It took a bit of effort.  The easy bit was applying for the credit card and spending the £750 to qualify for a free night.  I made a hash of redeeming it in Boston but, after a battle, will have a twin room in the Hilton Park Lane ahead of the last day of the football season.

And I can’t think of anywhere more I’d rather relax.  Other than the Conrad.  Or Waldorf.  Both of which had no availability.

Never mind though, my Hilton Gold card (obtained by getting a status match after staying at Holiday Inns rather than Hiltons) gets a likely room upgrade and a free breakfast.  So the likely benefit of this stay will exceed £450.  Not that I’d have considered paying anything like that using my own money.  But it’s a nice treat.

That might be forgotten in Wimbledon beat Oldham on the Sunday and relegate them to League Two.

My Contempt For Credit Card Surcharges