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.

Important: Virgin transfers to IHG Rewards Club are no longer status qualifying

One of the interesting miles and points ‘quirks’ is the fact the Virgin Atlantic allows you to transfer OUT of Flying Club into two hotel schemes – IHG Rewards Club and Hilton Honors.  It is rare that you can transfer from an airline scheme into […]

What are the best hotel promos for July?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  Apologies that this edition is a little later than usual. All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the […]

How Jason got to the World Cup semi final at 48 hours notice using his miles and points!

I had an email from reader Jason yesterday which I thought I would share.  He decided, last Saturday night, that he fancied a trip to Moscow to watch England in the World Cup semi-final.  And he wanted it for as near to free as possible. Anyone […]

Bits: update on £1900 BA Cape Town in First, Louis Vuitton opens in T4, going to Goodwood FOS? (photos added)

News in brief: Still bookable – British Airways First Class to Cape Town for £2,026 each, or less Last week I wrote about the new British Airways ‘241’ First Class trial that is running, called ‘Dream Tickets’.  It has proved popular with Head for Points […]

Why Hilton’s proposed new UK credit card could be one of the best

Hilton Honors sent a few members a questionnaire yesterday seeking their opinion on two new UK credit card options.   And, it has to be said, it looks promising. I have written before that Hilton is known to be working on a new product to replace […]

Holiday Tips 1 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

The sun is out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look at earning miles from credit cards abroad, from foreign currency and when booking airport car parking. For […]

Bits: Hilton competition winner, Kimpton De Witt exclusive offer reminder, 35% off SPG points

News in brief: Hilton California Road Trip competition winner Last month we ran an exclusive competition with Hilton to promote their California Road Trip package. We were giving away two Be My Guest certificates to one lucky winner who could use the certificates at any […]

Bits: Thameslink / Great Northern declassify First, BA’s short-haul deep clean, Hilton Blackpool goes to Britannia!

News in brief: Thameslink and Great Northern declassify First Class As part of their attempts to get passengers moving during the current major service disruptions, both Thameslink and Great Northern trains have declassified First Class in the AM and PM peak periods. This is worth […]

How to convert Marriott or SPG points into Hilton or IHG points, via Virgin

Because most frequent traveller currencies can be converted into something else, there are always odd opportunities that get thrown up. Sometimes you can do a conversion which you logically would not expect to be possible.  This is one of them. In general, a golden rule […]

Last chance: Win two nights at ANY Hilton property worldwide!

Hilton is currently running a California Road Trip promotion for anyone planning a trip to the US West Coast. To promote this package, Hilton has given us two ‘Be My Guest’ certificates to give away to one lucky Head for Points reader.  You have two […]

My review of The Graham, Georgetown, Washington hotel – and what is Hilton’s Tapestry Collection?

This is my review of The Graham hotel, in Georgetown, Washington DC. We have reviewed two ‘Curio Collection‘ hotels from Hilton recently – the Montesol in Ibiza (reviewed here) and the The Ames in Boston (reviewed here).  These are ‘upper upscale’ independent hotels which have […]

What I found inside Hilton’s ‘Innovation Gallery’ in Washington

Just outside Washington DC, just off the lobby in the Hilton McLean Tysons Corners hotel – directly next to the Hilton global HQ – is the Hilton Innovation Gallery. Opened late last year, it is a 4300 sq ft space where Hilton highlights its new […]

Hilton drops ‘Travelling Connect’ but you can still earn points with your mobile abroad

Travelling Connect is a nifty mileage earning opportunity for – primarily – the travelling business person who uses their phone heavily outside the UK. It is, if nothing else, genius in its simplicity. All you need to do is register your mobile number and then […]

Bits: HFP Summer Party sold out, no resort fees on Hilton redemptions, win 40,000 Virgin miles

News in brief: The HFP Summer Party is sold out The Head for Points Summer Party, sponsored by Etihad Airways, sold out in four minutes yesterday (well, all tickets were in baskets within four minutes, a few reappeared later as some baskets timed out). I’m […]

Why – financially – hotel loyalty programmes are different to airline schemes

I am in Washington at the moment meeting with the Hilton Honors team – I even got to meet Hilton’s CEO, Chris Nassetta, yesterday.  A few articles from this trip will follow over the next week. One of the interesting points that came up during […]

Exclusive HFP competition: Win two nights at ANY Hilton property worldwide!

Hilton is currently running a California Road Trip promotion for anyone planning a trip to the US West Coast. To promote this package, Hilton has given us two ‘Be My Guest’ certificates to give away to one lucky Head for Points reader. The ‘Be My […]