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 below) 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.
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 and status from UK credit cards (September 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.
The Platinum Card comes with a limited time bonus of 60,000 Amex points (converts to 120,000 Hilton Honors points) until 2nd November 2021.
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.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus 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.)