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.

Holiday Tips 4 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

This is the final part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series which I have updated and re-run this week in preparation for the Summer season.  Earlier articles looked at the best credit card to use abroad, the best way to earn miles when ordering foreign currency […]

Hilton tightens up on its Gold and Diamond status match

Hilton HHonors has been running an official status match programme for a few months. This is a fantastic opportunity to leverage your existing status in another hotel scheme to get Gold or Diamond status until March 2018. However, if you haven’t applied yet, your life has just […]

Which is the most generous hotel programme for earning Avios points?

The general view of hotel loyalty programmes is that Starwood Preferred Guest is the only scheme where it is is worthwhile trading your points for airline miles. There are a couple of reasons for this.  The first is that – since the conversion rate for […]

Bits: double Avios at Gate 365 this weekend, 80% bonus when you buy Hilton points

Here are two limited time deals which are only running this weekend.  Both have already started: Double Avios at Gate 365 For this weekend only, until tomorrow night, you can earn double Avios points on EVERY purchase at the British Airways Gate 365 online shopping […]

Bits: Starwood / Marriott vs Hilton for luxury, Good To Go – insurance for 65+ and ill travellers

News in brief: Why the combined Starwood and Marriott should be a focus for upmarket travellers My main article today draws on a huge analysis of the major hotel loyalty schemes from Travel Expert. One other interesting nugget from this research work sprang out. Starwood has 750 […]

My review of the new Hilton Tallinn Park – Part 1

This is my review of the new Hilton Tallinn Park hotel in Tallinn, Estonia.   It is part of our occasional series of ‘new luxury hotels in European tourist spots where you might want to use your hotel status benefits or redeem points‘!  Earning miles […]

My review of the new Hilton Tallinn Park – Part 2

Here is part 2 of my review of the new Hilton Tallinn Park hotel in Estonia. In part 1 of my review which you can read here I focused on the hotel rooms and suites. Part 2 is about the restaurant, spa and executive lounge. […]

How to use Avios points to get to Tallinn, Estonia

Tomorrow, as part of our unofficial series of “reviews of new luxury hotels in European tourist spots operated by chains where you might have reward points or free night certificates“, I will be looking at the brand new Hilton in Tallinn, Estonia.  (EDIT:  our review […]

25% bonus on point transfers into Etihad Guest – but with a catch this year

Etihad Guest has brought back its offer of a 25% bonus on points you transfer into their scheme.  It is 14 months since we last saw this offer. You can find full details of this offer on the Etihad website here.  The closing date is 31st July. […]

30% off UK and European Hiltons for public sector workers

A reader mentioned this offer in an email to me last week and, as some people may have never seen it before, I thought it was worth another outing. Hilton has a very attractive discount code for UK residents who work in the public sector. If you work in the […]

Using Hilton HHonors ‘points and money’ to maximise value

Hilton HHonors underwent a major devaluation in 2013 which severely impacted the ‘aspirational’ elements of the programme.  A top-end property in London or New York will now cost you up to 80,000 points per night, compared with just 60,000 points for an InterContinental redemption with […]

Is it worth buying hotel points to transfer to Avios for the 35% bonus?

Until 5th July, British Airways is offering a 35% bonus if you transfer hotel points from seven major loyalty schemes into Avios – click for my article from yesterday. Since most of the hotel programmes allow you to buy points – and some currently have special offers – […]

Bits: confusing Hilton promo for Conrad and Waldorf Astoria, £25000 for unlimited La Compagnie

News in brief: Confusing Conrad and Waldorf Astoria promotion launched In 2014 and 2015, Hilton HHonors was giving bonus points for stays at Conrad and Waldorf Astoria hotels.  As long as you registered in advance, you got the bonus – even on a points stay. […]

Is a 35% bonus on hotel point transfers to Avios 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. This year, the bonus is the biggest ever.  It is […]

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, 20% off 5 Uber trips, Waldorf London’s Hilton @Play deal

More news in brief: Luxury Travel Diary auctions The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped me a line about another wave of its luxury auctions closing this week.  These are often worth a look as there are often deals to be had. Deals closing in the next 48 […]

Bits: 2400 Avios and a nice gift for £30 from Tesco, win worldwide concert tickets with Hilton

News in brief: 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles with a £30 Singer ‘Handy Chest’ Tesco Direct has been offering 1,000 Clubcard points on a variety of Singer sewing machines for a few weeks.  The cheapest product in the range – which is an accessory […]

LAST CHANCE: Buy Hilton HHonors points with 100% bonus!

TODAY, 10th June, is the last day to take advantage of the current 100% bonus when you buy Hilton HHonors 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 […]

WARNING – the Hilton / Iberia promotion has a stupid, stupid catch

Hilton has two ‘quadruple Avios’ promotions running at the moment. I wrote about the British Airways version here and the Iberia version here.  Each version offers double Avios on your 1st stay, triple Avios on your 2nd stay and quadruple Avios on your 3rd and subsequent stays. On […]