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: Avis £9.99 one-way rentals, Zipcar one-way rentals, Hilton Visa / Uber deal

News in brief: £9.98 one-way Avis car rentals to London Regular readers will remember our article last year on Europcar offering £1 one-way car rentals to London.  Europcar uses this to cheaply reposition cars that need to be taken back to London – letting you […]

Bits: UK laptop ban, Hilton Flash Sale, new airberlin business class seat

News in brief: UK laptop ban on flights to / from certain countries This story was covered extensively in the news yesterday so I don’t want to dwell on it here.  However, if you missed it, the UK Government has banned all electronic equipment larger […]

Why January 2013 was an amazing sweet spot for a free Maldives holiday

There is a generally accepted view that, over time, all reward schemes get worse.  People say that you should spend your points as your earn, rather than holding them for retirement or some unspecified time in the future. I don’t necessarily agree with this. It […]

Bits: US flights from Manchester for £1000, 100% bonus when you buy Hilton points

News in brief: Business class US flights from Manchester for £1,000 For reasons no-one quite understands, American Airlines is offering business class flights from Manchester to two US cities: San Antonio Little Rock (and possible other parts of Arkansas) ….. for almost exactly £1,000. You […]

See OneRepublic at Abbey Road for 60,000 Hilton points

Hilton @Play, the ‘redeem your points for events’ side of Hilton Honors, has just launched something that, if you are a keen music fan, would be very special indeed. On Saturday 22nd April, OneRepublic will be playing an exclusive acoustic concert at the historic Abbey […]

‘What credit cards can I get if I already have certain other cards?’ – your questions answered

A reader asked in the comments yesterday if I could write an easy-to-understand guide to how your current credit card portfolio may impact what other cards you can get.  I thought I would put something together to answer some of the points the reader raised and […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for March – 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 updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ tab […]

You CAN stack Hilton’s ‘quadruple Avios’ with ‘2000 bonus points per night’ offer

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the new British Airways Executive Club and Hilton Honors mileage deal for the Spring. At the time, it wasn’t clear if this would double up with the main Hilton Honors ‘2000 bonus points per night’ promotion.  I outlined the ‘2k […]

What are your thoughts now the Hilton changes are live?

The major changes to the Hilton Honors programme (which included the new spelling of Honors) kicked in yesterday.  There were some IT wobbles initially, but by the time the USA was waking up things seemed to be running more smoothly. As I outlined in this […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with £50 of toys, fly to Barbados from Heathrow, Hilton’s APAC resorts sale

News in brief: 2,400 Avios with £50 worth of toys Tesco Direct is offering 1,000 Clubcard points when spending £50 on Nerf, My Little Pony, Play Doh and Hasbro Gaming this week.  This means you get the equivalent of 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club […]

Bits: Hilton changes update, my thoughts on the new United Polaris seat

More news in brief: Hilton Honors ‘points and money’ update We covered the forthcoming changes to the Hilton Honors programme in this article.  A few people asked me what the exact implementation day will be. I got a note from Hilton yesterday confirming that the […]

The top 14 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

Our ‘Credit Cards Update’ tab lists all of the card deals currently available. What I thought might be interesting, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. Put simply, if I get this card purely for the sign-up […]

Some interesting facts about Hilton Honors and what they mean

When Hilton announced the changes to the Hilton Honors programme recently they included the following slide.  It contains some fascinating statistics about the scheme: It is worth having a look at what some of these numbers mean. 60 million members is a stupidly high number – […]

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

(EDIT: there was a mistake in my Starwood calculation which is now fixed, apologies.) Until 8th March, British Airways is offering a 35% bonus if you transfer hotel points from seven major loyalty schemes into Avios – click for my article on that deal. Since most […]

BA and Hilton launch confusing ‘up to quadruple Avios’ promotion

British Airways Executive Club and Hilton Honors have launched a new mileage deal for the Spring. For some people – but not many – this may be more attractive than the main Hilton Honors ‘2000 bonus points per night’ promotion.  I outlined the ‘2k Every Day’ deal in […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for February – 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 updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ tab […]

Bits: Amex Gold / Plat £15 Amazon discount extended, new £50 Hilton / Amex discount

Two bits of American Express-related news today: £15 Amazon discount code extended Amazon has extended its £15 discount code for Amex Gold and Platinum cardholders until 31st October. This came as a big surprise given that the offer was meant to be limited to 33,333 […]

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. The bonus is usually 25%.  This time, as they did in […]

Register now for the new Hilton ‘2000 bonus points per night’ promotion

I wrote a long piece yesterday about the changes to Hilton Honors (now missing the second capital ‘H’ in Honors!).  Today I want to focus on the new Hilton Spring promotion – ‘2K Every Day’ – which has just opened for registration. To give Hilton […]