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Are you our Hilton competition winner? – and don’t forget our Kimpton De Witt exclusive offer

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Last month we ran an exclusive competition with Hilton to promote their California Road Trip package.

We were giving away two Be My Guest certificates to one lucky winner who could use the certificates at any Hilton property – including those included in the California Road Trip offer.

We can now confirm the winner:

Dave F.

Congratulations and have a fantastic stay!  We hope you stay somewhere reassuringly expensive, before handing over the certificates at check-out and getting the room cost wiped off the bill …..

Exclusive Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam offer for HFP readers

If you are heading to Amsterdam this year, please don’t forget the exclusive bonus points offer that IHG Rewards Club is currently running with us.

Until 31st July Head For Points readers will get 5,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points when booking a stay at the Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam for check-in dates between now and 31st December 2018.  Kimpton De Witt is the first European outpost of the very well regarded American chain that IHG acquired a few years ago, famous for its nightly free wine receptions and other quirks.

The 5,000 points are worth £20 based on our current valuation of 0.4p which makes this a lucrative deal especially for one night stays.

Kimpton De witt Amsterdam special offer

Importantly, this does NOT impact any other promotion.  You will also get your points for the current Accelerate promotion on top of the 5,000 bonus points.

Here is the Kimpton De Witt homepage if you want to take a look at the hotel, but remember that you must book on the Head For Points special offer page here.

For clarity, the bonus points do not count towards elite status.

The special booking link you need is here. Our original article about the promotion is here and, more importantly, my recent review of Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam is here.

IHG One Rewards update – June 2024:

Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is not currently running a global promotion.

New to IHG One Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG One Rewards points, you can buy them here.

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

Comments (83)

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  • Zoe says:

    OT further to my comments yesterday our Canberra to Doha via Sydney today does have Qsuites. Thanks Rob for highlighting the great Oslo to Canberra fares on Qatar, silver status and a fantastic experience to round off our trip.

  • MrK says:

    Anyone having issues finding cathay availability for avios redemptions to HKG?

      • MrK says:

        Thanks for sharing this!

        • Cat says:

          I’m worried – my booking for the Easter hols 2019 is only partially showing on “My executive club” on BA – I’m flying to and from the Philippines (to Manila, from Cebu). I booked the two legs separately, to grab them 355 days out (and solo this time, so no need to amalgamate them for a 242). Currently “My bookings” on the website only shows the Cebu to Hong Kong leg of the return and nothing for the outbound, unless I search under the booking ref (it was there before – I’ve been checking whether I’ve lost 1A to someone with status!). My phone shows the whole booking.
          I’m having palpitations right now, are they justified?

  • TGLoyalty says:

    Kind of OT but has anyone stayed at the Hilton Syon Park this year? Still a great hotel? Has the food in the restaurant improved?

  • Chelseafi says:

    Slightly O/T Marriott TP, I have a cert 1-5 that I want to use in 2019 had been looking at the 2 Hotels in Crete, my plan was to upgrade the cert and then book, I know with the merger from Aug things have changed. Would I be better off upgrading the cert now to a cat 9, or wait until August and see what is needed for the Crete Hotels? Any advice please

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Are they not on the published list? Thought all new categories had been decided

      • Genghis says:

        Question is really what happens to existing unused MTP certificates and how (if applicable) they map across.Re Domes, there’s currently no availability for next year. So if OP upgrades to Cat 9 now, what will that map to when availability comes again? I don’t think we know that yet…

        • TGLoyalty says:

          I understand now. Wishful thinking that it would map to the new cat 9?

          What’s the cost of an upgrade? Worth the risk? For example if the 1-5 maps to new cat 1-3 would upgrading to 9 get you 1-7 and is the points difference between 3 & 7 for 5/7 nights worth upgrading for now

        • xcalx says:

          I am still undecided about the MTP I have it in my head that the 1-5 pack would become 1-4 on that basis I am thinking of booking a cat 6 or 7 and hopefully this would produce a cat 5 or 6 The hotel I have in mind in Koh Samui is dropping from an 8 to a 5.
          Is my logic way off. I know nobody knows but would like some thoughts.


