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.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (May 2022)
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 has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 120,000 Hilton Honors points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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 (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 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.
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