Hilton website hacks. Hilton doesn’t

Hilton website hacks. Hilton doesn’t currently offer award redemption online, or does it? (Thanks to djohannw from Flyertalk.)

Go to any Hilton hotel you want to book an award stay at and select “Book a room.” When the main reservation page comes up where you select dates and preferences, add the following text to the URL in your browser’s adress line: &spec_plan_desc=HHonors+Redemption&spec_plan=HH

Press return to reload that page. You now will see the same page as before with a checked field “HHonors Redemption”. Now enter your requested dates and click on “Next.” On the rates page, you will now see the HHonors certificate rate if the hotel has award rooms available. The rate description for that looks as follows:

    HHONORS REDEMPTION (HH) BOOKABLE BY HHONORS MEMBERS WITH A VALD CERT

    Plan Description:
    HHONORS REDEMPTION
    BOOKABLE BY HHONORS MEMBERS WITH A VALD CERT. NO SHOWS WILL BE CHARGED MINIMUM DAILY RATE.

You can then go ahead and book it. But don’t forget to print the cert before you travel.

You can also look up “point-stretcher” availability well by entering the following after the URL: &spec_plan_desc=HHonors+Point+Stretcher+Redemption&spec_plan=PS

If you’re a Hilton diamond, try: spec_plan_desc=HHonors+Redemption&spec_plan=RC

This only works with Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn hotels and not with Doubletree, etc.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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