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Reminder: Hilton sale ends tomorrow, bookable for every weekend in 2015

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Time for a change of topic, I think.  Let’s forget Avios points for a minute.

Hilton is about to wind up its Winter Sale, offering discounts of up to 33% off the Best Available Rate for hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

There is a special home page for this promotion which you can find here.

You can book for the whole of 2015 so you may have an opportunity to lock in a rate for an event you know you will need to attend later in the year.

These rates are valid:

Until 28 December 2015, weekends only

Rates are non-refundable

Discount is up to 33% off Best Available Rate except at Hampton properties where it is 15%

I ran a quick example which looked pretty attractive. For a weekend in Prague in late February – 20th to 22nd – the sale rate at the Old Town property is 2,479k compared to 2,900k per night for the usual Advanced Purchase rate.

Based on this non-scientific sample, you may well be able to find some decent deals.  The booking page is here.

Remember that a pre-paid UK Hilton booking of over £250 would also qualify for £50 of cashback from American Express via their current promotion.

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

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (March 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. You can apply here.

Virgin Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.

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 (11)

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  • gav says:

    Does the hilton / amex work on other hilton brands like Doubletree?

  • sanfgtounder says:

    Look out for best rate opportunities. Expedia and others have these rates marked up as Winter Sale on theiir websites, so there is no dispute, the rate has the same Ts and Cs. I scored the Heathrow Garden Inn for 18 quid.

  • Alice says:

    The website lists 32 hotels in London and no prices until you click through to book. Is there any you’d particularly recommend for a rare touristy weekend in London?

    • Rob says:

      Best thing to do would be to use the main Hilton website to get a view of which hotels are priciest and which cheapest, and then go back to the sale site to book. Hilton Tower Bridge (by the river) and Hilton Canary Wharf are both modern hotels and decently priced at weekends. Both well connected for the tube into the centre. The Doubletrees at Tower Hill and Westminster are well regarded as they used to be part of the Mint chain. The hotels in the tourist centre are more of a mixed bag. Hyde Park (not the Park Lane tower) was having a massive refurbishment last time I was there which should be finished now and is walkable to Selfridges.

    • Kai says:

      I just had a 4 night stay at Doubletree Islington with my Mum early January and everything is perfect. The staff is the best I’ve ever seen and I was given lounge access although was only upgraded to Deluxe (I’m gold). Their lounge serves hot food in the evening!

  • Russell Evans says:

    Does anyone have any experience of whether the £250 spend on AMEX for the £50 statement credit can be achieved by cumulative spend? I have a prepaid reservation for Hilton at LGW to incl parking and wondered if I booked another stay to take me over the £250 I could qualify? I’d imagine it’s £250 in one transaction?

    • Rob says:

      I imagine the same. If the rules are unclear Amex may give you the money on request if you complain.

      • Rob says:

        Where can I find the messaging? I’d rather message them than have to call in respect of recent trip advisor offer which didn’t credit. Thanks

  • Don says:

    Has the Hilton promo maxed out? Tbh I was just checking which cards were enrolled in our house. We have 6 Amex’s. I may have done all 6, I can’t remember whoops but now it says:

    Unfortunately The Maximum Number Of Cardmembers Have Already Enrolled In This Offer.

    I suggest they take it down or say ‘full’ rather than encouraging me to fill it out!

    • Rob says:

      Must be, that is the usual message – and that is the normal way it works, they keep the page up!

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