Hilton has launched a new sale in which it's offering discounts of up to 30% on suites at its resorts in Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, and French Polynesia. Hilton Honors members have to book an Advance Purchase rate to lock in any discount that a property is offering and while that's usually a very inflexible rate, a quirk within Hilton's terms and conditions means that these sale rates aren't quite as rigid as they may seem.
At the time of writing, there are just 11 EDITION properties around the world but Marriott has been promising us plenty more, and true to its word, it has now opened the doors to its newest EDITION property Reykjavik, Iceland.
A normally very reliable source has reported that an IHG property in the center of the City of London which has remained closed since the pandemic first brought life to a screeching halt, will reopen early next year. It won't, however, be reopening under its old name. Instead, it will reopen as a new Hyatt Regency.
Earlier this month, we saw TopCashback launch the first good cash back deal that we've seen it offer on IHG bookings for some time and while that offer of 9% cash back was very good, a new offer that has now appeared is even better. Some IHG Rewards members can earn up to 13% cash back on stays at select IHG brands.
Hilton is introducing a couple of new measures which should make the travel lives of guests and Hilton Honors elite members a little easier. Coming soon, Hilton Honors elites will get advance notice when their space-available upgrade has been cleared by a property and Hilton guests who have downloaded the Hilton app and are a room's primary occupant will be able to share their digital key with those with whom they're traveling.
Earlier in the year (further back than I care to admit), Joanna and enjoyed a short break at Hyatt's newest central London property, the Great Scotland Yard Hotel, and what you'll find below are a few comments about the property and quite a few pictures. This isn't a full review of the Great Scotland Yard as the Covid restrictions that were around at the time didn't allow us to get a full feel for what the property has to offer, but the pictures and commentary that you'll find in this post should give you a good idea of what the Great Scotland Yard Hotel is like.
Citi's ThankYou points are one of the four major transferable currencies used in the miles and points world and the ThankYou program just got a little better with Citi adding Choice Privileges as its first hotel transfer partner. Better yet, the ratio for transfers between Citi and Choice can be more favorable than a lot of people may expect.
Citi has brought back a nice set of offers for stays at IHG properties that we last saw back in August. Targeted cardholders can save between $20 and $50 on $100 or $200 of spending at ten IHG brands in the US and US territories so if you're planning an IHG stay before 30 November, these offers could be very useful.
American Express has launched a new offer for Marriott Homes & Villas stays. The offers cover stays made through 15 December 2021 and because the spending needed to trigger the rebate doesn't have to be done in a single transaction and because the offer is not limited to properties in the US, this rebate may be easier to earn than first looks suggest.
Hyatt has just announced a new promotion in conjunction with American Airlines in which all members of American's frequent flyer program can earn a bonus of 1,000 AAdvantage miles per qualifying stay at over 190 participating Hyatt hotels in cities across the U.S. this winter.