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We received a lot of entries. And we love your enthusiasm!
The contest is closed now. But if you’re looking for ideas where to use your 100,000 or 75,000 sign-up bonus points from the AMEX Hilton Cards, here are great suggestions from fellow Million Mile Secrets readers!
Traveling to Hawaii
Dreaming of a trip to Hawaii? Here are the Hilton hotels readers have on their lists!
Million Mile Secrets reader Marilyn commented that she wants to stay with her husband at the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Maui. Because it would be a great way to celebrate his upcoming retirement.
That sounds like a fun idea, Marilyn!
Emily & I stayed there a few years ago on our spring break trip to Maui. And it was the first time she’d ever stayed at a Waldorf Astoria hotel. She especially liked the hotel’s extravagant decor and the luxurious spa!
The Spa Grande is the largest spa in Hawaii and has a variety of Roman tubs, saunas, and cascading waterfalls! We enjoyed our massages there!
And with the sign-up bonuses on either the Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express or the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express card, he’d have enough for 1 or 2 award nights depending on the season!
That’s because you’ll earn 75,000 or 100,000 bonus Hilton points depending on which card you choose. And the Hilton Hawaiian Village costs 50,000 or 60,000 Hilton points per night, depending on the time of year.
My friend stayed here last year and loved the many pools, lagoon, and short walking distance to lots of excellent shopping and restaurants.
And they make amazing Mai Tais!
Traveling to the Maldives
A few of you tweeted about staying at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, an amazing luxury Hilton hotel! Villas here cost over $1,000 per night. So you can really get Big Travel with Small Money using your Hilton points there!
Twitter follower @incognito888 would love to stay at this beautiful hotel.
Emily & I spent 5 nights using Hilton points at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island when we visited the Maldives. It was a truly indulgent experience with welcome treats (like chocolates!), private outdoor showers, infinity pools, and beautiful beaches!
Traveling to Japan
The Land of the Rising Sun is also popular with our readers.
This Hilton hotel is one of their best known and highest rated hotels.
If you visit in the springtime, you could take part in the cherry blossom viewing or hanami, a Japanese national pastime!
The Hilton Tokyo Bay is in Urayasu. And it’s close to both Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland. But it’s a ~50 minute subway ride from central Tokyo, so it’s not a great choice if you’re looking to explore the city.
Traveling Within the Mainland US
You don’t have to go far to find great Hilton hotels. And a lot of our readers plan on using their Hilton points for stays in the US!
And it looks like a beautiful hotel!
The Hilton Orlando and the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort are 2 great options when visiting the area.
Both are conveniently located near the local theme parks, making them great for family vacations!
Need More Hilton Points?
Here are ways to earn more Hilton points for your upcoming vacations!
- Transfer American Express Membership Rewards points
- Transfer Citi ThankYou points
- Sign-up bonuses from the American Express Hilton Honors, American Express Hilton Honors Surpass, Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve, or Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature cards
- Transfer airline miles like Hawaiian Airlines or Virgin Atlantic
- Buy Hilton points
You can also read my post about the best ways to earn Hilton points.
We love our Million Mile Secrets community. And we really like hearing about your favorite vacation spots around the world!
Let me know if you’ve stayed at any of these hotels. And help your fellow readers by adding your favorite Hilton hotels in the comments!