It is over two months since I wrote about the Hilton annual Winter sale, which offers decent discounts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It is worth another mention as you only have two days left to book.
Whilst it is nominally called the Winter sale, you can book for any weekend until the end of 2016.
The sale offers a discount of up to 35% off the standard Best Available Rate if you are a Hilton HHonors member, albeit that sale rates require prepayment and are non-refundable. The discount is reduced to a maximum 30% if you are not a Hilton HHonors members, so you should sign up for free if you have not already joined.
The sale rates are valid:
At weekends (Fri / Sat / Sun) for the whole of 2016 – in the past, many hotels have also loaded sale rates for weekdays so do check
For bookings made before this Sunday 31st January
Hilton has a special website for the sale which can be found here. The picture above is the new Hilton Paris which would probably welcome your custom this year.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (June 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.
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 (30,000 bonus Amex points – SPECIAL OFFER TO 19TH JULY)
- 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.)