HILTON MVP – SAVE UP TO 20%
Hilton makes it really easy for anyone to get a “corporate” discount and it doesn't require any tricks or pretending to work for another company. If you want to save 15-20% or more, easily, keep reading.
There are also many “corporate” discount codes which are only intended to be used by employees/affiliates of those companies. If you are friends with or related to a Hilton employee — you can save big with their discount program. I don't recommend using these codes unless you can prove affiliation as the hotels can (and sometimes do) ask for an employee identification. Or you can be like Justin Ross Lee and make fake business cards. Haven't heard of Justin Ross Lee? Watch this video – some people may find him offensive but he is entertaining!
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The biggest discount you can get for hotels may come from the place you least suspect. The Citi Prestige credit card comes with a “4th night free” benefit for any hotel stay booked through Citi Concierge. Essentially, if you book a hotel for a minimum 4 night stay through the Citi Concierge service, the Citi Prestige card will refund you the 4th night's TOTAL cost, inclusive of taxes and fees.
I have found that the price per night quoted by Citi Concierge to be identical to the daily rate seen directly on the hotel's website. This means that if the hotel costs $200 / nt for the first 3 nights, and $1,000 for the 4th night, Citi will refund you the $1,000 with the taxes and fees. An example of this kind of pricing would be around New Years Eve. If you are still not convinced, click here to read up on how to get $1,350 worth of free AA / US Airway flights from the latest sign-up bonus offer by Citi.
- Sign-Up Link – click the link, click “show more results” at the bottom until you see the Citi Prestige Card
HILTON MVP & TEAM USA DISCOUNTS
The Hilton MVP code will give you a discount of 20% while Team USA will give you 15% off. The MVP code says “you must be an athletic administrator, athlete, or affiliated with a sports entity, sports-related company, sports group or event to be eligible” while the Team USA discount does not state any requirements. The codes will not work at all hotels on all days and sometimes the discount will be less but these are more reliable than corporate codes. It's best to search for a hotel using these two codes first before trying corporate codes. This should give you the best hotel deals available. The discount may be higher or lower than other corporate codes, but I start here on the rare occasion that I'm paying cash for a hotel (and not using points).
- Hilton MVP – 20% discount – just login with your Hilton Honors account (get a free membership here). The corporate discount code will automatically be there so just search for the city and dates you need. Need further proof? Take a look at PDF1 and PDF2 to see a flyer about this discount.
- TeamUSA – Click here to get a 15% discount
With the MVP discount, the DoubleTree Suites in NYC is available for $319 vs $399. A savings of $80 per night (20%).
The regular price: $399/night
When the code is not available, you will see an X next to corporate account instead of the green check mark as above.
There are also many corporate discount codes which are only intended to be used by employees/affiliates of those companies. In many cases, the employees don't know that such a discount exists. When I worked as a consultant, the client would often require that we use their corporate code so I could use the code even though I was not their employee (but I could easily show my client ID badge if need be).
I strongly recommend using these codes only if you can prove affiliation as the hotels can (and sometimes do) ask for an employee identification. Or you can be like Justin Ross Lee and make fake business cards. Haven't heard of Justin Ross Lee? Watch this video – it's a really funny video (or it might just make you a little upset).
The discounts with these corporate codes can range widely and they can sometimes even cost more than a standard rate! They are hit or miss depending more on location and dates when compared to MVP and TeamUSA, but they may be worth a try. You can dig through 100+ pages of this Flyertalk Forum and search google to read more about these codes.
LIST OF CORPORATE CODES
HOW TO USE A CORPORATE CODE
- Go to Hilton.com
- When searching for a room, simply enter the corporate code in the “Corporate account:” field (see pic below).
Similar to the corporate codes, there are many promotion/offer codes that can give you discounts up to 40% or more (according to the forums), however, this will depend on the location and the dates you need. In some cases, the codes I tried were more expensive than using no codes at all. Some of these codes may require some type of identification.
LIST OF PROMOTION/OFFER CODES
HOW TO USE PROMOTION/OFFER CODES
- Go to Hilton.com
- Promotion/Offer codes are similar to corporate codes but they need to be entered in the “Promotion/Offer code:” box instead (see pic below):
The discounts will work for many of the brands in the Hilton Hotel portfolio. The Hilton chain includes these brands:
- HILTON HOTELS & RESORTS
- WALDORF ASTORIA HOTELS & RESORTS
- CONRAD HOTELS & RESORTS
- CANOPY BY HILTON
- CURIO – A COLLECTION BY HILTON™
- DOUBLETREE BY HILTON
- EMBASSY SUITES HOTELS
- HILTON GARDEN INN
- HAMPTON INN
- HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON
- HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON
- HILTON GRAND VACATIONS
- Hyatt Discount Codes (Some Corporate Codes) / Coupon Codes – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
- 7 Ways to Prevent Your Hilton HHonors Points From Expiring
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