Hilton recently opened a Hilton Garden Inn hotel at Silverstone, overlooking the circuit. Unsurprisingly, Hilton Honors is taking advantage of this as the British Grand Prix approaches.
For Practice Day on Friday 7th July, Hilton is throwing a rooftop party!
This is how they describe it:
Enjoy all day VIP hospitality with free-flowing food and beverages and unrivalled views of the start/finish line and the pit lane, all from one of the newest viewing platforms.
This experience for two (2) includes:
– VIP Rooftop access at the Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone on Friday, July 7, 2023
– General Admission access to the British Grand Prix Fan Zone, including access to the following:
o In-person driver talks on at The Main Stage in the Convert Zone
o Official F1 Fanzone Pitstop Challenge
o Official F1 Fanzone Racing Simulators
o Historic parts of the track, including the iconic 180mph speed of Copse Corner
o The Entertainment Village and Sports Zones
o A performance from Jax Jones at The Main Stage on Friday evening
o A giant screen playing live action-packed racing
This isn’t a bargain, although you need to remember that General Admission tickets for Practice Day are £169 per person, no rooftop party included!
The cost is 110,000 Hilton Honors points for two people. We value a Hilton point at 0.33p so you’re giving up £330-ish of future free hotel stays if you redeem for this. It does sound like good fun though.
There were originally 25 pairs of tickets up for grabs. This had dropped to 20 by last night.
There is no mention of car parking in the event description which, given the nature of the event, is a bit odd. Hopefully Hilton has a plan.
You can redeem via the Hilton Honors Experiences website here.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points (45,000 Hilton Honors points) if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 Virgin Points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. 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.)