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Hilton MVP is a special discount that can be applied at specific Hilton properties in certain regions and also be leveraged for hotel elite status. A lot of people are not aware of this discount even though many people are eligible to use it. I’ll share this one with the UponArriving audience but you have to keep this one quiet so it doesn’t go dead.
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What is Hilton MVP?
Hilton MVP (also called Hilton Family MVP Reservations) is a special discount program applied to specific properties throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, and other countries in Latin America. These Hilton MVP rate discounts are usually at or around 20% and are often better than the AAA discounts.
Just take a look at the rates below. Notice how the MVP portal price is almost $20 cheaper than the AAA rate.
How does Hilton MVP work?
The first thing that you need to do is find a discount code.
Below are Hilton MVP 2019 codes. Notice that they are different depending on the property that you’re trying to book. Keep in mind that these change every so often (I’ll try to keep this updated when those changes occur).
- Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, Doubletree, etc. 0561135262
- Hilton Garden Inn and Hilton 1135262
Thanks to Flyertalk for the codes.
Using the Hilton MVP codes
There are three different methods for getting the Hilton MVP discount to work with the MVP codes.
Searching through the Hilton MVP portal
Search through the official Hilton MVP Portal on Hilton’s website. You’ll see where you can search for hotels in the top right.
It’s also worth noting that this page has a challenge for getting to Hilton Gold that requires only 4 stays! This is the same hotel status that you get with the Amex Platinum.
You’re also eligible to achieve Hilton Honors™ Gold status in just 4 stays in 90 days. Register now and learn more about this exclusive offer.
That is a terrific offer as Hilton Honors Gold status can offer you a lot of valuable benefits like free breakfasts, upgrades, late check-out, and even sometimes hotel lounge access. I’ve never done a status challenge like this before but note that the terms and conditions state the following:
member must be an athletic administrator, athlete, or affiliated with a sports entity, sports related company, sports group or event and must complete four qualifying stays within 90 days of registration or enrollment.
So you need to have some some type of Hilton MVP sports affiliation.
(More on that below.)
Using the Hilton MVP code for the app
You can also enter the discount code in the Hilton App.
Simply log in to your app and then select “Add Special Rate Code” from the home page and you’ll be taken to the screen below to where you can input the same codes as above.
Once the code has been entered, you’ll see the MVP price show when looking at eligible hotels.
Entering corporate code on Hilton MVP booking site
Hilton MVP works just like putting in any other special discount code. You simply select “Have a special code” as seen below.
You’ll then be prompted to enter a code. You’ll want to enter in the relevant MVP code for the Corporate Account.
Once you enter the code, you’ll see the MVP rate show up if the property is eligible. Note that you can use the Hilton MVP code even on rooms above the standard rate like this junior suite pictured below.
Who can join Hilton MVP?
Hilton states that:
You must be an athletic administrator, athlete, or affiliated with a sports entity, sports-related company, sports group or event to be eligible. You will be asked to show credentials, such as an official business card designated with your team logo, etc.
So in order to utilize these discount codes you need to be part of an actual sports entity, sports group, sports event, or sports-related company.
In practice, many people find that hotels don’t require you to show any affiliation. They point to the terms that can be found on some hotels regarding the MVP rate which state:
Special Rate. Hilton Honors number required when booking. Subject to availability restrictions at each Hotel. Restrictions: Must be requested. Do not offer. Hilton Honors number/card required when booking. 20% off BAR. Features: Special rate. Subject to hotel availability, length of stay restrictions, blackout dates may apply.
Those terms don’t state anything about being a part of a sports team or sports-related company. However, I like to play by the rules and be safe so for people like myself, they can join the US Golf Association for $25. You can sign-up to join right here. I believe $10 memberships were available for some time though I’m not sure that they are still available (if you find those let me know).
In the end you’ll have to use your best judgment as to what you think is the right way to go about getting this discount.
Note: the “Team USA” rate code has been discontinued.
Final word on Hilton Honors MVP
Hilton MVP is a great way to save money on Hilton hotel bookings and many people who don’t even realize they are eligible for the discount. I recommend going the safe route and enrolling in some type of sports association (or getting out and actually playing sports) but you should use your best judgment to dictate your own course of action.
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