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Hilton to open a hotel overlooking the Silverstone motor racing circuit

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Hilton has announced plans to open a Hilton Garden Inn overlooking the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Northamptonshire.

Due to open in early 2020, it will include a rooftop terrace and offer raceday hospitality experiences for all the major sporting events held at the venue.  It will also have direct access to the Silverstone conference centre.

Hilton hotel Silverstone motor racing circuit

The new build hotel will be constructed on Silverstone’s International Pits straight, with extensive views over the track.  Guests will be able to enjoy views of the circuit from their guestroom balconies.

Hilton has a slightly odd niche in stadium hotels.  In the UK, it already has the Hilton Ageas Bowl in Southampton, the catchily named Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Emirates Old Trafford and the soon-to-open Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse.


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How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (October 2021)

There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

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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.

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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 with American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).

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

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Comments (126)

  • Lumma says:

    The pick 3 hotels and 3 dates thing makes it sound a lot like the free hotel night I got when I signed up to the aqua credit card a few years back. If it is operated by the same people I’d advise anyone taking advantage to double check the booking confirmation for the dates.

    I turned up at the Mercure in Sheffield only to be told my reservation was for 4 months earlier

  • Tim says:

    Don’t forget the doubletree Milton Keynes , built into the MK football stadium

    • BJ says:

      Stayed there twice recently. Good experience first time, less so second time due to insolent lady at check in. Overall it is a decent property though and a substantial improvement over Hilton Milton Keynes. On our second stay we needed a family room and what we got was actually a bit of a surprise. It was effectively a one bedroom suitewith lounge and dining room given over to a second bedroom. Thus, 2 rooms with as single main entrance into a small hall. One room was a king, the other had two large single beds. Each room had their own door off the hall and there was a single large bathroom with twin basins. Could work great for family or group of friends at excellent prices. Beds were very comfortable, breakfast was good, Diamond got upgrade, 2 drinks vouchers and two vouchers for canals at evening reception.

      • Rda says:

        Really good hotel and great upgrades

      • John says:

        I think you mean canapes not canals. The canapes I received were the only disappointing thing about the hotel, it was just 5 meatballs which were cold! (Well the check-in guy was a bit gloomy too, but I guess it isn’t the most exciting job in the world.) They have fried bread at breakfast.

        • BJ says:

          Thanks John, yes canapes, predictive text…

          Never got to try them as we went out to dinner.

  • Benylin says:

    Anyway for existing holders of that free HSBC Premier Credit Card to benefit?

    • A270 says:

      I’d be interested to know. There doesn’t seem to be any benefit for existing customers to retain them.

      • pauldb says:

        Do you have partner/joint Premier account. My wife doesn’t meet the criteria but is on our account and I was told she could get a credit card therefore.

        I got the same Night Away offer for joining Premier. Call up with only one hotel and one date in mind (a peak August Friday night in the New Forest) and go it, so the 3×3 rule isn’t rigid.

        • pauldb says:

          In fact to prove the option, she got an invite letter this morning for the offer (I have the WE card).

  • BJ says:

    The £200 switching bonus is back for anybody looking to get into HSBC. Not available to those holding an HSBC account since early 2015 though, hopefully that date will change with next year’s offers.

  • Mark2 says:

    Also Hilton Garden Inn Sunderlan,d which shares the car park at the stadium.

  • Luke says:

    The Ricoh Arena has a Doubletree inside the stadium where the guest rooms overlooking the pitch are turned into executive boxes for Wasps and Coventry City games. The bed gets folded up into the wall and the ensuite bathroom becomes the boxes private bathroom!

    • Felix Flyer says:

      Can I suggest a future hfp feature of hotels inside stadia which I for one would be very interested in. Could differentiate between those built in and those within the car park /periphery. Other brands include Holiday Inn at Carrow Road, Norwich and the Marriott at Twickenham.

      • Rob says:

        Hmmm ….. 🙂

      • RussellH says:

        I can recommend the HI at Norwich football ground. I had a great view of the park, though I was not there for a game, but for a funeral in town. Inevitably a last minute booking, so points cost effective.

  • Roger says:

    OT: Has Amex Platinum referral link stopped working for non MR cards?

    Have been trying for the last three days and no luck.
    Have also switched off Adblocker.

    • Mark2 says:

      That is the current position. Similarly for BAPP and SPG cards so sounds deliberate.

      • Tom1 says:

        It happened a month or two back also. But came back. Pretty sure it’s not an adblock issue so must be deliberate. Let’s hope it comes back again.

      • BJ says:

        Hope it comes back, I still have 2x18k to do in October to complete my quota this year.

    • Alan says:

      Happened a few days ago. No sign of a quick return unlike last time. I’ve maxed out my 90k now anyway so will just wait and see what happens in 2019 – will really miss it if it doesn’t come back.

  • Kevin says:

    As mentioned the Ricoh Arena has a Doubletree, although the walk to some of the rooms is along some pretty long corridors. Notball rooms have pitch views.

    References to the HGI at Sunderland don’t really count as the hotel is simply near to the ground rather than part of the stadium itself.

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