I snagged a First Class upgrade on my AA flight yesterday (still 100% with only AAdvantage Gold this year) and happened to be seated next to a senior Hilton executive. According to the gentleman (and of course no guarantees that this information is accurate), he stated that the first Hilton property that will be testing technology… Read full article

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The Hilton Tokyo has a great location in Shinjuku, a fantastic lounge, and amazing service. This is part four of a six part trip report from my travels to Japan: Admirals Club Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Terminal D American Airlines First Class Dallas (DFW) – Tokyo (NRT) on a 777-200 Hyatt Regency Tokyo Hilton Tokyo JAL SAKURA… Read full article

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I’m sure you all remember my Conrad Maldives stay which I wrote about several times (Trip Report Part 1 & Trip Report – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island 2), well it turns out that even-though the stay was in December 2013 and originally booked in March 2013, the points have been deducted once again in March 2014…but at… Read full article

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The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island experience starts before you even reach the resort. Upon landing in the Maldives you are greeted by hotel staff who walk you to your private Conrad vehicle. From there you are transported to a Conrad lounge at the seaplane terminal with multiple amenities before boarding the plane to the resort. This is… Read full article

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It’s hotel promo reminder time! Check out the rundown of the numerous Q1 promos that have been released across all the major hotel brands: Hyatt – Endless Possibilities Promotion  – Choose Free Nights – Earn a free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel after you stay five eligible nights. Enjoy 4 free nights (valid through… Read full article

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Guests staying at Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, and Home 2 Suites, will soon be able to trade up their free internet for faster wifi for a fee. The changes are set to begin within the next two months. Nancy Trejos at USA Today reports that: The price will vary depending on the location,… Read full article

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Starwood is opening one hotel in China every two weeks, Hilton plans to go from 39 to 150 properties, and InterContinental is doubling its hotels in China to 400 over the next three to five years. Overcapacity or just fueling business need? From the Asian Review: In the northeastern port city of Dalian, a Ritz-Carlton,… Read full article

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Here’s a promo you really have to earn to take advantage of! Hold on to that original hotel bill and pay the same rate you paid on your wedding night at the Waldorf Astoria…even if it’s a suite! The one catch, it has to be a 50th anniversary or greater! Tony and Jo Fivorante (86… Read full article

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It’s hotel promo time! Check out the tips, strategies, and details for each of the numerous Q1 promos that have been released across all the major hotel brands. Hyatt – Endless Possibilities Promotion  – Choose Free Nights – Earn a free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel after you stay five eligible nights. Enjoy 4… Read full article

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Pretty amazing wake up views at the Conrad Maldives… full trip in the coming weeks.

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I booked a Beach Villa (lowest level room) at the Conrad Maldives last February prior to the HHonors devaluation, knowing that an upgrade would more than likely not be complimentary at the resort, regardless of my HHonors status. Well, I was shocked today when we found out that we had been upgraded to a Water… Read full article

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