Pre covid, Hilton Honors offered a lot of Formula 1 experiences for points redemptions via its Hilton Experiences platform. Unsurprisingly, it has been very quiet of late.
Hilton has now launched a VIRTUAL package for the Abu Dhabi grand prix on 12th and 13th December.
Calling all McLaren fans – you may not be able to attend the race in person, but you can still be a part of the action! Bid your Points to win an exclusive McLaren F1 experience and become a virtual member of the McLaren team during the Abu Dhabi race weekend. Your virtual experience will include everything from a Garage Tour, Q&A with a McLaren driver, insights from the team and more! The package includes:
-Welcome chat & intros, including message from McLaren management
-Official McLaren Team Kit
-Engineering & Strategy insight
-Practice session debrief
-Tour of the McLaren Technology Centre
-Behind-the-scenes of a McLaren Pitstop
-McLaren Driver Q&A
-Tour of the McLaren Garage & Paddock Unit
-Viewing of the Sunday Race
The top bid last night was 145,000 Hilton Honors points (it started at 50,000 points) which seems chunky given our valuation of 0.33p per point. Of course, there are a lot of people sitting on piles of points and with few ways of using them at the moment ……
You can find out more on the Hilton Experiences website here.
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.
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).
(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.)