The Hilton Garden Inn hotel at Birmingham Airport is now open
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Hilton has opened a new Hilton Garden Inn at Birmingham Airport.
How does a Garden Inn differ from a normal Hilton? Having visited the Heathrow one a few times, I honestly have no idea.
Importantly, this hotel is directly at the airport, next door to the passenger terminal. No shuttle buses etc required. It’s not going to win any architectural awards (see picture below) but apart from that it seems to be a great option.
I saw rates as low as £65 per night for November, although I can also see dates where it goes over £200. In terms of convenience, however, you can’t go wrong.
It could also be a cheap option for visitors to Birmingham itself. It is a short walk from Birmingham International railway station and there are very frequent trains into Birmingham New Street for the city centre.
The Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Airport website is here.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (June 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.)