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.
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’.
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.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (January 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.
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 (20,000 bonus points), 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).
(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.)