Hilton has launched a seven day ‘flash sale’ which runs until midnight on Sunday.
It is offering special deals at 250 hotels across Europe (including the UK), Middle East and Africa, but only at weekends. Many rooms are discounted by 33%.
The rates are valid for stays until July 17th.
As usual with Hilton sales, you need to take the ‘33% discount’ with a pinch of salt. This is based on the discount from ‘Best Available Rate’ for the same day. However, these sale rates require pre-payment and are non-refundable. A ‘Best Available Rate’ room is cancellable without charge.
There are some decent deals there. I picked a couple at random:
Waldorf-Astoria Rome Cavalieri, 22-24 May (photo above)
€301 Flash Sale vs €400 Advanced Purchase vs €450 Best Available – you save €100 per night via this sale
The Trafalgar, London, 22-24 May
£153 Flash Sale vs £229 Best Available (no Advanced Purchase option shown)
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, 22-24 May
Dh 825 Flash Sale vs Dh 935 Best Available vs Dh 1,100 Best Available – you save Dh 110 per night via this sale
If you have any weekends away planned between now and mid July, you might want to take a look at these offers to see if there is anything of interest. The ‘flash sale’ website is here.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (August 2022)
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 Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 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.)