It’s a simple formula. You buy a voucher which guarantees you a room, often with breakfast and some extras, on any date over a specified period. If you end up not using the voucher, Travelzoo will refund it. If you do use it, you should get a good deal.
One that caught my eye was 100 Queen’s Gate in London. This is part of Hilton’s ‘upmarket boutique’ Curio Collection and is just a short stroll from South Kensington and the major museums there.
Rooms are £99 per room per night, including breakfast and a bottle of wine per stay. It rises by £30 for travel after 14th June but this remains exceptionally cheap for a 5-star hotel in the area. You can stay until March 2022.
The deal works best for a 3+ night stay when you are guaranteed a Queen’s Gate Deluxe room. 2 night stays book into a Mews Superior room which I believe are at basement level.
For clarity, you won’t earn Hilton Honors points or get any status benefits on the Travelzoo rate, but at this price you probably don’t care – especially as breakfast is included.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (October 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 with American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), 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.)