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Hilton Brussels City becomes a Hotel Indigo on 4th November

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The Hilton Brussels City is switching to IHG’s Hotel Indigo brand on 4th November.

The hotel is currently undergoing renovations, which is not surprising as Hilton and Hotel Indigo have different brand standards.  That said, the hotel looks funkier than your average Hilton so it may not require a complete overhaul.

If you have an existing booking made via Hilton then it will still be honoured, but you will not receive any Hilton Honors points or status benefits after 4th November.  You will receive IHG Rewards Club points and status benefits however.

You can find out more on the Hilton Brussels City website here.

The Hotel Indigo Brussels City page on the IHG site is here.

Note that ALL Hilton Honors reward availability has been pulled, even though it remains a Hilton-branded hotel for the next two months.

From 4th November it will cost 30,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night.  Assuming my personal value of 0.4p per IHG Rewards Club point, this is good value for midweek stays given the cash rates, but poorer value at weekends.

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

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Comments (71)

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  • Ammar says:

    Ot – How long before a Avios redemption flight (Malaysian/BA) book via BAEC can I cancel it to get the Avios back minus fees? is it 2 weeks or 24 hours? I cannot remember

    • Rob says:

      24 hours

      • BJ says:

        This was always my understanding too, but are you certain about this Rob, is it departure T-24h exactly? I remember somebody (Lady London ?) posted it was not
        T-24h but was infact midnight on the day 24h before the flight. If this is true I still remain confused as to what midnight the commenter referred to. If they were right, we have either a bit more or a bit less than 24h to get a refund.

        • Rob says:

          I think it is exactly 24 hours, but as you gave me two totally different options, 24 hours was the nearest answer!

        • Lady London says:

          Could have been OB at that time BJ they defo required 24hrs before the previous midnight to the flight.

          There’s a creep to sneakily changing cancellation to that rule in hotels – had it on Marriott and IHG. So for all reservations and tickets it’s best to check to check when booking in case a degradation has snuck in.

  • fivebobbill says:

    Just a heads up there are quite a few new offers hitting Amex cards this morning, mostly restaurants, but one of particularly note is £100 off Princess Cruises if booked before 1st Nov 2019. Have it on both our Plat and Gold cards.

    • Andrew says:

      I could do with the Princess Cruises one! What’s the offer terms?

      I’ve currently got 24 restuarant different offers on mine (out of a total of 50).

      • Crafty says:

        Seabourn too, £150 off £1000, if you’re going higher end.

      • fivebobbill says:

        No real restrictions, just spend at Princess and be billed to your account before 1st Nov for £100 credit

  • Deb says:

    We stayed at Hilton Brussels City a couple of weeks ago. The renovations at the time seemed limited to the breakfast/restaurant area which was closed off and everyone ate at the front of the hotel in the bar. The guest rooms we saw were fitted out (probably quite a while ago) with very dark wood which was surprising given how little light came through the windows (they were small and surrounded by high-rise buildings). But the Gold status was recognised with free breakfast, a metal box with a luxury chocolate inside, and a free drinks voucher each – haven’t received those for a couple of years and it was a nice welcome. The underground public car park (basically underneath the hotel) was fairly expensive but had high tech security and restricted pedestrian access to ticket holders (which is unfortunately needed given the large numbers of people (including children) sadly living in the central streets and parks of Brussels.

    • John says:

      Visited same area last month for work, felt mostly safe but was shocked by change in homeless numbers since last trip a couple of years ago. Approaching Los Angeles levels. Really sad and disturbing.

      • Peter K says:

        It’s not just abroad. Cardiff this year had many more homeless than a couple of years ago.

        • Spaghetti Town says:

          Cardiff is so bad for homelessness now, it’s the worst i’ve ever seen it

          • The Original David says:

            It’s about to get a lot worse in Brussels – think of all those poor UK MEPs…

    • BlueThroughCrimp says:

      Stayed there last January. Shame to lose another Hilton in Brussels for the Eurostar back. And it did the public sector rates.
      The HGI is ok, but preferred the City.

    • Andy says:

      Brussels. Graffiti everywhere. Buildings left to rot and decay. Concrete 1960s architecture. It’s the one place I will NEVER go back to. A complete utter dump. Benidorm is the Ritz in comparison.

  • fivebobbill says:

    O/T, and maybe a daft question.
    Am flying BA Belfast to Tel Aviv via Heathrow at the end of the month, I haven’t been to Israel for almost 20 years, but seem to recall for security reasons having to re-check my luggage at LHR. Bit of a foggy memory, but can anyone confirm I can indeed check my hold luggage all the way through from Belfast?
    Thank you

    • fivebobbill says:

      Sorry, am flying DUBLIN to Tel Aviv, but the question remains the same.
      Thanks again…

    • Charlieface says:

      No problem checking through. If your second flight is El Al, they will ask you some questions at their second security check at the gate.

  • v says:

    O/T: Can I refer from Amex Preferred Rewards Gold Charge Card to BAPP and if so what would be the reward earnt?

  • Shoestring says:

    Revealed: How police have arrested 500 people who were drunk on a plane at Britain’s airports in the past three years with 128 detained in Manchester alone

    • Penfold says:

      I’d get drunk if I had to sit next to you on a plane for any length of time.

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