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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 (May 2022)

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 has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 120,000 Hilton Honors points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

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The Platinum Card from American Express

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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:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

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)

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  • Iain Findlay says:

    Dear Rob
    Is the best card for collecting Avios not the A free Amex Rewards card that gives 1 membership point per pound spent and then transfer to Avios?

  • Voltron says:

    Looking for some advice on a hypothetical situation.
    About to book conrad rangali on points (5 nights for 4). If flight is delayed and I end up arriving 1 day after scheduled arrival, could I claim back 1 additional night using AMEX travel insurance (will purchase flights using AMEX), or is it just a tough luck situation and I will lose the lost night.

    Never booked hotels using points before so would appreciate the help.

  • Chelseafi says:

    O/T with the cross referral not available if I refer OH for BAPP from my free BA card is it 5K referral points? Thanks

  • david2910 says:

    OT: not sure if anyone else in the world does this kind of thing, but does anyone know of a good, simple to use ‘lifetime flight tracker’? i use flightmemory to store all my first born’s flight details (113km flown so far at 2.5 yo) because i think he’ll appreciate it/be vaguely interested when he’s older… but it’s a fairly clunky website. anyone know of any better (also free) alternatives?

  • Albert says:

    OT has anyone visited the Amex platinum house that’s currently in london?

  • Yuff says:


    You don’t get Clubcard points on gift cards any more 🙁
    However I do similar but with 10% off Tesco gift cards bought with Amex at Tesco esso, buy Costa gift cards with MOC, with the petrol coupon for £60 spend I was getting about 40% discount maybe slightly more as I could stack a couple of moc’s

    • Peter K says:

      You get bonus clubcard points on gift cards of you use the Tesco Payplus app someone has mentioned before, so 1 point per £4 on giftcards.

      • Liz says:

        You get Tesco CC pts for gift cards if you pay using a Tesco debit or credit card. If using pay+ you get eg 125 CC pts for £100 gift card spend.

      • Mr. K says:

        In one Tesco I was told that if a purchase contains a gift card, they can’t take Tesco Pay. In another the till worker attempted to scan it, but it didn’t go through.

  • Mr. K says:

    Sorry, I’m kind of new. What are the money off coupons and where does the 13% discount come from?

    • Peter K says:

      I think he means if you get a £3 off a £30 spend our £5 off a £40 spend coupon sent to you through the post by Tesco.

  • Stan says:


    I’m taking off in 8 hours. I booked two business class one way tickets using a Lloyds upgrade voucher (that’s an Avios bookmh. My companion gained Silver status after I booked. Does anyone know if this means he will get a third case?

    The only mention I can find on the BA site is an extra case on an Economy booking.


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