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After a pandemic-induced hiatus, Hilton has brought back its attractive discount code for UK residents who work in the public sector.

If you work in the public sector then you will save 25% on the best flexible rate at many Hilton Group properties. The only exception is the budget Hampton chain, where the discount is 15%.

The deal isn’t as good as it was pre-covid when you got 30% off, but it’s still not to be sniffed at.

Hilton hotels public sector discount

The discount isn’t a ‘true’ 25% because these rates are non-refundable. You should be comparing the price to the Advanced Purchase rate which is always lower than Best Flexible – but you should still be making a saving.

The rate is only meant to be used for ‘leisure stays’. You may find that some hotels restrict it to Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights although the rules have no date restrictions.

What is a ‘public sector’ worker?

There used to be a complex definition of what counts as a ‘public sector’ worker but Hilton appears to have scrapped that for an easy life. All it now says is:

‘Discounted rate is available to Government / Public Sector employees identifying themselves as Government / Public Sector employees and who present valid airline identification at check-in’.

No idea why it says ‘airline’ identification, though ….

You can find further details at this website.

To book, go to the main Hilton website and – on the first booking page where it asks for a city – click the ‘Special Rates’ button and enter Hilton promotional code LHH1PN.  Not all UK and European hotels participate but many do.

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

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (April 2023)

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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

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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 (27)

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  • lcylocal says:

    Just had a little look at this rate. Seems to not always be 25% off best flexible. I have yet to find a hotel where it less than the Honors Advance Purchase rate. Where it is the cheapest rate is where the only other rate is Best Flexible – basically for very short notice bookings. Because of the inclusive breakfast it may make sense if you are not Gold or Diamond, but from this initial look I’m not sure I will be using this as much as in the past.

  • yonasl says:

    Maybe the lot of TfL tube workers striking today are just in Spain taking advantage of these.

  • DevonDiamond says:

    Wonder if this rate can be exploited by others using the online checkin as I believe it lets you skip the front desk?

    • Cranzle says:

      You usually need to show identification and provide a credit card hold before checking in

  • FlyingDr says:

    LHR. £1 less than Honours rate for 1 night if use the code given

  • jjoohhnn says:

    I assume everyone just checks in on the app right. *Wave’s fake public service id in front of app when pushing button*

    • Aston100 says:

      Probably the same people who got bonus nectar points for insurance for fake pets.

    • Sam says:

      I have checked a few hotels and this rate is not even as good as the advance purchase rate which is available to public. Hence it’s probably not worth doing these kind of dodgy things just to be cheap, not to mention a lot of corporate rates (and F&F rates) offer much better discount than this.

  • Aston100 says:

    ***Hat-tip to Inside Flyer.***
    That site still running?

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