I made a glancing comment on my Booking Hawaii: Part 3 post:
There were technically no award nights available, but I love the soft perk of Hilton giving Diamond guests enhanced award availability.
(Yasss, quoted myself!)
Aye verily, I was able to book an award stay when no award rooms were “technically” available:
Hilton also has the room rate as “confidential.” Fancy!
This is, as far as I know, an unpublished benefit of the Hilton HHonors program.
They go on to say:
If you’re Diamond with Hilton, this could come in handy more often than you think.