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30% off UK and European Hiltons for public sector workers

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A reader mentioned this offer in an email to me last week and, as some people may have never seen it before, I thought it was worth another outing.

Hilton has a very attractive discount code for UK residents who work in the public sector.

If you work in the public sector then you will save 30% on the best flexible rate at many Hilton Group properties. That is NOT ‘up to 30%’, it is a guaranteed 30% saving. The only exception is the budget Hampton chain, where the discount is 20%.

(The discount will be smaller than 30% if you compare it to the Advanced Purchase rate of course – but it should still be lower.)

The promotion is designed to run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, although some hotels may load the rate for other nights as well.

The Hilton definition of ‘public sector’ is ‘organisations that have a direct report to a UK Government Ministry (including the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland Assemblies), are entirely funded by UK Tax Payers’ money, are non-profit making and operate entirely for the public interest and have no commercial interests whatsoever.’

Hilton Public Sector discount

You can find further details at this website.

To book, go to the main Hilton website and – on the first booking page where it asks for a city – click ‘Add Special Rate Code’ and enter Hilton promotional code PR11PN.  Not all hotels participate but many do.

At present, because of the current Hilton sale, the discounts are not as strong as they often are.  As an example, for 16th-18th September, when I do actually need to be in Sheffield, the Hilton is £65 per night and includes breakfast.  You can get an identical rate in the Hilton sale.  Once the current promotion ends, however, this will become a valuable addition to your booking arsenal again.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. That was trainee teachers.

  2. Talay says:

    I plugged this code into their website for a Hilton hotel overseas and all it did was to remove all discount and sale prices and push the most expensive headline price as the only available option for each room category.

    I doubt many would be caught out by this but do beware.

  3. Alan C says:

    Used the rate for years and only asked once at Dunkeld for ID. Regarding nuts and jelly beans. Seemms like the latest benefit to go! As Diamond all I get now at non exec lounge properties is a drinks voucher! Used to get snacks and a bottle of wine up until a few years back. Stayed at CDG and got nothing. The lounge was out of serving hours too.

  4. Hi Peter, yes, I’ve warned multiple times on here about airline preferences with Hilton. Changing between point or miles works but airline choice is locked at time of booking and you need to ask reception staff to do it.

  5. The IB cap is enforced in base and bonus (ie max 1000 each).

  6. Roger says:

    I wonder if this thread is still live. Not closed yet, so it could be.

    Does anybody know whether membership of the CSMA Civil Service Motoring Association qualifies? Membership sees less rigid – something like anybody who has ever worked for the Crown.

    CSMA recently changed their marketing name but membership cards are widespread.

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