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As 2022 Approaches, Airlines and Hotels Extend Elite Status Once Again

While the number of people flying and driving great distances hit a pandemic high over the Thanksgiving holiday, the travel industry isn’t seeing sustainable increases as the world heads into the final six weeks of the year.
Airlines and hotel chains are making note and taking steps to keep their best customers happy with yet another year of bestowed elite status, mirroring at least in part what happened at the end …

Hilton Hotel Tahiti Opens Doors to Guests

Hilton Hotel Tahiti Opens Doors to Guests

Hilton Worldwide announced the reopening of the Hotel Tahiti as the Hilton Hotel Tahiti on Monday.
The property is located in French Polynesia’s capital, Pape’ete, the country’s center of government and economic activity, which lies on the northwest coast of Tahiti.  The city is known for tall palms and abundant flowers, and its well-situated harbor made it a center of trade by the 1830s.
Located on the city’s waterfront, the 200-key hotel …

Trump Organization Signs Deal to Sell Hotel in Historic D.C. Post Office Building

Trump Organization Signs Deal to Sell Hotel in Historic D.C. Post Office Building

The Trump Organization will sell the lease to what it considered to be the crown jewel of its hotel operation, the luxury property located in the historic Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C., and the new owners, CGI Merchant Group, an investment firm, will reflag it as a Waldorf Astoria in partnership with Hilton Worldwide.
The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Sunday.
CGI will reportedly pay …

Hilton Improves Elite Upgrade Process, Adds Digital Key Sharing

Hilton Improves Elite Upgrade Process, Adds Digital Key Sharing

Hilton Worldwide announced a new automated process for Gold and Diamond elite members of its Hilton Honors guest loyalty program complimentary upgrades as well as the ability for more than one guest to have access to a digital room key.
Until now, upgrades were offered at the time of check-in, either at the hotel reception desk or when notified via the Hilton Honors app one day before checking in.
Going forward, Hilton …

Hilton Reports Quarterly Profit as Travel Returns

Hilton Reports Quarterly Profit as Travel Returns

Hilton Worldwide announced financial results for third quarter of 2021.
The hotelier reported a profit of $240 million for the quarter, compared to a loss of $81 million in the same period last year.  Revenue was $1.7 billion, a figure that was up 93% when compared to Q3 2020.
“Leisure travel remained strong and business travel continued to pick up during the quarter,“ said Christopher Nassetta, the company’s CEO, who added that …

Hilton to Partner with Bluestone Lane for Coffee and Cafés at Some Hotels

Hilton to Partner with Bluestone Lane for Coffee and Cafés at Some Hotels

Hilton Worldwide announced that its newest hotel brand, Tempo, will partner with Bluestone Lane, a coffee roaster and operator of 55 cafés in the United States.
Bluestone will be Tempo’s exclusive provider of coffee and tea products at the hotel’s cafés.  In addition, the café will offer a variety of dishes from the Bluestone menu including Bluestone Lane’s avocado smash and chili egg scramble.  The Australian-inspired café’s grain bowls, wraps, and …

New York Hilton Midtown Reopens After 18-Month Closure

New York Hilton Midtown Reopens After 18-Month Closure

The New York Hilton Midtown on Sixth Avenue, which, with 1,878 rooms, is Hilton’s largest property in the continental United States, reopened its doors to guests on Monday after being shuttered for over 18 months.
The hotel closed on March 20, 2020 in the early days of the pandemic, one of many properties large and small to be forced to do so amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel.
The hotel’s general manager, Diarmuid …