Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn Calls Cops On Black Family Using Pool

Hampton Inn is apologizing after a family staying at a hotel had the cops called on them for using the pool. The incident occurred over the weekend at the Hampton Inn in Williamston, North Carolina, and the employee involved in this is "no longer employed…

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Filed Under: Hilton, Hotels
Road Trip

79 Hilton Hotels & Resorts For US Getaways

While we're writing more about travel this week, we're not necessarily suggesting people do travel (though if you do, please be considerate and smart). But we also recognize that many folks need a break, whether that's because they have been homeschooling…

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Filed Under: Hilton, Hilton Honors
Hyatt Place Breakfast

How Has Coronavirus Changed Hotel Breakfast?

It goes without saying that hotel protocols have changed as a result of coronavirus. One of the things I was curious to observe during my trip was how hotels have adjusted their breakfast offerings, especially at limited service hotels that have free…

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Filed Under: Hilton, Hotels
Conrad Watermark

Amex Hilton Honors Surpass Card Review (2020)

Hotel credit cards are among the most underrated credit cards out there, in my opinion, given the perks that they potentially offer. While I'm primarily loyal to Hyatt and Marriott, Hilton has grown on me a lot lately, thanks to the number of new luxury…

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Filed Under: American Express, Hilton
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos 1

Hilton Honors Selling Points For 0.5 Cents Each

Hilton Honors has just rolled out their latest promotion on purchased points, which is in line with the best promos they offer. This comes just a couple of weeks after Hilton's previous promo on purchased points ended. Let me note that most people probably…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hilton
Conrad Bora Bora Watermark

Hilton Aspire Card Review (2020)

Hotel credit cards are among the most underrated credit cards out there, in my opinion, given the perks that they potentially offer. While I'm primarily loyal to Hyatt and Marriott, Hilton has grown on me a lot lately. Many new luxury hotels have joined…

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Filed Under: American Express, Hilton
Conrad Bora Bora Room Watermark

Hilton Aspire Perks: How They Work

I picked up the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card a bit over a year ago. This card has a $450 annual fee, and is easily one of the all around most compelling hotel credit cards out there. This card has many huge benefits, and almost seems too…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Watermark

How Does The Hilton Weekend Night Reward Work?

There are four co-branded American Express Hilton cards, with annual fees ranging from $0 to $450. Three of these cards offer the opportunity to earn one (or more) free weekend night rewards. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at how those benefits…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Watermark

4 Benefits That Make Hilton Aspire Card Worth It

As I often say, I find hotel credit cards to be quite underrated. More so than just about any other cards, hotel credit cards can be worth holding onto just for the benefits they offer. For example, I've written about how the World Of Hyatt Credit Card…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards, Hilton
Waldorf Palm

Hilton Honors Points Unlimited Promo (Extended)

While this is probably far from the top priority for anyone at this point, it's worth noting that Hilton has extended their global promotion by several months. I think Hilton took exactly the right approach here -- in my opinion it seems kind of tone…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hilton
Hilton Cleaning

Hilton Outlines New Hotel Cleaning Standards

While we'll hopefully all return to traveling soon(ish), I think it's safe to say travel won't ever be the same. Even if there's such a thing as a post-COVID-19 era, I think many of us have a new appreciation for hygiene after all of this, and that's…

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Filed Under: Hilton, Hotels
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – 8

Hilton Pre-Sells A Billion Dollars Worth Of Points To Amex

Hilton has just found a way to raise a billion dollars in cash through their Honors loyalty program, and that potentially has some implications. Per a new SEC filing, in April 2020 Hilton pre-sold one billion USD worth of Honors points to American Express.…

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Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – 33

Hilton Honors Extends Status For Everyone

Hilton Honors is taking the lead among major US hotel loyalty programs when it comes to extending status and more. Hilton says they want to show their appreciation to Honors members by extending benefits. Hilton is doing several things, including extending…

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Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Watermark

Transfer Amex Points To Hilton With 50% Bonus

The US American Express Membership Rewards program has just launched a transfer bonus that has the potential to be valuable. Through April 14, 2020, the Amex Membership Rewards program is offering a 50% bonus when you transfer points to Hilton Honors.…

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Filed Under: American Express, Hilton
Curio Collection

Awesome New Amex Offer For Hilton Stays

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Filed Under: American Express, Great Deals
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – 9

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Sued For Corporate Espionage

The Peninsula Beverly Hills is suing the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and Hilton over what they call corporate espionage. This week the Peninsula Beverly Hills has filed court papers accusing Hilton of engaging in corporate espionage and unfair business…

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Filed Under: Hilton, Hotels
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – 41

Hilton Honors New Member Bonus: Up To 5K Points

For a long time Marriott has offered a promotion for new Bonvoy members, though I wasn't aware that Hilton Honors has a new member bonus as well. New members of Hilton Honors can earn up to 5,000 bonus points after two paid stays: To take advantage of…

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Filed Under: Hilton, Hotel Deals
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Watermark

Hilton Honors Business Card Review (2020)

Hotel credit cards are among the most underrated credit cards out there, given the perks that they can offer, including elite status and free nights. While I'm historically been primarily loyal to Hyatt and Marriott, Hilton has grown on me a lot lately,…

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Filed Under: American Express, Hilton
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Hilton Surpass Weekend Night Reward: Worth It?

I recently wrote a comparison of the the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card (review) and Hilton Honors American Express Business Card, which are Amex's mid-range Hilton Honors credit cards. In this post I wanted to look at a specific aspect…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
Le Meridien Dhaka Watermark

Top Hotel Credit Cards Offering Elite Status (2020)

I've written about the best hotel credit cards offering free nights, either as an annual benefit, or as a reward for reaching certain spending thresholds. In many cases these anniversary free night certificates can more than justify the annual fees on…

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Filed Under: American Express, Chase
Conrad Bora Bora Watermark

Comparison: Hilton Surpass Vs. Hilton Business Card

American Express and Hilton have a suite of four co-branded credit cards. As you'd expect, each card is going after a different part of the market. Amex and Hilton have two credit cards with identical annual fees -- the Hilton Honors American Express…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Card Comparisons
Park Hyatt Kyoto

My Hotel Status Strategy For 2020

I've been thinking lately about my hotel loyalty strategy for 2020. I think the reason this has been on my radar is because my Marriott Ambassador status expires as of the end of this month, and I'll be dropping down to Titanium. How will that impact…

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Filed Under: Hilton, Hotels
Zemi Beach House 8

When Should You Buy Hilton Points?

Since early January, Hilton Honors has been offering a 100% bonus on purchased points. I've written about this promotion before. This promotion is valid for just under another week, as it expires on February 19, 2020. In this post I wanted to look at…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hilton