With a very un-Virgin approach to publicity (there hasn’t even been a press release circulated, yet alone any offers of review nights or a big media opening event), Virgin Hotels has entered the UK.
Virgin Hotels Edinburgh is now open for business, in the India Buildings on Victoria Street.
I can’t tell you more than that, because I don’t know anything more beyond what is on the hotel website. There are no rooms available for under £300 this Summer, which even for Edinburgh sounds chunky. On many dates the cheapest rooms are over £400.
There are special benefits for members of Virgin Flying Club which are outlined on the Virgin Atlantic website here. Silver and above get a room upgrade whilst Gold members receive free breakfast. All Virgin Flying Club members receive 1,000 Virgin Points per stay.
You can find out more on the hotel website here.
The Glasgow hotel on Clyde Street is also progressing and is due to open soon.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (June 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):
You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
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