Hilton gains an attractive new Paris hotel option – Maison Astor

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Hilton has been woefully under-represented in Paris.  Until Hilton Paris Opera opened a couple of years ago, it didn’t have a single property in the main tourist zone.  (Here is our review of Hilton Paris Opera.)

Things are now picking up.  Maison Astor Paris – website here – has joined Hilton as part of the Curio Collection.  Maison Astor Paris sits on a quiet street between the Opera Garnier and the Champs-Elysées, “making the hotel a peaceful hideaway amidst Paris’s bustling city centre.”

Curio allows independent properties to retain their own quirks and charms whilst still benefiting from Hilton’s marketing clout.  This includes allowing guests to earn and redeem Hilton Honors points and receive status benefits.

We have reviewed a few Curio hotels and they are generally very good.  Here is our review of the Ames in Boston and here is the Montesol in downtown Ibiza.

The hotel name links back to John Jacob Astor IV who used to live in the hotel when it was a private house, before drowning on the Titanic.  There are 131 recently modernised rooms which “take inspiration from classic Parisian apartments, featuring large windows, beautiful French balconies and high ceilings.”  There is also a fine dining restaurant called Salle à Manger.

Hilton Honors redemptions are capped at 80,000 points per night although I was struggling to find nights over the Winter where it went that high – for November it is usually around 63-68,000.  You find out more about Maison Astor Paris on this page of the Hilton website.

Maison Astor Paris joins Hilton's Curio Collection

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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  1. OT – Missing Amex SPG – On Amex Chat yesterday told the points should turn up in 2-4 weeks. Asked for some kind of compensation and was offered 3000 Starpoints.

    • My wife’s points for this month have swept across and actually arrived in her Marriott account today!

      …she is still missing her August and September statement points, however.

  2. The ‘why bad airlines are profitable’ article should be called ‘why lack of competition leads to poor service and the ability to charge slightly more’.

    There are at least two factors that have not been considered which mean that the study cited neither proves or disproves the claim. 1- fuel costs, aka the biggest driver of one half of the profitability calculation. 2- competition, aside from a few markets, there is simply no realistic competition from other airlines (or rail) domestically, meaning you can restrict seats enabling you to price fares/fees slightly higher.

    Causation vs correlation….

  3. Peter K says:

    In the industry I am in most customers go to the large company that is generally cheaper, is certainly perceived as cheaper, but has the worst customer service. Other companies have also reduced their prices, and quality, to match.

    The airline industry is not alone in this sad state of affairs.

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