Hilton Honors has brought back its offer of a bonus when you buy points. This time the offer seems to be either an 80%, 90% or 100% bonus.
The maximum number of points you can buy is doubled to 160,000 – plus the bonus – so the total you can get is a lot higher.
With hotel prices through the roof this Summer in many places, you should seriously do the maths on buying points even if it isn’t something you’ve done previously. I saved 65% on Park Hyatt New York last month by buying points.
One upside of being able to buy 160,000 points – plus bonus – is that it makes the ‘5 for 4’ deal easy to reach.
If you have any level of Hilton Honors elite status, from Silver upwards, you can book five reward nights for the points of four. This is the deal I used to book 5 nights at the Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah Dubai over Christmas 2020, saving over 60% on the cash price. I wrote about how I did that in this article.
The minimum purchase is 5,000 points.
The page to buy points is here if you are interested. The offer runs to 19th July, so there is little point holding off for a 100% bonus if you’re looking to book for this Summer.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (August 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 (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.)