Hilton has opened the curiously named Lost Property St Paul’s London – Curio Collection by Hilton.
This is the third Hilton property in The City along with the DoubleTree if you include Aldgate’s Canopy. Hyatt has three if you include the Hyatt Place in Aldgate. Note that Hyatt Regency Blackfriars, the old Crowne Plaza The City, is not reopening until October.
Lost Property has 145 rooms and is just 100 metres from St Paul’s Cathedral. Being on the far western fringe of The City, it is walkable into Covent Garden and the surrounding area if you’ve got half an hour.
According to Hilton:
“The hotel’s name nods to the property that has been lost in the city – a theme which runs throughout the interior design, with ‘lost’ bowler hats joining eclectic artworks. The property itself is designed to feel like you are lost in an artistic maze, filled with history-rich panels and whimsical artworks. The interiors celebrate the intricacies of lost craftsmanship and innovative design, echoing the shapes and architectural forms found in St Paul’s Cathedral and the neighbouring streets. Bright and light rooms over six floors have been uniquely designed to capture the vibrancy of the local area – sleek and modern with marble bathrooms and an industrial touch, a nod to the hotel’s urban surroundings. Bespoke red and blue colour schemes reflect the city’s heritage, and several rooms have a prime view of the Cathedral.”
The hotel includes a premium coffee house called Tattle, which has a separate street entrance.
It all sounds very interesting and, as it is a short stroll from the HfP office, we look forward to trying it out soon.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (October 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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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)
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The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
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