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.
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 (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.
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:
- 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.)