Hilton HHonors members can earn double points or double miles for stays from April 1 through June 30, 2012.
HHonors Points & Points Earners with Double Points
Double points means 20 points per dollar for all brands except Home2 Suites where double points is 10 points per dollar. A Points & Points earner gets 25 points/$1 and elite bonuses are on top of that.
- HHonors Silver = 26.5 points/$1.
- HHonors Gold = 27.5 points/$1
- HHonors Diamond = 30 points/$1.
HHonors Points & Miles Earners with Double Miles
Most US airlines earn 500 miles per stay at most Hilton HHonors hotel brands for Points & Fixed Miles earners. Double miles is 1,000 miles per stay.
The main thing to remember with double miles is the low earning rate with most airlines for stays at Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites typically at 100 miles per stay for Points & Fixed Miles earners. You are not allowed to switch to Double Points once you have chosen Double Miles, so keep in mind that Double points are likely much higher value than Double Miles if your stays will be heavy on Hampton and Homewood.
There are some exceptions like bmi miles where members earn 1,000 miles per night for up to three nights. That can be 6,000 miles per stay.
Points & Variable Miles is usually the best miles earning preference for guests on extended stays.
Hat Tip to Loyalty Traveler
I prefer Hilton points over airline miles so I opted for Hilton points.