Hilton @Play, the ‘redeem your points for events’ side of Hilton Honors, has just launched something that, if you are a keen music fan, would be very special indeed.
On Saturday 22nd April, OneRepublic will be playing an exclusive acoustic concert at the historic Abbey Road studios in North London (St John’s Wood).
The event includes a food and drink reception before the concert.
I have been lucky enough to attend a few charity concerts at Abbey Road over the years. It is a fantastic venue, not open to the public – it is still a working recording studio – and the opportunity to take a look inside is something that keen music fans should jump on.
There are two options available. For 60,000 Hilton Honors points you can redeem for two tickets for the party and concert. 25 pairs are left at the time of writing.
A better deal is to redeem 100,000 Hilton points for the above plus a night at the Hilton London Paddington. This is a surprisingly decent hotel inside the railway station. There are currently 24 of these packages remaining.
If you don’t have the Hilton points available, you could transfer them from American Express Membership Rewards at 1:2. However, whilst the transfer will probably happen overnight if your accounts are already linked, it is not guaranteed and you risk being stuck with the Hilton points.
To redeem, go here for ‘tickets only’ or here for ‘tickets and hotel’. As the tickets only went up a few minutes ago, it is possible the event will be mainly Head for Points readers ….. although not me, as my Hilton balance is currently 6 points following a Tokyo redemption.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 2021)
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 Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
The Platinum Card comes with a limited time bonus of 60,000 Amex points (converts to 120,000 Hilton Honors points) until 2nd November 2021.
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.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.
(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.)