The Millennium Hilton in New York is leaving the chain on 18th January 2022. This is the hotel next to the famous (and now shuttered) Century 21 discount store.
I only mention this because I have fond memories of it, albeit from 25 years ago when it opened. Recent reports imply a distinct lack of investment. In the late 1990s, however, it was a great hotel. There were some exceptional deals and the hotel was good at upgrading status members – I remember one stay in a lovely junior suite overlooking the World Trade Centre. It even had a pool.
As a glass walled building directly facing the World Trade Centre, it was very badly damaged by the 9/11 attacks. The hotel survived and eventually reopened.
What is slightly odd is that, as the name suggests, it is owned by Millennium Hotels which runs the Millennium and Copthorne brands. This is one of a handful of properties the group owns which is operated under a third party brand. It may well revert to the main Millennium Hotels portfolio – we reviewed the My Millennium loyalty scheme here.
Note that the Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza hotel is remaining with Hilton.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (December 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. 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)
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
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.
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