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.

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

SPG Amex

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 […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for March – summary of the current top deals

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After a break in February – because there was nothing new to write about – it is time for the return of 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.  […]

Bits: 360 Avios with Tesco DVD’s, 1000 free Hilton points for all, AA goes fully flat to Manchester

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Some news in brief: Tesco DVD and Blu-Ray pre-order bonuses are back Until 22nd March, Tesco Direct is offering 150 bonus Clubcard points with selected DVD and Blu-Ray pre-orders.   That is worth 360 Avios points or 375 Virgin Flying Club miles. You need to order now […]

Three lots of bonus Hilton HHonors points on 2015 Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria stays

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Last year, Hilton ran two special bonus promotions for its luxury Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria brands.  The two offers seem to have rolled over into 2015, so if you missed out last year you can still earn.  A third offer has also been added! As I […]

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

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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 […]

Hilton to offer free wi-fi to everyone – and how it compares with the competition

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Hilton HHonors became the last major international hotel group this week to announce that it will begin offering free wi-fi to all guests.  Well, almost all guests …. From August, wi-fi in all Hilton, Conrad, Waldorf-Astoria etc properties will be free if you are a […]

Hilton ‘Double Your HHonors’ promo for March-May now active – combines with Avios and Virgin offer

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Hilton HHonors has announced that it is cutting back on global promotions and spending more effort on individual targeted deals for specific customer segments.  The slightly clumsily executed ‘100,000 free points for some but by no means all Diamond members’ offer was part of this. […]

Bits: Hilton Diamond bonus, currency converter, HFP in The Herald

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Here are a couple of things which did not justify a full article: Did you get your Hilton Diamond appreciation bonus? If you have Diamond status in the Hilton HHonors programme, you may have received a special award from Hilton.  Many members have been given 100,000 […]

Valuing my points – what I REALLY got over my last year of redemptions

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Valuing miles and points is a thankless task. I wrote this long piece on valuing Avios points but all it does is show you how complex it can be.  I also tend to throw out valuations of hotel points in articles – 0.5p for IHG, […]

Which airlines let you transfer miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

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Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]

My review of the Hilton London Heathrow Terminal 4

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This is the first part of my series on my recent trip to Abu Dhabi.  Other articles cover the Etihad lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4, the Business Class Studio on the new Etihad A380, the Jumeirah At Etihad Towers hotel in Abu Dhabi, the Etihad […]