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Hilton Launches Its Largest Campaign Ever with Exclusive Room Rates Not Found Anywhere Else
Hilton HHonors Members Who Book Direct Now Receive Exclusive Discounted Rate, Along with Other Instant Benefits Including HHonors Points and Free Wi-Fi
February 16, 2016
MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced that Hilton HHonors members can now receive an exclusive discount on room rates by booking directly through its brand websites, award-winning Hilton HHonors mobile app and reservation call centers, or through preferred corporate travel partners and approved travel agents. This guaranteed discount is available at more than 4,500 hotels around the world.
Hilton's new "Stop Clicking Around" marketing campaign - the largest ever launched in the company's 97 year history - will also emphasize the other benefits of booking direct and being an HHonors member. These benefits include HHonors Points that can be used for free room nights, free Wi-Fi, and the ability to check-in, choose your own room from a digital floor plan and use a Digital Key all via the HHonors mobile app on a smartphone. In addition, when HHonors members book direct with Hilton, hotels are able to provide more personalized and memorable experiences for each stay.
"Our customers don't need to worry about sorting through a dizzying array of websites, enduring hundreds of clicks and wasting hours of time. They can be assured that booking a room directly with us at any of our hotels doesn't require extensive searching and price checking to find the best prices online," said Geraldine Calpin, chief marketing officer at Hilton Worldwide.
"Last year, 57 billion Hilton HHonors Points - or more than 1.6 million free nights - went unearned because guests booked their stay through a third party," said Mark Weinstein, global head of Customer Engagement, Loyalty and Partnerships at Hilton Worldwide. "There is a huge misconception that third parties always offer lower prices for our hotel rooms, which is simply not true."
All Hilton HHonors members who book directly through Hilton can save time and money, and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most:
- Exclusive discount: Members of the Hilton HHonors loyalty program can now take advantage of an exclusive discount that can't be found anywhere else, as long as they book directly through Hilton, at more than 4,500 hotels around the world.
- Instant benefits: Hilton HHonors is free to join and offers instant benefits to all members, such as free Wi-Fi, popular digital tools like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key, and the ability to earn and redeem Points for free nights.
- Unforgettable, exclusive experiences: Booking direct opens the door to exclusive events, like Live Nation concerts or private dining experiences.
- Loyalty rewarded with more personalized service: HHonors members who book direct can better share their preferences with the hotel for a stay tailored to their requests.
To launch the "Stop Clicking Around" campaign, Hilton Worldwide enlisted the help of Fold7, a London-based marketing and advertising agency.
For more information on the Hilton HHonors discount, or to sign up for Hilton HHonors, visit HHonors.com.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
About Hilton Honors
Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key. With more than 69 million members, Hilton Honors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, items on Amazon Shop with Points; make charitable contributions or gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform (honors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation®, or race experiences with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHonors.com or connect with Hilton Honors at news.hiltonhonors.com.