What Properties are Excluded from the Hilton Reserve Free Nights

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The Limited Time Offer is Over! The card still comes with everything except the $100 statement credit. Full current offer:

  • Earn 2 weekend night certificates good at select hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio after you make $2,500 in purchases within 4 months of account opening*
  • Earn 10 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on hotel stays within the Hilton Portfolio*
  • Earn 5 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on airline and car rental purchases*
  • Earn 3 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on all other eligible purchases*
  • Enjoy the benefits of HHonors Gold status as long as you are a cardmember*
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases*
  • Travel with ease and enjoy global acceptance with your Citi chip credit card

Application Link: Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card

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Every time I mention the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card, I get confused comments about which properties are excluded from the sign up bonus of two free weekend nights at Hilton properties worldwide.

The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card comes with two free night certificates that can be used for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights after spending $2,500 in the first 4 months after opening the card.

Plus any cardmember year you spend $10,000 on the card, you get a free night certificate on your anniversary.

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Conrad Koh Samui: A Hilton property that goes for $847 per night in January

These free night certificates can be used at top tier properties that go for up to $1,000 per night, but they cannot be used at the excluded property list. Except that they kind of can, and that’s where the confusion comes in.

  • Where can you use the Hilton Reserve’s free night certificates?
  • Where can’t you use the Hilton Reserve’s free night certificates?
  • Can you use them at the Conrad Koh Samui?

Here is the excluded list of properties:

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You’ll note that the “Conrad Koh Samui Residences” is excluded. The Residences and the normal hotel are considered two separate entities.

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According to the hotel’s website: “Positioned on a secluded hill on the southwest tip of the island, the Conrad Koh Samui comprises a collection of one-bedroom luxury villas as well as 2 and 3 bedroom luxury villas at its exclusive residential wing. Spread over 25 acres, this Koh Samui resort offers panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand’s stunning sunsets, outlying islands and the surrounding landscape of lush coconut plantations.”

So you can’t use your free night certificates at the 2- and 3-bedroom villas on The Residences wing. You CAN use your free night certificate for the 1-bedroom villas of the Conrad Koh Samui, which are going for $847 per night in January.

Similarly the “Hilton Surfers Paradise Residences” in Australia are excluded, but you can use the free night certificates at the hotel.

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In general, the excluded properties are time shares, “Residences,” and a few Waldorf Astorias.

The rest of the Waldorf Astorias, Conrads, and other top tier properties are available for the free night certificates. Here is a rundown of some of the best properties from Bora Bora to European capitals.

Further Reading

For more info on the other benefits of the card, like Gold Status (free internet and breakfast) and its 10x category bonus, see:

Application Link: Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card

 


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5 COMMENTS

  1. Just answered my own question by going on the website.

    Ho’olei is a Residence Club and the rest of the Grand is a Waldorf Astoria resort.

  2. As far as expiration of the certificates, do you need to make a reservation within 12 months of issuance or do you need to ACTUALLY stay in the hotel within 12 months from the day when certificates are issued? Thanks. Bob

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