Hilton has extended its ‘Frontline Thanks’ offer until the end of 2021.
‘Frontline Thanks’ allows workers in various sectors to get a 25% discount on Hilton bookings. The discount is good for hotels globally, unlike the old UK ‘Public Sector’ discount which was only valid here.
It has to be said that the list of ‘key workers’ who quality is very long and probably covers half the population …..
You can book here.
Which groups are eligible for Hilton’s ‘Frontline Thanks’?
These are the groups that qualify for booking ‘Frontline Thanks’:
“Frontline Thanks rate is valid only for medical professionals with medical identification, for guests with valid military ID including active duty, reserve, and retired service members and their spouses and families and in EMEA, for professionals within Health and Social care, Education and Childcare, Key Public Services, Local and National Government, Military, Food and other necessary goods, Public safety and National security, Transport, Utilities, Communication and Financial Services. You must be a Hilton Honors member to book this rate.”
What this means is that you can only use this rate outside Europe, the Middle East and Africa if you work in the health sector or the military. For hotels in EMEA, a far broader range of professions are accepted.
How much do I save?
The discount is fixed at 25% off Best Flexible Rate.
If a hotel has Advanced Purchase rooms for sale at a discount to Best Flexible Rate, your saving will be lower but should still beat any other rate on hilton.com.
You must be a member of Hilton Honors to book this rate.
Are there any other benefits?
These rates also qualify for early check-in and late check-out ‘if possible’. To be fair, Hilton does not guarantee late check-out to elite members either.
What are the key dates?
You need to book by 30th June.
You need to stay by 31st December.
How do I book?
There is a special ‘Frontline Thanks’ website which you need to use. You can find it here.
PS. Don’t forget to register (click) for Hilton’s new ‘More Points More Nights’ promotion. Running from yesterday until 6th September, it offers 2x or 3x base points per stay. Read more about Hilton’s last bonus points offer in this HfP article.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (October 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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
(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.)