The Hilton Blackpool hotel is to leave the chain, but a new Hampton opens

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The Hilton in Blackpool is leaving the chain on 26th June.  The hotel is not closing but it is not clear what brand, if any, will take it over.

The good news for Hilton loyalists is that a new Hampton has recently opened (website here, image above) and is getting good reviews.  The most recent TripAdvisor review (for what it’s worth!) says:

With the sad news that the Hilton Blackpool is to be no more…. I decided to try the new Hampton by Hilton on South Promenade. Having used other Hampton by Hilton on occasions I know they are a limited service operation but still Hilton standards.  OMG…..this hotel is superb. Great staff….superb rooms that put 4 star hotels to shame….great traditional food and a warm welcome. And the views from the ceiling to floor windows is amazing.  Tram stop directly outside….so no issues.  Without doubt the best Hampton by Hilton I have stayed in and puts a lot of the core brand to shame….will return without doubt.  It is good to see the quality like this in Blackpool.

Hampton by Hilton Blackpool

Hilton’s Bastille gig

Talking of Hilton, thanks to everyone who came over to say ‘hi’ at the Hilton Honors Bastille gig on Saturday night.  It was good to meet so many of you.  Mark Weinstein, the global head of Hilton Honors, came over at the end for a chat with our little group.  I’m in Washington next week to have a longer chat with him about what is going on at Hilton and their plans for the future.

How to earn Hilton Honors points via UK credit cards

As a reminder, 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, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Hilton Honors points.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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