Hilton HHonors Posts

Booking My Ultimate Honeymoon with Points: Lodging in Mauritius

Introduction
Flights from San Francisco to Mauritius
Lodging in Mauritius
Flights from Mauritius to Luxor
Egypt Lodging
Flights from Cairo to the Maldives
Maldives Lodging
Flights from the Maldives back to San Francisco
So we've made it to Mauritius. ...
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Hilton HHonors Reward Chart Update - Your points worth less again!

Starting on April 30, 2012, 330 Hilton Family hotels will move up in reward categories and 117 down. You can book at the old point rate if your hotel is going up by April 30. Here is the full list. It is a bit disappointing to see so many new category 7 hotels. At a whopping 50,000 points a night I ...
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Mixed Review of the Hilton Washington Dulles

I am not going to post a full-fledged review or even include pictures because it was just an airport hotel, after all, but after my stay at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport hotel Thursday night, I have a few observations.
First, the bad. I had my choice of hotels and deliberately chose the ...
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Hilton Honors Responds to SPG: Enhancements for Elites


Starwood rolled a bunch of great updates for Platinum Members this week. I won't re-hash them all. You can read about the changes here and here. And if you want to read Gary's thoughts, go here. My thoughts will come in a future blog post.
Today, Hilton responded. Previously, Elite ...
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Hilton Honors

Hilton HHonors is Hilton's loyalty and rewards program. Hilton Honors award earning and redemption is available at Hilton, Double Tree, Embassy Suites, Garden Inn, Hampton, Homewood Suites, Home2, Waldorf Astoria, and Conrad hotels.
Our bloggers have reviewed a number of their properties ...

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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Hilton Queenstown in a Deluxe Lake View King room

After our journey through much of the South Island, we had arrived in Queenstown.  I had heard many positive things about Queenstown, so I was excited to explore it for myself.  There is incredible natural beauty here and our stay at the Hilton Queenstown was great. 

After ...
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The New Orleans Experience, By Way of Thibodaux

In October, I traveled to New Orleans (out of Munich) for a few days to attend the wedding of a family member.
I had an unused return ticket stored, and flew BusinessElite from Munich to Atlanta.  I then connected on an award ticket (I know, right?) from Atlanta to MSY.  Shocking ...
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Deluxe King room in Heritage Wing at the Hilton Lake Taupo

After our stay at the Hilton Auckland, we drove south towards the central part of the north island of New Zealand.  We had another opportunity to use points for a stay, at another crisp new Hilton property.  We stayed 2 nights at the Hilton Lake Taupo. This is a category 5 property, so it ...

A review of my 2011 travel and status qualification

We are nearing the end of 2011, so I wanted to summarize my travel year primarily with regard to miles and points. I'm still working on sections of my trip report from Australia and New Zealand, but I wanted to get this out first since new years is coming soon.
 
Airlines
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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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College Student By Day, World Traveler by Weekend

I am not the typical college student. While many of my friends spend their weekends at parties, or sleeping in, I spend my time traveling throughout the world. Past weekend trips have included London, Frankfurt, Shanghai, and Sydney. I’ve also fallen in love with Hawaii, taking more than five ...
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Deluxe Harbour View King room at the Hilton Auckland

 
waterfront view of Hilton Auckland from the hotel's website
After our Virgin Australia flight from Melbourne, we only had one night in Auckland, and wanted to take advantage of some hotel points redemptions, since for many of our stays in New Zealand, we wouldn't be able to do so. ...
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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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Free Hilton HHonors Gold Status

As reported by Gary, Hilton HHonors is giving away instant free Gold status through 31 May 2013 to Visa Infinite cardholders.
Benefits of Hilton Gold status include:
Complimentary room upgrades Executive Lounge access and/or daily continental breakfast for two A 25% bonus on all ...
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ANY WEEKEND ANYWHERE! Save on your 2012 Hilton Weekend Stay! Book Now!

As I first reported back in November Hilton will once again have the "ANY WEEKEND ANYWHERE" sale. You can book some very good rates now thru any Hilton booking channel, the sale requires you to book now till the end of January, and stay any weekend in 2012 at all Hilton Family hotels worldwide. This ...

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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