Wide-open reward availability at Hilton’s Conrad Maldives Rangali resort
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Hilton’s flagship Conrad Maldives resort is once again wide open for redemptions. This time availability is even better, at just 120,000 points per night from now right into December.
Due to the ‘5-4-4’ deal available to anyone with any level of Hilton Honors status, you’d be looking at 480,000 points for a five night stay.
Remember that June-August is rainy season in The Maldives, although the storms usually come in bursts with sun before and afterwards. Earlier months should be better.
Here is availability for March as at midday Tuesday:
Availability is similar for virtually every month until November:
Even December has a shocking amount of availability:
Nights which do not show at 120,000 points only have premium rate availability which is poor value for points.
Here is our very detailed Conrad Maldives Rangali review published last year.
You can buy Hilton points here – there’s currently a 100% bonus running. 480,000 points would cost $2,400 – you’d need to split the total between three of you due to the 160,000 points annual cap and then move them together for free via Points Pooling – which is £400 per night assuming you qualify for ‘5-4-4’. Note that brand new Hilton Honors accounts cannot buy points – your account must be 90 days old, or 30 days old with a completed stay.
The resort website is here. You can learn more about Hilton Honors and how it works in this HfP article.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (March 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.
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
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 (10,000 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)
Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.
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.
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