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You get a bonus of 80% to 100% when you buy Hilton Honors points by 19th July. The annual purchase limit, pre bonus, is also doubled to 160,000 points. You can buy here.

Click here for our article on Hilton’s ‘More Nights, More Points’ promotion which runs until 5th September 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

Hilton Honors has just launched its new Summer promotion, More Nights More Pointswhich 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.

Conclusion

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

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (June 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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors 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.)

Comments (61)

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  • Jenny says:

    Can someone recommend a good UK destination for one night traveling from London?

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      What sort of thing you looking for? Brighton and York obvious and easy to get to, but neither are outstanding Hiltons (though I do have a soft spot for the metropole in Brighton)

      • ChrisC says:

        Yes very much dependent on what your interests are.

        Bath and Cardiff are both around 2 hours by train from London.

        As is Manchester which is more urban but has several museums and galleries that are worth visiting.

        Durham is approaching 3 hours by train for its Cathedral and Castle.

        • Jenny says:

          Not much is open, so have to forget about a restaurant dinner, unsure about weather so dont want to go as far as lake district, prefer car not train. Prefer some good nature

          • Mr(s) Entitled says:

            St George’s Park might meet the criteria. Surrounded by fields with the Peak District close by.

          • tony says:

            Remember that until May 17th you shouldn’t be staying in hotels for leisure anyway. Unless you go to Scotland where it’s OK from Monday. Had a bizarre exchange with the front desk at the DT Tower Hill last week who wanted proof I was in London on business. Could I provide a letter from my employer (well, that’s me). What about the people I was meeting. Could they vouch for it?

            I mean I understand they want to play by the rules but if they want this stuff in great detail, they should really explain it before arrival.

    • Lou says:

      Last summer we did Box Hill and Cobham – yes… really not far from London at all, but lovely trips with a 30 min drive

      • Andrew Wells says:

        St George’s is a good hotel, however it is closed for a large part of the summer as it is currently blocked out to be used exclusively for the FA who own the hotel and complex.

      • John says:

        No point staying in a hotel for box hill if you live in London…

        • Lou says:

          I live in London, still stayed at the Mercure Box hill. Was nice to have a change of scene for the weekend

          • Rob says:

            We did a weekend at the InterCon O2 once despite living in Zone 1. Was dirt cheap for cash, it had a great pool for the kids and we did some East London sightseeing.

      • Gavin says:

        Replying to Tony

        They just want a letter on headed paper saying you are travelling for work reasons. I have been using one from a previous job I left in December this year – my stays haven’t been leisure related however, as I was living in hotels between two house moves. The hotel takes a photocopy, and they hold onto it in case of audit / police inspection.

        • RussellH says:

          We have been staying in hotels recently – all pretty dire, even when a nice hotel, due to the lockdown while looking for a new home.
          All the hotels accepted “in connection with moving house” with no fuss. Mind you, I did quote the relavent text from gov.uk back at them when they sent me threatening e-mails.

          • Gavin says:

            Hilton’s and DT wanted to see a letter (they both claimed to be accepting key workers only), Travelodge, HIX and Hamptons asked no questions.

            My former employer was a key worker (FM) and for most of the stays I was preparing to take up a new role in the emergency services so I had no guilt about the slight misuse of my letter

          • The Savage Squ irrel says:

            Yeah, a Pullman has just asked me to bring “official” documents with dates and times for a stay next week, despite me sending them plenty of info’ already. Previous Compass-run hotel (eeeurgh!) didn’t give a toss what I was up to (although a lone middle age man in boring clothes I suspect triggers fewer questions than a family with kids arriving in flip-flops 😀 ). I can also confirm the very depressing nature of hotels during lockdown 🙁 .

    • The Streets says:

      I enjoyed a night at the ageas bowl last year. The room had its own terrace and overlooked the field which meant I was able to catch some live cricket

    • Andrew says:

      It depends on what you want to do. If you want natural, why not start local?

