Hilton Honors has just launched its new Summer promotion which is now open 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 9th September.
There is no cap to what you can earn and there are no minimum stay requirements. It really couldn’t be simpler. You will earn 10 base points per $1 spent, plus an additional 10 promotional points, plus any status bonus.
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
Remember that the Home2 Suites and Tru brands earn a lower 5 base points per $1.
Hilton is still offering a status match
If you have top tier status with another hotel programme, Hilton Honors will give you a 90 day free trial of Hilton Diamond or Gold 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.
If you complete eight stays (note it is stays, not nights) during the 90 days you will keep your Diamond status until 31st March 2020. If you only manage four stays you will receive Gold status until 31st March 2020.
Note that the status match website still says that you will be matched to March 2019. People who have done this recently confirm they are getting matched to March 2020.
‘Double 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 recent article for details on that.
How to earn Hilton Honors points via UK credit cards
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Hilton Honors points. That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.
(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.)