As you can see from the picture below, the Hilton Garden Inn hotel at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester occupies a unique position. Many of the rooms directly overlook the pitch.
This has allowed Hilton to offer a fantastic ‘buy it now’ points redemption this Summer. Have a read at this:
“The Red Hot Chili Peppers are coming to Emirates Old Trafford in 2022! The Californian rock group will be embarking on their highly anticipated world tour including an unmissable show in Manchester on June 22, 2022. Enjoy the concert from a totally unique hospitality experience – from the comfort of your own room at Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Emirates Old Trafford with a private balcony, you’ll have one of the best views in the house.
This experience for two (2) includes:
-Two concert tickets to watch the show from your private balcony
-A hamper for two to enjoy during the concert
-Access to the Resident’s Bar at Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Emirates Old Trafford
-One (1) night stay at Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Emirates Old Trafford from June 22-23, 2022
-Breakfast for two at Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford on June 23, 2022″
This will cost you 115,000 points as a ‘buy it now’ redemption.
Hilton also has an Executive Box for the concert. 70,000 points – which I consider good value – gets you two tickets for the suite plus a buffet before the event and drinks throughout the night.
There were also Harry Styles tickets available but they disappeared very quickly. As of last night there was one pair of VIP suite hospitality tickets left for 135,000 Hilton Honors points.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (May 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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 120,000 Hilton Honors points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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 Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
(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.)