Hilton Honors has launched ‘Points Explorer’.
Hilton Honors is the hotel reward scheme which doesn’t have a reward chart.
That’s not entirely true. Whilst the charts are no longer published, hotels are still working to the old category caps which set a limit on how much each hotel can charge per night. What is new now is that, on cheaper nights, Hilton reduces the cost of a reward night so that you are never getting worse value than roughly 0.3p.
The problem with not having a reward chart is that members who don’t fully understand the scheme seem to be struggling to know what it will cost to get away. Hilton has now launched a new tool called ‘Points Explorer’ to help which you can find here.
‘Points Explorer’ can be customised by city, country or continent and can be filtered by the number of points you want to spend. It shows you two bits of information:
the maximum number of points that the hotel is allowed to charge
the lowest number of points that the hotel has actually charged on any night
Whilst it doesn’t show you the points needed on any particular night, it helps members with smaller balances identify properties which they can definitely afford as long as they have more than the capped amount.
For longer stays, you will need to adjust for the fact that status members (Silver and above) get five nights for the points of four when booking standard redemption rooms.
You can try out ‘Points Explorer’ here.
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.