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: BA bed bugs, Amex Plat Waldorf and Conrad offer, Thistle launches free breakfast

News in brief: BA bed bugs story – does it have legs? Metro had a story on Monday about a Canadian family who were apparently ‘attacked by bed bugs’ when they flew with British Airways from Vancouver to London. You can read it here. The whole […]

Earn TRIPLE Avios on Hilton stays this Autumn – register now

The main Hilton Honors promotion this Autumn, ‘Double Points’ (click here to register), offers you double Hilton Honors points on every stay you make before 31st December. I wrote about ‘Double Points’ in detail here. To give credit to Hilton, it is very straightforward.  All […]

Are the seven Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

If you’re looking to get yourself some hotel status quickly, there is no easier route than getting an American Express Platinum charge card. It comes with SEVEN hotel status cards.  Five of these are given to you directly and two require you to complete a […]

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

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 – 0.4p-0.5p for IHG, […]

Bits: Monarch Vantage Club, Hilton tweaks ‘fifth night free’, Miles & More app bonus extended

News in brief: The end of Monarch Vantage Club I have purposely avoided writing anything on the collapse of Monarch.  The mainstream press can cover it better than we can and, since they stopped being an Avios redemption partner, we have hardly covered them. Monarch […]

Get a 35% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios – but is it a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The ba.com page for the offer can be found here. As with the last two versions of this offer, which […]

Bits: BA launching Seychelles today?, new Avios and Virgin in-store partners, new Hilton Curio in South of France

News in brief: British Airways (re)launching the Seychelles today? (EDIT:  This is now bookable, on Wednesday and Saturday from 24th March 2018.  A lot of Club World redemption availability seems to have gone already!) According to the rumour mill, which includes tweets from BA pilots, […]

Bits: 50% off Hilton Honors points, new Amex cashback offers, 3 x PartnerPlusBenefit points

News in brief: 50% off when you buy Hilton Honors points Hilton Honors is currently offering a 50% discount when you buy 5,000+ points – see this page and click through.  A 50% discount is equivalent to getting a 100% bonus. This offer does not seem […]

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: Exclusive HFP competition, two Lufthansa hotel deals, free Etihad First Class upgrade

News in brief: Exclusive HFP competition coming on Monday On Monday we will be launching an exclusive competition with Chivas Regal whisky (an excellent choice if you’re looking for a duty free purchase!) giving away a VIP distillery tour.  One lucky reader will win a trip […]

Bits: visit the McLaren factory with Hilton, SPG to American 30% bonus, Vueling sale

News in brief: Visit the McLaren-Honda factory with Hilton Honors On Monday, Hilton Honors ran another of its occasional ‘behind the scenes’ tours of the McLaren-Honda factory at the Norman Foster-designed McLaren Technology Centre in Woking. A photo from the day is below.  Amusingly, at least half […]

Hilton launches new ‘double points + Diamond bonus’ promotion

Hilton Honors has launched its new Autumn promotion which is now available for registration. To give Hilton credit, it is very straightforward with minimal small print: You will earn DOUBLE Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 1st September and 31st December.   Diamond members […]

How to do a hotel mattress run – and what can go wrong

This is another of our ‘introductory’ articles which we have been running throughout August. With the new round of hotel promotions about to kick off, and with IHG Rewards Club running another generous version of Accelerate which may reward you for making unnecessary hotel stays, […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here although it does not mention the price. […]

REGISTER NOW – Hilton launches new ‘double points + Diamond bonus’ promotion

Hilton Honors has just launched its new Autumn promotion which is now open for registration. To give Hilton credit, it is very straightforward with minimal small print: You will earn DOUBLE Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 1st September and 31st December.   […]