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Both Marriott Bonvoy and Hilton Honors have added a variety of new experiences for the coming months that you can now book or bid for with your hotel points.

If you never want to see the inside of a hotel room ever again and can’t think of a worse thing to do with your hotel loyalty points than book another stay, we have some good offers for you!

More Marriott Moments concerts at the O2 launched

As you may know, Marriott has a box (they like to call it a ‘luxury suite’) at the O2 in Greenwich. These packages come with food – a decent hot buffet – and non-stop drinks throughout the evening, including alcohol.  Each package is for two people.

Here is a review of a seeing Muse from the suite – who are back on the bill this Autumn – last time they played at the O2.

The following concerts have just been added:

Muse, from 30,000 points

Khalid, at 45,000 points

Alice Cooper, at 45,000 points

Brad Paisley, at 45,000 points

The Chemical Brothers, at 45,000 points

Elvis in Concert – Live on Screen, at 45,000 points

Alter Bridge, at 45,000 points

Cher, from 30,000 points

Jim Jefferies, at 45,000 points

John Legend, from 30,000 points

Björk, at 45,000 points

Michael Bublé, from 30,000 points

Rod Stewart, from 30,000 points

Disney on Ice, at 30,000 points

Marvel Universe Live, at 10,000 points (not in the suite)

Oddly, these are a mix of ‘redeem now’ and auctions. Marriott Bonvoy clearly values most of these packages at 45,000 points – the ‘buy it now’ price – so you can probably expect to pay at least as much if you are bidding for the bigger names.

It will be interesting to see how much the auction packages go for – hopefully not too much, or Marriott will get ‘ideas’ about how to price their ‘buy it now’ packages.  There is no sign of the Elton John ‘farewell tour’ concerts yet.

You can purchase and see the full list of events on the Marriott Moments website here.  Click on the search item and filter by ‘London’.

Hilton Garden Inn Old Trafford

See Ashes cricket!

In addition to the exclusive Abbey Road Beatles experience we wrote about two weeks ago, Hilton Honors has added two further interesting auctions.

If you are a cricket fan you may be interested in tickets to the Ashes – England vs Australia – match at Manchester Emirates Old Trafford on the 6th September.  The experience is for two people and is for the Hilton hospitality suite inside the Hilton Garden Inn overlooking the pitch (see photo above).

The day includes lunch and afternoon tea, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks as well as a program and score card. The bidding starts at 100,000 Hilton Honors points and there are four packages available. You can bid here.

If you get bored watching cricket, then a Waldorf Astoria and Aston Martin driving experience may be more your cup of tea!

This package is for a stay for two in a luxury suite at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, a 60 minute Aston Martin driving experience with a ‘performance driving instructor as well as a seven course tasting menu at The Pompadour and a full Scottish breakfast the following morning.

It takes place on Friday 20th September – which could be inconvenient for some people – and the hotel stay is on the Friday night, leaving on Saturday.

Bidding for this package starts at 85,000 points, although it will no doubt increase substantially given the value of the package.  A standard room redemption at the Waldorf Astoria is 80,000 points a night. This package gives you a suite and tasting menu and breakfast and the driving experience.

Rob stayed at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh earlier this year and recommends it, although – as a conversion of a Victorian railway hotel – you shouldn’t expect the bells and whistles of some of the new Waldorf Astoria resorts out there.  You can bid for the Aston Martin package here.

Waldorf Astoria Aston Martin Hilton package

How to earn Hilton Honors points via UK credit cards

As a reminder, 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, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Hilton Honors points.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (73)

  • Chris says:

    They’ve added additionally:

    Little Mix
    Hans Zimmer
    The Lumineers
    Liam Gallagher
    Two Door Cinema Club
    JoJo Siwa
    Jack Whitehall
    the Impractical Jokers