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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.

What are the best credit card deals for March? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. To be honest, there is more ‘going’ than ‘coming’ at the moment ….. Our directory of the 14 […]

Bits: Avios launches new Financial Times partnership, last chance to buy cheap Hilton and SPG points

News in brief: Avios launches new Financial Times partnership Avios has launched a new partnership with the Financial Times offering you bonus points if you take out a subscription. There are no great deals to be had here however. 10,000 Avios with a £447 Premium Digital […]

Hilton launches ‘See The World’ week-long flash sale with discounts of up to 35%

Hilton is running three flash sales this week with discounts of up to 35%. Confusingly there are different stay dates for each part of the world, although the one thing that is fixed is that you must book by 19th March. This is what is […]

Bits: new Amex / Hilton £50 cashback deal, £15 off Lufthansa, Amex and Mastercard Best Western discounts

News in brief: Hilton ‘£50 back on £250 spend’ cashback deal A new Hilton cashback offer has appeared on a lot of American Express accounts.  To see if you are targetted, visit the Amex website and take a look under the ‘Offers’ tab on the […]

What are the best hotel promos for March?

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 […]

Bits: Radio 4, earn Hyatt points with home rentals, 80% bonus buying Hilton points

News in brief: The Radio 4 documentary In the end it turned out that there was a fair bit of me in the Radio 4 documentary, Inside the World of the Frequent Flyer, broadcast yesterday. If you have 28 minutes to spare, you can listen […]

Bits: ignore Iberia’s Amex transfer bonus, Avios payment for seats selection

News in brief: Ignore Iberia’s email about an Amex to Avios transfer bonus Iberia Plus sent out an email last week offering a 20% bonus if you convert your American Express Membership Rewards points into Avios before 31st March. This was a big mistake. In […]

IT’S BACK: Get a 35% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios – but is it a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The page for the offer can be found here. As with the last two versions of this offer, which […]

Exclusive Hilton competition just for American Express Platinum cardholders (updated with Amex Facebook ad)

American Express is running an exclusive competition with Hilton just for its Platinum charge card holders.  This means that your chances of winning are decent, especially as it is a niche prize. On Saturday 24th March, Hilton is organising another sleepover at the McLaren Technology […]

The Hilton Honors Platinum Visa has closed to new applicants – what now?

It seems like only last week when I spoke at a credit card conference and told everyone that they were idiots if they didn’t take out the Hilton Honors Platinum Visa card in order to get the generous sign-up bonus.  Wait …. it was last week! […]

How to get hotel elite status from UK credit and charge cards

EDIT:  with impeccable timing, the Hilton Honors Visa card was withdrawn from the market one day after this article was published! If you are just getting started with miles and points, you have probably realised by now that your travel life could be improved if […]

What’s the deal with New York hotel ‘resort fees’?

There was some discussion in the Comments section on Friday about the spread of ‘resort fees’ to New York.  We mentioned this briefly on HFP a year ago but the problem has grown substantially since then. Many readers will have been asked for so called […]

When your Hilton Honors points expire, and how to stop it

I receive occasional emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my Hilton Honors points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my Hilton Honors points expire?’. This series looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you how to keep valuable points intact. If you […]

Bits: Aspire lounge in Gatwick North to close, Hilton status match extended?, Radisson rebranding

News in brief: Aspire lounge in Gatwick North to close for refurbishment Aspire has announced that its lounge in Gatwick North will close on 26th February for refurbishment.  It will re-open under the Club Aspire format in May. This is the oldest Aspire lounge in […]