This Hilton Honors 50% discount for points purchases through October 5, 2017 is a sale I was hoping to see. I redeemed most of my Hilton Honors points over the past six months for hotel stays in Iceland and Poland. With about four weeks of travel in Europe planned over the next four months, replenishing my Hilton Honors points balance is a strategy I plan to use for some good hotel rate discounts.
Hilton Honors members can purchase up to 80,000 points at $5.00 per 1,000 points. In many places 80,000 points will only buy one or two reward nights.
Then, there is a hotel like Hampton Inn Krakow, Poland at 5,000 points per night. I stayed four nights at the Hampton Inn Krakow in June. $25 hotel nights with breakfast is quite a deal. Hampton Inn Krakow is a 20 minute tram ride to the city center or about a $10 taxi ride.
Loyalty Traveler – Hotel review Hampton Inn Krakow Hilton Honors category 1 reward nights (June 26, 2017).
New Year’s Eve deals
One of my best hotel memories was New Year’s Eve at Hilton Amsterdam with the explosion of light that occurs from 11pm to 1am. The city residents go crazy with fireworks during the only two hours of the year when fireworks are legal.
Hilton Amsterdam Dec 31, 2017
$382 USD or 70,000 points ($350.00 to buy during this sale). Not a particularly good deal as when I originally showed the price to buy 70,000 points at $175. Mental math failed me again :(.
DoubleTree Bratislava, Slovakia is another hotel I stayed in last year with reward night rates 10,000 points per night and paid rates typically around $120 per night.
Mon Nov 6 – Thu Nov 9
3 nights = 317.19 EUR / $379.54 USD.
3 nights = 30,000 points = $150.00 to buy 30,000 points during this sale.
Room rate savings = $230.00.