Reader Anne dropped me a note about the great value currently available via Hilton Honors for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next year.
There are now three Hilton Honors property on Yas Island – a Hilton, a DoubleTree and the Warner Bros-branded Curio.
Here is the current pricing for five nights from Thursday 23rd November to Tuesday 28th November. The Grand Prix itself is Sunday 26th, but you might as well stay for five nights given that Hilton offers ‘5-4-4’ on redemptions if you have elite status.
- Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island – 280,000 points or Dhs 24,362 (£5,364) = 1.9p per point!
- DoubleTree Abu Dhabi Yas Island Residences – 200,000 points or Dhs 18,823 (£4,146) = 2.1p per point!
- The WB Abu Dhabi (photo above) – 240,000 points or Dhs 20,226 (£4,455) = 1.85p per point!
These are astonishing results given that our target value for a Hilton Honors point is 0.33p.
These redemption rooms are non-refundable – be aware.
However, the cash rates are also non-refundable for the same period. Hilton and The WB include, says Anne, one theme park ticket per person per night. She added that all three hotels are within a realistic walking distance of the Grand Prix circuit.
Clearly this isn’t as good as the W hotel, which is built OVER the circuit and which will pop up as a Marriott Bonvoy redemption at some point, but these hotels offer a decent alternative.
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.
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 (30,000 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.)