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See the British Grand Prix with your Hilton Honors points

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One of the biggest perks of being a UK-based member of Hilton Honors is the ability to benefit from Hilton’s sponsorship of the McLaren Formula 1 team.

There are numerous McLaren events thoughout the year which are available for Hilton Honors points, but the big one is always tickets for the British Grand Prix.

Tickets for the 2021 event, on 18th July at Silverstone, are now up for auction.

British Grand Prix tickets with Hilton points

There are three auctions:

  • Qualifying Day – Friday 16th July – 4 packages for 2 people – current bid 75,000 points
  • Sprint Race – Saturday 17th July – 4 packages for 2 people – current bid 100,000 points
  • Race Day – Sunday 18th July – 4 packages for 2 people – current bid 162,500 points

Full details are here for the 16th, here for the 17th and here for the 18th.

All packages are for two people and include:

  • VIP access
  • Entry to the McLaren Formula 1 Experience Paddock Club Suite
  • A virtual tour of the McLaren Formula 1 team garage
  • A one-night stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milton Keynes including breakfast (the stay is for the evening after your event)

All auctions end on 24th June.


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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points 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 via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.

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 (39)

  • Richie says:

    The children’s book Air Miles is available to pre-order on Amazon, will there be an HfP Amazin affiliate link for this?

    • Richie says:

      *Amazon

    • Paul Pogba says:

      Its available on Blackwells for £11.43, is there a risk this could be terrifying for children?

      • Richie says:

        Some may be too young.

      • Chris Heyes says:

        Paul Pogba No I don’t think children will be terrified of £11.43 spending money as gone up to cover it lol

  • PJJ says:

    Still on the Grand Prix theme but the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    Secret escapes have 9 day cruise around UAE, tickets to GP, includes flights from £1999
    https://www.secretescapes.com/emirates-cruise-grand-prix-corniche-hotel-dubai-abu-dhabi-manama-doha-and-more-uae/sale
    For those interested

  • Dutchy says:

    Does anyone have any recent data points on the Virgin Points to Hilton points transfer time – website says up to 30 days, but wanted to get a sense of how long it actually takes

    • MattB says:

      Less than a week for us last month

    • Benilyn says:

      It usually a few days, 3 to 5 days for me over the multiple times I have done it.

  • Graham says:

    I got an Amazon letter today offering 4 months but when I applied it only gave me one month. Might be worth checking expiry if not intending to keep.

  • Babyg says:

    Hmm just noticed they are having 4 winners per auction… “Four (4) packages are available for the highest bidders and one (1) guest each. “… the used to run 4 different auctions.. this is new.??
    XXXXX3212 Winning Jun 5, 2021 05:54:30 PM EDT 1 350,000 pts
    XXXXX6651 Winning Jun 9, 2021 07:04:28 AM EDT 1 350,000 pts
    XXXXX6327 Winning Jun 8, 2021 08:02:42 AM EDT 1 350,000 pts
    XXXXX8983 Winning Jun 9, 2021 03:20:49 AM EDT 1 350,000 pts

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