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: Interesting Auckland redemption option, Hilton launches an Asia sale

News in brief: Interesting redemption option to Auckland Reader Charlie dropped me a note about an interesting Virgin Atlantic partner redemption that he has booked. (You may also want to read our article from the weekend about the excellent Jet Airways First Class Suites redemption using […]

Hilton Honors quietly DOUBLES the price of many of its cheapest redemptions

Hilton Honors has, with no announcement, made substantial increases to the points required to stay at many of its cheapest hotels. These have been slipped through over the last 48 hours. As of last week, there were seven UK hotels – I think – which […]

Bits: free hotel night with HSBC Premier credit card, Hilton to open at Silverstone

News in brief: HSBC Premier credit card offering a free hotel night HSBC Premier has brought back its ‘free hotel nights’ offer on its free HSBC Premier Mastercard credit card. If you take out the HSBC Premier credit card before 9th November you can claim […]

Bits: 100% bonus buying Hilton points, BA refunding flights booked during data breach, Crazy Rich Asians

News in brief: 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points Until 20th September, Hilton Honors (the new-ish Hilton Tallinn Park, reviewed here, is pictured below) is offering a 100% bonus when you purchase 40,000 or 80,000 points. The Hilton ‘buy points’ page is here. Regular […]

How to get a good Heathrow parking deal via the NCP at Hilton T5

A few weeks ago I wrote an article on Good To Go Parking, which is a clever parking tip at Heathrow Airport.  You can read that here.  Good To Go is a ‘secret’ leisure-focused parking brand owned by the airport and using the official Heathrow […]

Bits: Priority Pass Amex guest fee up to £20, BA to sponsor Twickenham, Hilton registration link working

News in brief: Priority Pass guest fee for Amex Platinum cardholders rising to £20 Priority Pass has confirmed that the guest fee for anyone who has a card via American Express Platinum is rising to £20 from 1st October. This is not a surprise as […]

Bits: New BA Rome route, do a McLaren track day with Hilton points, Marriott West India Quay refurbishment

News in brief: British Airways launches London City to Rome British Airways has announced a new route from London City to Rome, starting from 11th November. Flights operate from Monday to Friday, departing London City at 10.50 (arriving 14.20) and returning from Rome at 15.05 […]

REGISTER NOW: Hilton launches new ‘double or triple points’ promotion for September to December

Hilton Honors has just launched its new Autumn promotion which is now open for registration. To give Hilton credit, it is very straightforward with minimal small print: You will earn DOUBLE Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 10th September and 3rd January. Even […]

Bits: Aer Lingus launches London City (and goodbye CityJet), Hilton sale ending, £20 off Amazon Prime

News in brief: Aer Lingus moves into London City Airport In a surprise move, Aer Lingus has announced that it is launching a Dublin service from London City. Even more surprising is how they are doing it.  Aer Lingus is taking over the six daily […]

How to do a hotel mattress run – and what can go wrong

This is one of a few ‘introductory’ articles we have been running during August on areas which we often mention in articles but never properly explain! I thought I would take a look at the concept of ‘mattress runs’ today.  A ‘mattress run’ involves booking a hotel […]

Which airlines let you transfer miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]

Bits: Amex MR now 2:3 to Marriott, more Hilton McLaren factory tours, Iberia adds Buenos Aires and Mexico City

News in brief: American Express Membership Rewards rate to Marriott / Starwood confirmed This is not unexpected, but it is good to have it confirmed. The American Express Membership Rewards hotel transfers page (click here) has been updated to show that transfers to the new […]

Bits: Virgin’s Tesco conversion offer, more on Hilton / Lufthansa, 20% off Friends & Family Railcards

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic launches a Tesco conversion inducement Virgin Atlantic is NOT offering a transfer bonus this quarter to anyone who is thinking of converting their Tesco Clubcard points to Virgin Flying Club miles. Instead, Virgin is running a competition. Each time you […]

Belmond hotel group puts itself up for sale – will IHG strike now?

Back in March I wrote an article on the rumour that IHG, which operates InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo etc, was in talks to buy hotel group Belmond. The story made sense.  IHG had been talking about its desire to buy a […]

Bits: Hilton family discounts (and win a stay in London), no BA Fast Track in Nice, HFP comments

News in brief: New Hilton family deal (and win a weekend in London for a family of four) (EDIT:  For some odd reason the competition disappeared this afternoon!  Sorry about that.  The Disney voucher promo is still showing if you click through.) For a limited […]

Why EVERYONE should sign up for the new Hilton / Lufthansa promotion

On Saturday I wrote about a new promotion that Hilton Honors had launched in conjunction with Lufthansa’s Miles & More programme. Hilton Honors is offering a very generous 2,500 Lufthansa Miles & More miles on every stay between 1st August and 31st October. You need to […]

VERY generous Hilton promo – 2500 Miles & More miles (worth £25) on every stay

Back in April Hilton Honors removed its ‘points and miles’ feature.  It is no longer possible to earn a mix of Hilton Honors points and airline miles when you stay – the only option is to receive points.  You can, of course, still transfer over […]