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Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach Hotel Opens in China

Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach Hotel Opens in China

Hilton announced the opening of a new hotel in Qingdao, a port city located in China’s eastern Shandong Province.  The property, called the Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach, is situated on the shores of the Golden Beach in the city’s Huangdao district.
The hotel has 402 guestrooms and 29 suites, each with private balconies offering views of the ocean or garden.  The suites range in size from 452 to 1,615 square feet …

Hilton HHonors Unveils Triple Your Trip Promotion

Hilton HHonors Unveils Triple Your Trip Promotion

Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced a new points promotion on Wednesday.
Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip promotion allows members of the chain’s guest loyalty program to earn triple points on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights and double points for the remainder of the week.
The program will run from August 1 through October 31, 2014.  Hilton HHonors members must register at HHonors.com/Triple to participate.  In order for a hotel stay to be covered by the …

Winners of 2014 GlobeRunner Awards Announced at Event in New York City

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hertz, LOT Polish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and Transaero Airlines have been named best in class by readers of Frequent Business Traveler.
At the 2014 GlobeRunner Awards presentation in New York City on Tuesday, Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, announced the winners.  The awards honor the world’s top hotel groups, airlines, car rental agencies, travel websites, and more.  …

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach to Open in Florida

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach to Open in Florida

Hilton announced it will open a new hotel in Miami Beach this summer. The Hilton Cabana Miami Beach will be located at 6261 Collins Avenue, at the former site of the Allison Hotel.
Comprised of a 10-story main building and a six-story cabana-style building, the new hotel will have 219 guestrooms and 12 suites, each with a 42” flat screen TV, work desk, and minibar. Standard guestrooms will be more than …

Hilton Phoenix Airport to Undergo Extensive Renovations

Hilton Phoenix Airport to Undergo Extensive Renovations

Hilton announced plans to completely refurbish the Hilton Phoenix Airport hotel. As part of the renovations, the hotel’s rooms, lobby, restaurants, and meeting and event space will be redesigned.
All of the property’s 275 guestrooms and suites will receive upgrades, and will be outfitted with new bedding, furnishings, lighting, TVs, and art.
New registration pods and a Connectivity Lounge will be added to the lobby, along with a new café.  The hotel’s …

Hilton to Debut New Luxury Hotel Brand

Hilton to Debut New Luxury Hotel Brand

Hilton announced it will launch a new hotel brand called Curio – A Collection by Hilton. The company’s new brand will include a select group of four- and five-star properties, each with a unique identity that reflects the culture of its location.
The SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, which will reopen this September following an extensive three-year renovation, will be the first establishment to become a Curio brand property. The …

Great Moments in Travel History – June 2014

United Airlines became the world's second largest airline in 1961

On June 23, 1905, the Wright Flyer III made its first flight, piloted by Orville Wright.  The Flyer was the third powered aircraft the Wright Brothers had built, and with the modifications they made, it achieved substantially greater performance than their previous two efforts.
The Hotel Utah opened its doors in downtown Salt Lake City on June 9, 1911.  The hotel remained open for 76 years, entertaining famous figures such as …