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The new Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Hilton is back with another exciting promotion.You care, because it can help unlock the epitome of travel luxury for less, savings hundreds per night on select hotels.

When you buy Hilton Honors Points via the current sale, you can receive up to a 100% bonus – and they’re doubling the amount you can buy. There’s limited “packages available” so the opportunity might be gone before the actual end of the promo. While these offers don’t make sense for everyone, here are five situations where it can be as shrewd a move as it gets!

Buy Hilton Points With Up To A 100% Bonus

Let’s start with the basics:

  • You may buy up to 160,000 Hilton points within a calendar year
  • The promo allows you to receive a maximum of 320,000 Hilton Points.
  • You must buy at least 10,000 Hilton points to receive the bonus
  • The promo period ends December 31st, 2020 at 11:59pm ET.
  • Log in to your account to see your promotional offer

If you have the 100% bonus offer, you’ll be able to buy up to 320,000 Hilton points for $1600 which means you’re buying them at a rate of 0.5 cents – half a cent each. Yep, you can exceed the “cap” on points in these bonus offers. Many people value Hilton points at right around 0.5 cents but there are some clever ways to extract even more value from them.

Since Hilton partners with Points.com to sell Hilton points, you won’t be able to take advantage of any credit card bonus categories on travel, but you’ll still earn whatever your card offers on general spending.

Pro-Tip: Team Up To Buy Even More Points

Conrad Manila
Image courtesy of Conrad Manila

You know what’s better than 320,000 Hilton points? That’s right 640,000 Hilton points. What’s better than that? You get the picture.

Since Hilton lets you pool points from multiple accounts — you can send or receive from up to 10 accounts, you can work with a significant other, family or friends to get the points you need for a stay at an amazing Hilton property.

To send or receive points, you’ll need 1,000 points in your account — simple enough with this deal — and you can transfer up to 500,000 Hilton points into a pool within a calendar year.

That means a couple could easily grab up to 640,000 Hilton points during this promo, allowing you to book some amazing stays at top-tier Hilton properties at brands such as Conrad and Waldorf Astoria.

Remember, you can partner with up to 10 people so it shouldn’t be too hard to find someone to help you out with the remaining points.

5th Night Free Means Crazy Value

When buying points, the best way to save tons of cash on your stays is to take advantage of Hilton’s 5th night free policy for award stays. It’s as simple as it sounds, book an award stay of 5 nights for the price of 4. Sign me up!

That means a stay at a truly top tier property that often costs 95,000 points per night will cost 380,000 points for 4 nights or 5 nights, so why not stay the extra night?!

With that, here’s how you can really get max value out of the current Hilton points sale. Let’s dive right into it!

Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Image courtesy of Conrad Bora Bora Nui

If you’re going to make the trip all the way to Bora Bora, you might as well enjoy total luxury once you’re there and the Conrad Bora Bora Nui might just be the best points deal out there.

With rates that exceed $800 when you include taxes and the service charge, using 356,000 points for five nights is an insane deal that gets you 1.12 cents per point in value. That’s over twice the standard value of a Hilton point!

More plainly, by pooling points with one other person and taking advantage of the 100% bonus, you’d end up paying $320 per night, roughly $480 less than the cash rate.

Conrad Koh Samui

Conrad Koh Samui
Image courtesy of Conrad Koh Samui

Not quite as difficult to reach, the island of Koh Samui in Thailand also has a highly regarded Conrad property. Of course, if you’re planning on booking a cash rate, you’d better be ready to drop quite a bit of it. It’s no wonder a room at a property like this can fetch over $650 per night.

However, with 100% Hilton points bonus and pooling points with a couple of others, you can buy the necessary 380,000 Hilton points for $1,900. That comes out to a nightly rate of $380 which is $270 less than the cash rate.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Image courtesy of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Oh, the Maldives. Is there a beautiful beach destination that gets more chatter among travel enthusiasts? We’re not sure there is and for good reason. If you’re looking for a romantic beach retreat, the Maldives has everything you could ever want.

Unsurprisingly, a stay at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island could cost you over $880 per night but with a 5th-night free award booking, you could book for 380,000 Hilton points. By taking advantage of the 100% promo and pooling points, this stay would cost $380 per night. That’s an insane $500 off the cost of the nightly cash rate!

The London NYC

The London NYC
Image courtesy of The London NYC

Changing things up a bit, we head to The London NYC in the Big Apple. With views of Central Park, you won’t be disappointed with a stay here. Of course, the fact that you can book 5 nights for 380,000 Hilton points rather than over $2,700 doesn’t hurt either!

If you’re looking for some great ideas for how to spend your time, let us help you get started with a simple plan for 48 amazing hours in New York City.

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
Image courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem

If you’re a history buff, it’s hard to go wrong with a trip to Jerusalem as there’s more than enough for you to explore in this amazing city. Staying at the Waldorf Astoria will only make the trip even better.

While Conrad properties have a modern take on luxury, you’ll get a traditional luxury experience with this Waldorf Astoria property. After a long day exploring the city, don’t you want to come back to a place where you can just relax?

With cash rates often pushing past $500 or even $600 per night, buying Hilton points with a 100% bonus doesn’t sound like a bad idea! On a five night stay, you can save up to $200+ per night when you and two others buy 380,000 points.

Amex Hilton Credit Cards Can Help

Conrad Bali
Image courtesy of Conrad Bali

The Hilton Amex cards are another way to get your hands on a bunch of Hilton points. Just remember that Chase won’t approve anyone with more than 5 new cards opened in 24 months, so if you have other cards to get, prioritize. You can still get The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card and not mess with your Chase 5/24 status though either way.

There are three different personal card options. If you spend a lot at U.S. supermarkets or U.S. gas stations, the 6X bonus categories that come with the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card is a great option. The Hilton Honors Card is the no annual fee version and it earns 5X in the same categories instead of 6X.

Alternatively, if you want automatic Diamond status and a guaranteed free weekend night certificate every year you renew, the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card is the way to go.

Final Thoughts

There are some amazing ways to really get the most out of your Hilton points purchase during this promo. We’ve only just scratched the surface with these five Hilton properties but there are many more. In fact, it’s not just luxury hotels where you can benefit. You might even find an expensive mid-tier hotel where you can get great value.

If you’re putting together a trip in the next year, see what Hilton options you have and see if buying points during this promo make sense for you. If it means saving a few hundred bucks per night, it just might.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. The cheapest Walford Maldives rate at the moment is 548,000 per night – so unless I’m mistaken, your calculations above for this section doesn’t stack up…?

    1. The points can vary, but typically cost 110,000 per night,if you find the correct dates. It’s possible they’ve pulled a lot of that inventory, but it absolutely works.

  2. Been looking into Koh Samui as per the above, and the points work out more expensive than paying by cash – at least no where near the savings mentioned above?

    Is it possible that Hilton have pulled the inventory permanently given the points sale?

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