        • Chelseafi says:

          Genghis in your experience/opinion what would you do upgrade cert now or just wait? Or is it just a who knows….

        • Genghis says:

          I don’t know. I’m erring in the side of caution with MTP and not having found a use for one, don’t want to have an unused certificate on time of transition.

  • the real harry1 says:

    O/T Ready for… rip-off: Claims firms are swooping on delayed passengers at airports – and flying off with a fat fee for a service available FREE

    • Rob says:

      Whilst I would agree that, with BA, it isn’t worth it, I WOULD actually pay someone to deal with my claim with a more troublesome airline, especially a non-EU one.

      • Dave Barron says:

        Thanks to those who recently responded to my query re BA flight cancellation for my mother in law who flew from ORD to LHR. Upon arrival in UK I lodged claim online with BA and within 48 hours she had received notification of 600 Euro compensation equating to $698. Very easy to claim with BA so no claim company needed for them as per Robs advice. Thanks again folks ????

  • the real harry1 says:

    10% off at

    Until July 22

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Considering you no longer get rewards and cash back is reduced are these 10% off codes ever worth it?

      • Brian says:

        No. Which is why they are constantly throwing them around. Surprised Harry took the bait – I thought he was more savvy than that!

        • Yorkieflyer says:

          Maybe, but if like me you would rather book direct with smaller hotels when possible and use chains in cities, I wouldn’t accrue a free night in the foreseeable future. 10% off in the hand now is clearly better value to me. If you book direct you save the owner circa 20% commission and often get a small discount and in my experience a much better chance of a better room at check or at least not overlooking the kitchen and bins

        • the real harry1 says:

          Wd stop you getting the 1/10 free night but would probs double up with the c/b, sometimes double up works fine so that’s be 20%. Not everybody sees 10/10 free night as a good deal.

        • the real harry1 says:

          and hey! I’m perfectly happy with 10% ex VAT – I booked 3 nights in Rome in August in the historic centre for my wife + 2 kids in a charismatic family-owned hotel – location unbeatable – very happy with the price + the 10% c/b makes it on the cheap side I reckon 🙂

          what don’t you guys like about 10% off? by the way

  • Andrew says:

    Anyone else having trouble accessing the account they set up through AerClub? It says the membership number isn’t in their records (copied directly from email) – had accessed many times before.

    • Delbert says:

      Hi Andrew. You need to log in with your username and not the AerClub Frequent Flyer number. I had forgot mine and went on live chat on and the very helpful lady reminded me of my username.

  • Cat says:

    I’ve been looking at ways of redeeming my Lufty M&M miles, and I have a choice between flying via Frankfurt or Munich. I know everyone always goes on about the Frankfurt first class terminal, but the Munich first class lounge (the newer one in the satellite terminal) is supposed to be pretty awesome too. Has anyone out there been lucky enough to go to both?
    My question is this – if you had a choice between flights which gave you 2 hours in the Frankfurt first class terminal, or flights that give you 5 hours in the new Munich first class lounge, which would you choose?
    Thanks all!

    • Brian says:

      Surely 5 hours is too long, regardless of how good the lounge is. So I would personally go for Frankfurt.

    • Rob says:

      There is a review of MUC on here too albeit a few years old (perhaps the other terminal). 2 hours would do me. Remember in FRA they expect transfer pax to use the main lounges – you may need to walk down to the FCT.

      • Cat says:

        I’m honestly quite happy to have a day of decadence, eating schnitzel and drinking champagne served from an ice bucket by the bathtub! I only do this sort of travel once a year, so a good airport lounge at the start of the trip is something I actively enjoy and savour, rather than something to dull the pain of being at the airport again! If only it had a spa though…

        I think the new first lounge at Munich was built in 2016, the review on this website was done in 2014 I think.

    • Lady London says:

      FRA but only for the First Class terminal. Otherwise MUC every time for any departure or connection. Frankfurt also has excellent access to rail for the rest of Germany but otherwise MUC is a much nicer airport and a better lounge that is not First Class exclusive can only be good in a still mass-produced way. Flights from or via MUC always seem to be booked out sooner than routings via FRA too. Just empirically.

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