Hilton Grand Vacations Acquires Diamond Resorts

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Hilton Grand Vacations, with 62 properties, yesterday reached an agreement to acquire Diamond Resorts with 92 leisure resorts.

Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) was part of Hilton until 2019, when it was spun off as a separate entity. HGV properties appear on property search on Hilton’s website, and you can both earn and redeem points for HGV stays and receive limited elite benefits.

Hilton & American Express Launch Two Cobranded Cards For The Japanese Market

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Hilton has ventured outside of the US, where the two have issued co-branded cards for years and launched two for the Japanese market.

Both cards come with Gold status, and premium cardholders can get the Diamond status by swiping the card more. Cardholders can earn free weekend night vouchers and either discounted or first-year free membership to the Hilton Club (discounted accommodation program for Japan & South Korea).

Hilton Returns To Melbourne With Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street

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Hilton brand returns to Melbourne later this month with Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street after its South Wharf hotel was reflagged as a Pan Pacific a few years ago.

There is a DoubleTree Melbourne – Finders Street in the city center that is affiliated with the hotel company. Hilton Melbourne LQS is set to open on March 22.

Hilton Honors Rate & Bonus Points Promotions Update March 2021

Here’s a comprehensive look at the Hilton Honors bonus points and rate promotions you can use in March 2021.

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

Suite Saturdays: King Junior Suite @ Hilton Puerto Vallarta

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Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the King Junior Suite, a 40 sq. m/431 sq. ft suite at the Hilton Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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EXTENDED: Hilton Honors Buy Points 100% Bonus Through March 8, 2021

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Hilton launched in January its first Honor points sale of 2021 at a 100% bonus that was about to end but has been extended through March 8.

Members can usually buy up to 80,000 points every calendar year before the bonus, although the limit is often doubled for select members (check the purchase page).

Hilton Opens DoubleTree Noumea Ilot Maitre Resort In New Caledonia

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Hilton has opened or actually reflagged an existing hotel just off the Noumea inside a marine reserve.

DoubleTree Noumea Ilot Maitre Resort has gone through a renovation and was previously known as Escapade Îlot Maître.

LAST CALL: Hilton Honors Buy Points 100% Bonus Through March 5, 2021

Hilton launched in January its first Honor points sale of 2021 at a 100% bonus that is about to end. You must purchase by March 5, 2021.

Members can usually buy up to 80,000 points every calendar year before the bonus, although the limit is often doubled for select members (check the purchase page).

Hilton Honors AAA/CAA “Members, Getaway & Save More” Up To 30% Off Through December 31, 2021 (Book April 10)

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Hilton has another interesting rate plan for stays in the Americas (North, Central & South) in cooperation with AAA/CAA through December 31, 2021.

The AAA/CAA discount is up to 25%, and Honors members are eligible for an additional 5% off for a total maximum discount of 30% if booked by April 10.

Hilton Renames “Express Saver” As “Honors Travel/Save”

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We wrote a piece (access here) earlier this February about a new rate plan that had started to pop up for stays in the Americas called “Express Saver,” which tends always to be the lowest.

Hilton has decided to rename the “Express Saver” to “Honors Travel/Sale,” and the change took place this week. Conditions of the rate plan and the savings appear to be identical.

Hilton Texas Donation Match

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Hilton Effect Foundation has decided to match point donations made to Team Rubicon through PointWorthy through March 13, 2021, for a maximum of 10 million points.

Hilton opened its first-ever hotel in Texas more than 100 years ago and, I believe that many of those emails and inquiries sent to the Diamond Desk are replied to from a contact center in the state.

Hilton Honors Gold & Diamond Status Match & Fast Track Change 2021

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Hilton has offered matches to its Gold and Diamond tiers for years with varying terms and halving the number of nights to complete it in 2021.

Hilton continues to match to Gold status upfront for 90 days, during which the member can retain it or advance to Diamond through March 31, 2023, by consuming 5 or 9 nights. Hilton has slightly changed the T&Cs of the match on Thursday (February 25).

Fabulous Fridays: Hotels Going The Extra Mile

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This week’s Fabulous Fridays proves that hospitality is alive and kicking even during the current challenging operational environment.

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Hilton Dream Away Up To 30% Off Worldwide Rate Plan For Stays Through May 31, 2021

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Hilton launched the Dream Away rate plan first for stays in select markets this past June, and the validity date of this sale has been pushed further out already few times.

Hilton affiliated hotels can offer up to 30% off Dream Away rates now for stays through May 31, 2021. It is unclear if there is a booking deadline for stays in the Americas.

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