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SOLD OUT: redeem Hilton Honors points for a private Jessie J concert at Abbey Road Studios

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I wanted to give another mention today, as we haven’t covered it since February, that Hilton Honors is about to stage its annual London private gig.  This year you and a friend have a chance to see Jessie J playing live on Saturday 15th June.

This is a genuinely good package:

The concert is at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in Maida Vale.  If you’ve never been inside Abbey Road Studios and have any interest in music then this is something you really should do.  You will be in the same studio where the Beatles recorded much of their material.

There is a pre- and post-concert food and drink reception included

Packages include two tickets

Having been to two previous Hilton concerts, including one at Abbey Road, I can confirm that Hilton does not skimp on the food and drink and does its best to put on an impressive event.

There were 100 pairs of tickets available, priced at 75,000 Hilton Honors points per pair.  This is not an auction, it is a straight redemption.

I’d value 75,000 Hilton points at around £250.  Given that you are getting two tickets to a private gig (total capacity will only be around 250 people) in a world-famous venue with food and drink included, that’s pretty good value.

You can redeem on this page of the Hilton website.  It isn’t clear how many pairs are left because Hilton has removed the counter, but the bulk were snapped up after our initial article.  This will be a bit of an unofficial HFP reader event I think, and I will be definitely be there as I’ve snagged a media pass.

Once you’ve booked, there is an additional auction available for a ‘meet and greet’ with Jessie J before the showThe bidding page is here.

If you don’t have 75,000 Hilton Honors points, your options are:

transfers from American Express Membership Rewards – the rate is 1:2 so you’d need 37,500 Amex points

transfers from Virgin Flying Club – the rate is 2:3 so you’d need 50,000 Virgin Atlantic miles

Amex transfers generally go across in 48 hours.  Virgin Flying Club transfers are less reliable so there is some risk that the tickets all disappear, and you do lose quite a lot of value moving Virgin miles into Hilton.

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

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

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit 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:

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

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Comments (9)

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  • Sarah says:

    Sold out now

    • Rob says:

      That’s funny. The last few pairs have sat their for literally 10 weeks and we can clear them in 2 hours. I really should start charging Hilton for this!

      • Mr(s) Entitled says:

        Remind them how many credit cards you can shift when you next see them. #boredwaitingforhilton

  • Jessiefan says:

    Dunno if anyone knows, but the ‘Meet and Greet’ photo opportunity… it worth 10k points? I mean is it just a chance of a selfie or is there more to it???

  • Dale says:

    Dunno if anyone knows, but the ‘Meet and Greet’ photo opportunity… it worth 10k points? I mean is it just a chance of a selfie or is there more to it???

    • Matthew says:

      I’ve been to a Jenson Button Meet & Greet before and it was a quick chat during a photo then a few drinks whilst he said a few words and that was it. I’d imagine this would be similar, a few seconds exchanging words whilst photo being taken and not much more!

    • Rob says:

      £33 of points to show off on Instagram and Facebook … unless you’re my age when it would just look weird / creepy 🙂

    • David says:

      Forget about the price tag. 😉

  • David J says:

    Hello all – I redeemed points for a couple of tickets when Rob first announced the gig back in February but now due to family reasons I will not be able to attend. I asked about cancellation but Hilton advised “As noted, in our terms & conditions all bids and redemptions are final and non-refundable. However; you are able to gift the tickets to someone else if you’d like, please let us know their names and we will update our guest list accordingly”. Fair enough. Is there anyone out there that would really like to go but missed out on the tickets? It would be nice to get my 75000 points back but that is probably not going to be possible, so does anyone have any ideas / suggestions? (The best I can come up with is to ask for a decent donation to the charity BEAT in return for the tickets.)

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