It is simple enough. You need to have your Hilton HHonors account set to ‘points and miles’, which means that you will earn 10 Hilton points and 1 British Airways Executive Club Avios point for every $1 equivalent you spend.
(The other alternative when staying at Hilton is ‘points and points’. This would earn you 10 Hilton points plus a bonus of a further 5 Hilton points per $1 spent, with no airline miles.)
You will earn QUADRUPLE Avios points – 4 per $1 spent – when staying at any of these London hotels.
You will earn TRIPLE Avios points – 3 per $1 spent – when staying at any of these hotels across the rest of the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
You MUST register for this promotion in order to earn the bonus via this page.
Is this worth it?
I tend to value a Hilton HHonors point at 0.3p and an Avios point at 0.75p – 1p.
Under normal circumstances, I would recommend taking ‘points and points’ for Hilton stays. The additional 5 Hilton points per $1 are worth 1.5p. The additional one Avios point is only worth 0.75p – 1p.
With this promotion, though, the maths changes sharply. Triple Avios is worth up to 3p per $1 spent and quadruple Avios at the London hotels is worth up to 4p per $1. This is at least twice as much value as taking the extra Hilton HHonors points.
Disappointingly, the new Conrad Westminster (or Conrad St James – both names are now being used) – ie the current InterContinental Westminster – is not taking part.
Don’t forget to register before your next stay or you won’t receive the bonus!
PS. Whilst I didn’t want to confuse the debate by bringing in additional calculations, remember that you would normally earn 50% more Hilton points by crediting miles to Iberia Plus and not BA. However, Iberia Plus is not taking part in this promotion.
(To see our complete list of all current hotel promotions for the major chains, click here to visit our ‘Hotel Promos’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)