Fabulous Fridays this week deals with the fantastic amenities at the Conrad Koh Samui hotel, where this Diamond member spent his 100th Hilton night of 2021.
Earlier this month, I spent a week at DoubleTree Phuket Bathai and Hilton Phuket Arcadia hotels (Sandbox requirement). However, I decided to spend the nights that would put me over 100 at Conrad Koh Samui, where I had been twice previously.
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Luxury hotels tend to send you a pre-stay welcome email asking about the arrival time (and trying to sell you various services) plus other property information. I replied that I was already on the island (I checked out the brand new Hyatt Regency) and would arrive in a car that I had rented (if you want to get around in Koh Samui – you need a car).
I also let them know that this stay would put me over 100 Hilton nights in 2021 (all paid btw), and I would appreciate it if they could provide a small cake to celebrate the milestone.
A very nice letter!
And cake with homemade ginger beer!
Welcome & Departure Gifts!
Conrad Koh Samui turtle, two Conrad Koh Samui face masks and Conrad Koh Samui magnet.
The pool villa that I had at the hotel.
I had 60 nights rollover from 2020 (Hilton rolled over all nights consumed last year into 2021 with a maximum of 60).
And unlike with Hyatt, the milestone bonuses keep yielding 10,000 points for every 10 nights even after you pass 100.
It seems that I’ll probably hit the lifetime Diamond requirement of 1,000 nights in 2023. However, I am at roughly 800 nights, and we still have three months of 2021 left.
Some may find it tacky that I requested a cake for reaching the 100 nights in 2021, but I have learned that if you want something, it never hurts to ask as others cannot read your mind (same rule applies here – if you like us to cover something – drop us an email). If they say no, you’ll move on.
Suppose you or the person with whom you are traveling is celebrating a milestone. In that case, it never hurts to let the hotel know in advance and spend it at a quality luxury property that provides amenities for such occasions, preferably one where you have been previously.
I have to say that I was positively surprised about these amenities that Conrad Koh Samui provided. They went above and beyond what I expected.