Locals Not Welcomed At Hilton Hotels?

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The Hilton-affiliated Hampton Inn Bourbonnais Kankakee has had a dubious and potentially racially motivated rule in place prohibiting guests who live within 45 miles of the hotel from staying at it.

Hampton Inn Kankakee

This practice was revealed this week when a local TV station ran a story about it. The hotel had tried to bribe the couple to keep them quiet by offering $1,000 in cash.

Hilton Europe, Middle East & Africa Up To 30% Off Sale For Stays Through August 31, 2020

Hilton Honors has now launched its popular sale for stays in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa through August 31, 2020.

Hilton Honors EMEA Winter Sale 2019

Members can save up to 30% on their weekend stays (Friday to Sunday nights) at participating hotels if booked by January 28.

Giveaway: 100,000 Hilton Honors Points

We have decided to launch a new giveaway for 100,000 Hilton Honors points to celebrate the latest Power Up Your Points-promotion (read more here), buy points 100% bonus (read more here) and the 30% off sale for stays in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (read more here).

The giveaway is now open (access here), and you must enter by 11:59 PM EST on Monday (November 26, 2019). We will announce the winner on Tuesday.

Hilton Honors Milestone Bonuses Posted

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Hilton introduced several changes to its Honors guest loyalty program back in 2018 (read more here), including Milestone bonuses for Gold and Diamond members.

Honors members earn extra 10,000 bonus points for every 10 nights consumed starting at 40 nights, and there is also an additional 30,000 bonus at 60 nights.

PREVIEW: Hilton Honors Europe, The Middle East & Africa Up To 30% Off Winter Weekends Sale Through August 31, 2020

Hilton Honors is about to launch its very successful Winter Weekends sale for stays at participating hotels in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai

Members can save up to 30% off their weekends stays (non-member discount is capped at 25%) through August 31, 2020. This offer will go live on November 19 and is valid for bookings through January 28.

No Hilton Hotels In Abu Dhabi Come December 19, 2019

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Hilton appears to be left with no hotels in Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates, come December 19, 2019, when Capital Grand exits the system.

Hilton Capital Grand Main

The iconic Hilton Abu Dhabi was rebranded as Radisson Blu last year, and Hilton Baynunah left the system years ago (stayed there once).

LAST CALL: Hilton Honors Select US Cities + Puerto Rico & Bahamas 20% Off Flash Sale For Stays Through February 2, 2020

Hilton Honors on Monday launched a 20% off rotating Flash Sale that is valid for stays at select cities (see below) in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas that ends tomorrow (Friday)

Hilton Honors 20% Off Sale November 11 2020

The offer is valid for stays between through February 2, 2020, and must be booked by November 15.

How Much Are You Willing To Pay For Food & Beverage?

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There has been a lively discussion about the prices resorts charge at very popular and sought after destinations that frequent travelers use to deplete their points balances.

WA Maldives

I was late last week at the brand new Waldorf Astoria in Maldives (ended up departing early), which is a popular redemption option using Hilton Honors points considering the cash rates.

Hilton Honors Buy Points 100% Bonus + Doubled Purchased Limit Through November 26, 2019

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Hilton Honors has today launched a 100% bonus points sale combined with doubling the yearly purchase limit to 160,000 points before bonus. This offer is valid through November 26, 2019.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Private Villas

Members can usually buy up to 80,000 points every calendar year before any bonus, although the limit often doubled to select members (check the purchase page). If you have maxed out your yearly purchase limit, you can likely purchase more under this offer.

Reader Question: Hilton Copacabana No Standard Awards Ever?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question about award availability at the Hilton Copacabana hotel in Rio de Janeiro that appears to have the same issue that previously plagued Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam (read more here and here).

Hilton Copacabana

You can always email us, send a message via Facebook, or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

Hilton Honors Select US Cities + Puerto Rico & Bahamas 20% Off Flash Sale For Stays Through February 2, 2020

Hilton Honors has today launched a 20% off rotating Flash Sale that is valid for stays at select cities (see below) in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas.

Hilton Honors 20% Off Sale November 11 2020

The offer is valid for stays between November 14 – February 2, 2020, and must be booked by November 15.

Luxury Lost: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Airport Water Bus Experience

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There has been plenty of chatter on the internet about the transfer price between the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi and the airport.

The price of the transfer, in my opinion, would be fair if this would be a luxury experience. Unfortunately, it is not. Hotels calls it a luxury yacht – I called it a water bus.

Suite Saturdays: King Deluxe Suite with Sea Views @ Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features a 100 m2 1-bedroom deluxe suite at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah.

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Hilton Power Up-Promo Issues (Check Your Bonus Points!)

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Hilton Honors launched its Power Up-promotion back in August (read more here and here) for up to triple points through January 5, 2019.

We reported late September (read more here) that Hilton was having issues correctly identifying affiliated credit cards on some consumed stays that would incorrectly post with double points instead of triple.

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