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.

Why transferring hotel points to a friend is good (but airline miles are bad)

Most frequent flyer schemes allow you to pay to transfer miles to a friend.  It is usually a terrible deal.  The price is often only modestly cheaper than buying miles outright but no new miles are being created – you are paying a high fee simply for […]

Two hotel schemes where you earn more Avios with Iberia Plus than with BA

In this article yesterday I asked for your help in confirming whether Accor had cut their transfer rate into Avios or whether it was a typo.  It seems to be a typo on their website, luckily. This means that, if you collect Avios points via […]

Bits: SPG / Uber earning rate cut, 80% bonus when you buy Hilton points

News in brief: Uber cuts Starwood earning rate (but it is still points for nothing) For the last two years, I have been earning a steady stream of free Starwood Preferred Guest points via their partnership with Uber. Unfortunately, Starwood has just halved your earning […]

Bits: Hotels adding ‘resort fees’ in New York, last day for the great Qatar sale

News in brief: Hotels adding resort fees in New York and other cities If you’ve ever stayed in Las Vegas or at a US beach resort, you have probably been subjected to ‘resort fees’. These are, without a doubt, the biggest scam in the hotel […]

‘Secret’ Hilton and Avis cashback deals with American Express launched

American Express seems to be trialling exclusive cashback deals for Facebook users. Unfortunately, we are about to ruin their experiment by publicising the deal here and generating a few thousand sign-ups! This is the deal: You will receive £20 cashback on a £100 Hilton spend […]

Bits: Caffe Nero rewards double dip, bargain redemptions at the DoubleTree Kuala Lumpur

News in brief: Double dip on Caffe Nero purchases! A new cashback offer has appeared on a lot of American Express accounts.  You may find this on your online statement page by clicking the ‘Offers’ tab. You will receive 10% cashback on all purchases at […]

Bits: (Huge?) Qatar Airways sale starts Monday, register for triple Avios now, Hilton / American Airlines promo

News in brief: Qatar Travel Festival starts on Monday (EDIT, 9th January – the sale is now live. Click here for my Qatar Travel Festival main article and pricing.) Last January Qatar Airways ran an astonishing sale. This is my article on it from January 2016.  As […]

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, Amex Travel cashback deal, a warning from Hilton?!

News in brief: Luxury Travel Diary auctions The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped me a line about another wave of its auctions closing soon. Interesting options closing in the next 48 hours include four nights at the Sofitel in Essaouira, Morrocco and two nights at the Four Seasons Nile […]

A negative Hilton HHonors quirk I never knew about and which could prove costly ….

Every so often I come across something in the miles and points field which I think that I should have known, but for some reason had never come across.  This is one such quirk. Regular readers will know that I recommend mixing cash and reward […]

Bits: buy half price SPG points – and use for a Marriott travel package, two Hilton sales now on

News in brief: Last day to buy Starwood points at a possible 50% discount Starwood is offering a very good, but targetted, deal which ends TODAY – a 50% discount when you buy 5,000+ Starwood Preferred Guest points. You need to log in here to […]

Bits: no more UK 5,000 point Hilton’s, Amazon Prime deal, future of A380 and B747-8

News in brief: The end of the 5,000 points per night UK Hilton redemption! Hilton has published its latest list of redemption category changes. With only 11 hotels globally going up in cost, I normally wouldn’t mention it.  However, as you can see here, this […]

Bits: Travelex flash sale today, Hilton improves lifetime status, Starwood / Caesars

News in brief: Travelex holding a flash sale today Travelex is having another of its occasional ‘flash sales’ today.  Between 11am and 1pm, it will be improving the spreads on currency purchases. This may be a good chance to pre-order for collection at Heathrow if […]

Hilton extends double points promotion until 31st January

Hilton HHonors has extended its current ‘double points’ promotion by a month. Whilst originally due to end on 30th December, ‘Double Up’ will now run until 31st January. You do NOT need to register again.  If you registered originally back in August, you remain registered. […]

What is your credit card ‘end game’ strategy?

People who drift into this odd hobby of ours often apply for a couple of credit or charge cards almost at random, perhaps because they were on promotion or because they didn’t know any better.  They don’t have a long term strategy at that time, not […]

Bits: Yotel / Virgin partnership, my trip next Easter, 50% off Hilton points

News in brief: Yotel / Virgin Atlantic partnership Last weekend I ran an article outlining hotels chains which do not give Avios but which do give Virgin Flying Club miles. I mentioned Yotel.  According to the Virgin Atlantic site, you only earn Flying Club miles […]

Bits: eTA mandatory when travelling to Canada, £100 winner, Hilton sale link

News in brief: Get your eTA before travelling to Canada – and BA issues for permanent residents Canada has changed their entry requirements. Since 10th November most passengers travelling to Canada need an eTA to enter the country, even if they are just transiting. You […]

Pick up a deal in the Hilton Winter Sale

Hilton has launched its Winter Sale with decent weekend discounts available across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Whilst it is nominally called the Winter Sale, you can book for any weekend between now and the end of 2017 The sale offers a discount of up to 30% […]

Which airlines let you transfer miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]