For those who found Hilton's restrictive "flexible" rates problematic, there's some good news. A Hilton official confirmed the hotel company ended a test of those rates. But don't be surprised if you see them again.
Like Basic Economy airfares, these kinds of hotel rates aren't suited for corporate travel. Some program managers would rather not include them in booking channels at all. Others may feel compelled to show travelers they aren't missing any prices found on the Internet and to show senior management they at least . . .