While I wouldn’t usually look to Paris Hilton for travel inspiration, her recent honeymoon will interest points enthusiasts more than you’d think.
Paris Hilton’s five-part Hilton honeymoon
Paris Hilton got married to Carter Reum in November 2021, and the couple jetted off on a seven week round-the-world honeymoon. You might think that the hotel heiress would drop a boatload of money on a private honeymoon, but nope, instead she turned it into a business opportunity (nepotistic as it may be).
Paris uploaded a five-part series to her YouTube channel, with each episode covering a different part of her trip, in what she calls “My Dream Honeymoon.” Every single stop on the honeymoon is at a Hilton property.
Okay, Paris’ commentary isn’t particularly insightful or deep, but the video footage of some of Hilton’s most aspirational properties is pretty cool
The series starts off at the Conrad Bora Bora.
Then they go to Zemi Beach House Anguilla, which is an LXR property.
Next they travel to London, where they stay at The Biltmore Mayfair, also an LXR property.
Without a doubt the most interesting episode is in the Maldives, where they stay at both the Conrad and Waldorf Astoria. At the Conrad they even stay in the underwater room, which the public rarely gets a glimpse of (and I believe this ordinarily retails for somewhere around $50K per night).
Lastly they check out the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah.
Don’t expect in-depth reviews, but this is still kind of cool to see. The Conrad Bora Bora is the only one of these properties I’ve stayed at, though all the other properties are on my bucket list, so it was nice to get a general sense of what to expect. If you’re just going to watch one episode, check out the Maldives one, as it’s really cool to see the Conrad’s underwater villa.
Also, I can’t believe I just spent this much time watching Paris Hilton videos…
Was this actually Paris Hilton’s honeymoon?
There’s a lot of “influencing” going on in the travel space, though I’d be fascinated to know the economics of this. This was a paid promotion on the part of Hilton, so I suspect that in addition to everything being comped, Paris also got a paycheck, and one has to wonder how much that was. The interesting angle here is that her family also founded Hilton, so I wonder how that impacted things.
Obviously this looks like an incredible trip with stops in some of the world’s most beautiful places. At the same time, on your honeymoon you’d think you’d want to just spend time with one another, and not filming everything, kissing on camera, etc.
I guess everything in life is ultimately a business opportunity, and it’s no different than how many reality TV stars and other influencers sell the rights to their weddings and other important life events.
I wonder if they’re going to have another (more private) honeymoon, or if this was it. Presumably the couple has tens of millions of dollars, so while these are some great properties, there are some more special experiences you could have if you’re willing to drop the cash.
Paris Hilton just completed a seven week round-the-world honeymoon with her husband, stopping at some of the world’s most highly regarded Hilton properties. From Bora Bora, to Anguilla, to London, to the Maldives, to Dubai, this was quite a Hilton Honors bucket list trip.
I enjoyed watching these clips for getting a sense of Hilton’s top properties, and I’d say it’s probably a pretty decent ad for the brand as well. In particular, it was cool to see the Conrad Maldives’ underwater villa.
What do you make of these honeymoon videos, if you can bring yourself to watch them?