American Express Membership Rewards 40% Hilton Honors Transfer Bonus Until January 31, 2021

American Express Membership Rewards has renewed their promotion for U.S. based card members, offering a 40% bonus on Membership Rewards transfers to Hilton Honors.

This promotion is showing up on my U.S. based Charge Card account and has the expiration date now listed for January 31, 2020.

Hilton Closes Honors Account Claiming Excess Compensation?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped us a note about Hilton closing an Honors account claiming excess compensation.

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Conrad Cartagena No More & Won’t Reopen

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Conrad Cartagena, a hotel on Colombia’s northern coast, opened to great fanfare in 2018 only to exit the Hilton system last month.

The hotel had already been closed for some time due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and associated slump in demand. I have now confirmed from local sources here in Cartagena that the hotel won’t reopen as Conrad.

Whine Wednesdays: Hotel Room Temperatures That You Cannot Control – Case: Hilton Bogota Conferias

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Some like it hot while others prefer a bit cooler in-room temperature. With preferences at extremes or anywhere in-between, shouldn’t guests be able to control the temperature of their room within a reasonable range?

A few Sundays ago, I decided to check out a Hilton hotel in Bogota closer to the airport where I had not stayed previously and I believe is a very new property.

Hilton Honors Promotions & Covid-19 Policies Update December 2020

Here’s a comprehensive look at the Hilton Covid-19 policies & Honors bonus points and rate promotions you can use in December 2020.

Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive from both hotels and airlines. You can send questions and comments too.

UPDATE: Westin Grand Vancouver Being Reflagged As Hilton Vancouver Downtown (Early Q1 2021)

Many hotels with mortgages are underwater, and some are taken over by lenders and closed down. Then some operators are not happy with their current brands and reflag hotels.

We reported last month that the Westin Grand Vancouver, Canada, will soon exit the Marriott system to become Hilton Vancouver Downtown. We have now received confirmation from the Hilton spokesperson.

Hotel Status Qualification Strategy for 2021/2022 After Reduced Requirements By Hilton & Hyatt

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The bad business environment in the hospitality industry will likely be a prolonged issue and various hotel loyalty programs have already reacted, offering members to extend membership status for free or by easing qualification requirements in the coming year.

Hong Kong Conrad & JW Marriott

Both Hilton Honors and the World of Hyatt program have been on the forefront of putting customer friendly policies in place that will make obtaining status for the coming two years – all the way into 2023 – extremely easy.

Hilton Bonus Bonanza – 43,202 Points For A Night!

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It is always nice when you earn many points for your stay, even when some of those should be prorated.

I had my 60th Hilton night (some doubled) this past Sunday and the stay posted on Tuesday to my account with 43,202 points!

Hilton Honors Buy Points 100% Bonus With Doubled Limit Through December 31, 2020

Hilton launched back in early October an offer to buy Honors points with a 100% bonus combined with an increased limit through the end of 2020.

Conrad Bora Bora Nui Update

Members can usually buy up to 80,000 points every calendar year before any bonus, although the limit is now doubled for most if not all members (check the purchase page).

Has Hilton Honors Finally Stepped Up Their Game Of Posting Stays/Points Expediently?

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Hilton Honors was one of these programs that often took days to post stays and associated points credit following a stay at one of their properties but it appears that they have finally gotten this under control.

I’ve collected a few data points and all of my recent stays posted correctly within 24 hours of checkout, some even faster than this.

The Winner Of The 100,000 Hilton Honors Points Giveaway Is?

We have randomly chosen the winner of the 100,000 Hilton Honors points giveaway that ended last night.

The person whose name is displayed below will receive an email from us today with instructions on redeeming the prize.

Westin Grand Vancouver Being Reflagged As Hilton Vancouver Downtown

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Many hotels with mortgages are underwater, and some are taken over by lenders and closed down. Then some operators are not happy with their current brands and reflag hotels.

The Westin Grand Vancouver, Canada, will soon exit the Marriott system (date unclear) and become Hilton Vancouver Downtown.

Hilton Honors Southeast Asia & Australasia 30% Off Sale For Stays Through June 30, 2021 (Book By December 7)

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Hilton has launched a new sale for stays at 63 participating hotels in Southeast Asia and Australasia through June 30, 2021.

Hilton Honors members can save 30% (non-member discount is capped at 25%) if booked by December 7.

LAST CALL: 100,000 Hilton Honors Points Giveaway! (Enter By 11:59 PM ET On November 22, 2020)

To celebrate Hilton’s latest  Double Rewards promotion, 100% points sale, and lowered qualification requirements in 2021; we launched on Monday a giveaway for 100,000 Honors points that is about to end.

Readers can enter our giveaway here by 11:59 PM ET on Sunday (November 22, 2020). We will announce the winner on Monday.

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