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Virgin Hotels Glasgow is finally opening

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After substantial delays (we first wrote about it in 2021) Virgin Hotels Glasgow is finally opening.

Set on Clyde Street it will have 242 rooms, a ‘Commons Club’ restaurant and a cafe. Many rooms will have panoramic views of the river – see above.

Reservations are now being taken from 24th July. Pricing over the summer starts at £280 per night which seems punchy, but let’s see.

Virgin Hotels Glasgow

Virgin Hotels has surprised us. I was at the launch event for Virgin Hotels Edinburgh earlier this year (although it actually opened in 2022) and Rhys was at the opening of Virgin Hotels New York City. Anyone expecting a ‘W’-style hotel will be disappointed – these are classy, sophisticated hotels to which we would happily return.

Our review of Virgin Hotels Edinburgh is here and our review of Virgin Hotels New York City is here. We look forward to trying Glasgow soon.

The website for Virgin Hotels Glasgow is here.

The benefits you get as a Virgin Flying Club elite member at Virgin Hotels are outlined here. For odd reasons the UK hotels are excluded from earning Virgin Points.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 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):

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 bonus points (SPECIAL OFFER TO 2ND OCTOBER) 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 a huge range of valuable 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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus 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.)

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