Long-term readers will remember how the InterContinental London O2 hotel tried to bring in a £30 per person fee (£15 for children) to use its swimming pool in April 2022. A reader tipped us off, we wrote about it, we passed the story to a couple of national newspapers who also wrote about it and, in the face of all the publicity, the charge was dropped.
Hilton Glasgow is now trying a similar trick, albeit at a lower price level.
As of today, there will be a £10 per person charge to use the hotel pool. A family will pay £20. You receive a 90 minute slot, and all slots must be booked in advance. No walk ups will be allowed.
The hotel gym will remain free to all guests although the message above implies that you won’t get access to the changing rooms as you must arrive ‘gym ready’.
Given that this hotel is relatively cheap (sub £100 at times), an additional £20 hit for a couple to use the pool is pushing it.
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.
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