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Hotel Review: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba


Hotel prices in Tokyo aren't exactly cheap, which made using my stash of Hilton HHonors points a natural fit.  We ultimately settled on the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, located across the Rainbow Bridge from the Tokyo city center, in the suburban area of Odaiba.  50,000 points worth of ...

Hotel Review: Hilton Abu Dhabi

There are two Hilton Hotels in Abu Dhabi so make sure you are booking the correct one. This review is for the Hilton Abu Dhabi located in the Cornish. The other Hilton is the Hilton Capital Grand in the Commercial District (near the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque). The Hilton Capital Grand is newer (and ...

Hotel Review: Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport


After flying in to Paris aboard Czech Airlines on Friday evening, with our onward flight to Dallas not scheduled until 11 A.M. the next day, that meant an overnight stay in Paris.  We really just wanted a place to stay for the night near the airport so we wouldn't have to get up terribly ...
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Earn Double Points on Every Stay at Every Hilton Property - Register Now!


I know there aren't a lot of Hilton HHonors fans in this group but for the few that read the blog, there's a fantastic new Hilton promotion just for you. From now (May 1, 2016) until August 31, 2016, you can earn unlimited double points on all of your stays at every Hilton property. And the ...

Hotel Review: Hilton Americas Houston

The Hilton Americas-Houston is a nice hotel located in the heart of downtown Houston. It’s approximately 30 minutes from Houston Intercontinental Airport and 15 minutes from Houston Hobby Airport (depending on traffic). The hotel is directly connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center ...

Diamonds Are a Traveler's Best Friend? Trying out Hilton again.

Even though Hilton gave away Diamond status a few months ago (link), I didn't really have any plans to take advantage of it.  I only decided to take the match at the last minute before the offer expired.  I recently had a trip where I couldn't find any availability without breaking the ...
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Hotel Review: Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

This hotel review is for the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. This property should not be confused with the Hilton Waikiki Beach. The Hilton Waikiki Beach is a less desirable hotel not located on ocean front property. The Hilton Waikiki Beach will be less expensive but if you’re ...
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Hotel Review - Hilton London Heathrow Terminal 5

Our flight from Rome landed in London about 1:30 in the afternoon, and with our onward flight back to the U.S. not scheduled until the next morning, my wife and I would need to spend the night in London.  We had actually made plans to meet my cousin, who graciously offered to let us stay the ...
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Free Hilton HHonors Gold Elite Status With American Express Platinum Cards

American Express Platinum and Business Platinum cards are increasing their hotel partnership portfolios by now offering Hilton HHonors Gold status to card holders. Hilton becomes the second hotel company to offer complimentary elite status to American Express Platinum Card Holders after Starwood ...

Hotel Review: Hilton Hanoi Opera

This hotel review is for the Hilton Hanoi Opera in Hanoi, Vietnam. It should not be confused with the Hanoi Hilton (Ha Loi Prison), a prison used by the North Vietnamese government to house American POWs such as John McCain and Bud Day during the Vietnam War.

The Hilton Hanoi Opera is ...
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Hilton US Summer Weekend Flash Sale

Hilton is having a 72 hour flash weekend Summer sale and is discounting rooms across the United States by 15% for the last two weekends of Summer! With only two weekends left until most kids go back to school, this could be your final chance to soak up some rays, explore a new city, or getaway with ...

Hotel Review - Doubletree by Hilton London Heathrow Airport

Our "layover" in England on our way to Turkey was scheduled at 23 hours, 20 minutes, thus necessitating a night in a hotel in London.  The thought occurred to us to splurge on a fancy hotel in the city, but given that a) we had already planned a drive out to Stonehenge and Salisbury, thus ...

An Unexpected Night at the Hilton O'Hare

Hilton O'Hare (image courtesy; Hilton) Despite the convenience of the Hilton at O'Hare, this was my first time inside the hotel. As a regular with Hyatt, all of my stays near O'Hare have been at the local Hyatt Regency, a modern property that I rank in my top 10 list of Hyatt properties in the ...
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Hilton Making Moves in Myanmar

Bloomberg recently had a report about Hilton Hotels properties in newly opened Myanmar (formerly Burma).  Hilton was one of the first chains to build in Southeast Asian country since sanctions have eased over the the last couple of years.  
We visited Myanmar three years ago and ...

Free DoubleTree Cookies on May 15 for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

If you weren’t already aware, Friday May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! To celebrate, DoubleTree by Hilton is giving away their calorie intensive signature chocolate chip walnut cookie to travelers in select airport locations and partnering with select travel brands to surprise and ...
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Hotel Review - Hilton Garden Inn LAX/El Segundo

On a short trip to Los Angeles at the end of February for the most recent West Coast UPGRD meetup, I found myself in the odd position of needing a place to stay for the night.  Normally when we travel to L.A., I stay with my in-laws in the Inland Empire, but we weren't going to be able to make ...

The Value of Points - Even Hotel Employees Don't Know What They Are Worth

Scenario
Let me just give you a little glimpse into an interaction I had at a Hampton Inn where I recently stayed for two nights. The first night did not go well.  I had access to a two room suite.  In the bedroom, the headboard of the bed was on the far wall when entering the room. ...
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Hilton Flash Sale - Save 33% in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

Hilton Hotels is having a 7 day flash sale offering a 33% discount on paid stays at nearly every Hilton Hotel in the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa! The flash sale requires prepayment of rooms and the fee paid is nonrefundable, but the flash sale can save you hundreds of dollars on a multi day ...

Hotel Review: DoubleTree Financial District, New York City

This review of the DoubleTree by Hilton Financial District, New York City, is part of my trip to New York in December of 2014. Just as the name implies, the DoubleTree Financial District is located in the financial district of lower Manhattan. Set in the Stone Street Historic District, the ...

100,000 FREE Hilton HHonors for Diamond & Gold Elites

Hilton HHonors sent out a targeted promotion yesterday to members of their frequent sleeper loyalty program that offered up to 100,000 free bonus points just for being a member of their program and requalifying for Diamond status during the 2014 program year.
Per flyertalk, it appears that some ...
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