Anyone travelling to South Yorkshire in 2020 should note that the Hilton Sheffield hotel is closing for good on 15th December.
According to The Star, the operator has surrendered the lease on the building. It is possible that the owner decides to re-lease it to another hotel operator, although it could be turned into offices or apartments.
I stayed here once a couple of years ago and it was totally acceptable. The location is pleasant but competition has been increasing – a Holiday Inn Express opened immediately behind it, and the downtrodden Holiday Inn – also directly behind it – has been reborn this Summer as Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Sheffield.
There are two other Hilton options in Sheffield but neither is great for the business traveller. The DoubleTree is out of town whilst the Hampton Sheffield is in a weird location and, whilst nominally central, is likely to still need a bus, tram or taxi to get you to where you need to be.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (May 2022)
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 Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 120,000 Hilton Honors points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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 (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 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.)