Regular HfP readers will know that there is a Hilton Garden Inn hotel inside the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester. It allows Hilton to run various promotions for Hilton Honors members alongside major events in the stadium.
The hotel is currently completing a 100 room extension, due to open later this year. The old Red Rose Suite has been demolished, to be replaced by a new six story building.
The first two floors will be for the use of the cricket club, including a new museum, whilst floors 3 to 6 will become hotel rooms. Those overlooking the pitch will have balconies.
It will be connected to the existing building via a first floor walkway, although it seems a bit of a trot looking at the CGI image I saw. The extension takes the hotel up to 250 rooms.
Meanwhile, in Northern Ireland, Hilton has announced a hotel in the seaside town of Portrush.
The Marcus Hotel Portrush, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, will see a Victorian building undergo an £11 million refurbishment. The hotel is due to open in 2025 in time for the British Open golf tournament in the town.
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.)