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.
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.
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.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (January 2022)
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.
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 American Express Gold (20,000 bonus points), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus 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.)