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The massive Hilton HHonors devaluation

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A couple of people have emailed me to ask when I will be writing about the massive Hilton HHonors devaluation.

The answer, unfortunately, is not until the end of next week.  I am pretty much without internet access until the weekend, and then the site will be down Monday and Tuesday next week as we move to the new server and new look.  However, as the new redemption rates do not kick in until March 28th there is no panic!

Hilton Gold

In truth, it is not necessarily as bad as has been portrayed.  It IS certainly bad for London, New York and the inspirational resort properties like Maldives and Koh Samui, some of which go up over 100%!  

In Europe, though, it is more of a mixed bag.  I want some time next week to look at it properly before writing it up.


How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (June 2021)

There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (2)

  • Euan says:

    I would recommend the Nolitan Hotel – we stayed there in December for a week. Excellent hotel and a great location. If you can afford it, the corner rooms (high floors) offer fantastic views.

  • BM says:

    Aren’t points and cash always a better value than points alone? They have been in my experience.

    Note that I’m taking into account the points forfeited from a full cash booking but also the points earned by paying the cash bit with a credit card.

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