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Hilton to Offer Hybrid Events Supporting Virtual and In-Person Attendees

Hilton to Offer Hybrid Events Supporting Virtual and In-Person Attendees

Hilton Worldwide announced an expansion of its EventReadywith CleanStay offering for meetings and events amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
EventReady with CleanStay covers cleaning protocols, pricing and billing, and health and environmental issues. It is intended to cover the entire event, from the planning stages to social distancing protocols to catering to cleanliness policies.
The expansion of the offering adds Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions to the mix.
Hybrid events combine virtual and in-person …

Hilton Announces ‘Points Unlimited’ Promotion

Hilton Announces ‘Points Unlimited’ Promotion

Hilton Honors, the guest loyalty program of Hilton Worldwide, announced its most recent promotion, Points Unlimited.
The new promotion allows program members to earn 2,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points on every stay.
Additionally, members can earn an extra 5,000 Bonus Points for every five nights they stay. The five nights do not have to occur during the same stay. Each time members reach five days, the count resets, and the award is …

Hilton Opens Waldorf Astoria Xiamen, its 300th Hotel in China

Hilton Opens Waldorf Astoria Xiamen, its 300th Hotel in China

Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Xiamen, the fourth Waldorf Astoria property in Asia and the hotelier’s 300th hotel in China.
The new Waldorf joins the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok and Waldorf Astoria Beijing in Asia.  It is the sixth Waldorf Astoria to open in the Asia-Pacific region.
The 245-key property offers guests room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a choice of decors: the light design features …

Hilton Diamond Guests Can Gift a Friend or Family Member Elite Status

Hilton Diamond Guests Can Gift a Friend or Family Member Elite Status

The Hilton Honors guest-loyalty program, operated by Hilton Worldwide, announced that members of the program with Diamond elite status to bestow the gift of elite status with the program to a friend or family member as a thank you for their loyalty to the program during the coronavirus pandemic.
The offer to gift status, which is fairly common in airline frequent-flyer programs, will allow members with Lifetime Diamond to gift Diamond …

Hilton Reports 61% Drop in Revenue for Third Quarter

Hilton Reports 61% Drop in Revenue for Third Quarter

Hilton Worldwide announced financial results for the third quarter of 2020.
The company reported a net loss of $81 million, compared to a profit of $290 million in the same period in 2019, on revenue of $933 million, which was down 61% from $2,395 in 2019.
Occupancy was up 20 percentage points over Q2, the company said, and 97% of Hilton hotels are now open, it added.
“The vast majority of our properties …

Hilton to Extend Elite Status into 2022

Hilton to Extend Elite Status into 2022

Hilton Worldwide announced it would extend the current elite status of members of its Hilton Honors guest loyalty program into early 2022 and extend the expiration of points in member accounts to the end of 2021.
The move comes amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced downturn in travel.
Members with Silver, Gold, and Diamond elite status who were slated to lose their status or see a downgrade in 2020 or 2021 will maintain their elite …

Hilton Honors Promotion Offers ‘Double Rewards’ to Promote Creation of New Memories

Hilton Honors Promotion Offers ‘Double Rewards’ to Promote Creation of New Memories

Hilton wants travelers to move from recalling the memories of past trips to planning a new trip in order to create new memories.
The hotelier’s new marketing campaign, entitled “To New Memories,” is a global program that launched last month in China, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
“While so much has changed this year, some things remain true,” said Chris Nassetta, the chain’s CEO. “People crave connections,” he added, noting they seek …