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UPDATE – AUGUST 2022:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.  We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above. 

Click here for our article on Hilton’s ‘More Nights, More Points’ promotion which runs until 5th September 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

You will receive an 80% to 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points by 18th September. The annual cap is doubled to 160,000 points plus your bonus. You can buy here.

I wrote a piece yesterday about the new ‘points pooling’ feature with Hilton Honors.  Today I want to focus on the new Hilton Summer promotion – which offers double or triple base points – which has just opened for registration.

To give Hilton credit, it is very straightforward with minimal small print:

You will earn DOUBLE Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 1st May and 31st August.  Diamond members will receive TRIPLE base points.

You can register here.


There is no small print except that you need to register in advance via the Hilton website:

There is no minimum stay requirement

Existing bookings still count

All Hilton Family properties (Hilton, Hampton, Curio, Waldorf-Astoria, Conrad etc) are taking part – there is no list of non-participating hotels – except for Hampton properties in China

You can earn the bonus on two rooms per night, as long as both rooms are booked in your name and the bills are merged together (this is important) so that you only pay one bill.

The full rules for the promotion can be read here.

Hilton double points

Should you get a Diamond status match for triple points?

If you have top tier status with another hotel programme, Hilton Honors will give you a 90 day free trial of Hilton Diamond status. 

You need to supply a screenshot showing your top tier status in another programme plus a screenshot showing a paid stay in the previous 12 months.

Gold status matches are also available if you have mid-tier status with another scheme.

If you complete eight stays (note it is stays, not nights) during the 90 days you will keep your Diamond status until 31st March 2019.  If you only manage four stays you will receive Gold status until 31st March 2019.

Even if you only had a couple of Hilton stays planned this Summer, you might want to request a Diamond match.  You would ensure Diamond benefits on those stays and you would receive triple points instead of double points.

The downside is that you may lock yourself out of a future Hilton Diamond match.  If the hotels you are visiting are unlikely to give you much for your Diamond status (ie they have no lounge so you don’t get anything from the ‘guaranteed lounge access’ benefit) you may want to hold back.  You may get a better deal by taking the Diamond status match later, assuming Hilton continues to offer it.  You need to make your own call here.


‘Double or triple base points’ is a decent offer and you should make sure you register here if you have any Hilton stays coming up over the next three months.

Whether you move your business to Hilton may depend on your new IHG Accelerate target – see my other article today for details on that.

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 (125)

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    • the real harry1 says:

      yep – thx but old news on these boards, I think you were travelling & doing something more fun with your better half – as you are wont to do! 🙂

  • Patrick says:

    On Tuesday I booked a room using the voucher from the credit card sign up. I was stuck in Helsinki airport due to a flight cancellation and was browsing the Hilton site to see if there was a free international number I could call. Turns out there is option for them to call you, which is free! I tried this, and within about 20 seconds my phone rang, and there was an American accent at the other end. I wanted a room the Stockholm hotel for Saturday (tonight), either she didn’t know her giography or didn’t understand me, as I had to spell it….. Room was finally booked though.

    Then I was asked, “would you like me to connect you to someone else who can tell you if you have any special offers, and you get 500 bonus points for this option.” So I said yes, and after giving the second person my hilton number, I was told I had no offers…. and he hung up! However 500 points have appeared in my account.

  • Benco says:

    Do any of the readers know if Hilton offers for Gold members an accelerated option to get Diamond? I don’t have an equivalent status with another chain so can’t ask for a match. Thanks.

    • Rob says:

      Doesn’t hurt to ask, but I am guessing ‘no’ because if they did it would look pretty similar to the current promotion which DOES require equivalent status with another chain.

  • Ben says:

    O/T but Hilton related.

    I’ve just been status matched to Diamond and have a trip to Helsinki lined up to take advantage of it. I’m wondering where else I could consider going on a mini mattress run to get to 8 stays and keep it. Where’s best to look for the cheapest Hilton properties to visit to achieve this?

    • Alan says:

      Aberdeen has some pretty low prices for hotel rooms and quite a few Hilton properties. If you’re over in the USA at all then lots of Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inns in out of town locations that can have good deals – did Route 66 a few years back and had some pretty decent value accommodation in those properties!

    • Rob says:

      The Hilton website shows you all properties within a certain zone which you can define (5 miles, 10 miles etc).

      If you’re in London the Garden Inn at Hatton Cross or one of the Croydon properties are a decent bet if you are reliant on public transport. Because this is a bit of faff, though, I would try to fit them into existing travel plans where possible.

      Do the maths too. Will you get enough value by March 2019 to make use of what you will spend? Whilst Diamond gets you lounge access, for example, not all hotels have a lounge.

      • Ben says:

        Thanks for the tips! Sorry, should’ve mentioned I’m UK based. I did think it was a bit ambitious, but good to know where to look in case anything crops up. I’m certainly looking forward to making the most of the experience in Helsinki. With regards to the potential room upgrade – do I need to do anything in advance, or do I just hope for the best when I arrive?

  • Louie says:

    New to Hilton. Is points + points or points + miles generally considered to be the better option?

    • Genghis says:

      When there is not a promo on:

      Points and points = 10HH + 5HH points per $ spend
      Points and miles = 10HH + 1 mile per $ spend

      So the difference is 5HHs (@0.3p = 1.5p) or 1 mile (@1p = 1p)

      So I would default to points and points

      • Louie says:

        Thanks for replying Genghis. I’ve had a trawl through the partners and see Virgins Atlantic and Australia are 2 miles per $. As I’m trying to get Singapore miles and they aren’t that easy to earn, I’ll think I’ll go for Virgin Australia and transfer them to Singapore – effectively 1.5 SQ miles per $.

      • Rob says:

        My view exactly!

      • Alan says:

        Although of course even when there is a points promo on you can still collect miles, it’s only if it is a miles promo that you need to ensure you have switched earning to the relevant FF programme.

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