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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.


How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

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.

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.

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The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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

(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 (126)

  • RC says:

    Annoyingly not seeing the co-op offer on my account

  • Lee says:

    OT – hotel reward related
    Looks like Hilton has increased the points redemption rate yesterday quietly. Sweet spot
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sheffield Park has went up to 20000 from 10000.

    • Nick_C says:

      Thanks for the heads up. Was a bargain, and I use it to visit family in Sheffield. Don’t think I’ll bother with Hilton Points in future. I see the Hampton in Sheffield has also gone to 20K points.

    • paulm says:

      Add the Hampton Liverpool Airport to the list of 10k to 20k.

    • John says:

      Also up to 20K: DT Johor, Hilton Salalah, HGI Krakow Airport, Hampton Gdansk Airport, Hampton Warsaw Airport, Hampton Minsk, DT Aqaba. HGI Tangier now 30K.

      If paid rates are cheap they may be less than 20K but unlikely to be as low as 10K any more.

      Still 10K: Hampton Newport (Wales), Hampton Krawow, DT Bratislava, some Turkish ones (HGI IST still 5K, but no point staying there once the new airport actually opens), DT Kuala Lumpur, Hilton Petaling Jaya.

  • Optimus Prime says:

    OT – has anyone successfully applied for both Virgin Money credit cards?

    • Rob says:

      Needs 6 month gap and not 6 months old yet. Apparently. We will find out in 6-8 weeks I guess.

      • Optimus Prime says:

        Ok, thanks. Guess my OH will miss out on the 60k signup bonus for the Rewards+ Card since she first applied for the free one and the offer expires by end of this month 🙁

    • Alan says:

      No, but with a lot of hassle I’ve managed to migrate from Rewards to Rewards+. Had to apply, get rejected, then call up to initiate request, then clear balance on existing card, then call back. They’ve promised existing credit limit will transfer across to new card and be eligible for sign-up bonus, will know in a week or so when it (hopefully) arrives!

  • Mark2 says:

    OT
    I have looked at the referral links on my Platinum, SPG and BAPP cards and they all only allow applications for cards with the same reward currency.
    So it looks like they have reverted to the previous policy. Still it was very good while it lasted: we did seven referrals @ 18,000.

    • Graham Walsh says:

      Change browser and you should see other cards.

      • Louie says:

        Have a look and see if that still works for you. Doesn’t seem to work for anyone else, me included, any longer. Looks like a policy change.

        • RussellH says:

          Agreed. I used to need to use Opera to see the full range of cards offered as it did not work in Firefox. But not showing in Opera now either.

      • Mark2 says:

        I have tried on Edge, Chrome and Firefox with same result, unfortunately.

  • Darren says:

    OT,

    BKK to city car service, any promos with Blacklane or similar available?

    • Rob says:

      10% off code from my recent article should still work.

    • Roger says:

      On similar note, I need a transfer from SIN to Orchard Road, Marriott.
      Any Singapore expert here?

      Looking for best mode of transport, coming in late evening, departing early morning with a week’s stay in Singapore. Obviously with transport, will not be hiring car but with luggage would like easy airport transfer.

      • Axel Heyst says:

        Taxi or Uber S$24.

        Then use public transport or Uber like everyone else in Sing.

      • Memesweeper says:

        Grab Taxi

      • Pangolin says:

        From SIN there’s a reasonably priced shuttle bus which goes to many of the well known hotels.

        Don’t know if it stops at the Orchard Road Marriott but it did stop at the JWM South Beach (I just told the driver after buying the ticket and he took me there).

        You can buy tickets near the main exit/entrance. Grab is just okay – as others said, the app’s a bit crummy and drivers can end up at the wrong places for pickups.

    • BJ says:

      Why not just use a taxi, much cheaper and no hassle finding it.

  • Stephen says:

    OT – similar to Simon’s post above, is there a website, or other way, to search for flights by date rather than destination (for points and/or cash)? Quite often we have a window of opportunity for travel, but with no particular destination in mind. As far as I can find there is nothing like this, and doing countless reward searches on ba.com is not ideal (and worse with the map tool gone).

  • xcalx says:

    5% for me.

    • Wally1976 says:

      And me :-(. Maxed out the 10% last time on both First Direct and Nationwide paying council tax though!

  • Peter K says:

    I withdrew £10 yesterday from an ATM on curve linked to IHG premium card to see what will happen. I’ll report back when it stops pending.

    • Roger says:

      Done the same on white card, nothing to update yet.

      • Dan says:

        Argh. The frustration for me is that was announced with zero notice. No matter what the new improved offer might be, curve have self inflicted some reputational damage here.

      • Peter K says:

        Agreed @Dan. Trust is hard to gain but easy to lose… especially when you are a faceless company like a fintech is.

    • John says:

      The improved offer may be that Amex can be used again. If that’ turns out to be true I guess you’ll forget all about this “reputational damage” and happily continue using Curve

      • Shoe string says:

        giveth/ taketh away —> taketh away this time? or both?

        My guess: no HMRC, but Amex coming back

      • Shoe string says:

        and in that case, I might demean myself with ATM withdrawals to hit spend targets 🙂

      • Dan says:

        I’m not sure. I think the introduction of amex *might* be a reasonable trade off – but I find I don’t shop too many places that don’t already accept Amex now – so it would be largely useless to me.

        Unless, of course, the loophole remains!

      • AT says:

        Amex is much more widely accepted than it used to be. I put very little value on being able to charge an extra few hundred quid to Amex (or for that matter, a few hundred quid of cash withdrawals).

        The value comes from being able to pay tens of thousands of pounds of tax. Very disappointed to lose that. On the same day my regular Hiltons shot up from 10k to 20k points…..

        My free Etihad custom luggage tags arrived, but I’d rather have all the points I got from paying taxes via curve last year.

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