This offer was discussed again in the comments section of the site last week and, as it was clear that some people had never seen it before, I thought it was worth another outing.
Hilton has a very attractive discount code for UK residents who work in the public sector.
If you work in the public sector then you will save 33% on the best flexible rate at many Hilton Group properties. That is NOT ‘up to 33%’, it is a guaranteed 33% saving. The only exception is the budget Hampton chain, where the discount is smaller.
(The discount will be smaller than 33% if you compare it to the Advanced Purchase rate of course – but it should still be lower.)
The promotion is designed to run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, although some hotels may load the rate for other nights as well.
The Hilton definition of ‘public sector’ is ‘organisations that have a direct report to a UK Government Ministry (including the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland Assemblies), are entirely funded by UK Tax Payers’ money, are non-profit making and operate entirely for the public interest and have no commercial interests whatsoever.’
To book, go to the main Hilton website and – on the first booking page where it asks for a city – click ‘Add Special Rate Code’ and enter Hilton promotional code PR11PN. Not all hotels participate but many do.
As an example, for 14-16 November, when I do actually need to be in Sheffield, the main Hilton is £53 per night and includes breakfast. This compares to the usual Advanced Purchase room-only rate of £64 and the Best Flexible rate of £79 (£53 is 67% of £79). On the other hand, the Doubletree and Hampton in Sheffield are both not participating.