Update 2: Hilton has reached out to confirm that ‘The credit is per person (up to two guests registered to the room) rather than per room.’
Update: In an e-mail sent out to owners we do have the amounts for different properties:
The credit can be utilized at all participating F&B outlets on-property including the market and room service. Members will be instructed to charge all F&B purchases to their folio. Credits will be provided daily to Gold and -Diamond members and up to one guest registered to the room. Gold members will have the option to either receive points or the F&B credit, while Diamond members will receive both points and the credit. -Credits do not accrue or rollover if unused. If they are used, it will be processed through manual folio adjustments by the night audit. The credit amounts are as follows: Luxury $25, -Full Service $12 (or $15 in high-cost markets), Lifestyle $12 (or $15 in high-cost markets), and Hilton Garden Inn $10.
Hat tip to 2013nattychampa (unsure how reliable is that)
Original post: Hilton has announced that starting July 2021 and through the end of the year Hilton Gold & Diamond members will receive a dining credit instead of complimentary continental breakfast at U.S. properties. Unlike the old policy where the breakfast was good for up to two guests, this new credit will be granted for the entire room regardless of how many people are staying (i.e credit is per room not per person. Owners e-mail update above suggests this isn’t the case and it’s per person).
Hilton is saying the credit will vary by property, when TPG first published their article they stated the credit would be $15 (this has since been removed, but gives us a baseline idea of what to expect). Unfortunately that isn’t enough to even cover breakfast for one at most properties. Obviously some people will prefer this benefit as they didn’t use the breakfast benefit anyway, although I think the credit amount should be enough to cover at least breakfast for one person.
I checked with the garden inn I’m staying at and they stated that I only got the $10 credit if we did breakfast. I think this is a bad idea as the only reason I’m a gold member is for the free breakfast and now that is not even free anymore.
Is this just a money saving move? Restaurants are 100% open in the US so they can’t still claim it is related to Covid.
like 90 percent of other things businesses are doing in the name of Covid
Nice, have a stay coming up and had no idea what they were doing with the Gold breakfast benefit.
2 Questions. What happens if there are four people staying in a room and 2 have gold status, looks like they lose out and its only 2 credits??
Do some still offer the Breakfast option for some hotels? I had a FB chat with a Hilton Convention hotel and they make it seem like a choice. I wonder if this is because the hotel is a convention hotel.
The breakfast remains for the Gold and Diamond member plus one guest. Starting July 1st, Hilton will allow the guest to choose a F&B credit instead of a breakfast should they desire.
The only thing that matters is the status of people who book the room. The maximun benefit would be 2 per room.
I dislike this change. Sure its “flexible” but actually water downs the benefits.
No more status chasing for me or trying to get AMEX Aspire card. It was good while it lasted as Diamond status.
I concur, me and my spouse both are Gold Status for Hilton, and this is a bid devaluation in our mind.
I’m staying at Hilton Union Square SF. My SO and I both got 15$ credit each. They confirmed the number of guests when we checked in. We Charge it to the room and they will deduct 30 * no of days from the total food bill charged to the room during the stay.
Back in March, before this became official, we were at the Hilton Waikiki Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. They had this exact policy of giving us a daily amount less than the cost of most breakfast items.
They basically totaled up the $12 per person credit x 2 (wife and I were on the stay) for the 5 nights we spent there and deducted it from the total food and beverage spending we did during our stay – whether it was from the on-site Starbucks or from the onsite restaurant.
With most items in the $19+ range on the menu, it was an alright discount but no chance in hell was it a replacement for ‘breakfast’.
Ah well, another strike against hotel status chasing.
You use that credit at the same hotel and eat at the same hotel and cost of break will be covered by the credit? Or they are just credit on credit card account ? Thanks.
I don’t mind this change.