Hilton Honors has just launched its new Summer promotion, More Nights More Points, which is now open for registration – click here.
To give Hilton credit, it is very straightforward with minimal small print:
- you will earn double Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 3rd May and 6th September
- even better, you will earn triple base points on stays of 3+ nights
There is no cap to what you can earn and there are no minimum stay requirements. The bonus will trigger on reward stays given how similar promotions have worked in the past.
The bonus is calculated from the base points you are due, excluding any status bonus. The bonus points do not count towards status.
There is no small print
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
This is a good deal on 3+ night stays
I tend to value a Hilton Honors point at 0.33p.
The main Hilton brands earn 10 base points per $1 spent. If you were a Gold Elite member, you would be earning 38 points per $1 on a 3+ night stay with this offer.
This is the equivalent of 50 points per £1.
(My maths is based on £1 to $1.40 and knocking off the 5% VAT.)
At 0.33p per point, you are earning a 17% rebate on your spending in points, which isn’t bad.
Remember that Hilton is still offering a status match
If you have top tier status with another hotel programme, Hilton Honors will give you a 90 day free trial of Hilton Gold status. You can request a status match here.
You need to supply a screenshot showing your top tier status in another programme plus a screenshot showing a paid stay in the previous 12 months.
If you complete 5 nights during the 90 days you will keep your Gold status until 31st March 2023. If you complete 9 nights during the 90 days you will be elevated to top-tier Diamond status until 31st March 2023.
2x or 3x base points per stay is a decent offer, especially on 3+ night stays which trigger triple points.
Make sure you register here if you have any Hilton stays coming up this Summer.
Even if you don’t have any stays planned, it is still worth registering just in case – a lot can happen between now and 6th September.
Let’s see what IHG and Marriott launch to compete with this ….
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.)