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Book now – Hilton has launched its Winter hotel sale for weekend stays to mid-2020

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Hilton has launched its Winter Sale with decent weekend deals across Europe, Africa and Middle East.

Full details are on the Hilton website here.

The sale offers up to 30% off the standard Best Available Rate if you are a Hilton Honors member.

That said ….. basing the ‘30% saving’ on the Best Available Bed & Breakfast rate is not exactly fair. Sale rates are non refundable so it is cheeky to compare them to a refundable rate but these deals do usually offer a saving on the usual ‘advanced purchase’ price. Full pre-payment needs to be made at time of booking.

Hilton winter sale

This rate is only available for weekend stays.  The good news is that you can lock in prices for stays between now and as far out as 31st August 2020.  Rooms must be booked by 28th January 2020.

Included is, for example, the gorgeous Hilton Paris, which Anika reviewed here, for £191 per night instead of £259 on 11th January 2020. As I said above, £259 is actually the ‘refundable’ price so it is not a true comparison, but the difference between the refundable and non-refundable price is usually only 10% or so. During sale periods it is, in theory, larger.

The 30% savings are for Hilton Honors members only. The normal sale discount rate is 25%. If you aren’t a Hilton Honors member – very unlikely I admit if you are a regular HFP reader! – you can sign up when booking your stay.

Sale offers will work alongside the current Hilton Honors double points promotion. You earn double base points on all stays up to 5th January 2020. You can find out more in this HfP article and you can register here.

Hilton winter sale

Don’t forget Hilton’s generous status match offer

If you have top or mid-tier status with another hotel loyalty scheme, Hilton will match you to Gold for 90 days and give you an opportunity to keep it until March 2021 or even be upgraded to Diamond.

Details of how you can claim your status match are in this article.

Top-tier Diamond status comes with guaranteed Executive Lounge access and (on request) late check-out at most brands.  Gold – which you are given instantly as part of the match – gets you free breakfast and some sort of upgrade.  If you have status elsewhere that you can match, and can pick up a sale deal at a property with a decent lounge, you should get a good deal.

Full sale details and the booking site are here.

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 (48)

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  • laineyling says:

    Two questions:
    1. I am still a HH Gold, which i think is a mistake, anyone know if there is a glitch with their IT? i believe my status should have expired last feb 2018
    2. we booked in the last sale (think around Oct) for feb half term 2019 (WA Palm), and rates in AED are cheaper this sale by around 20% vs what we paid. Anyone have any idea what tends to be the best time to book? we thought locking in earlier would be better, but perhaps winter sales tend to better, or is better to book ~<3ms from trip dates?

    • BJ says:

      1. Hilton status expires 31st March for the full membership year after the membership year you qualify. Thus, if you qualify now it lasts until 31/3/21. Your membership vould have veen extended due to your spending on the Barclaycard, or requesting status via anex platinum while you were still gold. Or just a glitch as you say.
      2. Until recently I would have said two or three weeks before a sale. However, the last two or three sales have had genuinely good rates as you have just found. My recommendation is that you hold rooms with points or BFR as this allows you to track rates and book when you see a really good advance purchase rate. To get a handle on the latter you need to track rates regularly as many of us here do for our favoured destinations.

  • Chris says:

    Any recommendations for a nice hotel for a weekend in York? IHG or Hilton preferably as I have mid tier status.

  • H says:

    Just to confirm. This sale ends on the 28th of January 2020. Correct?

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