We have been working with Hilton to bring you details of 10 new Hilton Honors hotels opening in 2022 which would resonate with a UK audience. They chose well, and I think that most of you will find at least a couple of these properties tempting.
Iceland Parliament Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Iceland Parliament Hotel will be a complex of seven rebuilt and new buildings at the doorstep of the Icelandic parliament – Alþingi. The hotel is well connected, surrounded by three different squares, close to the cathedral, city hall, and the upcoming harbour area. The hotel will offer meeting and conferencing facilities, an club lounge, fitness room, spa, cafe, bar and restaurant. The hotel will open in Spring 2022.
Hilton Maldives Amingiri
Hilton is adding a fourth resort to its current three Maldives hotels, including the Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and Curio Collection properties. Hilton Maldives Amingiri is located on Amingiri island of the Male Atoll, just a fifteen minute speedboat from Male International Airport. The resort features 109 beach and over-water villas each with private pool, plus a six bedroom villa for larger groups or families. There will be six restaurants and bars catering to a range of tastes plus a pool, spa, fitness centre, kids club and salon. Opens 1st May 2022. The website is here.
Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia
A new Conrad is opening on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. The Conrad Chia Laguna features 107 guest rooms each with a private garden or terrace. Located on a hill, the rooms have views of the Chia lagoon as well as access to the hotel’s private beach clubs just three minutes away. Three restaurants and bars include authentic Sardinian cuisine. Opens May 2022. The website is here.
Lost Property St Pauls London, Curio Collection by Hilton
Another addition to Hilton’s growing Curio Collection brand is Lost Property St Pauls, a brand new hotel behind a historic facade just 100 meters from St Pauls. 145 rooms are spread across six floors with an art deco and midcentury inspired design, plus a restaurant serving guests and locals. Opens Spring 2022.
Sea Breeze Santorini, Curio Collection by Hilton
We’ve previously covered Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort which, uniquely in Santorini, has its own private beach. This boutique hotel (it only has 37 rooms!) is located on Santorini’s soutern tip, 2km from Vlichada. Each room has its on private terrace as well as hot tub or pool. There are two further pools, a spa and two restaurants and bars. The hotel opens in Spring 2022.
Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton
Set in the centre of Krakow’s old town, adjacent to the historic Main Square, the 200 year old Hotel Saski Krakow is undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment before joining Hilton’s Curio Collection. It features a grand concert hall that has hosted composers such as Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms. The 113 rooms, public areas and concert hall will all be refurbished before re-opening in Summer 2022.
Hilton Mallorca Gelatzo
The Mallorca Galatzo hotel will become an official Hilton hotel when it reopens in Summer 2022 following a refurbishment program. Situated on the island’s southern coast, the hotel is five minutes’ drive from the popular Paguera beaches. Set in 54,000 square meters of gardens the Hilton Mallorca Galatzo will have three swimming pools as well as two pool bars.
Conrad Rabat Arzana
The Conrad Rabat is Hilton’s first luxury hotel in Morocco on the country’s Atlantic coast and 15km from Rabat itself. 120 guest rooms will offer ocean views overlooking a lagoon and beach. Two restaurants, the pool lounge and lobby bar will offer locally inspired food and drinks. There’s also a spa and grand ballroom. Opens Autumn 2022.
The Samuel Ryder Hotel St. Albans, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Hilton has just opened its first UK Tapestry Collection hotel in the Roman city of St Albans, but we thought it was still worth squeezing into this 2022 preview. The hotel is situated in the former headquarters of the Ryder & Son seed business, a 1911 building just opposite the cathedral. Inspired by the business itself the hotel features simple but beautiful interiors with lots of green. The website is here.
Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah
A new Hilton resort is opening on Dubai’s Palm West Beach. The hotel has 608 rooms with great views of the Dubai Marina skyline. It’s just 10 minutes away from Aquaventure Waterpark and aquarium at Atlantic. Families are welcome with a play area, shaded kids’ pool and kids club. A spa and salon complete the resort. Opens Spring 2022 after a slight delay – we had this on our list of new openings for last year! The hotel website is here.
You can see last year’s top new Hilton openings here – these are all now open I think, apart from the Dubai hotel above.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (February 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 (20,000 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.)