In the first few days of every month, we publish a long article listing all of the current hotel promotions and suggesting which ones are worth looking at.
This month, we haven’t.
The reason is very simple. There is only one global promotion currently running from the ‘big six’ hotel chains, and this is from Hilton Honors.
Let’s run over the Hilton offer again for completeness.
The Hilton Honors Spring promotion is open for registration here.
The promotion is called ”Double Up & Explore’. There are TWO ways to earn a bonus, and they work together.
- You will earn DOUBLE Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 1st January and 30th April.
- In addition, you will earn 1,000 bonus Hilton Honors points for every stay at a different Hilton brand.
There is NO ‘starting with your second stay’ rule. You get double points from your first stay during the promotional period. You also earn the 1,000 points ‘brand bonus’ from your first stay.
For most brands, you will earn 10 base points per $1 spent, plus an additional 10 promotional points plus any status bonus.
Given that I value a Hilton Honors point at around 0.33p, you are getting a good return on your pre-tax spending here. 20 points per $1 is an 8% rebate and that is before you add in any status bonus. A Diamond would be getting 12% back.
You can add in a flat £3.33 of value per new brand from the 1,000 points ‘brand bonus’ too.
You can sign up for ‘Double Up & Explore’ here. There aren’t any better options at the moment!
And talking of Hilton ….
Hampton by Hilton Exeter Airport closes for 12 months
The Hampton by Hilton hotel at Exeter Airport, which we reviewed here, is the latest property to turn itself over to the Government to house asylum seekers.
The hotel has agreed a 12 month contract from today. Once completed, it will finish the refurbishment which was already underway before reopening in Spring 2024.