Signature (Thistle, Guoman)

Signature is the loyalty scheme for Thistle and Guoman Hotels amongst others. The scheme offers generous incentives for joining (free) including a voucher for a free Sunday night stay and a free Sunday lunch.

Full details of Signature can be found in this article and on the Thistle website.

Bits: great Qatar Airways business deal with a catch, Thistle / Guoman Easter hotel sale

News in brief: Great Qatar Airways business class deal …. with a catch Regular readers of Head for Points will know that Qatar Airways comes up with some exceptional deals from time to time.  As Qatar Airways is a oneworld alliance partner, you will earn […]

Bits: 1200 Avios for paying at Tesco with PayQwiq, 25% off Heathrow Express

News in brief: Earn 1,200 Avios via Tesco with PayQwiq If you live in a participating part of the country – and it has now rolled out in quite a few places – you can earn 1,200 Avios points or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles (ie […]

Bits: bonus Heathrow Rewards points on ‘collect on return’, Thistle London deals

News in brief: Bonus Heathrow Rewards points on offer Heathrow Rewards has launched two new bonus point offers, one of which is very easy to achieve. The first bonus is 250 Heathrow Rewards points (=250 Avios or other miles or a £2.50 shopping voucher) for […]

Bits: £50 off £100 Thistle stay, Monarch flies on, new Hotel Tonight loyalty scheme

News in brief: New American Express statement credit deals launched American Express has launched a generous cashback deal with Thistle, every, Amba and Clermont Hotels, which are collectively run as GLH Hotels.  The group also includes The Grosvenor Hotel, The Royal Horseguards, The Cumberland and The […]

Holiday Tips 1 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

With the schools having broken up, over the next few days I will running updated versions of my annual travel planning series.  This will cover the best ways of earning or redeeming miles and points to get the best value from your Summer travel. “How to get a discount […]

Bits: 9,000 Thistle hotel rooms in London for £90, Norwegian launching low-cost Gatwick to Vegas

News in brief: £90 Thistle Hotel rooms in London – including breakfast Thistle Hotels is running a four day promotion, starting today, to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Queen. There are 9,000 rooms available at exactly £90 each including breakfast, spread over the eight […]

Bits: BA launches new routes to Germany, Amba and ‘every’ hotel sale

News in brief: British Airways launches new routes to Germany British Airways made a rather complex announcement on Friday about new flights into Germany. The first announcement is that BA is ‘launching’ flights from London City to Hamburg.  Whilst technically true, BA already runs a […]

My review of the Amba Hotel Marble Arch – a former Thistle transformed

This is my review of the Amba Hotel Marble Arch in London. In October 2013 glh Hotels, the owner of the Thistle Hotels brand, announced the launch of its new contemporary 4 star group Amba.   The first property to open in the capital was the […]

Sales and vouchers round-up – Opodo,, Thistle

I’ve had a flurry of emails this week promoting various sales and discount codes.  None of them are as lucrative as the Accor UK hotel sale I covered yesterday but some may work for you. Opodo £1m discount codes giveaway Opodo is offering a mix […]

Bits: 20,000 IHG points bargain in SanFran, Thistle Heathrow brings back free pod trips!, SAA sale

News in brief: IHG points bargain in San Francisco A new Holiday Inn Express opened in San Francisco a few weeks ago.  This would not normally be big news, even on Head for Points. What is interesting, though, is that the hotel is only 20,000 […]

Bits: Amex Plat getting free Hilton Gold?, 19 Thistle hotels rebranded, 20% bonus Marriott to AA

News in brief: Free Hilton HHonors Gold coming back as an Amex Platinum benefit? Until December 2013, American Express Platinum charge card holders received Hilton HHonors Gold status, albeit as a ‘one year only’ benefit.  Then, overnight, Amex pulled it – much to the anger […]

Bits: 12 Avios per £1 at M&S, Heathrow Rewards bonus, FREE breakfast at Thistle

Some more news that came up whilst I was running around PR functions this week ….! 12 Avios per £1 with M&S at the Gate 365 e-store Reader Dom dropped me a note to point out that Marks & Spencer is currently offering 12 Avios […]

Thistle Hotels scraps Signature – last chance to claim free Sunday night and free Sunday lunch

Thistle will lose the management contract for ALL, bar two, of its regional UK hotels on July 31st.  As I wrote here, the chain will not, to all intents and purposes, now exist outside London. On August 1st, Thistle is effectively scrapping its Thistle Signature loyalty programme.  It […]

Holiday Tips 1 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on airport car parking

With the kids about to break up – mine finish on Wednesday – over the next few days I will running updated versions of my annual travel planning series.  This will cover the best ways of earning or redeeming miles and points to get the best value […]

Thistle Heathrow now offering FREE use of ‘pods’ – and one month left for Thistle ‘£50 off £100’ via Amex

Back in January, I wrote about the interesting transfer option available if you stay at the Thistle Hotel at Heathrow.  You can transfer to and from Terminal 5 in the driverless pods which take customers to and from the car park behind the Thistle! The only […]

New Amex hotel cashback deals: Thistle (£50 off £100), Hilton and others

EDIT:  Direct links to register now available, includes MBNA and Lloyds cardholders A large number of new hotel cashback deals were launched by American Express yesterday. Whilst only the Thistle deal is outstanding, what is great about these deals is that you can combine them […]

Things you never knew … stay at the Thistle Heathrow and take a driverless pod to T5!

Here is one of those odd little facts which may have passed you by …..!  I was reminded of it when writing my article on the Thistle Hotels ‘Signature’ loyalty scheme on Wednesday. The biggest downside of staying at one of the hotels at Heathrow […]

Free Sunday night and free Sunday lunch with Thistle and Guoman Hotels and Thistle Signature

I don’t write about Thistle Hotels much on Head for Points.  They did have an American Express cashback offer last year which I covered, and one HFP reader contacted me afterwards to say how impressed he had been with the hotels he visited.  The bottom […]