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33% off a 3-night Hilton stay in Europe

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Hilton has launched a new promotion for its European hotels.

It is not valid for UK properties, but does cover hotels in Spain, France, Netherlands, Italy, Greece etc.

Hilton promo

You need to book by May 20th but you can stay at any point during the rest of 2013.  That said, there were plenty of dates blacked out when I checked the Hilton Sa Torre in Mallorca.

The link to book is here.  The small print says that a one-night deposit is required at the time of booking, but a sample booking I tested was fully flexible up to 3 days before arrival.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (October 2022)

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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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 with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

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 (7)

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  • Sir Stamford says:

    If you look at other Hiltons around Gatwick (or even within Greater London), none of them seems to be offering this SUPER SUMMER SALE offer. Therefore, I think this could be a local Hilton LGW offer.

    Sir Stamford

  • Rob says:

    (EDIT: I got the numbers wrong first time, as other commentators pointed out. Now corrected.)

    No point applying for the credit card as it won’t arrive in time.

    Hilton is a complex scheme. You have 3 earning options, which you must preselect online:

    Points & Points – 15 points per $1
    Points & Fixed Miles – 10 points per $1 plus 500 Avios per stay (if you select BA as airline partner)
    Points & Variable Miles – 10 points per $1 plus 1 Avios per $1

    One stay is unlikely to get you enough points for a free night, but if you will do further Hilton stays then you may want to take points. It depends how much you are spending as to whether option 2 or option 3 is better for you.

    Note that if you collect Virgin miles it is twice as generous, you get 2 miles per $1 or 1000 miles per stay.

    Click on the ‘Hotel Promos’ tag at the top of the blog to see how to sign up for the current Hilton promo of 1000 bonus points per night.

  • Rob says:

    If its a work trip, as Ben said, he may not have the option … or even if he can book his own room, he may not like the idea of secretly pocketing the kickback at his employers expense.

    Of course, Ben should have no worries about a guilt trip if he books his Hilton room via my affiliate link in the right-hand menu 😉 (joke!)

    • Sir Stamford says:


      Apologies for digging up this thread again. How did you come up with your HHonors rate for a Hilton stay?

      Looking at , the rates are different.

      For example, Points & Points = 10 HHonors Base Points plus 5 Bonus Points per eligible US dollar spent on your room. Points & Variable Miles = 10 HHonors Base Points plus 1 mile per eligible US dollar spent on your room.

      Have I gone mad? Quite likely given the pressures at work these days 🙂

      Sir Stamford

      Sir Stamford

      • Alan says:

        Hehe, no I think you’ve just spotted the deliberate mistake from Raffles to make sure we were all paying attention 😉

        Agree rates should be 10 base points per USD for all earning options, with 5 bonus for p+p and variable/fixed miles slightly different for some airlines but gen as described. Silver get an extra 1.5 points, Gold get extra 2.5 points per USD and Diamond 5 extra per USD (ie 20 points total per USD on p+p)

        • Rob says:

          Sorry, my bad, wrote that response off the top of my head whilst sitting in a café.

    • Ben E says:

      You’re right Raffles – work trip and I’d have to go with the work-agreed rates. Credit card is personal and expensed, though, so at least I get cc points for that. Looking at the responses seems ideal is to sign up and get 1000pt promo and then go for points and points?

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