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Hilton Hotels is 100 years old today

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The Hilton hotel group is 100 years old today.  It was 31st May 1919 when Conrad Hilton purchased his first hotel, the 40-room Mobley Hotel in Cisco, Texas.

Things have moved on since then, with the group now running 5,600 hotels in 113 countries and territories.

Hilton 100th birthday

Chris Nassetta, President and CEO of Hilton, said:

“100 years ago, our founder Conrad Hilton had a noble idea: that travel can make the world a better place.  That deep-rooted sense of purpose has fueled our transformative impact on people and communities all across the globe, as we have welcomed 3 billion guests, employed 10 million Team Members and contributed $1 trillion in economic impact.”

I only mention this because many Hilton properties will be organising special events for guests today.  If you are staying at a Hilton tonight, keep an eye out for a drinks party or potentially a gift in your room.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (January 2023)

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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

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

Comments (34)

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  • Waddle says:

    OT: Posing a question to any soletraders/freelancers/contractors with an Amex biz card. If you don’t have a ltd company or company name and you trade under your own name, how does your name appear on the card? What is in the field for the company name?

  • Lady London says:

    On the offer with BA, wondering if this is the time to dump my few remaining clubcard points into and used them to book and pick up some avios. I’m currently not staying enough in independents to use But guessing as I wouild have to log in on to use the amount transferred from clubcard, this would mean I’d only get the lower rate of BA avios instead. decisions, decisions…

    Plus I think I saw somewhere that sometime in August, Clubcard is going to drop as a partner?

    • BLT says:

      Don’t think you can combine the Tesco CC and the BA Avios collecting with To use the Tesco vouchers you have to use a specific Tesco link, thereby stopping you going through an affiliate link.

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