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.

Are the new Amex Platinum Hilton, Melia and Shangri-La benefits worth much?

As I announced on HFP last week, and subsequently confirmed to cardholders in writing, American Express has added three new hotel benefits to the Platinum charge card package: Hilton HHonors Gold status Melia Rewards Gold status Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade status However, it is also removing Le Club […]

‘Credit Cards’ page updated for February 2016 – 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 directory of all 25 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ tab at […]

Hilton launches (yet another) brand – are you in the ‘youthful mindset demographic’?!

Hilton announced a brand new hotel brand a couple of weeks ago – Tru. You won’t be seeing one of these anywhere in Europe for a while, but it interesting to see where it will be positioned. Fundamentally, hotel chains have usually equated ‘budget’ with […]

Bits: Tesco capping CC accounts at 30000 points, Tesco wine deals ending, meet James Martin!

News in brief: Tesco capping Clubcard accounts at 30,000 points again I have written before about the occasional practice at Tesco of capping Clubcard accounts at 30,000 points per quarter – which is actually in the rules. This quarter they appear to have been especially […]

New Amex Platinum hotel benefits launched! But a shock exit too ….

Back in October, I wrote about the new deal that American Express had done with Hilton HHonors to offer status as part of the American Express Platinum benefits package. It had been slowly rolling out globally but had not yet reached the UK. However, a […]

Bits: Uber scraps fixed London airport fares (our £15 code still applies!), 80% ‘buy Hilton points’ bonus

News in brief: Uber drops fixed London airport fares London taxi / minicab / ride-sharing / call it what you want group Uber has announced that it has dropped its fixed fares to London airports. All airport trips will now be priced using the standard […]

Last chance to book a 2016 weekend stay in the Hilton Winter Sale

It is over two months since I wrote about the Hilton annual Winter Sale, which offers decent discounts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  It is worth another mention as you only have two days left to book. Whilst it is nominally called the Winter Sale, you […]

Bits: 500 free United MileagePlus miles, Ramada London Docklands now a DoubleTree by Hilton

News in brief: 500 free United MileagePlus miles (EDIT:  If you do NOT have a US mailing address, there appear to be issues with changing your address to the US and then changing it back – see the comments.  Do not do this unless you […]

Barclays changes credit card policy AGAIN – good news on the IHG and Hilton cards

(EDIT:  whilst I believe that this article does reflect the new Barclays policy, the message does not appear to have got through to everyone as the comments below show.  There is still no guarantee you will be accepted it seems.) There was much grating of […]

Wide range of new Avios hotel promotions – and free Langham London lounge access

British Airways has unveiled a range of Avios hotel promotions for people who prefer to earn Avios rather than hotel points when they stay. Full details of all of these offers can be found on the ‘News and Offers’ Executive Club pages on ba.com. Here […]

Bits: targetted 80% bonus buying Hilton points, Starwood improves its Spring promo

News in brief: Hilton HHonors launches targetted 80% ‘buy points’ bonus Hilton HHonors emailed many members yesterday with an offer of an 80% bonus if you buy 5,000+ points. You can check if you are targetted by logging in to the ‘buy points’ page here. […]

‘Credit Cards’ page updated for January 2016 – what are the best deals this month?

Better late than never, it’s 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.  Our directory of all 25 UK travel credit cards can be found […]

Generous Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria bonus point offers still working in 2016

Last year, Hilton ran three special bonus promotions for its luxury Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria brands.  As I found out in New York, you will receive the bonus points even on reward stays! These offers were meant to expire at the end of 2015.  However, as a couple of […]

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

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 […]

New DoubleTree by Hilton opens in London’s Kensington

Well, this one crept up from nowhere on me.  Given that I only live a relatively modest stroll from this hotel, the conversion of the former Regency Hotel into the DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington passed me by. The hotel has just re-opened following a £10 million […]

LAST CHANCE: Get a Hilton HHonors status match from your existing hotel loyalty card

The third article today is our regular ‘last chance’ feature which reminds you of promotions which are about to close and which you may have forgotten.  This one is too important to tuck away there. Tomorrow, Monday 11th, is the last day to ask Hilton […]