Virgin Hotels Edinburgh extends its Virgin Points offer
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Virgin Red has extended the opportunity to redeem Virgin Points at the new Virgin Hotels Edinburgh property. It is in the India Buildings on Victoria Street.
The new rules are:
- you must book via the Virgin Red app or website
- you must book by 30th April 2023 (was 28th February)
- you must stay by 30th April 2023 or between 1st October and 28th December 2023
- you are redeeming into a ‘room only’ Chambers King for two people
- you must book at least three days in advance
The cost is 35,000 Virgin Points per night.
The T&C say that you can upgrade your room at the time of booking if you wish. It isn’t clear if this is at a fixed rate or based on the difference in cash cost between a Chambers King and whatever room type you want.
This is a good value redemption in some cases. Cash rates vary from £189 to £404 between now and the end of April. However, promo code BOOK-DIRECT knocks off 10% so the range is really £170 to £360.
This means that your ‘pence per point’ rate varies between 0.5p (no better than other Virgin Red redemptions) to 1p (very good).
The website is currently offering free breakfast on direct bookings until the end of April. I would suspect that this would also apply to redemptions but I can’t be sure.
We are hoping to take a look at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh and the ‘opening soon’ Virgin Hotels Glasgow at some point this Spring.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (March 2023)
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 Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review
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 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four 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.
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable 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.
Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.
American Express Business Platinum
Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) 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.)