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Hilton launches The Big World sale for Summer weekends

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Hilton has launched The Big World Sale, with decent weekend discounts available across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Whilst it is nominally called the Summer Sale, you can book for any weekend until 9th October.

The sale offers a discount of up to 30% off the standard Best Available Rate if you are a Hilton HHonors member, albeit that sale rates require prepayment and are non-refundable.

Hilton Paris Opera

You receive a smaller discount (25%) if you are not logged in.  You also receive a smaller discount (15%) at Hampton by Hilton properties.

More limited sale deals are also running in the Americas (weekends only) and parts of Asia.

In the past, many hotels have also loaded sale rates for weekdays so do check.

You need to book by 4th September.  Ignore the closing date shown on the sale website home page – when you go into the small print, it specifically states 9th October as the last day to stay for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Hilton has launched a special website for the sale which can be found here.

The picture above is the relatively new (following a rebrand and refurbishment) Hilton Paris.

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

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

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 (32)

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  • John says:

    Why are Hiltons in Dublin so expensive?

    • Sohan says:

      They are all quite central so I suppose they think they can charge decent rates. Also there’s an undersupply of hotel rooms in Dublin, with little surge capacity. As soon as theres a big conference or event on its nigh on impossible to find anywhere. Airbnb…

  • James67 says:

    I checked my next stay in London and found the sale rate was more than double the rate I paid when booking at a time with no promotions at all.

    • Ed says:

      Agreed. Been looking at St George’s park and the sale price is £5 less than the old hhonours rate (£210 vs £215) while it includes breakfast as a diamond would have got this anyway. The hhonours rate has gone up by ~£40. Not impressed.

      • Richmond says:

        Prices of rooms fluctuate and sale is % of rate and certain point in time. You can come back in a week and price will be much lower, standard and promotion. I book flexible rates and then watch the prices and update my reservation if it goes down. I changed my last booking for Hilton Tokyo twice and then took sale rate which was lower again.

        • Ed says:

          I accept that but given I’m totally flexible on dates and been searching for cheapest dates, the prices for weekends in different months in the sale all mirror the old hhonours rate (one hotel sample) but this appears to be a very artificial sale

      • trickster says:

        When is that for, and what room type? – typically see St George’s Park for around £100 for a standard King, and as Diamond, you’re more than likely to get an upgrade.

        • ed says:

          King one bed suite. Looking for separate living area as we’ll be travelling with a one year old.

          • Trickster says:

            As a diamond you stand a good chance of being upgraded. Earlier in the year I booked a king non-executive room, and was upgraded to the Tony Adams suite! This was on request though to make sure.

    • Steve says:

      Similar story here.

      When I checked rates a little while ago for a Doubletree the standard Friday rate ws £48. Now in the sale it is £69 with a discount to take it back down to the standard Friday £48 rate.

      What a joke!

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      Pop in a complaint at the ASA. It only takes about five minutes and they will require Hilton to provide documentary evidence that substantiates the quoted savings.

  • Chris says:

    I was looking at Hampton at Gatwick North yesterday before the sale started and it was saying £101 for a Wednesday in June – looked today in the sale £118 on the same day (with a so called discount!) whats that about!?

    • Brian says:

      The sale started at least a week ago! As the sale goes on, the prices get more expensive, as the cheapest rates are snapped up. That’s logical. It’s another reason why it pays to do a bit of research oneself, rather than relying on HfP to give all the information required. Rob can only fit in a certain number of posts a day, so news of sales often appear on the site quite a while after they have started.

  • Jaks says:

    Anyone know if Clubcard triple-up vouchers could be used in conjunction? They say they can only be used against Best Available B&B rate, and this sale seems to apply to the same rates.

    • richy says:

      use the promotion code PR20TC on the hilton website to see the availability of Clubcard rates. A random check shows that the clubcard rate is HIGHER than the flexible rate.

      • richy says:

        … and is non-changeable and non-refundable

        • Rob says:

          It should match Best Flex WITH BREAKFAST.

          • richy says:

            Correct, the price is the same as the Best Flex with breakfast,… but it is NOT a flexible rate

  • Amex Employee says:

    OT: Thanks to HfP I won a free night in Geneva. I’ll use this in addition to a Hilton Stay (Diamond match – thanks again HfP). Like others, the sale rates I found aren’t very impressive so I’ll go down the points route because I’ve already used my free night certs (thanks again HfP!!!).

  • Oyster says:

    Can anyone recommend some European beach-side Hiltons that recognise Diamonds?

    • Simmo says:

      Had great upgrades in Malta!

      • Dan says:

        Conrad Algarve? They upgraded me to a 1 bed suite on a redemption booking as Diamond.

        • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

          Not quite beach-side (although they have a shuttle to their private beach club), but I’d also recommend Conrad Algarve. Worst case scenario, the entry-level rooms are good. Possibly the best breakfast I’ve ever had at a hotel too: huge high-quality spread, decent cava, outdoor seating, late service (until 11:30 perhaps?) and plenty of items on demand (e.g. They will make you a steak if you want).

          Additional benefits: Tea Ceremony or Cocktail Experience, and free bottle of wine when dining at the hotel (both restaurants were good).

  • Andrew H says:

    Recently looked for a Hilton near Gatwick on a weekday in June. The Hampton Croydon was £67 which is a bit steep for me. Checked again yesterday and it was £109. They’re simply too expensive compared to other hotel chains. Especially given Accor’s Happy Monday sales!

  • Wally1976 says:

    To add some balance to the negative comments, Angel Islington that I booked for £104 on Monday night is now £97 grr! I thought the £104 was as good as it would get (admittedly it included breakfast but would get that anyway as gold).

    • Brian says:

      Contact the hotel and see if they will change the rate. Has worked for me in the past – I’ve also had hotels not changing the rate but giving me a credit for the difference to be used for bar/restaurant etc spend. Obviously, £7 isn’t the end of the world, but worth a try.

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