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With plenty of great Hilton welcome offers currently floating around, loading up your Hilton account has never been easier. But what can you do with all those points? How about using them to book a few free nights at some of the world's most luxurious properties!
Today's post is a little different than anything we've done in the past: To create this resource, we analyzed 28,936 award bookings (a total of 63,218 free nights) to come up with a list of the 15 most luxurious properties you can book with Hilton points.
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How to Use This Data to Get a Great Deal
For each property, we've included the average number of points per night, the average cost per night if you're paying cash, and the number of cents per point (CPP) saved by redeeming points.
Cents per point is a useful way to compare different redemptions head-to-head. To calculate CPP, determine how much you're saving by spending points instead of cash and then divide by the number of points. You can learn more about how it works in our post about how to calculate mile values.
A good rule of thumb is to look for Hilton redemptions that are worth at least half-a-cent per point (0.50 CPP). Anything above that is considered a decent value. Anything well above that is considered a great redemption. Inversely, redemptions below 0.50 CPP are probably not the best use of your points, especially if you can afford to pay cash and save your Hilton points for a higher-value redemption in the future.
You can stretch your value even further by taking advantage of the Hilton 5th-Night-Free benefit. Hilton Honors elite members can pay the number of points required for 4 nights and receive the 5th night free. Another great tip is to consider using a Hilton free weekend night certificate at one of these hotels instead of redeeming points. Speaking of which, standard rooms at each of these properties are eligible for Hilton's free weekend night certificate.
Now let's see all the swanky places where your Hilton points can take you.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
One of the most aspirational properties in all of points and miles-dom is the Waldorf Astoria Maldives. Located on Ithaafushi Private Island, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives offers luxurious reef villas, beach villas, or overwater villas as standard accommodations. Each villa is equipped with its own private pool, as well.
Do you know who else would love this property? Families! The Waldorf Ithaafushi is surprisingly family-friendly. For example, all rooms are for a standard of 4 guests and the property includes child care and child recreational activities.
AwardWallet tracked 366 reservations for a total of 991 nights:
- $2,335.11 average cash price per night
- 111,824 average points per night
- 2.11 cents per point
Note: Hilton Honors recently raised the maximum price for standard award nights at this property to 150,000 points. It's likely that you'll find prices that are significantly higher than the average of 111,824 listed above. Consider using Hilton Free Weekend Night Certificates for part of your stay at this property.
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
The Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, in Los Cabos, Mexico is the standard of luxury. From the time you enter the property via Mexico's only private tunnel to the exclusive plunge pools standard with each room, this property will leave you stunned. Families can also find retreat at the Waldorf Pedregal with the Tortuguitas kid's club, complete with crafts and activities like dancing.
AwardWallet tracked 34 reservations for a total of 62 nights:
- $972.12 average cash price per night
- 111,966 average points per night
- 0.91 cents per point
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
If crossing off the world's best hotel properties is on your list, then you might want to consider staying at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Not only does it have an underwater restaurant, but rooms submerged feet below the Indian Ocean, as well.
Traveling with the littles? The Conrad Rangali will set up a teepee in their undersea suite complete with flashlights, a fort made of pillows, and a variety of treats.
AwardWallet tracked 709 reservations across 2,464 nights:
- $889.30 average cash price per night
- 86,334 average points per night
- 1.05 cents per point
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui, located in French Polynesia, has a little bit of everything when it comes to prime luxury, including its on its own private island: Motu To'opua. And don't worry about ever feeling bored or resort captive because this island property includes plenty of complimentary activities for its guests. The Conrad Bora Bora Nui has something for everyone from sports and fitness activities to cultural lessons like:
- How to open a coconut
- How to wear a pareo
- Coco leaf braiding
- Ukulele lessons
- How to speak Tahitian
Families can also enjoy their time at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui as it includes child-friendly activities plus the Tamariki Kids Club. The kids club provides separate rooms for children 3-10 and 11-16 years old.
AwardWallet tracked 28 reservations for a total of 82 nights:
- $753.05 average cash price per night
- 76,123 average points per night
- 0.98 cents per point
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
Maybe the resort life isn't quite your thing. Introducing the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, California. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, this exclusive property is just minutes away from some of California's most exquisite attractions. It's a 10-minute walk to Rodeo Drive, a 15-minute car ride to Santa Monica Pier and Beach, or you can catch a basketball game at the Staples Center nearby.
AwardWallet tracked 213 reservations and 280 nights:
- $732.58 average cash price per night
- 93,562 average points per night
- 0.79 cents per point
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Have you ever wanted to stay in a palace? Located in front of the famous Herengracht Canal, the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is the perfect luxury hotel for history lovers who also enjoy the finer things in life. For example, the entire property consists of six 17th and 18th-century historic palaces. And don't let the idea of historic full you. This property is full of modern amenities.
Compared to many of the other hotels we've mentioned here, this one is less of a family-friendly option as all rooms — except for the king suite — are limited to occupancy of two.
AwardWallet found 93 reservations and 163 nights:
- $723.97 average cash price per night
- 92,011 average points per night
- 0.80 cents per point
Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
40 acres of tropical gardens on one end and beach access on the other–the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, has touches of luxury and beauty around every corner. Plus, it's Hawaii so you can't really go wrong. Furry friends are also welcome at this hotel. So, pack up your pooch and enjoy everything Hawaii has to offer.
