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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.) Our full review of Hilton Honors is here.

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

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (May 2023)

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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points (worth 120,000 Hilton Honors points) – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ card is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points (worth 45,000 Hilton Honors points). Apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

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 (19)

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  • BuildBackBetter says:

    Great deal.
    Lesson learnt – buy points next time it’s on sale.

  • Babyg says:

    sold out… aka hilton sponsored headforpoints party 🙂

    • Rob says:

      47 minutes, impressive!

      Hope you all have a good day. If it had been a weekday I would have come.

      • Babyg says:

        indeed… i wonder how this (hfp posts) affects Hiltons thinking… e.g. do Hilton think they under-priced given how quickly they sold out…

  • s says:

    thanks for the heads up – I got the last package!

  • Karl says:

    Thanks for this Rob. Looks like a cracking deal. I’d imagine tickets alone will be close to a ton plus close to the same again in F and B. Just hope it doesn’t get rained off.

  • Jonathan says:

    You could probably remove the last two sentences of this post Rob…

  • Ian says:

    Each to their own….I’d rather stick pins in my eyes than watch a game of cricket 😁. For those who got these packages, enjoy!

    • lumma says:

      Sitting in the sun, with food and drink, sounds a terrible way to spend an afternoon…

      • Ian says:

        You must be an optimist if you’re expecting sunshine in Manchester 😁 (and I’m a Mancunian, so I should know!).

  • Wanderlust says:

    The one day I don’t look at HFP first thing in the morning! Lesson learned!

    • Rob says:

      It wasn’t there first thing – only dropped at 11am.

  • Michael Jennings says:

    That sounds absolutely lovely, but I didn’t get here until it was sold out…

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