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AmEx Introducing Hilton Updates – Instant Diamond Status, Taking Over Citi’s Hilton Profile, Surpass Name Change

AmEx and Hilton announced new and updated products this morning including the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card, a premium card that has some really cool perks. The card will offer instant Diamond status, $250 airline incidental fee credit, $250 Hilton resort credit, $100 on-property credit at Waldorf Astoria Hotels, and one weekend night reward at…

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Anbang “Has Hilton over a Barrel” as Waldorf Astoria Finally Begins Renovations Removing Most Rooms

The historic Waldorf Astoria in New York closed almost seven months ago for pending renovations, though no work has started thus far.  That will soon change as demolition work begins next month according to the New York Post. According to the article, Hilton has been “sweating bullets” as Chinese insurer Anbang has provided few updates…

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Conrad Maldives Now Offers “Instagram Butlers”

Conrad Maldives is offering Instagram Butlers to help guests find the perfect Instagrammable moment

Instagram has seen tremendous growth over the past decade, and vacation photos are among some of the most commonly shared posts on the network. Many have commented that millennials value experience over materialism, and the increased interest in traveling is perhaps a manifestation of that. And it’s no secret that many travelers post about their travel experience on Instagram, which often…

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Easy points: Lyft rides now earn Delta SkyMiles

Effective today, Delta SkyMiles members can earn miles on every dollar they spend with ride-sharing app Lyft. The Delta-Lyft partnership is the first such agreement between a ride sharing company and an airline. The only similar existing partnership is between Uber and hotel partners including Hilton, IHG and Starwood Preferred Guest. Unlike the bonus agreement involving…

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Waldorf Astoria – “Peeing to Be Recorded” & “All Chinese” per NY Post

Back in 2014, Beijing-based Anbang Insurance (who you’ll likely remember from the Starwood negotiations), agreed to buy the original Waldorf Astoria in New York from Hilton for $2B. They then announced plans last year to close the hotel for major renovations and convert many of the rooms to apartments. With the purchase, US presidents and…

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