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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)

  • Ammar says:

    OT – Do Melia and Hilton Points and cash booking – collect any points on the cash element?

  • Alex says:

    OT; Booked LHR-HKG with LH in their deal for me and my partner – Business P class. Where should I credit the miles for someone who has absolutely no Star Alliance miles and probably won’t amass enough to be useful…

    • Peter K says: may help.

      • Alex says:

        For me it is more about which airline will be the most practical opposed to offering the highest return

    • Gavin says:

      I decided on Lifemiles, because they run regular promotions for buying miles (and transfers) which will probably be needed if I plan to use them. I’m not sure if i’ll end up using them though.

  • Michael says:

    Did the gold to Plat upgrade for 20K MR – hit the target and got the bonus points, is there any risk now in downgrading to green?

  • Graham Walsh says:

    Can’t remember if I posted this. G/F cancelled her SPG card and they offered her double points for 3 months if she kept it. I cancelled mine today and was offered to speak to someone on the phone. Looks like they want to keep cardholders!!

    • AndyGWP says:

      Before anyone starts taking up the “double points” offer, make sure they clarify with you that it definitely is an additional 3 points on top of the 3 points you would normally get.

      When I was offered this promotion (a few months ago), they confirmed it would be some sort of weird hybrid of the old double points offer when 1 point = £1 (so the offer they were wanting to give me was in fact 1 bonus point, for every 3 points earned (£1 spend))

      Hope that makes sense.

  • nick says:

    re: foreign cash withdrawals.

    yesterday Genghis wrote “For cash withdrawals, I use Starling – fee free and doesn’t show up on credit report (unlike Clarity). For purchases, I use Revolut…”

    But why not use Revolut or Curve for cash withdrawals too? (especially if mid-week)

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Curve isn’t free £2 fee and I think Revolut is only £200 free

      • Rui N. says:

        Curve is free.

        • TGLoyalty says:

          perhaps thinks have changed ATM withdrawals abroad had a £2 fee

          • TGLoyalty says:


            and yes they have £200 for free card, £400 for black and £600 for metal fee-free subject to fair use policy

  • ThePrince says:

    OT: First time I’ve ever asked a question here so please be gentle! Booked LHR-ATH-LCA with Aegean and the first leg was late, missing the ATH-LCA connection. They’ve booked me on the later flight but I will arrive well over 3h late. Anyone any experience with claiming EU261 off A3? My only previous experience was Flybe and they were oddly proactive about things.

  • Premier01 says:

    OT- The Europcar £ 1 one way offer has disappeared! I found a link and it is showing availability for various locations/datesbut error message is displayed when selecting ‘confirm booking’. 

    If that’s the case it’s not good news at all.. this has been a great deal (thanks to HFP yet again for the heads up) and clearly Europcar have found it to work for them also.

    I’ve E-mailed Europcar wanted to book a rental for nedt week- I will post here if get a reply from them.

    Anyone else any data points on this one?

    • Shoestring says:

      been like that for nearly 2 weeks

      • Premier01 says:

        Think it’s had it’s time or temporary glitch? Guess most of the other big rental companies get by without it…..

  • Dimitri says:

    OT: I tried the Holiday Inn Express Soho in Hong Kong. This must one of the worst holiday inn express I have ever stayed and definitely the most disgusting breakfast I have ever had in any hotel ever. Just a warning to whomever is considering it as an option! I am very surprised how their reviews are very good. Something is very fishy here..

    • BJ says:

      Stayed there for a few nights some years ago. Never ate there, as we were never up in time for breakfast, so I cannot comment on that. We got it on pointsbreak for 5k which is why we stayed but I seem to recall it being a points bargain in any case, don’t know if that is still the case. To best of my recollection rooms were fine as far as HIX goes. It had too main things going for it, probably the best harbour view rooms of HK on a budget if lucky enough to get a high floor. Showing Wan is good to use Airport bus and avoid traffic jams by going deeper into city. Area is supposed to be great for food but we failed miserably with our choices. Although found nothing offensive about hotel like you, I will not be going back either, even at 5k/nights. Much better places to stay in HK, even on a budget.

      • David says:

        I stayed there 3 nights last November at 30k/night. If that’s the worst breakfast you’ve had in any hotel ever, you must have led a very sheltered travelling life! Considering cash prices around Central (I was looking at £160-200/night for anything else), 30k seemed reasonable.

        Yes, breakfast was busy and crowded, but it was all clean, regularly restocked, and mix of asian and western stuff.

        I’d definitely consider staying there for a couple of nights again…