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 (December 2023)
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
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