Hilton opens a brand new Embassy Suites hotel in New York
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Hilton opened its newest New York property, Embassy Suites by Hilton New York Midtown Manhattan, this week.
It is so new that the website doesn’t even have room photographs and when I wrote this yesterday it had zero TripAdvisor reviews.
The location is very handy, located between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue on 37th Street in the Garment District. It is a brand new 39-storey tower and, as most of the area is low rise, it claims to have excellent views.
The good thing about Embassy Suites is that they are designed for families – although no rooms here take more than three people – on longer stays, although you can book for a night. Rooms are large by New York standards and most have sofas and microwaves. Free breakfast is included for everyone.
As a brand new hotel you are guaranteed, if nothing else, to find everything new and shiny. Rates are as low as $199 next month – and $149 this month – looking at the website. It caps out at 70,000 Hilton Honors points per night although it is well below that at the moment due to the cheap opening rates on offer. The hotel website is here.
PS. EDIT, March 2018: Here are two hotel pictures taken by a reader who stayed and who was very impressed:
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Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.
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and for small business owners:
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The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points.
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