Hilton has been on a bit of a roll with new openings in the last couple of weeks, and we have got a bit behind in covering them – not that you can get to most at the moment. I will do a catch-up next week.
One new Hilton hotel which you can visit is The Fellows House in Cambridge – website here.
We first mentioned this in our round-up of ‘the top 10 new Hilton hotels opening in 2021’ which we published last November.
The Fellows House is part of Curio Collection by Hilton. Curio is Hilton’s brand for upmarket independent hotels which want to retain their own indentity whilst also being part of the Hilton ‘system’. This includes allowing the earning and spending of Hilton Honors points and respecting status benefits.
It is just a short walk from the River Cam and Jesus Green and offers a good opportunity for a staycation.
It is worth noting that The Fellows House is a good option for longer stays or families due to a large number of one-bedroom and duplex apartments. All studios and apartments have fully equipped kitchens.
There is also an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room.
The website is here if you want to find out more. Combined with Marriott’s The University Arms which I reviewed here, Cambridge now has two high end hotels for points redemptions.
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.)