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 allows Hilton to offer excellent ‘buy it now’ points redemptions for events at the ground.
It has just launched some impressive VIP packages for the England vs India one day international on Sunday 17th July.
EDIT: Readers bought all six packages available in under an hour of this article being published
For just 90,000 Hilton Honors points (which I’d value at around £300), TWO people will get to watch the England vs India game from the VIP suite at the Hilton Garden Inn.
As Hilton describes it “the large and comfortable room has been designed with VIP hospitality in mind, boasting relaxed seating, and a grand terrace / balcony with outdoor furniture for the finest views.”
There are six packages available at the time of writing (11am on Monday).
The full package includes:
- VIP access for two people to watch the match from the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Emirates Old Trafford Hotel Suite on Sunday 17th July
- Q&A and ‘meet & greet’ with a cricket legend
- Official commentary radio
- Official program
- Complimentary food & beverage throughout the day including breakfast roll & continental platter, canapes, two course gourmet buffet, afternoon tea, beer, wine, selected spirits and soft drink
This will cost you 90,000 points as a ‘buy it now’ redemption.
You can book via the Hilton ‘experiences’ website here – filter by UK redemptions (EDIT: but it’s now sold out.)
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.)