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Winter Time Sales for Hilton Family!

Just got word that Hilton Family Hotels will be having 2 winter time sales this year. They will be called the “December Sale” and the return of the “Any Weekend Anywhere” sale.

I’m told the Dec sale will start very soon and will cover stays into early Jan 2012. Then in Jan Hilton will kick off the Any Weekend Anywhere sale like last year, giving deep discounts upto 50% off on weekend nights for all of 2012. These will be prepaid rates that can be booked in Jan 2012.

More details to come soon, so you might want to think twice about booking any prepaid rates for Dec or weekend nights in 2012.

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 ...
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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 ...
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Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North - A Dependable Choice

Over the past 6 years I have flown out of IAD (Washington Dulles Airport) a lot. I have been a guest at many of the hotels around the airport. There is a good deal of choices and at times over the weekend at some good rates. When a promotion with some other brand is not running; I tend to stay at ...

Sorry Sir Silver is not Elite

When you travel a lot you run into people that are just well a pain in the ass. Today at a Hilton in London there was a man who was yelling at the front desk agent, I’m Silver Elite! I should get an upgrade! The agent was very professional as the guy kept yelling at her in his Chicago Bears ...
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The Hilton Manchester (UK) Deansgate - Disappointing

Well here we go again yet another Hilton in the UK that is just sub par. Is there any Hilton brand standard people that work in the UK? or is just bad Hilton's in the UK the standard?
This hotel is not as horrifying as the Hilton at the Manchester Airport, but still has some issues! I have a ...
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Hilton "Flash" Sale 3 days only Europe/Middle East/Africa

If you are looking for a good rate at a Hilton in Europe, Middle East or Africa there is a "Flash" sale till this Wed Oct 12. Mostly weekend nights with rooms from only £50. With more than 50,000 rooms available in the sale. All rates are fully pre pay rates you have the option to book with or ...

Review of the HYATT REGENCY WARSAW - Poland

***UPDATE AS OF MARCH 2014 - Hotel no longer a Hyatt*** 
I love the city of Warsaw and in the past I have really enjoyed the Hilton in Warsaw. This time the Hyatt had a rate I just could not pass up. 80 Euro a night and I was also able to apply one of my Diamond Suite Upgrades.
I ...
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Hilton buys 900 Million dollars worth of Mints

Blackstone the owner of Hilton worldwide, has just purchased the small hotel chain Mint in the UK. Mint Hotel, formerly known as City Inn, began just over a decade ago with a single venue in Bristol. It now boasts a chain of eight hotels, including sites in Leeds, London and Manchester. There is ...

Hilton Manchester Airport (UK) - "Deluxe Room"

So I typically have a bit lower expectations for airport hotels, well the Hilton Manchester Airport (MAN) in the UK has just reinforced that. Sure I will be here only one night, for a very early flight.. but the little things matter to me. The check in experience was ok but I was not told I was ...
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Venice in January

I haven't had a lot of noteworthy travel of late, so I figured I'd share some more photos from a past trip. 

Venice was always a place that intrigued me.  My wife and I made a trip there in January 2010.  It was cold and damp, but there is so much to see, we were always on ...

Summary and Commentary: The Fall Hotel Chain Bonuses

Here's what we have so far...
Starwood Preferred Guest: Double points on all stays from September 6th to December 18th. If your stay includes a Sunday or Thursday night, then you'll get triple points instead.
Marriott Rewards: Targeted offer, but if you're a Marriott Elite, you can usually ...
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The Hilton & HGI Frankfurt Airport (Germany) will now open in December.

The long delayed Hilton Frankfurt Airport and Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport is reported to be opening a bit ea rlier then last expected. I’m told now that both hotels will open sometime this December. The dates on Hilton.com have been jumping all around and as of this post still list an ...

Review: Hilton St. Anne's Manor; Verdict: Skip

Every travel year has its ups and downs. I'll just have to add my stay at the Hilton St. Anne's Manor to the list of downs. The disappointing part about the Hilton St. Anne's Manor is that it could be a really classy, unique property, but it will take a bit of renovation to get it to that point. ...
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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 ...
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Quick Hits on Burnaby BC Hotels

Ok, I'm not going to have a full review of the hotels that I stayed in for TBEX mainly because I was too tired when visiting (see my crazy weekend for why), and because quite honestly, neither of the properties stood out to me.
Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Metrotown
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Have Any Old VISA Signature Card? How About Some HHonors Gold For Ya!?


Random promo that was pointed out to me earlier today... If you have a Signature VISA Card, you can get temporary HHonors Gold status through August. After getting the temporary status, if you stay three nights between now and the end of August, then your status is extended until March 2013. ...

Review: Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel

I had a wonderful 5 night stay at the Conrad Centennial Singapore back in April. I took advantage of the AMEX awards for 4 nights and one Q3FN (Promotional Free Night). before I get into the details of this stay, all I can say is that I was impressed from the time I arrived till the time I walked ...
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Finally Getting to Vancouver

 With all of the traveling I have done across the continent, there are actually few cities in North America that I have wanted to visit and not yet made a visit.  In Canada I've done Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, but the furthest west in Canada I've ventured is London, Ontario. ...
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