Signature (Thistle, Guoman)

Signature is the loyalty scheme for Thistle and Guoman Hotels amongst others. The scheme offers generous incentives for joining (free) including a voucher for a free Sunday night stay and a free Sunday lunch. Full details of Signature can be found in this article and on the Thistle website.

My review of the Thistle Heathrow hotel and the driverless pods to Terminal 5 (part 1)

This is my review of the Thistle Heathrow hotel at London Heathrow Airport and the driverless pods to Terminal 5. I left this article for the weekend because it is, fundamentally, a bit silly and indulgent and possibly a symptom of someone having a middle […]

My review of the Thistle Heathrow hotel and the driverless pods to Terminal 5 (part 2)

This is Part 2 of my review of the Thistle Heathrow hotel and the driverless pods you can use to get from the hotel directly to Terminal 5. In Part 1, see here, I did a brief review of the Thistle Heathrow hotel. In Part […]

Bits: BA bed bugs, Amex Plat Waldorf and Conrad offer, Thistle launches free breakfast

News in brief: BA bed bugs story – does it have legs? Metro had a story on Monday about a Canadian family who were apparently ‘attacked by bed bugs’ when they flew with British Airways from Vancouver to London. You can read it here. The whole […]

Bits: BA closing Toronto lounge, new SPG Moments concerts, new Amex offer at Thistle, Amba, Guoman

News in brief: British Airways closing Toronto lounge It was rumoured on Flyertalk earlier this week that the British Airways lounge in Toronto was closing. The closing date has now been confirmed by the Twitter team as 31st October.  BA will be using the Plaza […]

Bits: 1000 free Marriott points, Euston hotel closures, Qatar food pre-orders

News in brief: 1000 free Marriott Rewards points for linking social media accounts Marriott Rewards is giving another push to its promotion which tries to get to you to follow Marriott on social media. Via this page, you can earn: 250 points for connecting your […]

Bits: great Qatar Airways business deal with a catch, Thistle / Guoman Easter hotel sale

News in brief: Great Qatar Airways business class deal …. with a catch Regular readers of Head for Points will know that Qatar Airways comes up with some exceptional deals from time to time.  As Qatar Airways is a oneworld alliance partner, you will earn […]

Bits: 1200 Avios for paying at Tesco with PayQwiq, 25% off Heathrow Express

News in brief: Earn 1,200 Avios via Tesco with PayQwiq If you live in a participating part of the country – and it has now rolled out in quite a few places – you can earn 1,200 Avios points or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles (ie […]

Bits: bonus Heathrow Rewards points on ‘collect on return’, Thistle London deals

News in brief: Bonus Heathrow Rewards points on offer Heathrow Rewards has launched two new bonus point offers, one of which is very easy to achieve. The first bonus is 250 Heathrow Rewards points (=250 Avios or other miles or a £2.50 shopping voucher) for […]

Bits: £50 off £100 Thistle stay, Monarch flies on, new Hotel Tonight loyalty scheme

News in brief: New American Express statement credit deals launched American Express has launched a generous cashback deal with Thistle, every, Amba and Clermont Hotels, which are collectively run as GLH Hotels.  The group also includes The Grosvenor Hotel, The Royal Horseguards, The Cumberland and The […]

Holiday Tips 1 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

With the schools having broken up, over the next few days I will running updated versions of my annual travel planning series.  This will cover the best ways of earning or redeeming miles and points to get the best value from your Summer travel. “How to get a discount […]

Bits: 9,000 Thistle hotel rooms in London for £90, Norwegian launching low-cost Gatwick to Vegas

News in brief: £90 Thistle Hotel rooms in London – including breakfast Thistle Hotels is running a four day promotion, starting today, to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Queen. There are 9,000 rooms available at exactly £90 each including breakfast, spread over the eight […]

Bits: BA launches new routes to Germany, Amba and ‘every’ hotel sale

News in brief: British Airways launches new routes to Germany British Airways made a rather complex announcement on Friday about new flights into Germany. The first announcement is that BA is ‘launching’ flights from London City to Hamburg.  Whilst technically true, BA already runs a […]

My review of the Amba Hotel Marble Arch – a former Thistle transformed

This is my review of the Amba Hotel Marble Arch in London. In October 2013 glh Hotels, the owner of the Thistle Hotels brand, announced the launch of its new contemporary 4 star group Amba.   The first property to open in the capital was the […]

Sales and vouchers round-up – Opodo,, Thistle

I’ve had a flurry of emails this week promoting various sales and discount codes.  None of them are as lucrative as the Accor UK hotel sale I covered yesterday but some may work for you. Opodo £1m discount codes giveaway Opodo is offering a mix […]

Bits: 20,000 IHG points bargain in SanFran, Thistle Heathrow brings back free pod trips!, SAA sale

News in brief: IHG points bargain in San Francisco A new Holiday Inn Express opened in San Francisco a few weeks ago.  This would not normally be big news, even on Head for Points. What is interesting, though, is that the hotel is only 20,000 […]

Bits: Amex Plat getting free Hilton Gold?, 19 Thistle hotels rebranded, 20% bonus Marriott to AA

News in brief: Free Hilton HHonors Gold coming back as an Amex Platinum benefit? Until December 2013, American Express Platinum charge card holders received Hilton HHonors Gold status, albeit as a ‘one year only’ benefit.  Then, overnight, Amex pulled it – much to the anger […]