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Hilton HHonors has launched a rather attractive promotion in conjunction with Iberia Plus which is worth a look if need a hotel over a weekend this Autumn.

You will earn 1,000 bonus Avios for EVERY weekend night (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) you spend in a Hilton Group property before 16th December.  All brands are included – Hilton, Conrad, Hampton Inn, Waldorf-Astoria etc, although Hampton and Homewood Suites only offer 200 bonus points.

These points are on top of the usual 750 Avios points per stay that you earn when you credit a Hilton stay to Iberia Plus.

To take part, you need to register here.  Some people have reported difficulty with registering – if it doesn’t work, try a different browser.

To earn the bonus Avios, you need to set your Hilton HHonors earning preference to either ‘Hilton Points & Fixed Miles’ (in which case you earn 750 base Avios plus the bonus) or ‘Hilton Points & Variable Miles’ (in which case you earn 1.5 Avios per US$1 plus the bonus).  You do NOT get the bonus Avios if your account is set to ‘Hilton Points & Hilton Points’.

Remember to set your airline preference to Iberia Plus and NOT to British Airways Executive Club!  You will not receive the bonus if you select BA.

The rules say that stays must be booked after registration.  My feeling, though, is that stays you have already booked will still qualify.  That said, if you have a flexible booking and the price is the same then you may not want to take the risk.

The rules also say that the bonus Avios may take six weeks to appear in Iberia Plus.  From there, you can move them to BA or using ‘Combine My Avios’.

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

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (May 2024)

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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 and they come with generous sign-up bonuses. 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 (28)

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  • David says:

    Hilton still saying a 1000 point limit for Variable, had no joy getting it fixed yet. Beware!!!

  • Nick Burch says:

    It seems you just need to have registered before checkout. I signed up yesterday having seen this post, then checked out of a Sun-Weds stay. I checked online this morning, and I’ve got “IBERIA AVIOS WEEKENDS FIXED MILES OFFER 0 0 1000” for it! (So that’s 1750 avios for the stay, yey!)

    Just a shame Hilton didn’t bother telling anyone about this themselves when it launched on the first, or I’d have got 2000 more miles :/

    • Alan says:

      Yep it’s when it posts to your account that’s the main issue with most (?all) Hilton promos, so as long as you have it on your account by that point you should be OK.

  • Mandy says:

    Is it 1000 extra per stay, or per night? Looks like per weekend night, so a Fri/Sat stay should be 2000 extra? Just want to double check though as might be better in my circumstances to book as a BA holiday instead, dependant on the answer.

  • Feenster says:

    Hi – Does the weekend promo apply for points and cash booking. The new DoubleTree in Dublin is 37euro and 8000 points for this Sunday. Should I expect 1750 avios with Iberia?

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