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.

What is the best hotel promotion currently available?

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A lot of good hotel promotions ended on April 30th with no obvious replacements.  As we are now into May, I thought it was worth doing a quick recap of the best hotel promotions currently available. Club Carlson The standout promotion for me at the moment […]

Starwood launches ‘Tribute’ and Hilton launches a bonus for ‘Curio’ as independents hoovered up

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the ‘Autograph’ collection of hotels promoted by Marriott.  This is a group of independent hotels which have chosen to work with Marriott for marketing and promotional purposes (including redeeming and earning Marriott Rewards points) whilst retaining their […]

25% bonus on hotel point transfers to Avios is back!

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It’s back, on the fairly regular ‘every nine months’ timetable. I’m talking about the ‘25% bonus when you transfer your hotel points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion! Full details can be found on ba.com here. When you transfer hotel loyalty points to British Airways, you […]

Bonus Hilton HHonors points with the IHG Visa credit card!

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If you got the IHG Rewards Club Visa credit card when the sign up bonus was tripled recently, here is an interesting little quirk. The IHG credit card is issued by Barclaycard, who also issue the Hilton HHonors Visa card. One of the benefits of […]

Can ‘The Autograph Collection’ finally make Marriott Rewards exciting?!

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When we were down in Dubai last week, I noticed that there is a new Marriott Rewards redemption option.  Having a collection of Marriott Rewards points did not previously serve you well in Dubai if you wanted a beach resort.  There is, of course, the […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Hilton HHonors – The Opinion

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In my article yesterday, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the Hilton HHonors loyalty scheme. This post is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. The 10-second summary: Strong points – best mid tier status of any scheme (free breakfast […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Hilton HHonors – The Facts

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This is the second of our overview series of the main hotel loyalty schemes. Each scheme will be covered over two posts on consecutive days. One will list the basic facts of the scheme, the other will be my subjective view of what is of […]

Nick’s review of the cheapest Hilton redemption in the world!


Last year I wrote about the Hilton Salalah Resort in Oman which is an astonishing 5,000 Hilton HHonors points per night (Hilton Park Lane is 80,000 points.)  Reader Nick saw my article, was intrigued, and booked it!  Here is his review: I’ve been following HfP […]

What is the best hotel loyalty scheme? – an introduction

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Starting tomorrow and continuing over Easter, I am running updated versions of our overviews of the major hotel loyalty schemes. Each programme will be covered in two posts on consecutive days: The first will look at ‘the facts’, such as the number of nights required […]

30% transfer bonus from Hilton HHonors into Avios!


This is a first, as far as I can remember. Until April 30th, Hilton HHonors is offering a 30% transfer bonus if you transfer your points from Hilton and across to British Airways. This offer is not showing on the Hilton website but it was […]

Hilton London Syon Park (the kid-friendly out-of-town one) now two categories cheaper for redemptions

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Hilton HHonors announced last week that 14 hotels globally are changing reward categories, impacting the number of points needed for a free night.  These changes kick in from April 8th – until then, any booking you make will be at the old price. Three of […]

Why hotel credit cards became more important – except the SPG Amex

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My friend Andy was in a British Airways lounge in the US last week when he got talking to a fellow passenger who turned out to be a senior UK Amex employee.  The conversation turned to the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card and its pros […]

What is your credit card ‘end game’ strategy?

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People who drift into this odd hobby of ours often apply for a couple of credit cards almost at random, perhaps because they were on promotion or because they didn’t know any better.  They don’t have a long term strategy at that time, not surprisingly. If […]

Bits: Hilton flash sale ends today, new Danish BA credit card!, Viceroy joins Global Hotel Alliance

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Some news in brief: Hilton ‘weekend breaks’ flash sale ends today Midnight tonight, Sunday, is the end of the seven day ‘flash sale’ which Hilton has been running this week, It is offering special deals at 250 hotels across Europe (including the UK), Middle East and […]

Hilton and Accor – two hotel schemes where you earn more Avios with Iberia Plus than with BA

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If you collect Avios points via your hotel stays, there are two hotel schemes which let you earn in Iberia Plus and British Airways, but where Iberia Plus is more lucrative. The origins of this date back to when British Airways and Iberia had their own […]

Hilton launches ‘flash sale’ for weekend stays

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Hilton has launched a seven day ‘flash sale’ which runs until midnight on Sunday. It is offering special deals at 250 hotels across Europe (including the UK), Middle East and Africa, but only at weekends.  Many rooms are discounted by 33%. The rates are valid […]