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You'll finally be able to use points for a hotel stay in the Faroe Islands

Jan. 14, 2020
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Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands
You'll finally be able to use points for a hotel stay in the Faroe Islands
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Travelers will soon be able to use their Hilton Honors points on a breathtaking stay in the Faroe Islands.

Hilton is set to open a brand new Hilton Garden Inn in the capital of Tórshavn this coming summer. This opening makes Hilton the first international hotel brand in the northern archipelago. Currently, a majority of the accommodation available in the Faroe Islands is locally owned and operated. Hilton noted this and seems to be conscious of its impact on the local economy.

"The arrival of Hilton Garden Inn to the Faroe Islands is an important example of how careful tourism development can help create a sustainable destination which can be enjoyed by international visitors for generations to come." said Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP of Development for the Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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The property itself offers endless sea views and its location allows for easy access to the harbor and Tórshavn city center. The property is not yet bookable, but Hilton shared that the property is set to open during summer 2020.

Tórshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands, but it's not quite like any other capital in the world. In fact, it's probably one of the most quaint capitals you'll ever visit. And to me, that sounds amazing. Just take a look for yourself.

Further reading: Why you should visit the Faroe Islands

Bay of Tórshavn. (Photo by Feifei Cui-Paoluzzo/Getty Images)
Bay of Tórshavn. (Photo by Feifei Cui-Paoluzzo/Getty Images)

Beyond the city limits, the islands offer unbelievable views and landscapes. To me, the Faroe Islands seem like the perfect combination of Iceland and Norway. Many of those who have visited for themselves have said that the island is incredibly easy to get around on as long as you rent a car.

 

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Why is this opening such exciting news? Well, it makes a vacation to the Faroe Islands both more affordable as well as rewarding. Though many people assume the islands are super remote and hard to get to, they're not that remote.

Related: The award travelers guide to Hilton Honors

The 18 islands are located about halfway between Iceland and Norway, and just 200 miles north of Scotland. There's only a handful of direct routes from destinations including Copenhagen, Paris, Reykjavik, Edinburgh and Bergen. Though seasonally, you can snag direct flights from Barcelona, the Canary Islands, Mallorca, Crete and Malta. Either way, you can typically get to the Faroe Islands from North America with just one stopover.

Based on Google Flights data, those traveling from New York City area airports can generally snag a round-trip ticket for $600 or less. There's also a lot of options to take an extended layover in destinations such as Reykjavik and Copenhagen.

Featured image by Photo courtesy of Hilton Hotels and Resorts

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  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
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Best starter travel card
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
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Rewards Rate

3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Intro Offer
    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

    Earn 80,000 ThankYou® points
    60,000 points
  • Annual Fee

    $95
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent, Good

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases