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Hilton launches seven day flash sale for weekend stays until 3rd July

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Hilton has launched a seven day flash sale which runs until midnight on Sunday.

It is offering special deals at 300 hotels across Europe (including the UK), Middle East and Africa, but only at weekends.  Many rooms are discounted by 30%, except for Hampton by Hilton hotels where the maximum discount is 15%.

The rates are valid for weekend stays until 3rd July.  You will also find that some hotels have loaded these rates for weekday stays.

As usual with Hilton sales, you need to take the ‘30% 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 deals out there.  I picked a couple at random, all prices quoted include the extra discount for being an Hilton HHonors member:

Hilton Venice, 27-29 May (photo above)

€258 Flash Sale vs €332 Best Available Rate (no Advanced Purchase option shown)

The Trafalgar, London, 27-29 May

£213 Flash Sale vs £256 Best Available Rate (no Advanced Purchase option shown)

Waldorf-Astoria Dubai, 26-28 May

Dh 715 Flash Sale vs Dh 990 Advanced Purchase vs Dh 1,100 Best Available – you save Dh 275 per night + 20% tax via this sale

If you have any weekends away planned between now and 3rd July, you should 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

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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel 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.

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 (47)

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  • JoshBosh says:

    Just booked a hotel for work over the Easter weekend. Friday to Monday, 29% off. The lack of flexibility does not really bother me as the work must go ahead.

    Hopefully they let this new Diamond member push his luck and check out 16-17:00 on Easter Monday.

    • Chris says:

      If you’re workplace uses a Reward Gateway its 14% there and 9% for any non-sale uk rates.

    • Rob says:

      I got 4pm as a Diamond last week in the Middle East. Didn’t need much pushing.

      • John says:

        Same. I asked what late checkout options were available in Barcelona and got 4pm yesterday

  • Allan says:

    And there is an Amex spent £250 get £50 off available just now

    • VP says:

      Yes but this is available only on participating hotels (mainly UK based and a handful in Europe) and not globally.

    • Rob says:

      This seems surprisingly rare – no sign in this house.

      • Yuff says:

        I have it as well 😉

      • The Urbanite says:

        I don’t have it either – in fact, I have nothing on BAPP or Gold Charge – but my brand new Gold Credit has 10 offers on at present, including a £30 off £250 spend at AccorHotels.

      • Nick M says:

        I have £25 off £150… but only on 1/5 cards

    • BlueThroughCrimp says:

      Yes, I mentioned it on Friday in the “Bits” post.
      £50 save when spending £250 for me.

      Hilton’s pricing for it’s Nottingham hotel has been all over the place for the weekend I’m needing, I’ve rebooked it twice now…

  • Alan says:

    I tend to take screenshots and challenge them down the line.

    Glad they’ve been consistent, I predicted yesterday they’d have an enhanced rate available once the sale had officially launched 😀

  • Mark1980 says:

    OT slightly but I have a 5 day stay booked using HHonors points but may need to cut it short due to unforseen circumstances. If I do checkout after say, day 3, what would happen to the points for the rest of the stay would they be refunded?

    • Danny says:

      I don’t think you will get any points back if you don’t cancel at least 24 hours before the stay. I think the best bet is to cancel and rebook. A friend had a similar situation last year and he cancelled and rebooked.

  • sd83 says:

    OT, but is anyone experiencing problems with accor happy Mondays link today?
    Can’t seem to book a room for this forthcoming Saturday. The checkin calendar form doesnt display any dates
    Thanks in advance

    • Rob says:

      Use the main home page and use promo code MONDAY (or MONDAYS perhaps). Should work.

  • JoshBosh says:

    Its one of those that might track at a lower rate, but will be revised upwards after. A screen shot of the current percentage will be useful if the rate is not increased at a later date though.

    I have never had an issue with this before, and have always had it automatically revised without having to submit a claim.

  • mark2 says:

    we are staying at that hotel in Venice in September.
    I am new to this; is it normal for a Hilton to have wildly different points for a standard room at different times of the year? The Stucky Molino varies from 30,000 to at least 70,000 (guess which pay. Also cash price for our room is EUR 150 more than we booked in January.
    Hope to have a super stay and a good upgrade as a Diamond geezer, but who knows?

    • YL says:

      Yes, they are pricing between high seasons and low seasons in each category, so you will see the points difference between different time of the year. Some city like HK I believe is price on high season all year!

      I just returned from Hilton Venice, Not everything is perfect, but HHD recognition was very good, got upgraded to a suite the day before arrival, so was happy with the stay.

      • mark2 says:

        thanks for the report; here’s hoping!

      • Rhys says:

        Can I ask how you travelled there? I see it’s on a different island. Thanks

        • mark2 says:

          I have not been there yet, but they have their own boat which shuttles to the main island and many buses stop outside (water buses obviously). And there are taxis.

          • Rhys says:

            Thanks though was actually a question to the poster who’d just returned!

          • ND says:

            there is a hotel water shuttle that works really well – good frequency and drop off/pick up locations …. its on a quiet ‘residential’ island but this works well I feel as you can get away from the crowds at the end of a long day exploring the sites/ main islands … the hotel is relatively peaceful, although it is a ‘big hotel’ it works well.
            I recommend it my family (x4) stayed there last Easter, I forget what we paid exactly but I remember feeling it was good value for Venice. We also got upgraded to a one bedroom suite with exec floor access on the basis of HHons Gold …

          • Rhys says:

            Thanks ND. Am diamond through the recent status match so doubly tempted now!

          • YL says:

            HI Rhys
            If you have heavy luggages you may want to take the water boat directly from the airport (Alilaguna public boat BLU line). This line has its own stop at the hotel named “Giudecca Hilton”. I think it takes about 90 minute.

            Alternative you can take the ACTV “Aerobus” No.5 or ATVO “Venezia Express” bus to ‘Piazzale Roma’ and from there take public water bus ACTV line either 2 or 4.1 to the “Palanca” stop, which is about 10 minute walk from the hotel. However, there are 2 bridges to cross. This route will be quicker, but you will need to carry your own lugagges on and off the bus and boat + to the hotel.
            Hope this help.

        • Nick says:

          I used the taxi boat from the airport last week. 15 euros per person and takes 90 minutes. You see plenty of Venice during the trip. Email Molino Stucky and they’ll send you the transfer information. They’re very helpful.

  • Nick M says:

    OT (but still Hilton related)

    Roughly how long does it take to transfer from MR to Hilton if the account hasn’t been linked before?

    I need to make a booking for next Weds and frustratingly 1500 points short… also have a stay on Sunday evening that should give +2500 points but doubt that will post with sufficient time. Also will have more than sufficient coming from creditcard but that won’t post until later in the month!

    Alternatively may end up with a points + cash booking but seems a little annoying when points are in the pipeline!

    • Rob says:

      I’d say 3 days max as a guess ….. or buy the points of course.

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