Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Stormzy plays the ‘secret’ Hilton Honors Christmas gig

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

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.

Stormzy at Hilton Metropole

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

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee 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.

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 (14)

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

  • TimM says:

    It is a shame that one bag of Wotsits won’t give access to BA lounges.

    • Paul says:

      But it’s more food than you get on some Club Europe trays these days

      • planeconcorde says:

        I guess this sets a new floor value on my BA Exec Silver card at the price of a bag of Wotsits. 🙂

  • N says:

    Stiff Chocolate!

  • Mouse says:

    “and you can’t deny his influence on British rap” – I had no idea you were so clued up Rob

  • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

    Shocking. No mention of the type of champagne it was and how much it costs retail a bottle!

    How can we judge if it was any good or not if we don’t know the price???

  • Mikeact says:

    Anybody on here using Paramount +…good, bad, indifferent ?

    • Simon says:

      Worth it just to see The Offer. Honourable mentions to Tulsa King and Yellowstone too.

  • BSI1978 says:

    Been umming and aahing about making use of the Amazon 1 week trial for ages as cannot possibly justify another streaming service!

    Will definitely jump on this 1 month offer when it lands then, as that should give me enough time to binge Halo and the 2 new ST shows!

  • C says:

    If you paid ME 35,000 HH points… I may go and watch Stormzy… maybe… but I do get it’s totally a personal thing / taste!

    • zapato1060 says:

      I would rather use the 35k HH to stay at a modest place worldwide then use that to have to listen to this chap.

  • Noel C says:

    I am a Silver card holder and I’ve not seen anything from BA on the Paramount+ offer.

    Might be nice to use over Christmas.

    How do I go about getting the email?

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.