Hilton Honors (Hilton, Conrad, Hampton)

Hilton Honors is the loyalty scheme for Hilton, Hampton, Waldorf-Astoria and Conrad hotels amongst others. You earn points which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

I published an extensive two-part review of Hilton Honors which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

Bits: sneak peak of BA’s 747 in BOAC colours, Hilton launches ‘Points Explorer’, £100 off Virgin Upper Class to NYC

News in brief: A sneak peak of BA’s repainted Boeing 747 As we covered recently, British Airways is repainting a series of aircraft in historic liveries as part of its 100th birthday celebrations. The first, a Boeing 747 in BOAC livery, will be unveiled on […]

How to pay £1,872 for a £10,187 five night stay at the new Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

The secret of maximising the value of hotel loyalty points is to redeem them in ludicrously expensive places, where even the maximum possible price that the loyalty scheme can charge looks like a bargain. I doubt there is a better place to find examples of […]

What are the best hotel promos for February?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running. All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

Transferring hotel points to airline miles … when is it worth it?

All of the major hotel points currencies allow you to transfer your points into airline miles.  You will often find the airlines encouraging it – every 9-10 months, British Airways offers a 35% transfer bonus when you move hotel points into Avios.  This offer last […]

Dubai hotel update part 1: back at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

This is an update on the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah following my brief return visit. I was in Dubai for 36 hours this week, a trip which was heavily disrupted by the Curve / Amex news breaking.  I will run a few lounge and […]

Bits: What’s BA up to on 1st February?!, last chance for the BA sale, last chance for the Hilton sale

News in brief: What is BA up to …..? This cryptic post, which contains an expensively made video, has appeared on Instagram. What is coming on 1st February that is linked to BA’s 100th birthday …..?  Thanks to Tim for flagging. (EDIT: I have now […]

Bits: £7 off Heathrow Express, 1000 Virgin miles per day with Avis, Hilton Honors terms update

News in brief: Save £7 on return Heathrow Express tickets Heathrow Express is offering a £7 discount on return Standard Class Heathrow Express tickets.  This takes the price down from £37 to £30. This offer is linked to the Virgin Atlantic sale but you do […]

Bits: Finnair launches Sapporo (bookable on Avios), 100% bonus buying Hilton points, SPG Amex interest

News in brief: Finnair launches Sapporo Finnair, a British Airways partner in the oneworld alliance, will launch flights to Sapporo in Japan this Winter.  It becomes the first European airline to fly to the city since KLM dropped the route back in 2002. The service […]

Which hotel schemes let you earn points and credit for multiple rooms?

A reader emailed me recently about IHG’s new mini-Accelerate promotion.  (If you are looking at where to book hotel stays this Spring, this promotion will be the most generous offer in the market for most people.) The reader wanted to know if it was possible […]

Bits: England v France rugby tickets, Hilton’s LXR brand hits London, Four Seasons Hampshire update

News in brief: See England v France at Twickenham with Marriott Rewards Marriott Rewards has put two packages to watch England v France at Twickenham on 10th February up for auction. Each package is for two tickets.  It includes: Tickets to watch the England vs. […]

A short article on the best hotel promotions for January …. because there isn’t much about!

Regular Head for Points readers will know that, once a month, we do a round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  This allows you to plan your stays to maximise the number of hotel loyalty points you earn. This article is going to be […]

HILTON REMINDERS: Save in the Europe and Asia sales, get a status match, register NOW for the new points promo

Normal HFP service will resume next week, but for now I wanted to continue my ‘reminders’ series by reminding you of a number of good Hilton opportunities currently available.  We’ve got: the Europe, Middle East and Africa sale the Asia-Pacific sale the generous status match opportunity […]

A negative Hilton Honors quirk you may not know about and which could prove costly ….

Every so often you come across something in the miles and points field which you think that you should have known, but for some reason had never come across.  This is one such quirk. Regular readers will know that I suggest mixing cash and reward […]

Why Taj Inner Circle is your semi-secret sixth Amex Platinum hotel status

If you want to gain status at a number of hotel chains quickly, you have two options.  One is to start spending every night of the week in a hotel, potentially changing property every day because qualifying on stays is usually quicker than on nights.. […]

Bits: Virgin pilots strike cancelled, new Hilton Curio opens at Canary Wharf, Virgin / Flybe talks continue

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic pilot strike cancelled The proposed Virgin Atlantic pilot strike, which we covered last week, has been blocked in the courts. The strike was due to run from today to Christmas Day and then on additional dates in the New Year.  […]

Bits: Virgin launches codeshare to Mexico City, BA launches new Split service, new Edinburgh Airport hotel opens

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic launches codeshare with Aeromexico Virgin Atlantic has launched a codeshare deal to and around Mexico, in association with Aeromexico. This is what it means to you: You can book flights between Heathrow and Mexico City on virginatlantic.com – these will […]

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