I don’t stay at Hilton properties very often, though I did somehow get the Diamond treatment on my trip to Miami Beach a few months ago. Anyway, I’m staying at a Hampton Inn for a wedding in Maryland this weekend, and noticed a special perk for you real Diamonds out there:
That’s right – special parking for Diamond elite members. This particular Hampton Inn has maybe 3-5 spots reserved, though I don’t really know how they enforce it. While it’s better than a slap in the face, my initial reaction was that it doesn’t seem like that big of a deal either. I hadn’t heard anything about this perk so decided to do a quick search to see if it was indeed something new that they were rolling out. Turns out, it is a new(ish) perk – this thread on FlyerTalk made mention of it a little over 2 months ago, and the reaction wasn’t very positive.
If I had Diamond status with Hilton, I’d probably prefer just about anything over a slightly better parking spot – even an extra free bottle of water. But maybe I’m missing something. Anyone out there think this is a really great perk for top tier Hilton members? Any Diamonds found it to actually be useful on your Hampton Inn stays?
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