UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2022: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry. We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.
Click here for our article on Hilton’s ‘Double Your Stay’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
At present, you have two options when you stay with Hilton:
Choose ‘points and points’ earning, which gets you 10 Hilton base points per $1 plus a bonus of 5 points per $1
Choose ‘points and miles’ earning, which gets you 10 Hilton base points per $1 plus (for Miles & More) 1 mile per $1
During this promotion, you will receive double Miles & More miles on your 2nd stay, triple miles on your 3rd stay and quadruple miles on your 4th and subsequent stays.
Whether this makes sense for you depends on your valuation of both Hilton points and Miles & More miles. I tend to value Hilton points at 0.3p these days. This means, under normal circumstances, ‘points and points’ makes more sense than ‘points and miles’.
However, at double, triple or quadruple miles, the miles would be more valuable – assuming you have a use for them.
You need to register for the promotion here and, of course, change your Hilton account over to so that you are collecting ‘points and miles’ with Miles & More set as your default airline partner.
It is valid for stays from April 1st to June 30th.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 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.
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:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
(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.)