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Hilton Honors extends its current hotel promotion to 31st May – and it is ideal for a short, cheap stay

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Click here for our article on Hilton’s current ‘Double Rewards’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2020. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

Hilton is also offering a 100% bonus when you buy points until 31st December 2020. The website to buy points, and find out more, is here.

Whilst this is unlikely to be hugely relevant, given the lack of travelling at present, hotels are still open in the UK and people are still staying in them.  I also know that some people are moving into hotels to protect their families if they believe they need to isolate.

Hilton Honors has just extended its Spring promotion, Points Unlimited, to 31st May.

You can register for it here.

It is a simple offer.  You will earn 2,000 bonus Hilton Honors points for every stay up to 31st May. 

There is no cap to what you can earn and there are no minimum stay requirements.  The bonus should also trigger on reward stays given how similar promotions have worked in the past.  You will earn an additional 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points for every TEN nights you complete although that is clearly not easy in the current environment.

The offer was originally due to end on 3rd May before it was extended.

Given that I value a Hilton Honors point at around 0.33p, you are getting a £6.66 additional return per stay on top of your base points and any status bonus.  For someone who only does cheap one-night stays this looks OK.

You can register for the offer here.

Hilton Points Unlimited

There is no small print except that you need to register in advance via the Hilton website:

There is no minimum stay requirement

Existing bookings still count

All Hilton Family properties (Hilton, Hampton, Curio, Waldorf Astoria, Conrad etc) are taking part

Conclusion

What is good about this offer is that it kicks in from your first stay.  It is very unlikely that you will be doing a lot of hotel stays over the next couple of months, so an offer which does not require 2+ stays to activate is useful.

It is also true that any hotel stay you do is likely to be a short one and a cheap one.  This means that Hilton’s flat bonus of 2,000 bonus points per stay, irrespective of how little you pay, is a decent offer.

You register here for ‘Points Unlimited’.

Comments (62)

  • Hardpack says:

    Good to know. I’m staying at Hilton 4 nights a week for work so suits me. Just they don’t close hotel gyms and restaurants for guests

    • Barbara says:

      I was in a Hilton for the last 4 days, the gym and hotel Resturant was closed on Thursday so now only room service. I am back in again on Tuesday for work dreading the few nights without a proper restaurant.

    • Crafty says:

      May we ask why you are still doing this? Unless you’re a NHS worker I struggle to see the justification.

      The restaurants will be closed, just like all restaurants.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        There are plenty of jobs which provide key services that don’t include NHS workers.

        Daft response.

        Here are some examples anything to do with food supply (growing, manufacture, sourcing, distribution etc etc), energy supply (fuel, electricity, gas), medical equipment and medicine itself, water supply. The list could go on

        Let’s not forget police and fire but they are very unlikely to lead to hotel stays.

        • Tilly says:

          There are some police roles that require overnight stays away from home where investigations take them to other parts of the country. Hoping this is temporarily stopped but at the end of the day if a case needs investigating then it needs investigating.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            Very unlikely doesn’t mean there are no cases where it does 🙂

            I’m sure there are cases in both jobs where temporary accommodation is required to fulfill a task/role.

          • Novice says:

            My bro in law is a software engineer and he’s classed as key worker coz he works for govt.

          • Tilly says:

            I’m just anxious and not wanting the husband to get sent on a trip away for an investigation, pick up the virus and bring it home when we have 5 week old baby.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            Unless he’s isolating with the two of you already I can’t think of many places Outside London in the UK he could be sent that don’t hold as much risk as being in your local area (assuming that’s not London)

          • Tilly says:

            He works in central London and commutes in on the tube.

      • Hardpack says:

        I work for nhs and cannot work from home very much

      • Geoff says:

        I work in an office for a charity that provides some services for NHS and we are still be instructed to come to the office on the hospital site. Its possible to do my job from home but we are all still working in the office and due in as per usual Monday morning. My girl friend is a lecturer at a London University and again is expected in as usual Monday morning. Our life continues as normal…

        • Waribai says:

          Which uni? Pretty much all unis have stopped teaching!

        • Crafty says:

          In both cases that’s directly contrary to advice and you ought to be having robust conversations with your employers.

        • geoff says:

          Not a lot I can do. I am in an IT related role but also the fundraisers are here performing their usual roles.

          There was a lot of traffic around at 8am this morning in North London so I am sure this situation is not as rare as rare as it seems.

      • LondonGoHome says:

        Try telling the spivs and gamblers that whom were in Richmond Park earlier…
        or in most London parks for that matter.

        As per: the “fabulous south” and our London “friends” seem to think they’re immune…

        Stop. Go home. Idiots.

  • Anuj says:

    Please people just stay at home, our trajectory is going to be worse than Italy at this rate.

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      +1000

      And 2000 points reward for a 14 night isolation stay in a hotel you choose to leave your house for because you think you have been with someone with a highly infectious illness is a pretty shocking trade for the health of anyone you come close to on your way in, out, or taking away your plates etc in that fortnight.

      Stay. At. Home.

      • Alan says:

        Totally agree. May be a role for keyworkers required to be away from home but otherwise people should be staying home.

        • Sandra says:

          Say all this to Shoestring who flew to his place in the sun yesterday after raiding Morrisons for rice.

          • Novice says:

            Lol.

            I don’t know why his behaviour makes me laugh l know it’s bad.

          • Shoestring says:

            I *am* staying home/ self isolating 🙂

            you expect me (or my 80YO at risk father) to eat air?

          • Novice says:

            No. I was just saying you are funny lol.

            And it’s not a big deal I’m not panic buying anything. Some ppl regularly shop loads so for some it’s natural.

