Hilton has launched an exceptionally strong offer for 50 of its leading luxury hotels.
This offer is ONLY available if you book via a luxury travel agent who is signed up to Hilton’s Impressario programme. Luckily for you, our hotel partner Emyr Thomas at Bon Vivant is one of these, and can handle your booking for you.
This is what Hilton is offering:
The only criteria are:
- you book for at least two nights
- you stay before 31st December 2021
In return, you receive:
- a guaranteed upgrade at the time of booking, which can save you a lot of money
- $200 or equivalent to spend on food, drink or spa services in the hotel
- free breakfast for two people
- double Hilton Honors points
The rate you pay will be identical to the Best Flexible Rate with no breakfast on hilton.com.
How can a guaranteed upgrade save you money?
There is nothing better in the hotel world than an upgrade that is guaranteed at the time of booking.
Let’s assume that I want a room to sleep four people. If my upgrade is only ‘subject to availability on arrival’, I have no choice but to book the room I want and treat any further upgrade as a bonus.
However, with a guaranteed upgrade I can book a room I DON’T want knowing I will get the one I do. We do this with the Hyatt Prive scheme, which also has guaranteed upgrades when booking, whenever we visit my parents-in-law in Hamburg. We book a room which sleeps two, one level below a suite, and get the guaranteed upgrade into the suite which sleeps four. (Technically, Hyatt can refuse the upgrade if it believes the hotel will be full, but you can simply cancel the booking immediately in that case – the refusal must come within 24 hours of booking.)
Which hotels are participating in this offer?
This page of the Hilton website lists the participating hotels. You cannot book this offer via hilton.com though.
In Europe and the Middle East you have:
- The Biltmore Mayfair, LXR Hotels & Resorts
- Conrad Algarve
- Habtoor Palace Dubai, LXR Hotels & Resorts
- Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts
- Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
- Susona Bodrum, LXR Hotels & Resorts (image above)
- Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
- Waldorf Astoria Berlin
- Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre
- Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
- Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian
- Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
- Waldorf Astoria Versailles – Trianon Palace
In Asia you have:
- Conrad Bali
- Conrad Bangkok
- Conrad Centennial Singapore
- Conrad Koh Samui
- Conrad Maldives
- Conrad Manila
- Conrad Osaka
- Conrad Seoul
- Conrad Tokyo
- Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
- Waldorf Astoria Maldives (see below for a special deal here)
In the Americas you have:
- Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria
- Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
- Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
- Conrad Bora Bora Nui
- Conrad Chicago
- Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
- Conrad Indianapolis
- Conrad New York Downtown
- Conrad New York Midtown
- Conrad Punta de Mita
- Conrad Washington, DC
- Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
- La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria
- Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts
- The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria
- Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead
- Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
- Waldorf Astoria Chicago
- Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
- Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos – Pedregal
- Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club
- Waldorf Astoria Orlando
- Waldorf Astoria Panama
- Waldorf Astoria Park City
- Zemi Beach House, LXR Hotels & Resorts
There is also a 3-4-2 and 4-4-3 deals
However, you cannot combine the 3-4-2 or 4-4-3 deals with the $200 credit offer. It needs to be one or the other – the free night is likely to be better.
The participating hotels offering 3-4-2 are:
- Waldorf Astoria Versailles
- Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria hotel
- Waldorf Astoria Berlin
- Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, The Caledonian
- The Biltmore Mayfair
- Conrad Dublin
- Conrad London St James
A ‘four for three’ offer in Turkey and Middle East
There is a similar but less generous ‘four for three’ deal at these hotels in Turkey and the Middle East:
- Waldorf Astoria Dubai IFC
- Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
- Waldorf Astoria Jeddah (‘five nights for four’)
- Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, pictured below
- Habtoor Palace Dubai
- Susona Bodrum
- Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
- Conrad Cairo
- Conrad Dubai
- Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus
- Conrad Makkah
Conrad Algarve also offer 4-4-3, albeit not valid during July and August.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives
Whilst this is a bit of a niche market, there is also a generous Impressario deal at Waldorf Astoria Maldives, valid up to 20th December.
You will save 25%-30% depending on length of stay and you will get free half board and, for a very chunky saving, free transfers from Male. Drop Emyr a note via the link below if this is of interest.
The only way of booking these offers is via a travel agent who partners with Hilton’s Impressario service.
The easiest option is to use our partner Bon Vivant. You can contact them via the form on this page of HfP. Bon Vivant has booked over £1.3 million of rooms for HfP readers and feedback is universally positive.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (May 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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 120,000 Hilton Honors points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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 (5,000 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.)