You don’t pay resort fees on Hilton Honors redemptions

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I have been in Washington this week at Hilton’s HQ to find out more about what the company is doing.  More from this trip will follow.

There was one thing I learned on Tuesday which I didn’t know, and which none of the other writers in the room knew either.  There are no resort fees to pay on a Hilton Honors redemption when you pay 100% with points.

As we have written about recently, ‘resort fees’ have started to appear in New York of late as well as their traditional haunts of Las Vegas and Hawaii.  If you book a Hilton Honors redemption, however, Hilton pays this fee directly to the hotel on your behalf.

Hilton has done a bad job of promoting this benefit, because it could make a real difference to your thinking when deciding whether to book a cash or reward stay.  Now you know.

No resort fees on Hilton Honors redemptions

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.)

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  1. Off Topic…

    I’m looking at booking Moscow to Manchester via Heathrow with BA. If I book a First Class ticket, will I have access to the Concorde Room at T5 during my 2hr 40min wait? The LHR-MAN flight obviously doesn’t have an F cabin, but I’ll be on a F ticket having come from Moscow in first.

  2. rams1981 says:

    OT I mentioned a few days ago how Hilton agreed to extend my Be My Guest Certificates by a year. And they arrived today by DHL. Amazing service

  3. KBuffett says:

    There are also no taxes to pay on redemptions with Hilton which saves a nice amount, especially in places like Dubai.

  4. Cavlin says:

    “You should , under the ‘Competitions’ tab, before entering.”

    Sorry I didn’t understand what this was trying to say. Do we need to register to partake before sending the email?

  5. Rob – sure I covered the advantages of redemptions to avoid resort fees in my Conrad Maldives reviews…

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