Buy Hilton Honors Points With up to 100% Bonus & Save on Luxury Resorts

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Hilton Honors is on a roll with its promotions! Once again, you can purchase points from the hotel’s loyalty program and get a 100% bonus if you buy at least 5,000 points. That means, the price will be only US$5 (~€5) instead of US$10 (~€9) per 1,000 points — a great deal. And you can book your award night starting at only 5,000 points (Actual availability starts at 8,000 points). As a result, this stay would only cost you US$25 (~€23). This promotion ends on December 31, 2023 17:59 CET.

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Important: Please note: the conditions for this promotion seem to be targeted. Not everybody will receive an offer of 100% bonus points. Log in to your Hilton Honors account to see how much discount you will get.

Buy Points With a Bonus of up to 100%

Normally you pay US$10 (~€9) per 1,000 points. With a bonus of 100%, you only end up paying US$5 (~€5) per 1,000 points. This gives you a price of 0.50 USD-Cent per point.

If you sign up for a Hilton Honors account now, you will have to wait 30 days to purchase points and collect at least one Honors Point. Otherwise, you will have to wait 90 days until the first purchase of points. Although, there is another promotion for new Hilton Honors members.

The current promotion runs until December 31, 2023 17:59 CET, so you still have some time to decide if you want to buy points or not.

Redeeming Points

Since March 1, 2017, Hilton Honors no longer divides hotels into fixed categories but has priced them according to availability and season. Additionally, the possibility was created to combine points and money in pretty much whatever combination you want.

Whether these changes are positive or negative for members cannot be said with full certainty. Officially, however, Hilton has promised that no hotels will become more expensive as a result of the change.

Hilton also provides a special tool that shows the former categories and required points for each hotel:

Hotels in Central Europe are now at least 15,000 points per night.

Note: If you only have a few points in your Honors account, you will only see availability for hotels for which you have enough points. If you wish to check availability regardless of your account balance, simply log out of your account!

In the past, Hilton hotels were divided into hotel categories from 1 to 10. Depending on the category, a Redemption Night costs between 5,000 and 95,000 points in a standard room:

  • Category 1: 5,000 Points = US$25 (~€23)
  • Category 2: 10,000 Points = US$50 (~€46)
  • Category 3: 20,000 Points = US$100 (~€92)
  • Category 4: 20,000 – 30,000 Points = US$100 (~€92) – US$150 (~€138)
  • Category 5: 30,000 – 40,000 Points = US$150 (~€138) – US$200 (~€184)
  • Category 6: 30,000 – 50,000 Points = US$150 (~€138) – US$250 (~€230)
  • Category 7: 30,000 – 60,000 Points = US$150 (~€138) – US$300 (~€276)
  • Category 8: 40,000 – 70,000 Points = US$200 (~€184) – US$350 (~€321)
  • Category 9: 50,000 – 80,000 Points = US$250 (~€230) – US$400 (~€367)
  • Category 10: 70,000 – 95,000 Points = US$350 (~€321) – US$475 (~€436)

One can still think along the lines of these categories. However, many hotels in the higher categories have become considerably cheaper depending on the season.

For most 5-star Hilton, Waldorf-Astoria, and Conrad hotels, you still have to pay between 60,000 and 80,000 points. If you assume a price of 70,000 points, you currently have to pay US$350 (~€321). An extreme example is the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island with 95,000 points = US$475 (~€436). That is rarely a good deal, but there are of course exceptions, such as New Year’s or trade fairs. Hotels that are available for 5,000 to 20,000 points are more interesting!

If you have at least Silver status with Honors (currently there is a Status Match Challenge available), the 5th night in all categories is free. If you stay in a hotel for 5,000 points/night, you essentially only pay 4,000 points/night for 5 nights (or about $20 when you buy points).

While Hilton used to offer some great value point deals in the budget segment like the Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport or the Hampton by Hilton Kraków, points rates have doubled or tripled in the past two years while availability plummeted.

In recent years, the only way to get decent value out of a points profit are exclusive or luxury hotels that usually charge upwards of $500 or even $1,000 per night for cash rates. Even those are less and less common, as Hilton seems to be systematically eliminating sweet spots. Here are two decent value examples:

Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa for 110,000 Points

The Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa is Hilton’s newest resort on the Maldives. It features the oh-so-instagrammable villas the archipelago has become famous for and a multitude of ways to relax and show off. Even a reasonably good deal will set you back at least US$1,000 (~€919), making the prospect of a US$550 (~€505) point rate an appealing alternative. Both fares exclude the $300 transport fee per adult that Hilton charges to reach the remote resort.

