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.

Bits: Radisson / Park Inn one-week sale launched, up to 50% discount on buying Hilton points

News in brief: Radisson Dream Deals sale now on – one week only Today, Radisson has launched another “Dream Deals” sale – there was a private pre-sale period last week which was exclusive to existing Club Carlson members. The sale covers 350 Radisson Blu, Park Inn, Park […]

My review of the Conrad New York hotel

This is my review of the Conrad New York hotel. Over in New York this week, I was back at Hilton’s Conrad New York.  Recent changes in the area around the hotel have made this an even better place to stay, as I will explain. If […]

Bits: Plaza Premium lounge in T5 underway, Hilton sale on, 10000 new Avios seats

News in brief: Plaza Premium lounge in Terminal 5 under construction! As you can see from these two photographs, which I took yesterday, the new Plaza Premium lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 is now under construction. It is situated by Gate A7, which means it […]

My review of the new Hampton by Hilton Berlin Alexanderplatz

This is our review of the new Hampton by Hilton Alexanderplatz in Berlin. A few weeks ago a new Hampton by Hilton opened right next to Berlin’s Alexanderplatz. Hilton asked me to take a look at this new property and gave me two complimentary nights. […]

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

It is 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 updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

When your Hilton Honors points expire, and how to stop it

I receive occasional emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my Hilton Honors points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my Hilton Honors points expire?’. This series looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you how to keep valuable points intact. If you need to refer to this […]

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

All of the major hotel points currencies allow you to transfer your points into airline miles.  You will often find the airlines encouraging it – every 9-10 months, British Airways offers a 35% transfer bonus when you move hotel points into Avios.  This offer last […]

How to redeem your Virgin Flying Club miles for hotel rooms

Just under two years ago, Virgin Flying Club teamed up with hotel booking site Kaligo.com to offer a new way of redeeming your Virgin miles.  You can now use them to pay for hotels globally offered by Kaligo.com. You have been able to redeem Avios points for hotels […]

Very generous Hilton / Avios promo launched – combines with a Diamond status run?

Hilton has launched 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 stays.  Importantly, there are no spend, brand or night caps. It may even be enough to tip […]

Bits: free in-flight books and magazines with Amazon Prime, Hilton Asia-Pacific flash sale

News in brief: Free books and magazines with Amazon Prime If you are looking for reading material for your next long-haul flight, you will be interested in the latest perk that Amazon Prime has added to its list of services – Prime Reading. With Prime Reading […]

Bits: Good deals at Hilton Honors Auctions, more ways to save at No 1 Lounges

News in brief: Good deals at the Hilton Honors Auctions site A few interesting things have turned up on the Hilton Honors Auctions site we thought we should mention. Don’t let the headlines put you off!  As often happens with these auctions, the actual package is a […]

Two generous Hilton competition prizes just for UK residents

Hilton Honors has launched a generous competition which is only for UK residents and is not being widely promoted. When they ran one of these last year, a Head for Points reader was the winner – let’s see if we can get lucky again. In […]

Which hotel schemes let you earn points and credit for multiple rooms?

Two readers have emailed me recently about IHG’s new Accelerate promotion.  (If you are looking at where to book hotel stays over the Summer, Accelerate is the most generous offer for most people.) Both wanted to know if it was possible to book multiple rooms […]

What are the best hotel promos for May?

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: IHG 100% ‘buy points’ bonus, Amex Plat adds more lounges, Hilton Japan flash sale

News in brief: 100% IHG Rewards Club ‘buy points’ bonus – three days only IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – has brought back its ‘100% buy points bonus’ promotion.  It is as generous an offer as you will […]