Diamond Posts

Return Stay: Conrad Algarve - beating itself as the best!

I had the pleasure to return to my all time favorite hotel, the Conrad Algarve in Portugal. My second stay was better then my first back in February! I cannot put into words how great the service is at this hotel! I have to say that I have been a guest at off peak times for this resort in ...

BREAKING - No more Hyatt Diamond Challenges

I have been able to confirm with Hyatt that as of 10/31/14 they no longer offer Diamond Status challenges or status matches. That's not to say that they absolutely won't match again in the future or re-introduce a challenge, but in it's current format, the Diamond Challenge is no more.   ...

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort - A Review

Hyatt Regency Phuket is a 5 star resort recently built (partially re-built) on a hillside of Kamala, overlooking Rayee Beach which is south of the main Kamala beach. This 199 room resort offers wonderful sea views from almost every room and balcony. 

I was lucky to spend my ...

Good news about Curio – A Collection by Hilton

So looks like good news about the new Curio – A Collection by Hilton, for VIP members, the perks at these new hotels will be just like at a Hilton branded hotel. This means free Breakfast, free internet, upgrades and lounge access at the hotels under the Curio brand. 
Here are ...

Hilton Sorrento Palace (Italy) a review

This hotel impressed for sure, I have become a fan of “off season” travel, getting great rates at hotels that are packed during peak times. This hotel is a great example of how an off-season experience can prove to be impressive.
We arrive by car and parked in the hotels gated ...
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Waldorf Astoria Hotels to Offer Hilton VIP's More benefits?

A source at Hilton tells me that some changes are coming once again to the Hilton loyalty program. My first reaction was “Oh Great!” as over the past few years any changes that Hilton has given us has been less then great, no matter how they would try to spin it. This source who also ...

Great Hotel - Hilton Copenhagen Airport - A review

The Hilton Copenhagen Airport hotel is truly a part of the airport, and is owned by the airport. The location of the hotel is just a few steps away from baggage claim (T3) and also right next to the Metro to the city center. If you are a Hilton Honors member this is your only option in Copenhagen ...
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The Airport hotel to stay away from at BWI - The Hilton BWI

Normally I try to highlight the hotels around the world that treat loyal guest right, but from time to time you run into hotels that just fail on so many levels. As a loyal Hilton Diamond for over 8 years I have become accustom to the standards of Hilton Hotels.
The Hilton BWI airport is a ...

Hilton changes VIP requirements to qualify for elite status.

As of January 1, 2013, Hilton will adjust the requirements to qualify for elite status.

To qualify for Gold status: 20 stays, 40 nights, or attain 75,000 Base Points within the calendar year. (it was 16 stays, 36 nights or 60,000 HHonors Base Points)

To qualify for Diamond status:  30 stays, 60 nights, or attain 120,000 Base Points. (it was 28 stays, 60 nights or 100,000 HHonors Base Points)

All other tier level qualifications, as well as elite status received through Hilton HHonors credit cards and partners, will remain the same.



Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki - A Review of a fantastic Hotel

Impressed is all I can say about this hotel. I have always been impressed with Hyatt hotel’s around the world but for some reason the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki was one that I will remember more then the rest. I think the main reason for this is the staff, it was clear everyone working at ...

Hilton HHonors Hope Diamond Members Enjoyed the Ride.

Once again I get to write about how Hilton has taken diamond members and bent them over the check in desk for a good screwing. It shocks me how year after year more and more benefits are taken from Hilton’s top tier of loyal guest. To make matters worse Hilton has also added things to the Gold ...

Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport - Good pick for Hilton VIP's

  This could be my favorite hotel in the US, as I live in Europe I do not experience many US hotels. I have been a guest at the DoubleTree at SEA airport over 10 times now, and I have to say consistency is this hotels best trait and over the past 4 years I have been impressed with seeing the ...

Is Priority Club Platinum Status a Joke? I think so.

I got status matched to Priority Club Platinum from my Hilton Diamond Status a few weeks back. Tonight is my first stay in an IHG hotel, a Crowne Plaza in the UK.

All I can say is how can people be loyal to this program? What the hell do you get from being a Platinum? I’m currently ...

Really annoyed with Hilton Honors –How you could get screwed.

As a loyal Hilton Diamond for the past 6 years I think I have reached the point were I’m going to jump ship. Don’t get me wrong there are some real nice Hilton Family hotels out there, and they have hotels all over the world. The VIP treatment is very good in Europe and Asia, but when ...