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.
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 ….
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 (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.)