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Win a luxury London weekend break with Hilton hotels

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Hilton is celebrating the new royal baby with a competition to win a royal mini-break!

The winner will receive a two-night stay in a suite at the Conrad London St James including breakfast and afternoon tea.  You will also get a tour of Royal London courtesy of Travel Curious (I’m sure you could skip this if you wanted!).

Importantly, you can stay whenever you want over the next 12 months, subject to blackout dates.  The suite will take two adults and two children.

Conrad London St James competition

Conrad London St James – website here – is a very nice hotel indeed, easily the plushest Hilton in London, so even if you live here it would be worth moving in for a couple of days!

Details are on this page of – scroll to the bottom and click through.  Feel free to put ‘Head for Points’ in the box where it asks how you heard about the competition.  The answer to the quiz question is ‘Soho’.

Entries close on 24th May.

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!

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, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

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.)

Comments (125)

  • Shoestring says:

    A woman passenger was removed from an Air New Zealand plane after she refused to listen to watch the safety video or look at the instruction card.A witness to the incident at Wellington Airport said: “The flight attendant was super kind but the woman put her fingers in her ears.”
    Air New Zealand said a woman was removed for delaying the departure, and police were waiting for her.

    • Alex W says:

      What a prat! Bet she feels stupid now.

      • Dev says:

        They enforced it because the passenger and her travel companion were seated in an exit row. Both of them refused to pay attention to the safety briefing or read the safety information card. Now I wonder what BA and Virgin Atlantic would do? It is fairly common that no one pays attention on their flights.

  • bsuije says:

    Just slightly OT:

    Anyone heading to Mallorca and flying back from A gates – there is a lounge there, which seems to be new and is not up on the airport website (or PP website/app, I think) yet. Don’t make the mistake of going to the one in C gates, unless you want a long walk / sprint! The one at B gates is closed for refurbishment apparently. HTH

  • TripRep says:

    Thanks for the mention Rob, will keep eyes peeled for future useful promos/comps.

  • Nathan says:

    I’ve got heathrow rewards vouchers expiring soon and wont be flying before expiry date. Can I give them to a family member to use or do they name check? Additionally do you need to present your card when using vouchers? Any response appreciated.

    • Rob says:

      They don’t care in my experience. My wife (different surname on docs) has used mine.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        I think it depends on the person but they just name check against the HR card not your boarding pass etc

        So anyone can use them as long as they have the plastic card, the app or even probably a screenshot of the web based card.

        • Nathan says:


          • CDB says:

            I have also used mine and wife’s card against one purchase which was accepted but required a manager to sort the till. Good use of converted Emirates point with a bonus

      • Kevin says:

        I used mine on Terminal 4 last Friday and the cashier did insist to check my Heathrow reward card/digital card vs the vouchers no. vs the boarding pass name. Maybe I was the lucky one 🙂

  • SimonW says:

    O/T – Flying back from Kos with BA – booked my family of 4 – but I will now be heading to Madrid for a football game. Is there any issue with me not checking in, but my wife and kids still travelling. Should I even inform BA, or just let them check in as a party of 3??

  • The Lord says:

    OT- Anyone else having issues making a £1 one way Europcar booking in last few days?

    • Shoestring says:

      yes – not been working for 10 days now

      • The Lord says:

        Will try calling, don’t hold out much hope with Europcar over the phone though

        • Shoestring says:

          There’s always Hertz £1

          • The Lord says:

            Not from Bham to LHR unfortunately. Europcar not much use on the phone. Got a few weeks until needed so fingers crossed they get their IT sorted soon

    • Anthony says:

      I tried booking Southend airport to Stansted recently and was hit with the IT problems, I phoned and they said they were aware of it though. But I’d keep your options open, when we landed at Southend I spoke to the Europcar staff and they told me they’d got no cars available for the offer despite lots listed on the website

      • Lady London says:

        Sounds like the nonavailability might be a seasonal decision.

  • Mr Entitled says:

    Any chance of the HfP Summer Party being in Madrid on Friday 31st May? Should be a few of us there with interesting miles and points stories to relay.

  • Have about 24000 agile and wish to use them on a UK holiday what can we do? Henry

    • Peter K says:


    • Anna says:

      Do you mean avios? If so you could fly to/from one of the regions, or put them towards a hotel booking or car hire.

      • Peter K says:

        I’ve used them for hotel bookings before and been happy with doing so.