Middle East travellers looking to escape the summer heat this year can choose from 127 Hilton family hotels in 40 countries, and receive extra nights for free, in addition to a 10 per cent discount when booking directly through Hilton reservations using a Visa card.
With the Middle East being a key source market for Hilton's international portfolio, Guy Epsom, regional director of sales and marketing for Hilton Hotels, Arabian Peninsula and Indian Ocean said, “2008 is the 11th consecutive run for this summer promotion, with this year marking a new beginning for the programme. We have extended the promotion to include all the Hilton family of hotels, and have rebranded Hilton For Free to Hilton Extra Nights, to emphasise the added value, flexibility and choice on offer.”
“New for this year is the extension of the promotion period to cover the Eid holidays, with the programme bookable for stays between May 1 and October 6. Customers can not only book direct with Hilton's reservations call centre, but also with our travel partner - Dnata Holidays,”he said.
Visa and Dnata Holidays are supporting the initiative for the second consecutive year. A three night consecutive stay will earn travellers one additional complimentary night. For five nights booked, guests will receive an additional two nights' stay, and a week's stay will earn them a three night extension. For longer holidays, guests can receive an extra week's stay for free. Customers can also earn Hilton HHonors points and Airmiles.
The participating hotels include other members of the Hilton Family of Hotels including the Waldorf-Astoria Collection which will participate with Qasr Al Sharq, and the newly rebranded architectural masterpiece Rome Cavalieri. Broadening the appeal will be the contemporary luxury offerings of Conrad Hotels and the mid-market option, Hilton Garden Inn.
The most popular Hilton Extra Nights destinations are expected to be Cairo, London, Paris, Vienna and Munich. Vietnam and Cameroon are the new destinations for 2008.
New additions to the promotion this year are: Conrad Bangkok, Hilton Tokyo Bay and Hilton Beijing. Visit www.hiltonextranights.com or call Dnata Holidays on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: (00966) 3895 5579, Kuwait: (00965) 231 7077, U.A.E and other countries: (00971) 800 7008 or email [email protected] Dnataholidays.com. Travel agents can contact www.dnataholidaysagents.com