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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 …

First Signia by Hilton to Open in Orlando This Summer

First Signia by Hilton to Open in Orlando This Summer

Hilton Worldwide will reflag the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek as the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, the company said in a statement.
The new hotel will open its doors to guests on July 12, 2021, according to the hotel’s website.
Bonnet Creek Resort is a 70-acre (28 hectare) development adjacent to the southeast corner of Orlando’s Walt Disney World.  It is bordered on three sides by land owned by Disney, however. …

Hilton to Offer Food and Beverage Credit to Gold and Diamond Members

Hilton to Offer Food and Beverage Credit to Gold and Diamond Members

Hilton Worldwide announced a new elite benefit for diamond and gold members of its Hilton Honors guest-loyalty program.
The hotelier will offer such guests a food and beverage credit during their stays in lieu of the complimentary breakfast it traditionally offers.  The chain did not yet specify the amount of the credit, however, although it will start in July and be in effect through the remainder of 2021.
The new option comes …

Hilton Reports 45% Drop in Q1 Revenue Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Hilton Reports 45% Drop in Q1 Revenue Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Hilton Worldwide announced financial results for the first quarter of 2021.
The hotel operator reported a net loss of $109 million for the first three months of the year on revenue of $874 million, down 45% from $1,920 million in the same period in 2020.
The company said it began to see an uptick towards the end of the quarter into the second quarter.
“While rising Covid-19 cases and tightened travel restrictions, particularly …

Great Moments in Travel History – May 2021

“Tra la, it’s May, the lusty Month of May,” as the song from “Camelot” goes. May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern. May Day, typically celebrated on May 1, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. It is also a public holiday in many countries, in …