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New Hilton Curio hotel launches in London – 100 Queens Gate

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The DoubleTree London Kensington has formally rebranded as a Curio property, under the name ‘100 Queen’s Gate Hotel‘.

Curio is Hilton’s brand for upmarket independent hotels which do not want to follow Hilton’s ‘by the book’ operating manuals but still want to tap into Hilton’s marketing clout and the 100 million Hilton Honors membership base.  We have reviewed a few Curio hotels (see Ibiza here and see Boston here) and have been impressed.

100 Queens Gate Hotel open

Following a substantial refurbishment it looks, at least from the images, pretty good.  There are three food and beverage outlets – an all-day dining brasseries, a cocktail bar called ESQ and Botanica, an atrium space which will serve afternoon tea.

100 Queens Gate Hotel open

In terms of location it is very, very close to the South Kensington museums and about 90 seconds walk from South Kensington tube station.  The Albert Hall is also a gentle stroll away if you are attending an event.

The hotel website is here if you want to find out more.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

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.

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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:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

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