Well, this is a novel one. Hilton HHonors has decided to let you, the general public, choose which promotion it runs later in the year.
You can choose from two deals:
Double (base) points, starting from your second stay, or
1000 bonus points per Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Monday night
The ‘double points’ option was in the lead as of 4pm yesterday.
All members are not created equally. If you are a Diamond then your vote counts as 4 votes, a Gold counts as 3 votes, a Silver as 2 votes and a Blue member as 1 vote.
There is a very low key charity element to this which is played down on the site. When you vote, you also get to nominate a charity from a shortlist of three. The charity with the most votes will receive $200,000 from Hilton whilst the two runners-up will each receive $50,000.
If you want to vote, the ‘Choose Your Reward’ website is here.
The winning promotion will run from November 1st.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 2023)
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.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points (45,000 Hilton Honors points) if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 Virgin Points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. 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.)