      Get your walking shoes on, consider your fitness, then get the train or tube to the nearest suitable spot near the Thames and start walking along the Thames Path to your choice of hotel.

      https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/thames-path/

    • Rob says:

      Bath is always good if you’ve never been. DoubleTree in the city centre. Not the greatest hotel in the chain but location is great. Frankly if you have IHG points you’re better at the new Indigo though.

      • RussellH says:

        The Indigo in Bath featured heavily in a recent comedy detective drama on TV. The murderee was seen there in her room and many of the suspects were staying there too. Useful publicity for them, I would have thought.

    • Andy D says:

      Bournemouth is a lovely property assuming things like the rooftop bar and lounge will be open by the time you want to visit.

  • Lou says:

    Woohoo! That trip to Torquay is looking even sweeter

  • Nick G says:

    Just booked 2 nights wish it was 3 now for may bank holiday so looking good!

    For anyone that booked the Sheraton deal my booking is still there so far so fingers crossed

    • Mr(s) Entitled says:

      I made the same booking on Sunday and I’ve not heard anything since. But this may be because it is such a big problem for them that it has been kicked up the chain of command. I’m not counting my chickens yet.

      • BSI1978 says:

        Is your payment pending Mr(s) Entitled?

      • Rob says:

        Remember that the owner of SGPL is the guy who was murdered by his son in law (court case still pending etc etc) last week – might have more pressing matters on hand ….

        • Bagoly says:

          Unless the criminal justice system has suddenly reverted to eighteenth century speed, there has presumably been no conviction yet, so it might be more appropriate to write: “…killed last week (his son-in-law has been arrested on suspicion of murder) – might…”

  • Andrew Wells says:

    You are under playing the promo analysis a little bit here. As well as the double or triple points, there is also a 2,000 points per stay bonus on any length of stay. There is also a 5,000 point bonus for every 5 nights that you stay in the promo period.

    So 5 x 1 night stays would earn 15,000 bonus points on top of the double points.

    A single 5 night stay would earn 7,000 bonus points on top of the triple points etc.

    Adds a bit more value to the return you get on your spend.

    • Andrew Wells says:

      Just to add, I notice that Hilton launched this yesterday with the bonus points element and have now swiftly removed it. I signed up yesterday when it was offering both the triple / double points, plus bonuses per stay.

      Clearly the promo page has been stripped down now to just the triple / double points. I’ll be sending a note in to my regular contact at Honors to find out what has changed suddenly! Unusual cock up for them to make.

    • Gavin says:

      That was the current promotion from January – May

      • Andrew Wells says:

        It was, but the promo page at sign up yesterday evening included both elements in one promo. From a quick check, At least one poster on Flyertalk signed up to the same as well, which makes me feel better that I wasn’t going mad!

      • IanM says:

        Yep 2000 point bonus was better but ends May 2

  • JohnT says:

    Crystal ball estimates for how long status match offer will be open?

    • JohnT says:

      PS status match forms says need evidence of paid stay in previous 24 months..

    • Rob says:

      It’s been open for 3+ years so far, albeit tweaked along the way, so I wouldn’t worry about it going next week.

      However, it will remain as March 2023 expiry until, probably early 2022 (if it lasts that long) because March is when all Hilton status ends. It would tick over to March 2024 at that time.

      If you wait until September it will still say March 2023.

  • Russ says:

    Looks good but how many points would we who still have the HHonours Barclaycard earn?

  • GS says:

    Would this points promo work on top of a discounted rate (such as key worker rate)?

  • Trevor says:

    The new Hilton offer seems to give double/triple Bonus Points and not Base Points so does not help achieve status.

    • roberto says:

      I was unsure about this. Rob definitely says base points in the article…

      • Rob says:

        That’s misreading of my wording.

        The bonus is 3 x base points. This doesn’t mean that they are treated as base points (they are not) but the bonus IS 3 x base points in terms of how you calculate it.

        • Graeme says:

          No, the bonus points are 1x base points (for fewer than 3 nights) or 2x base points (for 3 or more nights). The article is very misleading – the wording could be much clearer.

          • Rob says:

            Ah, I see what you mean now. Can fix.

          • Russ says:

            To be fair to Rob after a year of treading water waiting for travel to reopen I wouldn’t be surprised if we all need a bit of a refresher course.

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