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New £50 American Express and Hilton hotel cashback offer launched

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American Express has launched a new cashback deal with Hilton, covering selected European hotels.

If you are targetted, you will see the deal on the ‘Offers’ page of one or more of your Amex cards on the app or website. Don’t waste your time checking your Marriott Bonvoy Amex however ….

You will receive £50 cashback when you spend £200 on your card with Hilton by 31st May.

£50 American Express and Hilton cashback offer launched

The rules confirm that cumulative spend counts – you don’t need to do £200 in one transaction.

There are a huge number of UK hotels listed along with a large number in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Existing bookings are fine as long as they are not already pre-paid. There is no need to rebook anything.

This offer stacks with the current Hilton promotion

Don’t forget to register for Hilton’s new promotion if you are planning a stay.

Hilton’s Spring offer is called ‘Double Up & Explore’.  You can register here.  Our full article on the current Hilton promotion is here. It runs until 30th April.

It is a two part offer, which is interesting.

You will earn double base points on all stays.

You will earn an additional 1,000 bonus Hilton Honors points for every different brand you stay with. This kicks in from your first stay.

We value 1,000 Hilton Honors points at £3.33 so – when you factor in double base points, any elite status bonus and the American Express cashback – this is attractive for cheap, short midweek stays.

You need to register for the promotion in advance of your stay via the Hilton website here.  Existing bookings count and all Hilton Honors hotels are taking part. Our full review of Hilton Honors is here.

The Hilton booking page is here.

PS. This article (clicks) looks at all of the most valuable UK credit card sign up bonuses.

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

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (February 2024)

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

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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.

Virgin Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.

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 (80)

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  • Rich says:

    Great, this is showing for me so saved. I’m currently staying at the Conrad Maldives, am a Diamond and got a free upgrade to an overwater sunset villa with a pool. This resort and level of service we have seen so far is far superior to my previous stay in the Maldives at the Radisson Blu. Diamond’s are treated really well here, enjoying the free daily happy hour and have been invited to the Management sunset drinks.

    • SecretSquirrel says:

      Golds get all that also. Diamonds are only upgraded if lower occupancy at the time. I’ve been there on diamond and no upgrade before but last year being gold got a free upgrade due to lower occupation the resort.

    • Nick says:

      Rich, just in case you weren’t aware, there are a couple of Hilton Honors Experiences available there for the spa treatments or cocktails ‘under the sea’. I’ve no idea how they work out on ‘pricing’, but they may be of interest, since you’re there already.

  • Ian says:

    Only have it on the primary BAPP cards.

    Not on secondary cards nor Platinum.

    Two is better than none. Helps with the annual fee.

    • MT says:

      It looks like currently this offer only hits main cards and not supplementary ones, which is an interesting development as most offers and certainly Hilton ones have never been like this.

      I have it on some but not others, Not on Cent or Plat main cards, but is on Business Plat and BA Standard but not BA Premium Card. A very weird allocation even by Amex standards!

    • Points Hound says:

      Same for me, on both primaries but not supps this time round.

  • Supergers49 says:

    Not on any of my 4 cards unfortunately (Plat Charge, Plat Credit, BAPP and BAPP Supp).

  • James says:

    Sadly not on mine and I could do with it this time !

  • Sm says:

    Good morning. Have upcoming stay at the new Motto Rotterdam. Enjoyed reading HFP review recently! Anyone know if food and beverage can be billed to room to hit minimum spend? Thanks

    • John says:


      • Andrew says:

        @John – why not?

        • John says:

          They claim the restaurant is “separate to the hotel” which is why they can’t give free breakfast (even though it’s already a Hilton policy for no free breakfast at mottos)

    • Farzana says:

      I am interested to know if restaurant bills for food and drink are part of the cumulative spend or is it just the accommodation only? Nice that you don’t have to do one transaction of £200

      • Alan says:

        Only if you can bill it to you room (which is normally the case, just apparently not for the example in this thread).

      • Travel Strong says:

        Or if the transaction is from the same merchant as a hotel stay. Last offer I hit the spend with a drink from the lobby coffee chain (starbucks/costa/whoever) at the cheively services Hilton. Varies by hotel.

  • Nick G says:


    Any news from Emyr re the 3 for 2 etc on Conrad hotels when the current offer ends on 31st March?

    • roberto says:

      Coincidentally I spoke with him a couple of days about this for a potential June booking the Conrad Algarve but he had no information about a deal at that time.

      Holding an award booking currently but would switch to a 4 for 5 or 4 for 3 (they dont do a 3 for 2 there) and save the points for Rangali.

    • Rob says:

      He didn’t know anything but apparently they tend not to let agents know in advance of the old one expiring.

    • S says:

      There are similar offers out there if you do a bit of digging e.g with Hyatt Prive. Emyr has booked me a 4-for-3 at the Singapore Andaz for November. Worth investigating what’s available if you aren’t wedded to Hilton.

  • Sam says:

    Nice to see that there isn’t any small print saying you can’t use it on the cheapest room rate, I’m sure it’s only applied to flexible bookings previously

    • David says:

      How do you think Amex would know the rate type at the point of payment?

      • Sam says:

        It says they share data with Hilton, also says “checkout spend only” and that meetings and events are excluded

        • Andrew. says:

          The only thing that matters is that you complain if a rebate doesn’t trigger when it should.

          Don’t waste time complaining if a rebate triggers when it shouldn’t.

    • Rob says:

      Made no difference with Hilton – advance purchase bookings are processed in-hotel so trigger it.

  • IslandDweller says:

    Not showing on my cards. Wonder if that’s because I did use a Hilton offer that they ran last year.

    • tony says:

      I used this offer late last year and it’s back on my account, so definitely not as clear cut as that.

    • MikeL says:

      Maybe not. I used a Celebrity cruise offer last year and it’s appeared again, for both of us, this year.

      • Rob says:

        I’ve never understood this myself.

        Is someone who uses a previous offer:
        a) a good person to show it to again, because they convert (but then Hilton loses money on you) or
        b) a bad person because you’ve already had your carrot to try Hilton

        By the way, the conversion rate of these offers (% who register vs % who redeem) is far, far, far lower than any of you would ever guess.

        • CamFlyer says:

          That is not surprising – I register for any offer I reasonably expect I could potentially use during the validity period, not just those I know I actually will use.

        • Ian says:

          1% 😂

        • RussellH says:

          I find that Sainsbury’s Nectar offers focus very much on what I have bought previously. I have stopped buying butter at Aldi because for months Sainsbury’s have a) price matched and b) offered 20 or 40 Nectar points too.

          They clearly think that someone who uses a previous offer is indeed a good person to show it to again, because they convert again and again.

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