Hilton Honors (Hilton, Conrad, Hampton)

Hilton Honors 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 Honors which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

Don’t get caught – IHG, Hilton and Marriott change their cancellation rules

The last few months have seen a number of, in some cases, underhand moves to change – for the worse – the cancellation policies for flexible hotel bookings. These moves have generally been restricted to North America which is why I haven’t covered them.  However, […]

REMINDER: Hilton still offering a generous status match, including Diamond

It is a few months since I last mentioned this, so I thought it was worth another plug today as I wouldn’t want readers to miss out.  This is a match that I did myself earlier in the year. Hilton Honors is currently offering a generous […]

Should you convert Virgin miles to Hilton or other hotel partners?

Virgin Atlantic has a rare feature that allows you to transfer your points into hotel loyalty schemes.   I wrote about this yesterday when I showed you how this is the only easy way left to earn IHG’s new top tier Spire Elite status without staying in […]

How to book a low cost ‘day room’ at a Hilton

Hilton has quietly been rolling out its ‘rooms for day use’ offering over the last couple of years.  This allows you to book a hotel room for the working day – the idea is to compete with the likes of Regus who rent private offices by […]

What are the best hotel promos at present?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

Bits: Hilton losing four car rental partners, get another 500 free Miles & More miles

News in brief: Hilton Honors losing four car rental partners I’m not sure how many people credit car rentals to a hotel loyalty programme but – now that Avios is working exclusively with Avis and Budget – it is an OK route if you find yourself […]

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

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 […]

Bits: enter our City Airport competition, £15 Addison Lee code, off to cricket at Old Trafford?

News in brief: Last day to enter our exclusive City Airport competition Today, Monday, is the last day to enter our London City Airport competition. One lucky reader will win two passes to the First Class Lounge in the Private Jet Centre, which includes being […]

Which hotel at Heathrow has the best swimming pool?

You may well have spent many hours awake at night wondering which Heathrow Airport hotel has the best swimming pool.  Good news – I’ve done the work for you! For reasons too complex to explain, we decided to spend Friday at a hotel at the […]

Credit Hilton stays to Iberia instead of BA? A warning!

During August we’re going to be running a few more ‘educational’ articles than usual, to help new readers get up to speed with some of the tricks of our trade. One of the things that makes this hobby so fascinating is the ability to arbitrage.  […]

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 […]

What are the best hotel promos at present?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

Bits: Good Hilton Auctions deal, 1200 Avios with LEGO, 375 Avios with Now! 97

News in brief: Good Hilton St George’s Park auction deal available Another interesting package has appeared on the Hilton Auctions site.  It isn’t getting a lot of love at the moment but that is because people haven’t read the small print. Long-term readers will remember […]

REMINDER: How to earn 10,000 Avios with your next five Hilton stays

Hilton is currently running an aggressive promotion with Avios to encourage you to move your stays across to them this Summer. You can earn 10,000 Avios from your next five Hilton cash stays.  Importantly, there are no spend, brand or night caps, although hotels in Mainland China, […]

Bits: Avios & Charles Tyrwhitt sale, Iberia multi-partner bonus, tour the McLaren factory with Hilton

News in brief: Charles Tyrwhitt discount codes launched – and earn Avios Avios has recently partnered with shirt maker Charles Tyrwhitt to offer Avios points whenever you shop with them.  This includes purchases in any of their stores, where the staff will take your avios.com […]