Hilton Honors sweet spots are specific to the program. They are much more of a geographic nature than other programs. This post will showcase how Hilton in Turkey brings a lot of value to travelers. But a quick reminder of the benefits of the Hilton Honors Gold status.
Hilton Honors Gold Elite status
It’s easy to attain the Hilton Honors Gold status. In Canada, the American Express Platinum card (personal & business) offers it as one of its many travel benefits. It takes less than 48 hours once you link your Amex card to your Honors member number.
But why am I insisting on getting the Gold status?
Because the Gold status will make your sweet spots even sweeter. The Elite status is the most generous in terms of perks compared to any other Gold status across all competing brands. Therefore, on top of redeeming for free nights at a very low points requirement, Gold Elite status will add:
- Late Check-out;
- 2 bottles of water;
- Room upgrade;
- Executive lounge access if upgraded to Executive-level room;
- Complimentary breakfast across all brands, including Waldorf-Astoria.
Those perks are on top of the ones shown in the table below.
Hilton portfolio in Turkey
Turkey features 65 Hilton properties across 5 brands. Although many are located in the greater Istanbul area and the Turkish Riviera, the properties are spread in a nicely spread in the rectangular shaped country.
Hilton Hotels feature:
- 1 Conrad hotel;
- 18 DoubleTree hotels;
- 13 Hamptons;
- 14 Hilton Hotels & Resorts;
- 19 Hilton Garden Inns.
Properties with Executive lounge
Twelve hotels have an Executive lounge. You can have access to the lounge thanks to your Gold status. These properties are:
- Adana Hilton;
- Mersin Hilton;
- Hilton Izmir;
- Ankara Hilton;
- Hilton Bursa;
- 7 Istanbul area hotels:Asian side: Hilton Kozyatagi, DoubleTree Moda. European side: Hilton Bakirkoy, Hilton Bomonti, Hilton Bosphorus, Conrad Bosphorus and Hilton Maslak.
Required points for sweet spot Hilton properties in Turkey
5,000 Hilton Honors points
Sixteen hotels spread across the country require only 5,000 Hilton Honors points!
10,000 Hilton Honors points
Twenty hotels spread across the country require only 10,000 Hilton Honors points!
They are shown below:
These 36 hotels constitute more than 50% of Hilton properties in Turkey. It’s a sweet spot for anyone who wants to tour Turkey for a very low amount of points for a week or two.
How can I get Hilton Honors points
In Canada, 4 credit cards allow you to accrue towards a significant number of Hilton Honors points. See below what they are and their Welcome bonus offer:
- Platinum Card from American Express: 50,000 Membership Rewards points or 60,000 via my referral link;
- Business Platinum Card from American Express: 50,000 Membership Rewards points or 60,000 via my referral link;
- American Express Gold Rewards Card;
- American Express Business Gold Rewards Card: 30,000 Membership Rewards points or 40,000 via my referral link;
Hilton Honors is a Frequent Travelers Participant of the American Express Rewards program .You can transfer your bonus American Express Membership reward points (MR) to your Hilton Honors account. You can transfer a minimum of 1,000 MR points and in increments of 1,000 MR points.
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