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Hilton Honors has quietly increased the points price of three London hotels

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On Monday we wrote about the quiet Hilton Honors redemption price rises.  I said that London seemed to have got away without any changes, but that rises were still filtering through the system.

It seems I spoke too soon.  Three of the four Hilton Honors hotels in London which had a 30,000 points per night cap have gone up to 40,000 points.

Hampton London Docklands on points

There are:

Hampton by Hilton London Docklands (covered here, photo above)

DoubleTree London Greenwich 

Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick (reviewed here)

The Hilton Garden Inn at Hatton Cross, near Heathrow (reviewed here) remains capped at 30,000 points.

Whilst all of the other Hilton properties in London are unchanged, this change is a blow to anyone who only had a small number of points and was hoping to get a free London hotel stay out of it.

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

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 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 a huge range of valuable 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points (45,000 Hilton Honors points) if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 Virgin Points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. 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 (133)

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  • Alan says:

    Has anyone received a statement from the recently converted Lloyds Avios Reward card? I’ve just received mine today interest was charged on an o/s balance from last month that I was benefitting 0% purchase rate from. This was due to end in January 2020. I don’t recall seeing any communication that the 0% purchase rate would ceased when the cards were replaced.

    • Ruth4325 says:

      I ŵas under the impression the 0% would be carried over.

    • metac says:

      Yes, I noticed on my online account and others reported the same. You need to call. They will reverse the charge. It showed on my account within 2 days as a reversal. Plus extra £5 as apology. I didn’t ask for it, but it just shows as ‘goodwill’ in the transaction description. I feel this will happen again next month, but we’ll see.

      • Alan says:

        Thanks for the quick response. Lloyds IT up to its usual tricks I see. I’ll give them a buzz and see what’s going on. All a bit annoying really.

    • will says:

      IF the balance was already outstanding before the new card terms were in force and the offer was dated beyond the changeover then they’ve broken the terms of the original card account which still stand for any outstanding balance,

      Quite unbelievable that this could be overlooked by them really. Absolutely the worst credit card issuer out there IMHO.

  • Alex W says:

    Thanks Harry, hopefully one of these will do the trick and I’ll save my own screenshots in future!

  • Crafty says:

    OT: My company will shortly pay corporation tax for the first time. To date I have successfully paid it’s VAT using Curve, and had hoped to do so for Corporation Tax also. However, my accountant insists this must be paid in exactly one instalment using the unique reference number given. This would spoil the plan, as the amount is too large for a single Curve payment. Is he right?

    • Rob says:

      Unlikely. Why would HMRC care? I have paid VAT in chunks and PAYE in chunks.

    • PKing says:

      Maybe your accountant has misunderstood the ‘Unique’ in URN and thinks it’s unique to the payment demand and not to the business/individual.

      As long as its fully paid by the deadline HMRC don’t care.

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