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Lobby Bar – June 14th: Tom Bodet, Hotel Slogans, and ‘I’ll Take Ancient Romans for 500 Aureas, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: A Coin-Operated Summary of News and Views (Please Insert Coin Now)
When in Rome…The Eternal City is taking steps to curtail rowdy tourist behavior and also rein in unscrupulous hucksters dressed as Roman Centurions who prey on tourists. In other news, the Poliziadi Stato announced it was reverting to more traditional uniforms modeled after Roman army officers who, coincidentally, were Centurions.
We’ll leave the light on. Seeking to find a place for …

Hilton to Celebrate WorldPride with Complimentary Glitter Stations

Hilton to Celebrate WorldPride with Complimentary Glitter Stations

Hilton announced it will offer guests and visitors to New York City complimentary glitter glamour stations to celebrate WorldPride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a major milestone in the gay-rights movement and for civil rights.
The entire month of June is LGBTQ Pride Month in the city and visitors will have a choice of dozens of events and exhibits.
The crowning event will be the Pride March on Sunday, …

Hilton to Open First Motto Hotel in U.S. in 2021

Hilton to Open First Motto Hotel in U.S. in 2021

Hilton announced plans on Monday for its first U.S. Motto by Hilton hotel.
The new property will be in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta as part of a mixed-use development project called Waldo’s. Waldo’s will offer a combination of residential space, shops, and restaurants.
Motto by Hilton offers guests what the hotelier calls “micro-guest rooms,” that will average 163 square feet (14 square meters), and include a …

Hilton Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Creation of Foundation ‘To Create a Better World’

Hilton Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Creation of Foundation ‘To Create a Better World’

Hilton said it will celebrate its 100th anniversary, which takes place on May 31, with the formation of a new foundation and a charity drive.
The hotel chain, which was founded in 1919 in Cisco, Texas, will use the Hilton Effect Foundation “to create a better world” by giving grants to communities across the globe that create opportunities for young people, aid in disaster recovery, and support water stewardship and sustainability.
In addition, …

Hilton to Partner with Lyft

Hilton to Partner with Lyft

Hilton and ride-hailing service Lyft announced a new partnership.
Effective immediately, Hilton Honors members will earn three points per dollar spent on Lyft rides and two points per dollar spent on shared rides up to a total of $10,000 in Lyft spend per year, which would yield a maximum of 30,000 Hilton Honors points per year.
Registration is required and points will be deposited into Hilton Honors accounts after each ride.
Lyft customers …

Hilton Bogota Coferias in Colombia

Hilton Bogota Coferias in Colombia

Hilton announced the opening of a new hotel in Bogotá.
The Hilton Bogota Coferias is a 410-key property with in the Coferias complex, a mixed-use commercial, social, and cultural development. It overlooks Monserrate, a hill that dominates the city’s center and rises to 10,341’ (3,152 m) above sea level. At the very top there is a 17th century church.
The hotel’s design is said to be inspired by the city’s “natural elements …

Hotel Review: Millennium Hilton New York Downtown

The Millennium Hilton New York Downtown is one of the taller hotels in New York City and, perhaps appropriately enough, is located adjacent to One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the United States and in the Western Hemisphere.
When planning the hotel in the early 1990s, developer and New York Post owner Peter Kalikow chose to spell the hotel’s name with one “n” to make the name more distinctive, …