Back on 16th November, we told you about a mystery Hilton concert that was to be held at the Hilton Metropole in London.
Nine pairs of tickets were available for 35,000 Hilton Honors points, which we’d value at around £100. You weren’t told who would be performing (past concerts had featured Kylie Minogue and Ellie Goulding) but the tickets did include unlimited champagne pre- and post-concert as well as substantial canapes (eg mini burgers).
All nine pairs of tickets went to HfP readers – in fact, one went to me! I had a media pass so Rhys and Sinead took the tickets I bought and we all headed down to the Metropole on Thursday evening. I want to say ‘hi’ to all of the HfP readers we met on the night.
This was the first time that Hilton Honors members have been invited to one of these events. They are separate to the Summer gigs that Hilton used to run pre-covid which were exclusively for Hilton Honors members, and included Bastille and Jessie J in recent years.
The seats are usually given to surprised hotel guests who just happen to be booked in that night, with others going to Hilton’s charity partners. I was told they are hoping to increase the number of tickets for Hilton Honors members even further – at this concert they had 18 of the 150 seats (well, sofas in this case).
And the special guest on Thursday night? Stormzy. Not totally my cup of tea, in all honesty, but Sinead and Rhys are big fans – apparently this was the third time Sinead has seen him – and you can’t deny his influence on British rap. Sinead once saw him on the main stage at Glastonbury, so being on a sofa about 50 feet from the stage was a substantial change this time! Image above.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (February 2024)
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.
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.
Virgin Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.
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.)