Less than three years after it joined, Hilton’s ‘Curio Collection‘ of independent hotels is losing the Grand Tirolia Hotel Kitzbuhel, above.
This is a shame, because there are a real lack of ski and alpine hotels in Europe where you can redeem points.
Grand Tirolia was an existing hotel which came under new ownership and decided to link with Curio. The hotel spa includes indoor and outdoor heated pools, 11 treatment rooms and six saunas and is adjacent to the 18-hole Eichenheim golf course. It would have worked well for either a ski holiday or a summer hiking break.
The hotel isn’t closing, of course, but from 15th May it will no longer be associated with Hilton. Existing redemption bookings are likely to be cancelled. Cash bookings should be OK but you may want to contact the hotel and discuss whether they are still prepared to honour your Hilton status benefits.
PS. There are two more upcoming departures from Hilton.
Millennium Times Square New York leaves on 17th May. It’s not clear if Millennium will continue to run it as part of its own brand.
In Italy La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena, Curio Collection, will leave on 31st July.
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.)