Apart from the dull room decor, I was impressed – especially with the astonishingly good soundproofing.
The rooftop bar had not yet opened when I visited. It IS now open.
Called ‘Runway’, reader feedback so far is that it is a fantastic space with panoramic views over the whole airport. There is also an outside viewing area.
This may now be the best spot at the airport for a bit of plane spotting. It’s not clear if you can visit the bar without being a hotel guest, given the key card requirements for using the lifts. The hotel is a short and well sign-posted walk through the Terminal 2 car park.
The hotel website is here although it hasn’t yet been updated with details of the bar.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (January 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.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:
- American Express Gold (30,000 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.)