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See OneRepublic at Abbey Road for 60,000 Hilton points

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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.

I do not recommend moving Virgin Flying Club miles into Hilton Honors – that is a slow process and the packages may well have gone by then.

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 from UK credit cards (July 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.

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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.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(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.)

Comments (31)

  • James says:

    Would be great to have a nose around Abbey Road but I think it’s unlikely that any ‘keen music fan’ would actually want to hear OneRepublic play!

    • Rob says:

      It’s an acoustic set, how bad can it be?! The drink will numb the music if it’s not your taste …..

  • scott says:

    Yep that Conrad Tokyo will sting you. Worth it though… New exec lounge is beautiful.

  • leigh says:

    Thanks Rob for the heads up on this Show it happens to be a band we like a lot.
    We just booked it, could someone in the know please tell me if you need a boarding pass for the Sofitel t5 arrivals Lounge ?

    • flyoff says:

      Leigh, if your question related to Priority Pass you don’t need a boarding pass just your Priority Pass App or card.

      • Rob says:

        Plaza Premium Arrivals in Heathrow T2 has now started asking for a boarding pass. I think there were airport workers with cards going in daily for a free lunch or beer and costing Priority Pass a lot of money ….

        • Alex W says:


          • tony says:

            In the early 1990’s, Servisair used to have a lounge landside at Gatwick that was accessible for Diners Club card holders. I was a frequent visitor by virtue of my Air UK card, which was comped off the back of a Blue BAEC card 🙂

            Anyway I recall trying to gain access one morning in maybe 1995 with my DC after a long absence, only to be told that you now needed a boarding pass for this very reason. Apparently it had turned into the Gatwick Airport social club and was costing Servisair a fortune.

  • Kilburnflyer says:

    FYI for anyone needing to top up their Hilton Account there is currently a 100% bonus when you purchase Hilton points

  • Chris says:

    My anniversary of Premium BA Amex is coming up but I’ve still not been informed of the fee being raised. Am I going to hear, or will the first be when (if) I’m charged it?

  • Rob says:

    Very weird. The link still shows £5 x 10. I would drop Gett a note, they are very responsive and I’m sure will fix it. I need to write about that offer actually ….

    • DS says:

      I have now used the account and taken a ride and I only got £3 off in the end…

  • TGLoyalty says:

    Might be wrong but that seems to be the March offer I got too, not used Getting I’m a while so trying to tempt me I guess.

    Possibly Robs code hasn’t registered yet or there’s a bug in the app

  • Keith says:

    I wish I still had a balance in my Hilton account. One Republic are an awesome band and I would have been on this great concert opportunity. It just wasn’t meant to be!

    • Julie Kalama says:

      I bought a package but then realised I can’t go. If you want to make me a reasonable offer to cover the points..

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