Hilton offers a very lucrative promotional code for UK public sector workers, effectively offering sale-esque pricing on a permanent basis when booking Hilton Group hotels (Conrad, Waldorf Astoria and DoubleTree etc).
This code offers a fixed 30% discount on the Best Available Bed and Breakfast Rate at participating hotels in the UK and Europe. The rate also offers free breakfast.
This is the official page on the Hilton website with details of the offer.
Is the discount actually any good?
We’ve all come across offers and discounts that supposedly offer fantastic reductions but in reality turn out to be far more mediocre.
So I ran a couple of searches to see how decent the discount actually is:
Here’s the price for a base level room at the Hilton Barcelona on a random Saturday night in July:
And here is the Hilton Honors rate:
Works on higher category rooms and suites too
What’s also interesting is that this offer is not restricted to entry-level rooms and offers impressive discounts even on higher room categories up to and including suites.
Here is what prices look like for a King Premier room at the Conrad, Dublin for a two-night stay in October:
Compared to the standard Hilton Honors rate:
In this example, utilising the Public Sector discount would save you £130+ over the two nights.
How to book
The easiest way to search for rates is via the main Hilton website as that’ll allow you to compare both the discounted rate and the regular rate alongside each other.
- Visit the Hilton website and click Advanced Search.
- You will then see an option to Add a Special Rate Code.
- Enter the promo code PR11PN.
This promotion is meant to apply to rates on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, however, in practice, individual hotels may make the rates available during the week as well.
It’s worth noting that the discounted rate is 30% off the flexible Best Available Rate. This will mean that when compared to a non-refundable rate, the discount will not always be the full 30% although it should still offer decent savings.
This is a valuable booking trick to remember when staying at Hilton Group properties.
If you’re a Public Sector employee or are even travelling with someone who is, this deal is a no-brainer.
Head over to Hilton’s website to see what you can book