That may be the longest word I’ve ever typed.
The Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa’s name is about as long as the trek to get to it from the airport, but it’s a classic, waterfront hotel that can be enjoyed for just 25k Hilton Honors points per night.
Let’s call it Kal, short for Kalastajatorppa. Continue reading
Hilton announced a bunch of changes to its loyalty program yesterday (here and here are good summaries).
It got me checking out the new program, now called Hilton Honors instead of the old Hilton HHonors with the weird double H.
The simplified program and app design looks good:
American Express offered 10K Hilton points a few months ago for adding an authorized user to the no-fee Amex Hilton card.
They must really like authorized users, because they’re trying again, though they are requiring some spending this time.
Here’s the email I received today:
Hilton released its reward category changes today, and it’s a sad reminder of two human struggles this year: Terrorism & political unrest in Turkey, and the fight against Zika in tropical regions, including Miami.
Here are the hotels Hilton is reducing categories on:
I was childishly psyched about the opportunity to travel to LA this week.
While looking at the list of available hotels near my employer’s LA office, I was surprised to see what one of the cheapest, closest options was — The Beverly Hilton.
This historic hotel is famous for hosting the annual Golden Globes Awards, and sadly, as the place where Whitney Houston was found deceased in her room’s bathtub in 2012. Continue reading
There’s been some hoopla this week about the return of the 75K signup bonus on the Citi HHonors Visa, up from its normal 40K. I signed up for this card earlier this year when the bonus went up to 75K, but I kind of wish I hadn’t.
Here’s why I regret signing up: