Hilton Daily Food & Beverage Credit Is Here to Stay?
Update (Jan. 14, 2022) – Hilton says the the rumors about this credit becoming permanent, are not true. Here’s the relevant text from an email from Hilton’s media team that was posted by Miles to Memories:
At this time, the Hilton Honors Daily F&B Credit has just been extended into this year (2022) in the United States and we will continue to evaluate this benefit to make the best decisions for out members going forward.
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In early 2021 Hilton announced that it would replace the free breakfast benefit with a Daily Food & Beverage credit. This was supposed to be a temporary change through the end of the year.
Then at the end of the year Hilton said that it would extend the Daily Food & Beverage credit for another year, through the end of 2022. Beginning on Feb. 1, 2022, Hilton will also make a small improvement. It will increase the credit amounts across its lifestyle and full-service brands from $12 to $15 per night, and $15 to $18 per night in select markets, to provide members even greater value. The select markets include the cities of Boston, Chicago, District of Columbia, Key Largo, Key West, New York City and San Francisco, the County of Los Angeles and the state of Hawaii.
Now Doctor of Credit reports that there’s a memo circulating that states this Hilton Daily Food & Beverage credit replacement for free breakfast will in fact be a permanent change. So if you were hoping for free breakfast to make a comeback, you’re out of luck.
This is bad news especially for stays at high end properties where breakfast would cost much more than that Daily Food & Beverage credit. The only positive with this change is that you get more flexibility on how you use it.
4 thoughts on “Hilton Daily Food & Beverage Credit Is Permanent… No More Free Breakfast?”
I am currently staying at the Manila Conrad with my wife and daughter. We are enjoying a free buffet breakfast every morning. Hopefully this trend will not transfer to International properties
This works ok at upscale brands like Hilton & Curio. I got a pancake platter at my last Doubletree stay. I guess luxury hotels is where this will be negative. I know they did not mean anything positive. Just worked at couple hotels where I usually just got muffins/Danish. I think I am just trying to find the positive though. I have been Gold for a long time. When, It is time to pay fee on Surpass card, I am sure I will have to think about it though. Maybe not worth fee now.
Just the U.S. or expand to international?