Our hotel booking partner, Emyr Thomas, dropped me a note to say that LXR is now included as part of Hilton’s Impresario scheme offered to luxury travel agents. These benefits also apply to all Conrad and Waldorf Astoria hotels.
When booking via Emyr, you receive:
complimentary breakfast for two people
$100 hotel credit per stay
one category upgrade, subject to availability (does not double-up if you already get an upgrade due to Hilton Honors status)
double Hilton Honors base points
You need to pay Best Available Rate to get these benefits. If a non-refundable Advanced Purchase rate would also work for you, you should run the maths to see whether Best Available Rate is actually cheaper when you factor in the extra goodies. For a short stay, it may well be given the $100 hotel credit.
You can contact Emyr for a quote for any luxury hotel stay you are planning via the online form on this page of HfP. Remember that he can get very similar deals for Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, The Ritz Carlton etc etc.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 2021)
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 and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
The Platinum Card comes with a limited time bonus of 60,000 Amex points (converts to 120,000 Hilton Honors points) until 2nd November 2021.
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 via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.
(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.)