Hilton's second big promotion of 2018 has been running since 1 May and offers all Hilton Honors members double points for stays made at most Hilton properties through 31 August 2018. As Hilton promotions go this a reasonably good one but I've only just noticed that for some of us, it's actually better than I thought.
Hilton has launched a flash sale for stays at its properties in the US, Canada and Latin America in which its offering up to 20% off stays booked by Monday 25 June 2018. You'll have to be a Hilton Honors member to get the maximum discount but, as its free to sign up, that shouldn't be an issue for anyone.
Angelenos looking for somewhere to go on a weekend break along the Pacific Coast Highway may now have a new property to check out thanks to a multi-million dollar refurbishment project at an old Doubletree property. The Fess Parker, A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort in Santa Barbara has undergone a complete renovation and has reopened its doors as the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort.
Hilton first unveiled its "Connected Room" back in December and it was announced as the first hotel room in which guests could control their stay from one central device - the guest's mobile device. The whole project has been in beta testing for a number of months but now Hilton is stating to roll out the Connected Room concept across the US.
The Conrad Maldives has announced that it will soon offer an undersea residence. Due to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year the new residence will be called "Muraka" (which means coral in the local language) and will offer "an intimate and immersive experience of one of the Earth’s most breathtaking marine environments".
Hilton has launched a new sale that's going to be of interest to anyone looking to visit the Asia-Pacific region this year. The sale is called "the great getaways" and encompasses Hilton properties across Australasia, India and Southeast Asia although it would appear as if not all properties are participating.
The majority of miles & points collectors like to use their balances on aspirational travel and when it comes to aspirational travel the Maldives ranks quite highly. If you're a Hilton loyalist, right now you have just the one option when visiting the Maldives (the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island) but, from the end of this year, a second Maldivian property should be bookable on Hilton.com.
Hilton has announced a sale across all of the regions in which it operates (although not all countries within each region are necessarily taking part). As usual Hilton Honors members get an additional discount and savings (for Honors members) range between 20% and 35% depending on which region the property you're booking is in.
In the last few days American Express has opened up two particularly good cashback offers on Hilton bookings and there are a couple of older offers still floating around (at MGM resorts and the James in New York) that will boost your Membership Rewards balance.
Hilton launched its Curio Collection in June 2014 and the Tapestry Collection in early 2017 in an attempt to compete better at the boutique end of the hotel spectrum. Both collections represent properties similar to what you'll find in Marriott’s Autograph Collection and, unlike the majority of Hilton properties, they're more independent of the overall Hilton brand.