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Virgin Hotels opens in Edinburgh

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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.

Virgin Hotel Edinburgh

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

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):

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 Read our full review

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.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Points

(Want to earn more Virgin Points?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

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  • Jay says:

    Used the new EWR 07.55 flight this week. Early start but no hassle with late check out etc for overnight flight. 30min in Uber from midtown at 5.30am and very quiet terminal and TSA queue. Felt a lot better than usual overnight flights.

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