Back in September 2018, we wrote that Hilton had announced plans to open a Hilton Garden Inn overlooking the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Northamptonshire.
Hilton has a slightly odd niche in stadium hotels. In the UK, it already has Hilton at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, the catchily named Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Emirates Old Trafford and the Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse amongst others.
Silverstone was due to open in early 2020, but stuff happened.
The hotel is now taking bookings. It includes a rooftop terrace and will offer raceday hospitality experiences for all the major sporting events held at the venue. It will also have direct access to the Silverstone conference centre.
It is situated on Silverstone’s International Pits straight, with extensive views over the track. You will be able to enjoy views of the circuit from the guestroom balconies.
Whilst blocked out for the British Grand Prix, it is taking bookings from 12th September for other dates. Track facing rooms and suites (suite pictured below) are available for the British Touring Car Championship on the 24th-25th September, for example.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (October 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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 (10,000 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.)