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.
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.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 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.
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: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points (45,000 Hilton Honors points) if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 Virgin Points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. 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.
(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.)