I found out yesterday that a new-build ‘Hampton by Hilton’ hotel opened in Bournemouth recently. Given that the general quality of accommodation in British seaside towns is woeful, this could be a decent option.
You can find details of the hotel here. It is 30,000 points per night for a Hilton HHonors redemption – given that room rates are well over £100 per night for weekends in Autumn this is a good value redemption.
Remember that Hilton HHonors status members get 5 nights for the points of 4 which would bring it down to 24,000 points per night. Hilton Silver comes free with their free UK Visa card.
Tripadvisor feedback is that everything is shiny and new but the hotel is on a hill which may be an issue for some. The upside of that is sea views from some rooms. All guest receive free breakfast and free wi-fi. It appears to be a modest walk down to the town centre and beach.
A ‘proper’ Hilton is being built next door which should be even better – apparently the surrounding area does, literally, look like a building site at the moment however. The hotel website is here.
How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (June 2021)
There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted in three Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)