A new Hilton property opens in Paris – the Niepce Paris Hotel, Curio Collection
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Paris has historically been a major blind spot for Hilton. If you ignore CDG airport and the hotel at La Defence, which is well out of the tourist zone, it had nothing at all in the historic centre until Hilton Paris Opera opened a couple of years ago.
(Hilton Paris Opera is very good – we reviewed it here.)
Things took another major step forward this week with the opening of the Niepce Paris Hotel under the Curio Collection brand.
We have reviewed a couple of Curio Collection hotels (Boston here and Ibiza here) and been impressed by both. Curio Collection is a group of independent hotels which have chosen to work with Hilton to improve their marketing muscle but which retain management independence. Importantly they do respect Hilton Honors status benefits and you can earn and redeem points.
However …. no Hilton Honors reward nights have yet been loaded into the booking system.
According to Hilton:
Located in the heart of the artistic district of Montparnasse, Niepce Paris Hotel offers guests close proximity to unexpected treasures, whilst being in one of the most sought-after capitals in the world. Guests can delve into Montparnasse’s rich art and culture at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art or beat the Eiffel Tower crowd with panoramic views of Paris from the Montparnasse Tower. The hotel is also ideally located a few metres from Montparnasse train station, giving guests easy access to visit historical monuments, museums and delicious cuisine the city has to offer.
Niepce Paris Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton takes travellers back to the Roaring Twenties, as the hotel is inspired by one of the most influential photographic artists of the time – Janine Niepce. Janine’s famous shots are captured throughout the guest rooms, corridors and ceiling displays, adding a special touch to the hotel’s artsy ambience. Guests can choose from 52 stylish guest rooms, including three elegant suites. The spacious rooms feature the latest technology with tablet control systems and high-speed internet. Suites also feature a separate living area.
You can find out more about the Niepce Paris Hotel on the Hilton website here.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (May 2023)
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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points (worth 120,000 Hilton Honors points) – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! Read our full review
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ card is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points (worth 45,000 Hilton Honors points). Apply here.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
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.
(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.)