I was doing some tidying up of broken links on HfP when I discovered that two of our favourite Hilton properties were throwing up 404 errors, meaning that their webpages had disappeared.
The first is Gran Hotel Montesol in Ibiza, reviewed here and pictured below, which was part of the Curio Collection. Situated by the harbour, it has just 33 rooms and was the subject of a huge restoration before reopening in 2016. The hotel is still trading but without any mention of Hilton or Curio Collection.
The second is The Graham in Washington’s Georgetown, reviewed here. Hilton put me up here in June 2018 when I flew over to their HQ for some meetings.
Whilst nominally part of the Tapestry Collection of four-star independent hotels, so a notch below Curio, I thought it was fantastic. Imagine staying within 30 seconds walk of Marylebone High Street or Kings Road in London, with the added benefit of having the river just 90 seconds walk in the other direction.
The Graham remains open and I would stay here again in a shot if I returned to Washington.
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.)