A quick note that the DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge City is leaving Hilton on 31st December.
Any stays you have booked for after that date will not accrue Hilton Honors points and your Hilton Honors benefits will not apply.
Hotels are generally very bad at offering refunds on pre-paid bookings in such circumstances, even though you are clearly not going to receive what you planned, but you should call them to discuss your options. If you have Hilton Gold or Diamond status, for example, the hotel may offer you free breakfast if you agree to leave your booking intact.
The hotel has been bought by US lifestyle group Graduate Hotels, which operates exclusively in college towns. It apparently offers retro-chic spaces where guests can “reminisce in their own memories and rekindle the spirit of their alma mater”.
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.)