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Going to the Goodwood Festival of Speed? Check out the Waldorf Astoria Viewing Platform.

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If you at the Goodwood Festival of Speed today or over the weekend, here is something to look out for.

The Waldorf Astoria Viewing Platform is a new viewing area launched this year.  The public can, subject to space being available, go onto the lower level.  However, if you have Hilton Honors Gold or Diamond status you can access the exclusive top deck.

Goodwood Festival of Speed Waldorf Astoria platform

As well as better views, you will receive free champagne and be able to enjoy Waldorf Astoria red velvet cupcakes.

You don’t need to have your Hilton Honors card to hand but you will need to be able to give your account number to the staff on duty.  Alternatively, download the app and put your status card into your mobile wallet.

Goodwood Festival of Speed Waldorf Astoria platform

There is no mention of guest access but it would be odd if a +1 was not allowed.  Reader Nick sent me a couple of pictures – the top deck is pretty much deserted because Hilton never told people about this deal.

If you download the Goodwood app you can find confirmation of these details on the page explaining how the Waldorf Astoria Viewing Platform operates. 


How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (June 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 in three 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.)

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