We have been working with Hilton to bring you details of 10 new Hilton Honors hotels opening in 2023 which would resonate with a UK audience.
Sainte-Anne Hotel Dijon, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hilton’s first hotel in Burgundy, the Sainte-Anne Hotel Dijon, will open slap bang in the middle of the Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin. The hotel is set inside a former 17th Century hospice, and the 125 rooms feature outdoor terraces so you can make the most of the weather. A fine dining restaurant will serve French delicacies whilst the L’Oratoire bar will serve the best wines from the region. Even better, the hotel is within walking distance of Dijon city centre – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – where you can explore all the ancient city has to offer. Opening Summer 2023.
Home to the oldest university in Germany, Heidelberg will soon welcome a new Hilton hotel. In the heart of the old town, and a block away from the southern bank of the River Neckar, the hotel is currently undergoing a major refurbishment program and rebrand (it was formerly a Crowne Plaza) before it opens in July 2023. The hotel will feature Hilton’s newer, fresher and much trendier design language whilst retaining its significant meeting and events spaces. The hotel website is here.
The Bo Vue Hotel Bodrum, Curio Collection by Hilton
A new hotel in Bodrum, this resort claims to have 1.2km of white sandy beaches and just 102 rooms – that’s more than 10m of beach for each guest room by my maths. Just 40 minutes from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus — one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World — the resort is also within easy reach of a variety of cultural and historical sites, if you get bored of the pool or beach. Meanwhile, you can enjoy Mediterannean, Turkish and seafood across the resort’s three restaurants or a spa treatment. Opening in May 2023. The hotel website is here.
Canopy by Hilton Toronto Yorkville
Hilton’s ‘vibrant lifestyle boutique’ Canopy brand is heading to Canada in 2023. The 184-room Canopy by Hilton Toronto Yorkville will open in the upmarket Yorkville neighbourhood and will occupy the first ten floors of a new 55 storey tower. It will feature a restaurant with views of Bloor Street and the Rosedale Valley plus an indoor swimming pool. Opening February 2023. The hotel website is here.
Hampton by Hilton Budapest Centre
The first Hampton in Hungary will open in the heart of the capital, Budapest, this coming summer. Located on the Pest side of the city, it will be within walking distance of St Peter’s Basilica and the Hungarian State Opera. This Hampton is being designed under Hilton’s new prototype, the exterior is designed to blend into the historic streetscape whilst the interior features refreshed public spaces and redesigned guest rooms. Either way it should offer a good mid-range option in this iconic city. Opening Summer 2023.
Hampton by Hilton Old Street, London
We’re fans of Hilton’s Hampton brand, so any new centrally located Hampton is a welcome addition, particularly once the Old Street roundaboout and station development completes early next year. Five minutes walk from the station, this Hampton will feature just 107 rooms and cater to both business and leisure travellers, with an Italian restaurant and 24 hour snack menu. As with all Hamptons, it will also offer free hot breakfast for all guests. Opening Summer 2023.
Legacy Hotel Cascais, Curio Collection by Hilton
20 miles from Lisbon you’ll find Cascais, known for its beaches and small town atmosphere. The Legacy Hotel Cascais is hoping to open its doors in time for the summer season and will be home to just 59 guest rooms, two restaurants, a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre. The vast majority of rooms have private balconies, many with ocean views. Opening Summer 2023.
Motto by Hilton Times Square, New York
In 2023, Hilton will open another flagship hotel under its newest brand: Motto. There are just a couple of these worldwide, with Rotterdam the first city in Europe to have one. Motto is a hybrid hotel-hostel, offering private rooms with funky public spaces. Rooms come in a range of layouts for different group sizes and often feature bunk beds, with many connecting so you can mix and match with up to six rooms. Motto Times Square is the second in New York City following the opening of one in Chelsea earlier this year. Its high profile location will should be enough of a stress-test to see if this concept can work. Opens April 2023. The hotel website is here.
If a hotel-hostel doesn’t sound up your alley, then the Conrad Orlando may be for you. This new hotel is opening with 533 rooms, 51 of which will be suites. The hotel is at the heart of a billion dollar new resort development that features an eight-acre public lagoon with turquoise waters with 20 acres of tropical beach, plus two 18-hole golf courses. The whole development borders Walt Disney World, making it an excellent spot for families. Opens Autumn 2023. The hotel website is here.
Jumana Bali Ungasan, LXR Hotels & Resorts
As the first LXR in Southeast Asia, this former Banyan Tree hotel will become the 10th LXR hotel globally following a refurbishment. LXR is Hilton’s luxury collection operating at the Conrad and Waldorf Astoria level. In this case, it will feature 72 villas, all with their own private infinity pools and views across the Indian Ocean, perched on the clifftops above Melasti beach. Guests also have access to a beach at the base of the cliff. Info is scant so far, but it looks promising. Opening Summer 2023.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (January 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 (30,000 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.)