Hilton launched its Curio Collection in June 2014 in an attempt to compete better at the boutique end of the hotel spectrum. The collection sits in the same space as the likes of Marriott's Autograph Collection and possibly even IHG's Kimpton properties. The 45+ properties in the Curio Collection are dotted across the world and are about to see a significant number of new joiners to the brand.
Joanna, MJ and I had a night in London over the Holidays and we decided to use some of my Hilton Honors points to book a stay at the Hilton London Canary Wharf. I rarely stay at Hilton properties so I've had a balance of around 80,000 Honors points sitting in my account for some time (most of the points came from a sign-up bonus for the free Hilton Amex credit card) and this seemed like a good time to use them.
News that Lufthansa is eliminating First Class from two routes to the US (at least for summer 2018), news of a new Hilton opening in a beautiful part of Europe, details of an Emirates schedule change which sees an extension to the cut in service to New York and news that Singapore Airlines has scheduled its new A380 on its routes to London and Hong Kong.
The more often Hilton offers sales around various parts of the world the more I find myself warming to the brand. Back at the beginning of November I got a pretty good deal in the last Asia-Pacific sale and now Hilton is back with its latest set of discounts for the region.
Hilton Honors Members can now get advance access to the hotel chain's winter sale for Europe and the UK. The full sale will eventually include the Middle East and Africa as well but, for preview purposes, these regions are not participating.
Hilton has launched a flash sale for stays at its properties in the Asia-Pacific region (which, just to be clear, covers properties in the Indian Ocean too) and is offering guests up to 35% off regular rates.
Hilton has announced that announced that Conrad Hotels & Resorts will take over the management of The London NYC and will subsequently reflag the property as the Conrad New York Midtown.
I'm certainly not going to put myself forward as an expert on all things Hilton but a recent change Hilton has made to the wording of how its "5th Night Free" benefit works reads like a massive devaluation to me.
Hilton has launched its latest points promotion in which it’s offering a flat 50% off the regular price of points. The promotion doesn’t appear to be targeted (a sure sign of targeting is when I only get a 40% offer and that hasn’t happened this time!) and the offer runs through to 5 October 2017.
Hilton HHonors is currently selling points with a 50% discount and, as the promotion isn't targeted, this means that all Hilton HHonors members can buy points for just 0.5 cents each. The promotion runs through 5 December 2016 and, while a lot of points promotions can be a 50-50 proposition , this one definitely has the potential to save most Hilton fans some money.