This post was last updated 6 months ago at the end of September 2018. I thought it was time to do it again, considering … well, it’s Hilton. Things don’t stay the same in the world of dynamic pricing rewards. Sad!
In the coming days, I’m going to update all my Hilton posts. This is an updated version of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Here are the cheapest Hilton Honors redemptions in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Hilton has drastically raised the redemption prices at many of its properties. I thoroughly revised this post to include the latest changes. When you see red type face, it means the price has increased.
AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
Hilton Garden Inn Tangier City Center 10K per night (UPDATE 9.30.18: 22K to 30K)
How can you go wrong with this hotel? You can’t. This very well reviewed property is located just one minute from the beach, and it will be walking distance from a high-speed train station when that starts operating (presumably this summer). In addition, the hotel’s cash price can run from $80 to $200, so it’s a good deal any way you’re looking at it.
Hilton Salalah Resort 10K per night (UPDATE 9.30.18: 20K)
I wrote about this hotel years ago, and it still costs 5,000 points a night. Well, Oman is getting more popular with every passing year, and Salalah is a great destination not to be missed, especially in monsoon season, when everything is covered in green. This Hilton is a great albeit aging beach-side hotel, which is a steal for the price (it runs from $100+ to $200).
First, Hilton raised the price of this hotel from 5,000 points to 10,000, then quickly, as if ashamed of their generocity, to 22,000-30,000, before settling on 20,000 points.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba 10K per night (UPDATE 9.30.18: 20K)
Red Sea, anyone? This 5-star hotel is located in the business district, but it’s within walking distance from the beach. Rooms start at $60+ from what I can tell.
You can build a whole itinerary around cheap Hilton hotels in Malaysia. I’ve only been to Kuala Lumpur, but from what I’ve been reading, all of these cities are worth visiting, for different reasons.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur 10K per night -> UPDATED 4.14.19: 17K to 20K
At 10K per night, DT Kuala Lumpur used to be the best bargain in Asia. I would still stay there if only for a fantastic breakfast and close proximity to the Petronas Towers, but probably not on points — Kuala Lumpur hotels are cheap and this DT often costs around $70.
Don’t believe anyone who tells you that Kuala Lumpur isn’t worthy of your time. It totally is, and I enjoyed it quite a bit, especially when I ventured beyond the Petronas Towers. The hotel review is here (breakfast is amazing, easily one of the best hotel breakfasts I’ve had anywhere in the world).
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru 10K per night (UPDATE 9.30.18: 20K)
Johor Bahru is Malaysia’s second biggest city and it’s the home to Legoland, Malaysia, the Angry Bird park, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, and other theme parks (in case your kids get hopelessly bored). Johor Bahru also has beaches, islands, waterfalls, and other attractions, but it’s mostly known as a gateway to Singapore – it’s actually very popular with Singaporeans as a weekend destination.
I was researching Johor Bahru as a cheap way of exploring Singapore, but decided it would be too much of a hustle, and stayed at Conrad, instead. 🙂 It may be fine for a one-time foray into Singapore, but probably not for traveling daily – at least, until the construction of the international subway line between the countries is completed, presumably by 2022. If you want to stay in Singapore, a better choice would be Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon for 20,000 points in Little India.
Hilton Kuching 10K per night
A reader recommended this Borneo city to me, and having done some research, I agree, it’s worth seeing, especially in that the Hilton there costs only 10,000 points a night. However, this Hilton often sells just for $50+, and while this is within my valuation parameters, don’t forget that the cash rate can earn you up to 14 points per $1 with the right (Aspire) card.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melaka 10K per night (UPDATE 9.30.18: 19K to 20K) -> UPDATED 4.14.19: 14K to 20K
This is a rare phenomenon when Hilton prices, once increased, would go down substantially. At least, this is the first time I’ve noticed something like that after Hilton went Delta on us.
Melaca (also spelled Malacca) is the oldest city in Malaysia, and Melaca’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It also has some beaches and it’s quite close to Kuala Lumpur – just 1.5 hours by cab. Looks like a good place to spend a couple of days for
5,000 Hilton Honors points a night.
That’s right: just at the beginning of this year, this hotel cost 5,000 points. Then they increased it to 10,000, but that still wasn’t good enough…
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang 10K per night
I mentioned this hotel in my Resorts post here. The hotel looks quite nice and offers a free shuttle to Georgetown, yet another UNESCO World Heritage site. Penang is also home to one of the most intricate and important Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia – Kek Lok Si Temple, or the Temple of Supreme Bliss. The DoubleTree cash rates start around $60+.
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon for 20K points
Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport 5K per night
OK, so I never (well, almost never) review airport hotels, but this one can work for you if you stay for just 2-3 days to relax in Kuta before or after exploring the rest of the island. The reviews I’ve read indicate that the hotel has a resort feel, and while very close to the airport, it’s also a short and cheap ride away from the beaches and nightlife. The rates start at $55+, so you’re getting quite a deal for 5,000 Hilton Honors points.
Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi 10K per night
My cousin Timmy stayed in this hotel, so I visited it on a couple of occasions. It’s very centrally located (unlike JW Marriott where I was staying), and it’s a typical clean and efficient Garden Inn. The rates seem to range from $60 to $100.
Hilton Hanoi Opera: mostly 19-23K per night -> UPDATED 4.14.19: 24K to 30K
This is obviously a more upscale property, which is also close to the Old Quarter, but depending on your dates, you might be able to snatch a room for $80-$100. This represents an OK point value if you can get a room for fewer Hilton Honors points. But I probably wouldn’t pay 36,000 points for this hotel.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Beijing 20K per night -> UPDATED 4.14.19: 25K to 30K
This centrally located 5-star hotel used to be a good value for the
money Hilton Honors points. Oh well!
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur rates have increased by 7,000 – 10,000 points.
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melaka lowest rate has decreased by 5,000 points.
- Hilton Hanoi Opera rates have increased by 5,000 – 7,000 points.
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Beijing rates have increased by 5,000 – 10,000 points.
Have you stayed at any of these hotels? How about sharing your thoughts? Please?