Hilton and BA launch ‘triple or quadruple Avios’ promotion

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Hilton and British Airways have launched a joint promotion which is running until November 30th.

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.

Hilton St Georges Park

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.)

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Comments

  1. When I used an Avios bonus weekend from Lloyds TSB to travel and stay in the Dublin Doubletree I never received any points despite running a bar bill to £150!

  2. I stayed at the Hilton in San Diego last week and on checking in was told that Hilton had pulled the full cooked breakfast for gold and diamond members and I got a voucher for two for a drink and one food item at a Starbucks below the hotel. Needless to say there was a long queue in the morning. At Palm Springs the next day I was given a certificate for continental breakfast only and had to pay extra for a hot breakfast. It appears that it varies from hotel to hotel

    • Lol that’s quite different to what you said in your initial post 😀 A cooked breakfast was never part of the benefits – it’s only a ‘continental’ breakfast (see http://hhonors3.hilton.com/en/explore/benefits/index.html). Most properties in Europe and Asia go well above this, but the US properties are notoriously stingy, perhaps due to how easy it is to gain Gold/Diamond there via credit cards. So it sounds like it’s just that property that has changed what they offer, it’s not a change to the overall offering.

  3. Sididdly says:

    I’ve just had points and miles posted for a stay this week and the quadruple miles have not posted for me. In fact I seem to have had a disaster by changing my preferences to points plus miles. I got 6273 base points but only 4136 bonus points and 627 miles. Not happy.

  4. What's the Point says:

    I stayed at Hilton Watford on Thursday, and have only received the standard BA Avios. I await Hilton Customer Service team’s response.

    • Two stays for me last week and only the standard miles have tracked, too… It does say allow 6 weeks so maybe the bonus miles get swept on at the end???

  5. Only standard for me too from a stay in a London hotel on Tuesday night.

  6. What's the Point says:

    I contacted Hilton and got this response

    HHonors points usually appear as soon as the stay is credited to your account. BA miles may also show in your HHonors account when you view your account online. It is after the promotion has been completed and ended that BA will award the bonus miles to your frequent flyer account. BA has advised us that the bonus miles will be added after the promotion had ended. I am very sorry for any confusion or inconvenience this may cause.

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