Using Hilton HHonors ‘points and money’ to maximise value

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Hilton HHonors underwent a major devaluation in 2013 which severely impacted the ‘aspirational’ elements of the programme. This saw some of the most valuable redemptions almost double in price (ie Conrad Maldives up from 50,000 to 95,000 points per night) with equally crazy rises in […]

My review of Conrad London St James – is the rebrand working?

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I wrote in August about the surprising news that the new InterContinental Westminster was to rebrand as Conrad St James with almost immediate effect.  It gave the Hilton upmarket business brand a presence in the capital overnight and instantly became the ‘poshest’ Hilton family hotel […]

Which loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you don’t use them?

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Typically there are three different types of travel loyalty credit cards you can apply for: Cards you get just for the sign-up bonus Cards you get primarily for the strong on-going earnings rate Cards you get but don’t use because they come with generous perks […]

33% off UK and European Hiltons for public sector workers

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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 […]

Last call: Hilton ‘Winter Weekends’ flash sale ends at midnight

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This is a quick reminder that the 7-day Hilton flash sale which is currently running will end at midnight tonight (Sunday). It covers Europe and the Middle East, with a smattering of Africa, and offers decent discounts on weekend stays until 31st January 2015. The […]

Generous Hilton HHonors and Lufthansa Miles & More weekend promo

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Lufthansa’s Miles & More programme has launched a special promotion with Hilton HHonors that is worth a look. For stays at weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights) until December 15th, you will earn 1,500 Miles & More miles per NIGHT.  Hampton Inn stays will only earn […]

Hilton launches a 7-day flash sale for Autumn weekends

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Hilton HHonors has launched a 7-day flash sale which runs until next Sunday night. It covers Europe and the Middle East, with a smattering of Africa, and offers decent discounts on weekend stays until 31st January 2015. The special website for the flash sale is […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for October – summary of top deals

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I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the screen for October. What’s new? The latest special offer on the British Airways American Express cards ended in September.  However, the excellent deal on the two Virgin Atlantic cards runs until the […]

Hilton HHonors lets a public vote choose the November promotion

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Well, this is a novel one.  Hilton HHonors has decided to let you, the general public, choose which promotion it runs later in the year. You can choose from two deals: Double (base) points, starting from your second stay, or 1000 bonus points per Thursday / […]

Earn 15,000 Virgin miles with new Hilton promotion

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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club and Hilton HHonors have teamed up to offer a surprisingly generous promotion for the Autumn. Between September 1st and November 30th (yes, this promotion was not advertised until two weeks after it started!), you can earn bonus Flying Club miles on […]

3 days only – 50% off all Hilton hotels in Thailand

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If you are heading out to Asia this Autumn, Hilton is running a ‘50% off’ flash sale for the next couple of days. The deal is valid at all 11 Hilton properties in Thailand: Millennium Hilton Bangkok (above) Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Hilton Pattaya […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for September – summary of top deals

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I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the screen for September. There is a sense of deja vu in the market (again) with the current special offers being focussed on the British Airways and Virgin Atlantic cards.  American Express Preferred […]

Clearing my inbox – lots of news in just one article!

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I have decided to make a determined effort to clear my inbox of stories this week! Here are a few things which are worth a look but which I have been sitting on for a while because I couldn’t justify a full post: Virgin Atlantic […]