Both the Hilton HHonors and the Starwood Preferred Guest programs have come out with a new perk for members: room discounts on certain properties.
There are limitations to both offers. Hilton’s only applies to select hotels in four major cities — New York, Houston, San Diego and Miami; Starwood’s discounts are available at some 400 western hemisphere hotels, but only through the end of January.
A Hilton spokesperson told TravelSkills, “Hilton is testing these discounted HHonors member rates in a few markets through the end of the year… Hilton often tests new HHonors benefits to ensure they continue to provide HHonors member with relevant value.”
Both offers require members to book directly with the company, which means they’ll also get free Wi-Fi in their rooms. The discounts may only be 5 to 10 percent, and thus might not be the best deals available, and they may vary by advance booking times and midweek or weekend stays.
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