at whatever ridiculous amounts they think the market will bear. The only thing worse than in inflation is funny-money-inflation its like an episode of Whos Line is it Anyway where everything is made up and the points dont matter.
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Will there be any Hilton-enforced brand standards that require that a reasonable breakfast meal be offered at/below the credit amount? I have no confidence in $10 covering even a breakfast sandwich with a side and beverage at an HGI without a brand standard requiring it, much less anything resembling the old benefit of a free hot breakfast buffet. Even $15 at a Hilton won't go very far.
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It's good to see the trial was a success and they haven't seen a drop-off in custom.
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Very Disappointing News
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I'm pleased to not be a regular customer in the US based on this. I do have a few stays planned for next year at various US Hiltons, with most of them being an easy switch to either Hampton Inns, or other groups. I've checked in with a couple of the properties after seeing this announcement just now and even the increased amounts cover circa 50% of the breakfast cost, before tax and service. Easy decision to plan to stay elsewhere, as breakfast is a key benefit for me. Understand it isn't for everyone though and each to their own etc.
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I'm pleased to not be a regular customer in the US based on this. I do have a few stays planned for next year at various US Hiltons, with most of them being an easy switch to either Hampton Inns, or other groups. I've checked in with a couple of the properties after seeing this announcement just now and even the increased amounts cover circa 50% of the breakfast cost, before tax and service. Easy decision to plan to stay elsewhere, as breakfast is a key benefit for me. Understand it isn't for everyone though and each to their own etc.
Completely agree, yes it doesnt effect me being here in the UK but I too wouldnt be happy if it did.
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This is terrible. How is it being automated, or is HH withholding that info from its SM reps?
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Originally Posted by Hilton Honors Ambassador View Post
Hi everyone,

As this year comes to a close, Hilton Honors has been focused on providing you, our loyal members, with increased flexibility, choice and control around their benefits in recent months, that has included giving members more time to enjoy their status, benefits and Points by issuing another round of program extensions, as well as enhancing the space-available elite upgrade benefit by notifying members 72-hours in advance of arrival that theyve received a complimentary room upgrade. And as we embark upon a new year, Hilton remains committed to delivering the best experience possible for its Hilton Honors members.

In July 2021, Hilton Honors began offering its elite Gold and Diamond members a complimentary Daily Food & Beverage Credit at luxury, lifestyle, full-service and Hilton Garden Inn hotels in the U.S., ranging from $10 to $25 per member, or $20 to $50 for two registered guests, per night, depending on the brand and property location.

Today, we are extending the credit into 2022 and beginning on Feb. 1, 2022, increasing the credit amounts across its lifestyle and full-service brands from $12 to $15 per night, and $15 to $18 per night in select markets, to provide members even greater value. The select markets include the cities of Boston, Chicago, District of Columbia, Key Largo, Key West, New York City and San Francisco, the County of Los Angeles and the state of Hawaii.

For additional information on the Daily F&B Credit extension, please visit the updated Daily F&B Credit FAQs.

Best Regards,
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Still an absolutely terrible program.

* $10 at an HGI is a sham: just completed a stay at major city HGI - $10 gets you a cup of coffee and a side of toast. Doesn't cover a drink at the bar either.
* This system is absolute reporting nightmare for expense reporting systems that require itemized meal receipts. Transaction costs in admin to report aren't worth the benefit
* I've been told by hotels at check-in that "the credit can't be used for breakfast on check-out day"
* I have to audit my folio to ensure that the manual process has been done properly. More transaction costs for me.

I will continue to minimize my on-property food and beverage spend until this is ended. Maybe Hilton considers that a win.
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Will there be any Hilton-enforced brand standards that require that a reasonable breakfast meal be offered at/below the credit amount?
Unfortunately, I think we all know the likely answer to that is no. Hilton hasn't shown interest in that so far, why start now?

I last expressed my continued unhappiness with this policy and saying that on a recent trip I purposefully booked a Marriott property because of it, and I got a rather prompt reply back from somebody who clearly didn't even read or understand what the point of my complaint was.
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Old Dec 14, 21, 11:20 am
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Can Hilton at least explain what time does the daily credit reset for multi day stay?
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