Are the six free Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

If you’re looking to get yourself some hotel status cards quickly, there is no easier route than getting The Platinum Card from American Express. It comes with SIX hotel status cards.  Five of these are given to you directly and one requires you to complete a status match.  Even better, your partner (or whoever you […]

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Hilton Closes Honors Account Claiming Excess Compensation?

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped us a note about Hilton closing an Honors account claiming excess compensation. Remember to send us your questions and comments by email, and Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. We’ll try to cover them here several times a week. You can access Hilton Honors here. READ MORE: Hilton Honors Rate & Bonus Points Offers Here’s the email […]

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Conrad Cartagena No More & Won’t Reopen

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

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 […]

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

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Some like it hot while others prefer a bit cooler in-room temperature. Isn’t that the reason why we should be able to control it within a reasonable range? The other Sunday, I decided to check out a Hilton hotel in Bogota closer to the airport where I hadn’t stayed previously (I believe that it is […]

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Hilton Honors Promotions & Covid-19 Policies Update December 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

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. You can access Hilton here. READ MORE: Hilton Honors Bonus Points And Miles Promotions […]

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

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

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 […]

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

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

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. Both Hilton Honors and the World of Hyatt program have been on the forefront of putting […]

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‘Buy points’ deals: LAST DAY for 100% IHG bonus plus 100% at Radisson and Hilton

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

There are three ‘100% buy points’ bonuses running at the moment. Let’s start with IHG Rewards Club as this offer ends today. You should also remember that: BA is running a ‘mystery’ 40% to 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus at present, and Virgin Atlantic is running a 50% ‘buy Points’ bonus Click for details of those […]

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Bits: Mr Porter, Hilton Manchester Airport rebrands, triple Amex Gold points at Amazon, Lounge Club rebranding?

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

News in brief: Mr Porter Amex cashback and Black Friday Mr Porter and Amex are currently running a good cashback deal for those who like designer menswear. If targetted, you will see a ‘£100 cashback on £350 spend’ offer showing on your American Express account. It is valid until 22nd December. However, Mr Porter has […]

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

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Conrad Bora Bora NuiHilton 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. 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 […]

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

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

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 […]

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Westin Grand Vancouver Being Reflagged As Hilton Vancouver Downtown

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

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. You can access Westin Grand Vancouver here and […]

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

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

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. You can access this offer on Hilton’s website here. READ MORE: Hilton Honors Rate & Bonus Points […]

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

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

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. You can access […]

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Bits: 10% BA flight discount!, BA brings back online cash refunds, new Hilton LXR in the Seychelles

Written by Rhys Jones @ Head for Points

News in brief: Save 10% on British Airways flights with Monzo Plus or Monese British Airways has launched a promotion for Monzo Plus and Monese account holders. This is for people who pay the £5 monthly fee for the new premium Monzo service or have a Monese account. Code MONZOBA10 or MONESEBA10, used on ba.com […]

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Hilton Welcomes Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts In March 2021

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Hilton is about to welcome its fourth property in Seychelles once Mango House, LXR Hotels & Resorts, debuts in March 2021. The hotel was originally built as a private residence, and consists of just 41 rooms total, including nine suites. You can access Mango House Seychelles here. READ MORE: Hilton Honors Rate & Bonus Points […]

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American Express launches a Hilton Honors transfer bonus from Membership Rewards

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

American Express has just launched a 25% transfer bonus when you move your Membership Rewards points into Hilton Honors points. Let’s see if this is enough to move the needle or not. Which American Express cards offer Membership Rewards points? The key cards we cover which offer Membership Rewards points, at a rate of 1 […]

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