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.

Last chance to buy IHG, Hilton and Hyatt points at a discount

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As it is a quiet Bank Holiday weekend, I thought it was worth taking the time to remind you of three potentially OK ‘buy points’ offers which are currently available from three hotel chains. All of these offers close tomorrow. 50% – 100% bonus with […]

80% bonus when you buy Hilton HHonors points

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Back in May, Hilton offered an unprecedented 100% bonus when you bought Hilton HHonors points.  It is now back with a smaller (but, by historical standards, very aggressive) bonus of 80%  – see this page. This may or may not be a bargain as it depends […]

Reminder: Hilton and IHG summer sales end tomorrow

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Both Hilton and IHG (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc) are currently running Summer sales which end tomorrow. You may still be able to pick up a bargain for a stay over the next few weeks.  The Hilton sale rates are valid at weekends until September […]

Hilton HHonors launches ‘Triple Your Trip’ for the Autumn

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Hilton HHonors has launched its Autumn promotion – ‘Triple Your Trip’. If the name sounds familiar, it is because Hilton ran the same promotion last year! It is a very simple one The promotion runs from September 1st to December 31st You earn triple base points […]

Hilton changes the rules of its ‘three stays for Gold’ promo

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In late July I wrote about an ‘open to all’ promotion that Hilton HHonors was running with airberlin. My original article is here – I won’t repeat all of the details again. You receive Hilton HHonors Gold status if you complete just three stays at […]

Room with a view: Embassy Suites, Niagara Falls, Canada


It is a little odd in Niagara Falls that the tallest hotel, the nearest hotel to the Canadian falls and the one with the best views happens to be an Embassy Suites! The Embassy Suites Niagara Falls website is here. This is a Hilton-owned long(er) […]

How to use small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 1 (Hotels)

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I thought it was about time to revise and update the lists I first published in 2012 about the best way to use up small amounts of miles and points. What I want to explore is ‘What is the smallest or most optimum small reward, and […]

HFP reader wins 1 million Hilton HHonors points!

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Back in May, I wrote about a competition that Hilton HHonors was running to win 1 million Hilton points. This was only available to UK residents so I thought it was worth promoting. I’m delighted to say that a HFP reader was the winner!  Even […]

Why you should avoid new hotels – lessons from Hilton’s Hotel Reichshof, Hamburg

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On Sunday, I ran a review of the Hotel Reichshof in Hamburg, the first European member of Hilton’s new ‘Curio Collection’ of independent hotels. The Hotel Reichshof itself, as you can see from the pictures in Sunday’s article, is very impressive and a great piece of art […]

First review of art deco Reichshof hotel in Hamburg, Hilton’s Curio Collection

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This is my review of the relaunched art deco Hotel Reichshof in Hamburg, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. I wrote about Hilton’s new Curio Collection back in May.  They are copying Marriott’s successful Autograph chain, persuading independent hotels to become part of the […]

Bits: first photos of Aspire lounge in Terminal 5, Dragonpass lounge deal, free Hilton Gold via Etihad transferable

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News in brief: First photographs of the Aspire lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 Thanks to reader Neil, I can share a couple of photographs of the new Aspire airport lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5.  This officially opens on Monday and is not yet listed on […]

Hilton offering free Gold status after three stays – open to everyone

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Hilton HHonors has launched a new ‘fast track to Gold’ promotion in association with airberlin. Unlike many similar promotions run by Hilton, this one is open to everyone.  It is even being openly promoted on airberlin.com – click on ‘topbonus’ and ‘news and special offers’.. (In […]

How to beat Tesco’s attempt to hide Hilton Clubcard redemption space

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Tesco Clubcard has an interesting redemption option with Hilton Hotels in the UK and Ireland.  You can redeem your Clubcard points directly for a Hilton room rather than using Hilton HHonors points. When I took a look at this again last week, I noticed that […]

Transferring hotel points to airline miles … when is it worth it?


The American Airlines promotion offering a 20% bonus on transfers from Starwood Preferred Guest is still running until August 7th.   Partly inspired by this deal, and partly by my article yesterday on the value of a Hilton HHonors point, I wanted to consider if it ever […]

What do my recent Hilton redemptions say about the value of a HH point?

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I’ve done two Hilton HHonors redemption stays in the past week – my first visits to Hilton properties since our impressive stay at Hilton St Georges Park when we visited Thomas (the Tank Engine) Land last year! I thought I would look at these two […]

Holiday Tips 4 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

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This is the final part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series which I have updated and re-run this week in preparation for the Summer season. For many of us, the only time in the whole year when we may find ourselves looking to hire a car […]