I don’t think I’ve ever been particularly excited about a Hilton Garden Inn opening, but I’ll make an exception here…
Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands opening soon
The Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands will be opening on October 14, 2020.
This will be the first international-branded hotel in the Faroe Islands, so that’s an exciting development for those looking to earn or redeem points. The Faroe Islands is a destination you go to for the incredible nature, and not for the great hotels, so having a new option like this is great, especially given how limited the hotel market is otherwise.
The new hotel will feature 131 guest rooms, a restaurant, a shop, a fitness center, a spa, and meeting space. The hotel is located within walking distance of the harbor and the center of Torshavn. It’s also only a short drive from the Svartafoss Waterfall, Nordic House, and the National Museum of the Faroe Islands.
Interestingly this is being done as part of a franchise agreement with P/F Hotel Atlantic, which is a subsidiary of Atlantic Airways, the airline of the Faroe Islands.
Rates here seem to be quite decent as of now — looking at rates for next summer, you can book for as little as ~$150 per night, or 34,000 Honors points. Rates are even lower in other seasons.
It’s my understanding that currently the best hotel in the area is Hotel Føroyar. As of now the Hilton Garden Inn is significantly undercutting this property on price.
I’m hoping to visit the Faroe Islands soon(ish)
The Faroe Islands has been on my list for a long time — I first wrote about my desire to travel there a few years ago. For those of you not familiar with the Faroe Islands, it’s a set of 18 islands in the North Atlantic, between Iceland and Norway (northwest of Scotland). The Faroe Islands is a self-governing territory of Denmark.
I loved my visit to Iceland, and am hoping to return, as well as go to Greenland and the Faroe Islands, in the next couple of years. Realistically this will have to wait for now due to travel restrictions. Furthermore, I’d definitely want to visit in summer, so I guess I’m looking at mid-2021 at the earliest…
The Faroe Islands has long fascinated me, and I’m hoping to finally visit in the next couple of years. Having a points hotel in the Faroe Islands sure is convenient, for the ability to earn and redeem points, and also for the potential elite perks you can get through Hilton Honors.
Anyone else hoping to eventually visit the Faroe Islands and stay at the Hilton Garden Inn?