Hint

If you are a Hilton Honors Silver member or better, the fifth reward night is free. This would reduce the hotel to 88,000 points – a sensible deal since few people take the long trip to spend just a single night. Hilton currently offers a Status Match.

This hotel comes with decent availability of discounted award nights in the entire year 2024.

Conrad Bora Bora Nui for 120,000 Points

The Conrad Bora Bora Nui in French Polynesia allows some of the biggest possible savings. If you select a higher room category like the King Lagoon View Suite, you can spend a luxury night in exotic surroundings 120,000 points (=$600) instead of the regular price of almost $3,000.

Availability for this bargain starts almost a year in advance, in November 2024.

Rates Conrad Bora Bora Nui 120k points

Points & Money

With the new Points & Money option, you can pay almost any part of the overnight price with points and the rest with money. But you have to redeem at least 5,000 points, after that, you can adjust the points part in increments of 1,000.

The goal should be to get more value out of the points you have bought than you have paid for them. 1,000 points should reduce the price of a night by at least $5.

Hilton Honors Points&Money
Points&Money Option

That’s not as easy as it sounds. Hotels, where you get a higher value than $5 per 1,000 points, are difficult to find. In my opinion, it is not worth redeeming for a hotel below $7 per 1,000 points. In addition, you should note that you can usually not book the cheapest rate, and you can only earn points for the part that is paid with money.

Feel free to share great redemptions you found as a comment!

Past Promotions

Hilton runs promotions like this regularly. Here is a list of past promotions like this:

TimeOfferBest price per 1,000 points
December 2023Up to 100% Bonus$5.00
October 2023Up to 100% Bonus$5.00
August 2023Up to 100% Bonus$5.00
May 2023Up to 100% Bonus$5.00
March 2023Up to 100% Bonus$5.00
January 2023Up to 100% Bonus$5.00

Risks

Hilton heavily devalued the points in 2013. The redemption prices have more than doubled for many hotels. Before that, you needed at most 50,000 points (except Waldorf Astoria properties) for one night. After that, it was 80,000 points.
However, there was also a new benefit: Silver, Gold, and Platinum customers receive the 5th night for free when they book their redemption stay

Although Hilton has promised that no hotel will cost more points than before after getting rid of the fixed hotel categories, Hilton can now change the required points for a hotel at any time and without notice. There are now almost no 5,000 point redemptions in Central Europe, but at least some hotels are now bookable for 10,000 points…

You should not buy points or miles merely to hoard them. It is important that you first find a lucrative way to redeem your points and then buy them.

Source: OMAAT

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Comments (9)

  1. Eric says:

    Booo

    Bratislava Double Tree 🎄🎄 is never less than 20k

    Still dwelling in 2012, I suppose?

    • Ditmar Lange says:

      Lol, 2012. We added Bratislava to the article almost exactly a year ago, not 10 years ago. But you’re right, it’s now 20k. We’ll remove it from the article. To be honest, as it didn’t have its own headline, I hadn’t even seen it.

  2. Eric says:

    Booo! Bali Garden Inn is in average 18K per night. Gone are the days when it used to be 5K.

    Being lazy 🦥 and reheating old articles does not 🚫 always work

    • Ditmar Lange says:

      I don’t know about the average, but we can still find quite a few dates where it’s at 5K per night. Nothing about being lazy.

  3. Edwin says:

    Kaum zu glauben aber man KANN keine Punkte kaufen. Man darf aber es funktioniert nicht!
    Laut Hilton Diamond Hotline & andere VF Forums ‚Problem sei bekannt….!‘

  4. Martin says:

    Hi,

    Hilton Garden Inn Vienna was 10.000 points several years ago. The best price you can get is 20.000.

    Please correct.

  5. Udo Klawitter says:

    Hallo Travel-Dealz- Team,
    Danke für den Tipp. Leider funktioniert euer Link nicht korrekt und man kommt nicht auf kaufen. Hier der richtige Link:
    https://hiltonhonors3.hilton.com/en/earn-use-points/buy-give-receive/index.html

    Viele liebe Grüße, Udo

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