Hilton HHonors (Hilton, Conrad, Hampton)

Hilton HHonors is the loyalty scheme for Hilton, Hampton, Waldorf-Astoria and Conrad hotels amongst others. You earn points which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

I published an extensive two-part review of Hilton HHonors which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

How to earn miles when using your mobile abroad, with ‘Travelling Connect’

Travelling Connect is a nifty mileage earning opportunity for – primarily – the travelling business person who uses their phone heavily outside the UK. It is, if nothing else, genius in its simplicity. All you need to do is register your mobile number and then […]

Bits: 20% bonus converting Marriott to American, 25% hotel to United bonus, Hilton / Flying Blue bonus

News in brief: Marriott launches conversion bonus to American Airlines Marriott Rewards is currently offering a 20% bonus if you convert your points into American Airlines miles. Full details are on the American Airlines site here.  The offer runs until 14th November. This includes miles transferred […]

What are the best ‘first’ loyalty credit cards to get?

Head for Points was due to be featured in The Daily Mail today, although at the last minute it was pushed back to next Wednesday’s Money Mail.  I had written this as an intro piece for Mail readers – I will need to repeat it […]

Bits: Free travel in London with Android Pay, potential Hilton auction bargain, HFP reader wins trip to New York and a car!

News in brief: Free travel in London tomorrow Tomorrow (17th October) and next Monday (24th October) you can travel for free on buses, tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line, Thames Clippers River Bus, Gatwick Express and most National Rail services in […]

Earn TRIPLE Avios on Hilton stays this Autumn

The main Hilton HHonors promotion this Autumn, ‘Double Up’ (click here), offers you double Hilton HHonors points on every stay you make before 31st December. I wrote about ‘Double Up’ in detail here. To give credit to Hilton, it is very straightforward.  All hotels are […]

Bits: Gatwick shorthaul schedule changes, 25% off and free drinks at Ibis, Hilton flash sale ending

News in brief: Shorthaul changes at Gatwick airport announced British Airways has announced changes to their shorthaul flights from Gatwick airport for the Summer 2017 season: The twice a week service to Bodrum (BJV) has been suspended and will not return next Summer A Monday flight to […]

Bits: 1p per Nectar point with Virgin East Coast, tour the McLaren factory with Hilton

News in brief: Get 1p per Nectar point with Virgin Trains East Coast Last weekend I wrote about the widely targetted offer of 40,000 Nectar points for getting the American Express Nectar credit card. I said that, whilst 40,000 points is usually worth £200, occasional […]

Bits: 100% bonus buying Hilton points, no more free Heathrow Express First upgrades for Star Gold

News in brief: 100% bonus when you buy Hilton HHonors points Until 21st October, Hilton HHonors (the new Hilton Tallinn Park, recently reviewed here, is pictured below) is offering a 100% bonus when you purchase 20,000+ points. The Hilton ‘buy points’ page is here. Regular readers […]

Bits: Virgin scraps Combi Fare, Hilton Visa application criteria eased, Avios Dining delayed

News in brief Virgin Atlantic scraps CombiFare In a surprise move, Virgin Flying Club scrapped CombiFare this week.   This was odd because CombiFare was the sort of unique product which Virgin likes to use to show it is more flexible than the competition. As I […]

Hilton launches new Flash Sale for weekend stays until January

Hilton has launched a seven day ‘flash sale’ which runs until midnight on Monday (10th October). It is offering special deals at 300 hotels across Europe (including the UK), Middle East and Africa, but only at weekends. Many rooms are discounted by 30% (if you […]

Why the Hilton HHonors Visa is the ideal starting point for the new miles and points collector

One of the first posts I wrote for this site back in mid 2012 was about the Hilton HHonors Platinum Visa card. And, way back in 1989 or so, the very first travel deal I snagged was with Hilton. They had just launched their nascent loyalty programme […]

Big redemption savings: Hilton properties in Turkey and Iberia Express flights to Spain

Two interesting savings which could make your next miles and points redemption go a lot further have turned up! Huge savings on Hilton HHonors redemptions in Turkey The political situation in Turkey has had a major impact on hotel bookings.  Hilton has responded by making […]

My review of the Hilton Paris Opera hotel – Part 1

This is my review of the newly refurbished Hilton Paris Opera hotel. After 13 years it was time for me to pay Paris another visit.  For various reasons my last trip had not worked out well and I had found ways of avoiding Paris for […]

My review of the Hilton Paris Opera hotel – Part 2

This is part two of my review of the Hilton Paris Opera hotel.  Part 1 can be found here. As a reminder, the hotel provided us with a complimentary two night stay at the property to showcase what has been achieved following its $50 million refurbishment […]

Bits: 10% off 16-25 Railcards, will Monarch go bust today?, a HFP reader wins big!

News in brief: 10% off a 16-25 Railcard until tomorrow If you are in the right age group or are a full time student of any age, or have one in the family, you can get them a 16-25 Railcard with a 10% discount until […]

How to get a 30% bonus on your Membership Rewards balance – but why it isn’t always a great idea

One of the downsides of the fall of Sterling against the Dollar and the Euro has been to destroy, pretty much, the generous arbitrage that used to be available if you held the American Express International Dollar Card. In the past with Sterling at $1.60, […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for September – what are the best deals this month?

It’s time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals.  Our updated directory of all 25 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ tab […]