The new Virgin Hotels chain is gearing up to open in San Francisco next month, following the successful launch of the first property in Chicago three years ago. It is a new-build property at 250 Fourth Street, South of Market.
If you are a Virgin Flying Club member you can get special deals on stays between 1st February and 31st May:
All Flying Club members will earn 2,000 miles per stay, double the usual rate
Silver Flying Club members will receive a free upgrade (subject to availability at check-in)
Gold Flying Club members will receive a free upgrade (subject to availability at check-in) and free breakfast
You can enter your Flying Club number during the booking process on the Virgin Hotels website.
The Virgin Flying Club page which explains the benefits you get at Virgin Hotels is here. You cannot, at present, redeem miles for free nights at Virgin Hotels.
Next up will be properties in Dallas and New York. The first site outside the US will be Edinburgh where Virgin Hotels is converting the historic India Buildings in the Old Town.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):
You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
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