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Hilton loses its ski hotel in Kitzbuhel, Austria

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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.

Grand Tirolia Hotel Hilton Curio Collection leaving

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 (September 2021)

There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

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The Platinum Card comes with a limited time bonus of 60,000 Amex points (converts to 120,000 Hilton Honors points) until 2nd November 2021.

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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 via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

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