InterCon Westminster to become Conrad London Westminster in 6 weeks!

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This will have sent a bit of a shock around the London hotel community – it was certainly a surprise to me.  Less than two years after it opened, InterContinental is surrendering the management of its second London property – InterContinental London Westminster. With almost unseemly haste, […]

2,500 Hilton HHonors bonus points on your next stay

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Via Loyalty Lobby, Hilton HHonors has launched a special bonus promotion.  This will give you 2,500 bonus points on your next stay. I can confirm that this bonus works fine as I received it on Tuesday after checking out of a Hilton on Sunday: The […]

Hilton launches “Triple Your Trip”, the new August-October promotion

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The late Summer / early Autumn promotion from Hilton HHonors will run from 1st August to 31st October.  It is another outing for ‘Triple Your Trip‘ which regular readers may remember from Autumn 2013. Once registered, you will receive double Hilton HHonors points per Monday to Thursday […]

Two Conrad & Waldorf bonus codes still paying out – even on reward stays

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Here is a coda to my stay at the Conrad New York last week. Despite being on a reward booking, I earned over 8,000 Hilton HHonors points from my stay!  This is despite making only a nominal charge to my room during the three days. […]

New York Stories #6 – Hilton premium reward ‘special pricing’ at Conrad New York

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I wrote about the Conrad Hotel in New York last year (hotel website here).  The hotel had some good points but, overall, it didn’t fully work for me.  But now I was back!  Why? Here is most practical reason.  I was sitting on a large pile […]

New York Stories #3 – Getting Hilton HHonors benefits on a booking

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The night before I flew to New York, I spent the night at the Hilton Munich City.  This article is both a review of the hotel and an example of what happens when you do NOT book direct. The hotel wasn’t an entirely random choice.  With […]

Hilton / Amex ‘£50 cashback on £250 booking’ offer is back

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American Express and Hilton Hotels have brought back their generous ‘£50 cashback for spending £250′ promotion. It is restricted to the first 15,000 American Express cardholders to register their card via this website.  This offer should work with any UK Amex card, whether issued by […]

Last chance for 25% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios

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This is your final reminder that July 13th is the last day to instigate a transfer of hotel loyalty points to British Airways Executive Club in order to receive a 25% Avios bonus. The promotion is not mentioned on The link in the BA […]

What is the best HOTEL credit card for long-term spending? (Part 2)

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This is the 2nd part of my analysis into which of the UK hotel-branded credit cards are worth keeping for the long-term.  If you missed Part 1 yesterday, I recommend that you click here to read it before carrying on. Today I looking at which […]

What is the best HOTEL credit card for long-term spending? (Part 1)

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Today and tomorrow, I am going to take a look at the four major hotel credit cards – Hilton, Starwood, Marriott and IHG Rewards Club – to see if any of them are worth keeping in your wallet for the long term. This analysis ignores […]

Is it worth buying hotel points to transfer to Avios for the 25% bonus?

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Until 13th July, British Airways is offering a 25% bonus if you transfer hotel points from six major loyalty schemes into Avios. Since most of the hotel programmes allow you to buy points – and often have special offers – I thought it would be […]

Hilton launches its Summer Sale with 33% off Best Available Rate

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Hilton has launched its Summer Sale, offering discounts of up to 33% off the Best Available Rate for hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. There is a special home page for this promotion which you can find here. These rates are valid: Until […]

What happened when a HFP reader took a Hilton ‘timeshare’ marketing trip!


A couple of months ago, a Head for Points reader called up Hilton HHonors about a routine enquiry.   When the agent had dealt with his query, he made him an offer – would he be interested in a heavily subsidised £199 weekend break in Craigendarroch in Royal […]