Over the last few weeks a lot of Hilton properties which used to cost just 5,000 points per night have been quietly increased. There are still around 50 hotels globally at 5,000 points per night (Turkey is most realistic place that most UK residents may come across them). A few 10,000 per night hotels have also crept up.
Our old favourite, the Hilton Salalah resort in Oman, pictured above, is no longer 5,000 points per night but is now 10,000 points. We ran a review of Hilton Salalah here. Because Hilton elite members get ‘5 nights for the points of 4’ it was in reality even cheaper, just 4,000 points per night for longer stays.
If you are looking for a good value Hilton Honors redemption in the UK, we recommend this article from US site Loyalty Traveler. It lists the 26 of the 145 Hilton hotels in UK where reward rates are between 10,000 and 22,000 points per night. It is worth noting that points price and quality are not correlated, with a lot of new Hampton hotels on the list in places where there are pricier, older, Hilton properties.
There are still six UK hotels at 10,000 points per night. Until 30th April you would get 2,000 points per stay back as part of the current Hilton Honors promotion so a one night stay would only be 8,000 points.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (October 2021)
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.
The Platinum Card comes with a limited time bonus of 60,000 Amex points (converts to 120,000 Hilton Honors points) until 2nd November 2021.
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 points – special offer to 9th November 2021), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus 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.)