Every couple of months, IHG Rewards Club generates a wave of publicity – including on Head for Points – by reducing the reward cost of 100 or so properties. They are offered from 5,000 points per night, a discount of up to 95%. You probably saw the latest list here.
Hilton Honors, however, has over 20 hotels which are 5,000 points per night EVERY NIGHT. Given that some of their hotels now run to 95,000 points per night, these are a great deal if you need to be anywhere near one of them.
This list is especially interesting given that Hilton is often offering a 100% bonus when you purchase Hilton Honors points. This takes the cost per point down to as little as 0.5 cents. You can see what the current bonus, if any, is on this page of the Hilton website.
(Remember too that Hilton counts reward nights towards elite status qualification. If you are a few nights short of requalifying, a stay at one of these properties would do the trick very cheaply. I wrote this story a few years ago about how Will achieved Hilton Diamond status for £68!)
Unfortunately, none of 5,000 points per night hotels are in the UK. In fact, to be honest, it is unlikely that any of them – except potentially the Egyptian resorts – are in places you want to visit.
Here’s the list:
- Hampton by Hilton Bucaramanga
- Hampton by Hilton – Yopal, Colombia
- Hilton Hurghada Resort
Sharm El Sheikh
- Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort
- Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Reynosa/Zona Industrial
- Hampton Inn Tampico Zona Dorado, TAM
- Hilton Garden Inn Tuxtla Gutierrez
- Hampton by Hilton Ufa Russia
- Hilton Garden Inn Ankara Gimat
- Hilton Garden Inn Izmir Bayrakli
- Hampton by Hilton Bolu
- Hilton Garden Inn Diyarbakir (Ari), Turkey
- DoubleTree by Hilton Elazig
- Hilton Garden Inn Erzincan
- Hilton Garden Inn Eskisehir, Turkey
- Hampton by Hilton Kahramanmaras
- Hilton Garden Inn Konya
- Hilton Garden Inn Kutahya
- Hilton Garden Inn Mardin
- Hampton by Hilton Samsun
- Hilton Garden Inn Sanliurfa
- Hilton Garden Inn Corlu, Turkey
How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (April 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.
Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted in three 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.)