Hilton Honors (Hilton, Conrad, Hampton)

Hilton Honors 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 Honors which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

The top 14 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

Our ‘Credit Cards Update’ tab lists all of the card deals currently available. What I thought might be interesting, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. Put simply, if I get this card purely for the sign-up […]

Some interesting facts about Hilton Honors and what they mean

When Hilton announced the changes to the Hilton Honors programme recently they included the following slide.  It contains some fascinating statistics about the scheme: It is worth having a look at what some of these numbers mean. 60 million members is a stupidly high number – […]

Is it worth buying hotel points TODAY to transfer to Avios for the 35% bonus?

(EDIT: there was a mistake in my Starwood calculation which is now fixed, apologies.) Until 8th March, British Airways is offering a 35% bonus if you transfer hotel points from seven major loyalty schemes into Avios – click for my article on that deal. Since most […]

BA and Hilton launch confusing ‘up to quadruple Avios’ promotion

British Airways Executive Club and Hilton Honors have launched a new mileage deal for the Spring. For some people – but not many – this may be more attractive than the main Hilton Honors ‘2000 bonus points per night’ promotion.  I outlined the ‘2k Every Day’ deal in […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for February – 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 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ tab […]

Bits: Amex Gold / Plat £15 Amazon discount extended, new £50 Hilton / Amex discount

Two bits of American Express-related news today: £15 Amazon discount code extended Amazon has extended its £15 discount code for Amex Gold and Platinum cardholders until 31st October. This came as a big surprise given that the offer was meant to be limited to 33,333 […]

Is a 35% bonus on hotel point transfers to Avios a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The ba.com page for the offer can be found here. The bonus is usually 25%.  This time, as they did in […]

Register now for the new Hilton ‘2000 bonus points per night’ promotion

I wrote a long piece yesterday about the changes to Hilton Honors (now missing the second capital ‘H’ in Honors!).  Today I want to focus on the new Hilton Spring promotion – ‘2K Every Day’ – which has just opened for registration. To give Hilton […]

My chat with the head of Hilton Honors about their radical changes

Hilton Honors will make a major announcement today about changes to the programme which will take effect this Spring, starting later this month. I spoke with the head of Hilton Honors last night and we talked through the changes for half an hour.  The devil […]

My review of the Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza – Curio Collection by Hilton (Part 1)

Two weeks ago I went on a week-long flight and hotel review trip that took me from Ibiza to mainland Spain and ended in Germany. My first stop was at the Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza, part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, and here is my review. This is […]

My review of the Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza – Curio Collection by Hilton (Part 2)

This is part two of my review of the Gran Hotel Montesol in Ibiza.  It has recently reopened after a massive refurbishment as part of Hilton’s Curio Collection of luxury boutique hotels. In part one of my review (click here) of the Gran Hotel Montesol […]

LAST CHANCE: Hilton EMEA sale, £1500 business class London to Sydney / Melbourne

News in brief: Hilton EMEA sale ending soon The Hilton EMEA sale which covers the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa ends on 31st January. The special landing page is here. Whilst it is nominally called the Winter Sale, you can book for any weekend between now and […]

Why transferring hotel points to a friend is good (but airline miles are bad)

Most frequent flyer schemes allow you to pay to transfer miles to a friend.  It is usually a terrible deal.  The price is often only modestly cheaper than buying miles outright but no new miles are being created – you are paying a high fee simply for […]

Two hotel schemes where you earn more Avios with Iberia Plus than with BA

In this article yesterday I asked for your help in confirming whether Accor had cut their transfer rate into Avios or whether it was a typo.  It seems to be a typo on their website, luckily. This means that, if you collect Avios points via […]

Bits: SPG / Uber earning rate cut, 80% bonus when you buy Hilton points

News in brief: Uber cuts Starwood earning rate (but it is still points for nothing) For the last two years, I have been earning a steady stream of free Starwood Preferred Guest points via their partnership with Uber. Unfortunately, Starwood has just halved your earning […]

Bits: Hotels adding ‘resort fees’ in New York, last day for the great Qatar sale

News in brief: Hotels adding resort fees in New York and other cities If you’ve ever stayed in Las Vegas or at a US beach resort, you have probably been subjected to ‘resort fees’. These are, without a doubt, the biggest scam in the hotel […]

‘Secret’ Hilton and Avis cashback deals with American Express launched

American Express seems to be trialling exclusive cashback deals for Facebook users. Unfortunately, we are about to ruin their experiment by publicising the deal here and generating a few thousand sign-ups! This is the deal: You will receive £20 cashback on a £100 Hilton spend […]

Bits: Caffe Nero rewards double dip, bargain redemptions at the DoubleTree Kuala Lumpur

News in brief: Double dip on Caffe Nero purchases! A new cashback offer has appeared on a lot of American Express accounts.  You may find this on your online statement page by clicking the ‘Offers’ tab. You will receive 10% cashback on all purchases at […]

Bits: (Huge?) Qatar Airways sale starts Monday, register for triple Avios now, Hilton / American Airlines promo

News in brief: Qatar Travel Festival starts on Monday (EDIT, 9th January – the sale is now live. Click here for my Qatar Travel Festival main article and pricing.) Last January Qatar Airways ran an astonishing sale. This is my article on it from January 2016.  As […]