Hilton Honors has added a range of tickets for Summer music festivals across the UK to its ‘Experiences’ website. Each includes a mix of standard and VIP tickets with different points requirements.
The Hilton Experiences home page is here. Filter by ‘United Kingdom’ and click search to bring up these options.
This is what is available, all for ‘buy it now’ pricing:
TRNSMT (10-12th September) – 160,000 points for a VIP pass for two for all three days (includes ‘upgraded flushing toilet’ which is presumably a novelty in Glasgow) or 85,000 points for a standard admission pass for two for all three days (toilet facilities not described).
Wireless (10-12th September) – 100,000 points for a 3-day pass for two people, or 150,000 points for a ‘GUEST’ VIP pass for 3-days for two people (includes ‘luxury restrooms’ which, again, are presumably a novelty in Crystal Palace)
Parklife (11-12th September) – 75,000 points for a 2-day pass for two people, or 125,000 points for a VIP pass for two days for two people. No information on the VIP toilet facilities is available.
There are between five and ten of each package available. I recommend you jump in quickly if interested before Hilton emails its member base.
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.)