          • Chabuddy geezy says:

            Shoestring we dont expect you not buy any food at all. We just expect you to not panic buy.

    • Nick_C says:

      Staying in a hotel for nights a week is probably more sensible than commuting.

      There are fewer people commuting but also far fewer trains. Saturday service from tomorrow. Sunday service from the following week. So people may still be unable to maintain a safe distance on the trains.

  • Waribai says:

    Self-isolating in a hotel? Is that to avoid infecting family?
    I heard some of the London IHG hotels are effectively shut and are allowing the homeless to stay. I am not sure which hotels though.

  • TripRep says:

    Rob – In addition to April, might be worth an update on the ability to cancel Hilton bookings, how about those in May/June?

  • Concerto says:

    But there’s something odd about the spike of 800 deaths in Italy yesterday, which doesn’t automatically mean it’s going to be the same in Germany or the UK. Here in Switzerland we’re about 4 days behind Italy, according to experts, probably because they didn’t close the border in Ticino quick enough. My only guess is that the Italian strain is a more virulent mutation and similar to what is happening in the USA.
    In the end I think most hotels will end up being shuttered for a month or two.

    • Shoestring says:

      there are serious theories that there are 2 main strains, one much milder than the other

      as it mutates, there will presumably be a lot of variations but the Italy strain combined with an older demographic (Italian are on average 6 years older than Brits, ie a lot of elderly people compared to UK) plus the overloading of their hospitals does all seem to have combined to deadly effect

      • Novice says:

        Yes but Vatican city are okay and they are all old.

        End at day it’s about what was done to stop the spread.

        And so far it seems some races have been better maybe eg atm black ppl, Latin American and asian (india/Bangladesh) and Arab ppl have had it less.

        Or maybe data is wrong or some countries have better health facilities or amounts of equipment.

        So it’s not just age. There are other factors too as well as genetics

      • Lady London says:

        and unfortunately 1 strain may not give immunity against the other. In fact it could weaken someone to make them more vulnerable to the other.

        • TGLoyalty says:

          I read that there’s concern some people have anti bodies to lots of strains of similar but different coronavirus’ (something that can happen over years of getting them) and the body’s response to COVID19 is therefore hindered and leading to higher death rate.

      • Ken says:

        Oh god, please stop.

        The number of UK deaths is tracking Italy by 14 days. The numbers are almost identical.
        The median age is not particularly relevant, it’s the percentage of people in each age cohort. The UK has slightly less (200 basis points) over 65s as a percentage of the population than Italy.
        Against that the UK is slightly worse for co-morbidity factors like COPD and diabetes.
        In 2 weeks the UK will be hitting close to 800 deaths a day.

        Then again you did claim 99.99% of people wouldn’t get the virus in any form. How’s that prediction looking like pussycat?

      • Ken says:

        “but the Italy strain “

        More utter rubbish conjecture.

        Absolutely zero evidence the virus any different in UK than Italy. Zero

        Please stop.

        • Please says:

          Ken speaks the truth. Now he’s spouting pure garbage, and at this stage it’s dangerous garbage.

          • Pangolin says:

            I posted a reply to this thread, stating that his misguided information was not just nonsense but could prove dangerous to anyone who believed it…. and my post was removed! (no swear words, no personal insults, apart from calling out the total lack of knowledge by a certain poster on a subject I know a little bit about).

            Interesting how Shoestring is allowed to post dangerous nonsense about Covid-19 but my attempts to call him out on this get removed!

        • Shoestring says:

          I am more widely read around the Covid-19 virus than most of you here, as I have had more time to read various sources and dissect it forming a balanced viewpoint

          eg why do you think the UK Govt quietly shelved herd immunity whereas The Netherlands carries on with this strategy?

          Science told them that herd immunity was a good (possibly the best) strategy but unfortunately brought with it 20,000-50,000 and maybe more mostly elderly or 60+ health-compromised people dying

          They could see it was a good strategy but the political consequences were very bad, particularly if an effective vaccine is found soon (in vaccine terms) or if Covid-19 turnss out to mutate nastily every year or second year etc

      • Jamie says:

        “there are serious theories that there are 2 main strains, one much milder than the other”… where do you get this BS from? No there aren’t, there is no evidence of this at all. I can only assume you get your news from the comments section of the Daily Gammon (it good for financial advice, apparently), or other websites populated by swivel-eyed loons and Trump fans.

        Please, just stop.

        • Novice says:

          Truth is nobody is an expert here especially on a travel site.

          Mutations can occur but statements should not be made as though they are fact so yes I agree that everyone when commenting should mk sure it sounds like speculation because that’s what it is.

  • Novice says:

    Yeah but why have y’all realised this now.

    Should ppl not have been practicing good hygiene forever.

  • Boi says:

    Not very important BUT:
    Recent stay at home wood suites in Canada I got 2500 “first stay bonus” . Does anyone know which promo this might be?
    Now I am wondering if there’s more…
    (I also got the other expected miles).

    • Lady London says:

      Homewood usually pays less or half points on same promotion as the main brands. So could be from a 5,000 point promotion.

      How is your child doing @Boi? IIRC you had to come back early from Canada?

      • Boi says:

        She’s better thanks for asking. She has a check-up appointment this coming tuesday. I am sure they will be relieved to see us. apparently they asked repeatedly where mom and dad are, why she is being cared for by aunt.

  • The Original Nick says:

    Was that 2500 “first stay bonus” something to do with the Hilton Barclaycard some years ago? i might be wrong on that though!

      • Boi says:

        wow, if thats the case it is very random…I had it for many years, I got the points back then 2016? Wonder what triggered it again (I am not complaining).

        • Gavin says:

          I got one of them in November, an unexpected treat since I took the card out over 2 years previously