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
MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 16, 2016 – 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.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 97 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of thirteen world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,600 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 758,000 rooms in 100 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree 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 HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and popular digital tools like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
About Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors is the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 13 distinct hotel brands, spanning more than 4,600 hotels, resorts and timeshare properties across 100 countries and territories. In 2015, J.D. Power awarded Hilton HHonors as “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Programs in a Tie”. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors mobile app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With more than 50 million members, HHonors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, charitable contributions, or unique events through the HHonors auction platform (hhonors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation® or a race experience with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. HHonors members’ loyalty is also rewarded with more personalized service. There is no cost to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHHonors.com or connect with Hilton HHonors at news.hiltonhhonors.com.