Hilton is returning to the Las Vegas Strip, and in a big way.
A Conrad, a Hilton and an LXR hotel will open in Summer 2021 as part of the Resorts World Las Vegas complex. It is on the site of the former Stardust Resort & Casino.
Resorts World is a huge $4.3bn integrated resort. Facilities will include a 5,000-capacity state-of-the-art theatre, a 220,000-square-foot pool complex with seven unique pool experiences, spa and fitness center and ‘an extensive collection of casual and fine-dining food and beverage concepts’.
According to Business Traveller:
“Resorts World Las Vegas has been in the planning since 2013, and had originally been touted as a Chinese-themed development with attractions including a panda enclosure and replica of the Great Wall of China.”
I’m guessing that is no longer part of the plan ….
One underrated benefit of the Hilton Honors loyalty scheme is that you do not pay ‘resort fees’ on redemption nights. This will make Resorts World substantially more attractive for anyone with a decent Hilton points balance, as ‘resort fees’ have begun to get out of control at Las Vegas – and increasingly New York – hotels.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (February 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 (20,000 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.)