Hilton Honors has just launched its new Autumn promotion, Multiply Your Points, which is now open for registration – click here.
To give Hilton credit, it is very straightforward with minimal small print:
- you will earn double or triple Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 6th September and 31st December
- the triple points deal kicks in when you stay in selected big cities – the list of ‘3x’ hotels is here
- that’s it!
There is no cap to what you can earn and there are no minimum stay requirements. The bonus will trigger on incidental spend on reward stays too.
What is your return here?
Given that I value a Hilton Honors point at around 0.33p, you are getting a good return on your spending here.
Let’s assume that you are spending $300 (£235) before taxes in a 3x market such as Seattle, and are a Hilton Honors Diamond member.
You would receive:
- 3,000 base points
- 6,000 bonus points (for triple base points)
- 3,000 elite status bonus
…. for a total of 12,000 points earned.
At 0.33p per point, you are getting £40 back. This is a 17% of your pre-tax spending.
Of course, you may not be in a 3x market, you may not have Diamond status and of course you need to adjust for VAT and other local taxes.
There is no small print
There is no small print except that you need to register in advance via the Hilton website:
- there is no minimum stay requirement
- existing bookings still count
- all Hilton Family properties (Hilton, Hampton, Curio, Waldorf Astoria, Conrad etc) are taking part
These ‘2x’ or ‘3x’ offers work best for people who are doing expensive longer stays. (The other sort of Hilton offer – usually a flat 2,000 bonus points per stay – works best for someone doing short, cheap nights.)
Make sure you register here if you have any Hilton stays coming up over the next four months.
You can check if you are staying in a ‘3x’ hotel by looking at the list here.
Even if you don’t have any stays planned, it is still worth registering just in case – a lot can happen between now and 31st December.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 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.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points (45,000 Hilton Honors points) if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 Virgin Points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. 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)
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.)