Hampton by Hilton London City hotel opening mid June
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I was on Brick Lane this week and noticed that there is a new Hampton by Hilton hotel ready to launch.
The website is here and currently gives 19th June as the opening date. As you can see from my photo above, the signage is already up and this date seems achievable.
(EDIT: Overnight, the opening date has come forward to 1st June!)
The hotel is technically on Osborne Street, which is what Brick Lane becomes at its southern end. It is very close to the new Hyatt Place London City East which Rhys reviewed here. Whilst the site was previously a hotel, the refurbishment seems total.
This is a good base if you are interested in a weekend in London exploring Brick Lane, the Sunday morning markets, Shoreditch and Spitalfields. During the week it is also a modest stroll into the City if you need to be near Liverpool Street / Aldgate / Tower Hill.
You can click here to learn more.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (June 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points (worth 120,000 Hilton Honors points) – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! Read our full review
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ card is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points (worth 45,000 Hilton Honors points). 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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points.
(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.)