AwardWallet found and tracked 971 for a total of 2,441 nights:
- $694.90 average cash price per night
- 88,967 average points per night
- 0.80 cents per point
Waldorf Astoria Park City
If you're looking to hit the slopes in style, look no further than the Waldorf Astoria Park City. Nestled within the beautiful Wasatch mountains of Utah, the Waldorf in Park City is home to some of the best snow activities on the planet. Dog sledding, skiing or snowboarding, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Basically, if it involves snow, there's a good chance the Waldorf offers it.
AwardWallet found 88 reservations of 200 nights:
- $634.42 average cash price per night
- 66,941 average points per night
- 1.07 cents per point
The Roku Kyoto sits in the foothills of Kyoto's nearby mountain range and is part of Hilton's LXR Hotels & Resorts. The property has a spa, 114 rooms that offer incredible views, and the design is focused on Japanese minimalism. Don't let that fool you, though, because the hotel includes multiple fine dining restaurants and its own Japanese onsen (natural hot spring)
Travel and leisure says that Roku Kyoto's location is “near the center of the action but feels worlds away”.
Here's what you can expect to pay for a stay:
- $643.69 average cash price per night
- 110,000 average points per night
- 0.59 cents per point
Conrad Koh Samui
,Perfectly positioned on a secluded hill to overlook the Gulf of Thailand, the Conrad Koh Samui has high-end written all over. Yacht rides in the sunset, a diving center, and a sailing center are hard to match when looking to enjoy the more luxurious vacation life.
AwardWallet found 162 reservations for a total of 462 nights:
- $591.09 average cash price per night
- 87,472 average points per night
- 0.70 cents per point
Note: Conrad Koh Samui Residences are on Hilton's list of properties excluded from the Free Weekend Night Certificate redemptions. However, standard rooms outside the residences are eligible for the certificate.
Located on the highest floors of Nakanoshima Festival West Tower, views ‘for days' is one of the highlights of the Conrad Osaka. Each bedroom comes standard with floor-to-ceiling windows to take it all in. This modern property is located just under 2 miles away from Osaka Castle and some of the best sites in the region.
AwardWallet tracked 184 reservations for a total of 311 nights:
- $551.52 average cash price per night
- 91,646 average points per night
- 0.60 cents per point
The Conrad Tokyo is also set apart from other hotels because of its incredible views. The property overlooks the ancient Hamarikyu Garden on one end and Tokyo Bay on the other. Each room is guaranteed to have a view of Tokyo. For those with special requirements due to health reasons, the Tokyo Conrad even offers a PURE Wellness room — a hypoallergenic room complete with purified air and anti-bacterial surfaces.
AwardWallet tracked 384 reservations for a total of 784 nights:
- $538.18 average cash price per night
- 90,890 average points per night
- 0.60 cents per point
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
Located in British Colombia just minutes walk from the Whistler Ski Lift and Blackcomb Mountain Gondola, the prestigious Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa is every ski lover's paradise.
But the resort also offers activities outside of the snow season as well. During summer, you can go mountain biking, hiking out to the Brandywine Falls, and golf. Because, what luxury resort would be complete without an option to golf?
AwardWallet tracked 38 reservations for a total of 71 nights:
- $511.40 average cash price per night
- 73,956 average points per night
- 0.67 cents per point
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
The Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino is nestled in its own quiet corner of the island, yet just minutes away from the exciting shopping and nightlife of the city. As far as luxury goes, the property offers world-class dining, a three-bedroom penthouse (not a standard room for points redemptions), and a beachfront setup for guests to enjoy the dreamy blue waters Aruba is known for.
AwardWallet tracked 55 reservations with a total of 189 nights:
- $500.49 average cash price per night
- 75,045 average points per night
- 0.68 cents per point
Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
Overlooking the Indian Ocean on the eastern side of Africa, the Hilton Seychelles Northholme Resort and Spa tops the charts when it comes to luxury. Every room is a private villa surrounded by white sands and the bluest water. Activities offered at the property include complimentary kayaking and snorkeling.
AwardWallet tracked 31 reservations for a total of 70 nights:
- $494.63 average points per night
- 90,989 average cash price per night
- 0.55 cents per point
How Hilton's Luxury Properties Compare to the Rest
As noted previously, we used data from 28,936 award bookings for 63,218 free nights to make our list of the most luxurious Hilton properties. In total, AwardWallet members have redeemed more than three billion Hilton points for stays between March 2019 and January 2022.
Here are the averages for all Hilton award bookings at the time of publication:
- 0.64 cents per point (CPP)
- 48,438 points — the average number of points per night
- $312.88 — average cost per night if paid in cash
As you can see, the average number of cents per point for Hilton redemptions overall is lower than the CPP for many (but not all) of the luxury properties highlighted in this post. While many of these properties can be a great use of points, it's important to check the numbers for your specific dates.
Hilton uses dynamic award pricing—which means the number of points needed for a free night will fluctuate. The price to book a room using cash will also vary depending on your dates. Be sure to check both numbers compare to the averages we've published in this post to decide whether it makes sense to redeem points.
Luxury hotels aren't for everyone. In fact, many points and miles enthusiasts prefer to give up the finer things to make their currencies last a little longer. But for those willing to splurge a bit, some incredible options are waiting for you that will leave you with memories for a lifetime.
Which of these aspirational properties are you most interested in?
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