Got a pile of unspent Hilton Honors points from the last 18 months, and a social diary which is emptier than usual?
Good news – Hilton Honors has added some VIP hospitality sports packages to its ‘Experiences’ platform today.
I have slotted this in as an intra-day article as these are mainly ‘Buy It Now’ tickets and I’d prefer HfP readers to grab them.
England v India fifth test
This is NOT a ‘buy it now’ package, so you will have to bid your points if you want it.
Hilton Honors is offering three VIP packages for day one of the final England v India test match. The game is being played at Old Trafford in Manchester and the packages are for 10th September.
Each package is for TWO people and includes:
- overnight accommodation for 9th September at the Hilton Garden Inn Old Trafford
- buffet lunch in the Century Lounge
- seating on an elevated balcony
- access to a complimentary bar during the day
The minimum bid is 50,000 Hilton Honors points. The auction closes on 30th August.
BMW PGA championship, Wentworth
The following three events are ‘buy it now’.
Hilton is offering hospitality packages for the BMW PGA golf tournament at Wentworth, from 9th to 12th September.
Each package is for TWO people. You will be receive all day complimentary food and drink whilst overlooking the 18th hole of Wentworth Golf Club.
Pricing is, for two:
- Thursday 9th – 40,000 Hilton Honors points
- Friday 10th – 40,000 Hilton Honors points
- Saturday 11th – 60,000 Hilton Honors points
- Sunday 12th – 60,000 Hilton Honors points
No accommodation is included and you are responsible for your own transport to the event. The small print says that a lateral flow test will be required for entry – there is no mention of fully vaccinated people being exempt from this.
At the time of writing the number of packages available varies from three to 12 depending on day.
Based on our target value of 0.33p per Hilton Honors point, you are looking at spending between £130 and £200-worth of points for a day of free food and drink for two people whilst watching some of the world’s top golfers, which sounds like a decent deal to me.
The quickest way to bring up the right page is to filter by ‘United Kingdom’ under ‘All Destinations’. You don’t need to change the dates.
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.)