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Hilton to Extend Elite Status Into 2023

Hilton to Extend Elite Status Into 2023

Hilton Worldwide announced it would extend the current elite status of members of its Hilton Honors guest loyalty program into early 2023 and pause the expiration of points in member accounts to the end of 2022.
The move comes amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced downturn in travel.
The hotel chain last extended loyalty status and pushed back expiration dates in October 2021.
All Hilton Honors members with elite status will receive an extension of their …

Hilton Announces New ‘Power Up’ Promotion

Hilton Announces New ‘Power Up’ Promotion

Hilton Honors, the guest loyalty program of Hilton Worldwide, announced its most recent promotion, Power Up.
The new promotion allows program members to earn double Hilton Honors Bonus Points on every stay.  Members who have a Hilton American Express card and use it for payment will earn triple points.
Earning “double points” means that the member will receive a bonus equal to the number of base points – the standard number of …

Hilton Reports $1.3 Billion in Revenue in Second Quarter

Hilton Reports $1.3 Billion in Revenue in Second Quarter

Hilton Worldwide announced financial results for the second quarter of 2021.
The hotelier reported a net income of $128 million on revenue of $1.3 billion, versus a net loss of $430 million in the same period in 2020.
The second quarter results reflect “our ongoing recovery from the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said the chain’s president, Christopher Nassetta, who cited “renewed interest in travel and tourism, with families embarking on …

Hotel Review: Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

Coordinating the opening of a hotel is a big deal no matter when it happens, but doing so in the midst of a raging pandemic is not only an achievement worthy of note but one fraught with some degree of peril.
The managers of the Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City did just that and the hotel, located in the East Market development opened its doors to guests in August of …

The Hilton That ‘Helped Create the Las Vegas We Know’ Is Opening Four New Properties There

The Hilton That ‘Helped Create the Las Vegas We Know’ Is Opening Four New Properties There

Hilton Worldwide is creating quite a splash as it returns the storied Hilton brand to the Las Vegas strip along with three additional properties.
The Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, which is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, opened earlier this month. Meanwhile, in partnerships with Resorts World Las Vegas, Hilton will open a multi-brand Hilton resort that will include a Hilton hotel, a Conrad hotel, and an LXR hotel.  LXR is the chain’s …

Historic Palmer House in Chicago Reopens Just in Time to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

Historic Palmer House in Chicago Reopens Just in Time to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

The historic Palmer House hotel in Chicago reopened its doors to guests on Thursday following a year-long closure.
The shutdown was precipitated due to the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel.
The Palmer House hotel, which is now celebrating its 150th anniversary, first opened its doors to guests on September 26, 1871, 13 days before the Great Chicago Fire.  The structure did not survive the blaze and it reopened in 1873, after its …

Hilton to Guarantee ‘Confirmed’ Connecting Rooms When Making Booking with New Feature

Hilton to Guarantee ‘Confirmed’ Connecting Rooms When Making Booking with New Feature

Hilton Worldwide announced Wednesday that it has solved what it termed a “longtime travel frustration” and would henceforth allow travelers to book confirmed connecting rooms.
The new feature, Confirmed Connecting Rooms, is available globally at participating hotels when booking via the Hilton website or the Hilton Honors app.  The feature covers the hotelier’s 18 brands.
In a statement, Hilton noted that booking connecting rooms is “a decades-old problem,” and said it is the …