5 Best Hotels in Asia You Can Book With Hilton Points — Use the Hilton Card Limited-Time Offers

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While there were many losers in Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood and subsequent rollout of the new Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, one of the biggest winners in all this chaos has been Hilton. Hilton has been slowly winning over customers, refining its elite benefits to focus more on middle status tiers, and increasing its luxury footprint around the globe to catch up with Marriott.

All of this adds up to a program that’s becoming much more compelling, despite the annoying variable award pricing Hilton has had in place for the past few years. While Marriott is the world’s largest hotel chain by a clean margin, I’ve often found Hilton to be the only company offering hotels in some smaller markets I’ve traveled to recently. When I was in Lanzhou (a city in northwest China) last month, Hilton had three Hampton Inns while neither Marriott nor Hyatt had a single hotel.

If you’ve been watching these changes and thinking about jumping ship to Hilton, there’s no better time than the present. We’re currently seeing increased welcome bonuses on all of Hilton’s co-branded Amex credit cards, letting you earn up to 150,000 points depending on which offer you pick:

  • Hilton Honors American Express Card – 90,000 Hilton points after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening (limited-time offer through August 28, 2019)
  • Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card – 130,000 Hilton points and a free weekend night after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first four months of account opening (formerly the Hilton Ascend card) (limited-time offer through August 28, 2019)
  • Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express — 150,000 Hilton points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening
  • The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card – 130,000 Hilton points and a free weekend night after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first four months of account opening (limited-time offer through August 28, 2019)

Hilton points can often go further in Asia, depending on where you travel. I’ll show you some of the best Hilton hotels in Asia with points.

The information for the Hilton Aspire card and Hilton Surpass card has been collected independently by Million Mile Secrets. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Visit Shanghai and other incredible Asian cities when you use points at some of the best Hilton hotels in Asia. (Photo by MarsYu/iStock by Getty Images)

5 of the Best Hilton Hotels in Asia With Points

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1. Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

71,000 Hilton points per night certainly isn’t cheap, but it feels like a bargain to stay on one of the most iconic blocks in the energetic metropolis of Shanghai. The Waldorf Astoria on the Bund is nothing if not elegant, with a discrete entrance directly on the Bund that preserves the building’s beautiful facade as well as a more formal lobby on the opposite side of the block.

Use Hilton points to enjoy a luxury stay at the historic Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. (Photo courtesy of Hilton)

Guest rooms start at a spacious ~500 square feet, and while you could easily stay in your room for hours watching the lights dance across the city skyline, from a prime location like this it’s easy to explore some of the best food and drink this city has to offer.

2. Millennium Hilton Bangkok

The Millenium Hilton Bangkok isn’t the nicest Hilton property in the city, but especially as a first-time tourist, its location is unbeatable. Oh, and did I mention that award rates start at only 39,000 Hilton points per night?

On the Chao Phraya river, the Millennium Hilton Bangkok has a live jazz bar with 360 degree views of the city. (Photo courtesy of Hilton)

The hotel is located right on the river, making it easy to catch a water taxi directly to Wat Po and Wat Arun for only a couple of Baht. For those looking to get into the more modern and developed part of the city, there’s an MRT station just three blocks away that puts the entire city at your fingertips.

3. Conrad Centennial Singapore

At only 60,000 Hilton points per night, the Conrad Centennial Singapore feels cheap by Singapore standards, but don’t let that fool you. Singapore is a small country and the Conrad puts you right in the center of everything, no more than a 10-minute drive from famous tourist attractions like the Marina Bay Sands hotel, the Gardens by the Bay, and the Singapore Flyer, the world’s tallest ferris wheel.

You can take in views of the city or the Singapore Flyer from the Conrad Centennial Singapore’s outdoor pool. (Photo courtesy of Hilton)

If you ever grow tired of Singapore’s legendary hawker food centers, you can try Golden Peony, the Conrad’s award-winning onsite Cantonese restaurant.

4. Hilton Bali Resort

Starting at just 30,000 points per night, you can stretch your points quite far and extend your vacation by picking the Hilton Bali Resort. The property is perched on top of a 40-meter cliff that gives it incredible sight lines without sacrificing the beaches that draw people in to Bali.

Unwind for fewer points than you might expect at the gorgeous Hilton Bali Resort. (Photo courtesy of Hilton)

The resort has 407 guest rooms, all of which feature private balconies overlooking the water or the lush gardens. With four interconnected pools, this hotel is perfect for a family vacation or a more relaxing getaway.

5. Hilton Tokyo

Starting at around 65,000 Hilton points per night, the Hilton Tokyo is a great way to score free nights that would otherwise cost $500 or more. The sprawling property has 825 rooms and suites, and is located right in the center of the famed Shinjuku district with easy access to Shinjuku rail station.

View of Hotel Exterior Surrounded by Large Buildings
You’ll be close to terrific shopping and entertainment at the Hilton Tokyo. (Photo courtesy of Hilton)

Whether you’re traveling to Tokyo for business or for pleasure, it’s hard to beat this affordability in this prime of a location.

Bottom Line

You’ll find Hilton hotels in almost every major city in Asia, giving you a nearly endless list of options for using Hilton points. Whether you opt for luxury hotels like a Conrad or Waldorf Astoria in more affordable markets, or you stretch your points farther by staying at one of Hilton’s core brands, it’s hard to go wrong when redeeming Hilton points for free hotel nights in Asia.

If you’re short on Hilton points, don’t forget to apply for the increased offers on the Hilton Amex cards:

  • Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express — 150,000 Hilton points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening

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Ethan Steinberg is a contributor to Million Mile Secrets, he covers topics on points and miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels, and general travel.

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