Executive lounge Posts

Airport Lounge Review - The Club at ATL

Believe it or not, it's been more than a year and a half since I'd taken an international flight in any cabin (January 2014 to be exact).  That was long before I joined UPGRD, hence the dearth of lounge reviews on my site.  I finally broke that streak with our long awaited European ...

Arik Air from Accra and lounge hopping during a long layover in Lagos

A short flight on a tired 737 built for AirTran then a nearly 12 hour layover in Lagos.  Not my best travel day, but I tried to make the most of it.  Due to limited flight options between Accra and Lagos, I ended up with along layover before my flights home. Like my outbound trip, I ...
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AA Flagship Lounge LAX

American Airlines offers two types of airline clubs: the standard Admiral club and the Flagship lounges. Like Flagship check in, the Flagship lounges are only for passengers traveling in International First Class, Transcontinental First (JFK-LAX), or OneWorld Emerald Elites traveling on an ...

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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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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Hilton London Tower Bridge - A Review - Great London Hotel and VIP benefits!

 I get to London a lot and I’m always searching for the best hotel for the money. As a Hilton Diamond, I look for a hotel that will provide the best benefits. On my latest trip I gave the Hilton London Tower Bridge a try, and I was impressed, it is a very modern, well run hotel with great ...
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Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge - Vancouver


At Vancouver International Airport (YVR), travelers with Star Alliance Gold Status can access the Maple Leaf lounge in the transborder/US departures zone. I was initially worried since I've previously encountered problems accessing this lounge as a United Club Card member, but as it turned ...

Hilton Stockholm Slussen - A Review

I was a guest at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen last weekend and I have to say I was very impressed with this hotel. This Hilton was once a Scandic hotel, back in the early 2000’s Hilton owned the Scandic brand and they converted many of the better Scandic hotels to the Hilton brand before ...
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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 ...
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The Hilton Malta - A Review

Last weekend I made a return long weekend trip to the Island of Malta, and was happy to get a great deal at the Hilton Malta. I booked during the Any Weekend Any Where sale at a rate of ~100 Euro per night. February is the off season in Malta, and I always find places more enjoyable in the off ...

Review: SwissĂ´tel Tallinn, Estonia - Great Hotel

I had the privilege to return to Tallinn Estonia for the third time right before Christmas. I really like this city and it is quickly become a major tourist destination in northern Europe. When looking for a hotel in Tallinn you will notice the lack of any major international hotel brands, like ...
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A Suite Stay in Prague


It is always good to return to one of my favorite hotels in Europe; The Hilton Prague is just one of those hotels that never lets me down.
I have praised this hotel in the past for having one of the best hotel executive lounges hands down.
My last stay I was pleased to get an ...
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This is an executive lounge not a play ground.

I’m back at one of my favorite Hotels in the world, The Hilton Prague. This hotel has what I think could be on of the best Hilton Executive lounges in Europe . Tonight I was shocked at the number of kids in the lounge. Out of control! Americans get a bad name around the world because of ...
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Service in Sofia, Hilton Style at the Hilton Sofia!

I can not express how impressed I was with the staff at the Hilton Sofia Bulgaria, never have I been to a hotel that every member of staff stood out as special. I think the staff follows the lead of the General Manager of this hotel, Mr. Jacques Brune. He welcomed me at check in as a Diamond ...
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Review: Hilton Frankfurt Airport - NEW HOTEL - Many Photos

I was lucky to stay at the brand new Hilton Frankfurt Airport in Germany! WOW what an amazing place! When I walked into the lobby of the Hilton, I thought to myself this looks like a Hyatt. This hotel is upscale modern for sure, and is just impressive to look at. Hilton made a major investment ...
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Quick first look at: Hilton Frankfurt Airport (Video)

Here is a first look inside the Hilton Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany. This hotel opened on Dec 20 2011, and still has the new hotel smell. 


Below is a quick video showing a twin executive room and the public areas of the hotel. I will post a full review with many more ...
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Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport to open Dec 20 2011

As I first reported on back in Aug, Hilton Worldwide is set to opens two hotels this December in the iconic and futuristic THE SQUAIRE at Frankfurt Airport, two of its hotel brands will stand next to each other in this new development. As Germany’s second Hilton Garden Inn, the Hilton Garden ...
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