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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.

‘Credit Cards’ page updated for May 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 […]

Bits: British Airways FINALLY signs wi-fi deal, Electric Daisy Carnival on Hilton, Four Seasons in Biarritz

More news in brief: British Airways FINALLY announces wi-fi deal British Airways announced yesterday that it has reached a deal with US internet group Gogo to introduce its new generation wi-fi system on 137 long-haul aircraft. Gogo’s 2Ku system will be installed on 118 British Airways […]

Should you get the Virgin credit card and convert the miles to Hilton or IHG?

Virgin Atlantic has a rare feature that allows you to transfer your points into hotel loyalty schemes.   I wrote about this extensively last year when it turned out that it was pretty much the only easy way left to earn IHG’s new top tier Spire […]

Earn double Hilton points for 4 months with ‘Unlimited Bonus’

Hilton HHonors has launched its new May to August promotion called ‘Unlimited Bonus‘. If nothing else, it wins the 2016 award for simplest hotel promotion:  you will receive double base points on every stay.  No exclusions, no cap, no minimum stay requirements. The only ‘tweak’ is […]

Bits: no more churning of the Hilton HHonors Visa card?, Tesco deals round-up

News in brief: No more churning of the Hilton HHonors Visa card? The Hilton HHonors Platinum Visa is my preferred first pick for anyone who is new to this hobby.  This is because it offers a quick win – a free weekend night for spending […]

100% bonus when you buy Hilton HHonors points returns

Hilton HHonors has launched a new 100% bonus when you buy points – see this page and click through. Even with a 100% bonus, it is not a slam dunk to buy.  It may or may not be a bargain depending on how you redeem them.  If you […]

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 […]

Bits: Tesco Bank interchange fee profit hit, new Avios hotel deals, £50 credit at Radisson Blu Edwardian

News in brief: Tesco Bank shows first hit from EU interchange fee caps The Tesco financial results last week gave the first indication of how credit card companies will be hit from the 0.3% cap on interchange fees which came into effect on 3rd December. […]

How to snag a VERY hidden bargain via Hilton @Play

On Tuesday I wrote about some of the interesting auction items available for Hilton HHonors points via the Hilton @Play website. One of the points I wanted to make is that the packages on offer are often more interesting than the headline implies. Last night, […]

Some fun uses for your Hilton HHonors points via Hilton @Play

Hilton @Play is the Hilton equivalent of Starwood’s SPG Moments.  It allows you to use your Hilton HHonors points for interesting ‘experiences’ rather than (more) hotel stays. To be honest, the UK offering from Hilton @Play has been underwhelming so far.  This was partly down […]

Hilton status match back – plus 40% off in Asia / Australasia / India / Maldives flash sale – plus US sale extended

(Edit, 22nd April:  Hilton has withdrawn the link for this specific offer from its website.  However, you can still request a status match via this page of hilton.com.) Late last year, Hilton ran a hugely popular status match promotion.  Both my wife and I are […]

Bits: BA cuts Club World baggage allowance, Hilton flash sale for North America and Asia, Luxury Travel Diary auctions

News in brief: British Airways to cut Club World baggage allowance British Airways is to reduce the luggage allowance for Club World passengers.  All tickets issued after 10th May will only allow you to check in two suitcases, each weighing up to 32kg. The current […]

Bits: Hilton buy points bonus, 40% discount when you redeem Starwood points in Las Vegas

News in brief: Hilton ‘buy points’ offer with 60% – 80% bonus Hilton is offering another ‘buy points’ bonus until 1st April.  You need to log in at the ‘buy points’ website here to see what bonus you are being offered, usually 60% or 80%. Given […]

My review of the Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport

Rob had sent me to Bordeaux to review the InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel – that article should run next Tuesday. As I had an early morning flight, the logical conclusion was for me to have a look at the Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport the […]

My review of the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al-Khaimah (Part 2)

This is part two of my review of the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al-Khaimah hotel.  Part one can be found here. This is a continuation of my recent Middle East trip report.  I have already covered the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at Heathrow, the Qatar A380 business […]

My review of the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al-Khaimah (Part 1)

This is part one of my review of the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al-Khaimah hotel. This is a continuation of my recent Middle East trip report.  I have already covered the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at Heathrow, the Qatar A380 business class seat and food and […]

My review of the brand new Hilton at Amsterdam Schiphol

This is my review of the new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol hotel. Or, to be more precise, my wife’s review.  It may have taken over three years but she finally volunteered to contribute something to the site As HFP wrote back in October, Hilton has built […]

Proof that the Conrad / Waldorf-Astoria bonuses are still paying out

Back in January, I wrote that three special Hilton HHonors bonus promotions for its luxury Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria brands still appeared to be working. As I found out when I was in Ras Al Khaimah at the Waldorf-Astoria last week (photo below), this is definitely still […]

Bits: last day to book Hilton Flash Sale, new Marriott pricing policy announced

News in brief: Last day to book the Hilton Flash Sale A quick reminder that today is the last day to book rooms in the Hilton seven day ‘flash sale’ which runs until midnight tonight (Sunday). It is offering special deals at 300 hotels across Europe (including […]