One of my favorite Honolulu attractions is making a comeback as the Hilton Hawaiian Village fireworks return after a long, pandemic-induced hiatus. … [Read more...] about Hilton Hawaiian Village Fireworks Return!
Here's a shocking tidbit of info I just learned - Hilton doesn't offer 24/7 phone support - not even for Diamond Members. As a result, you can't call in new reservations or modify existing ones any time of day. And that's a problem when you have to call to use your Free Weekend Stay Certificate. … [Read more...] about Hilton Doesn’t Offer 24/7 Phone Support
My family would occasionally stay at the Grand Wailea for quick weekend getaways in my younger years. I loved the place, thanks to the amazing pools! Knowing that Mrs. Island Miler had never been, however, I made it my goal last year to get her there. And it was (mostly) great! … [Read more...] about The Grand Wailea – A Waldorf Astoria Resort
2022 has been a rough year for hotel awards. First, we have Marriott's previously announced award chart disbandment. Then, Hyatt added an additional category to its chart. Now, Hilton increases award prices with no warning. Luckily, the increase appears to be limited - at least for now. … [Read more...] about Hilton Increases Award Prices with No Warning
Hiltons Honors has long been a second-rate loyalty program, at least to me. Yet, yet, Hiltons has managed to make the program even worse! How you ask? Well, I recently learned that Hilton prohibits upgrades at most properties. … [Read more...] about Hilton Prohibits Upgrades at Most Properties
Hilton discontinued its free breakfast benefit for Gold and Diamond elite members earlier this year. In its place, they implemented a new credit system. Well, now Hilton adjusts its food and beverage credits with new amounts and has extended the "trial period." … [Read more...] about Hilton Adjusts Food and Beverage Credits
I know many in the blogosphere complain about room upgrades with Marriott. Maybe it's because I don't travel a ton, but I haven't had issues with Marriott upgrades. But since I stayed with two major brands during my recent trip, I want to talk about how my recent room upgrade experiences went during these stays. … [Read more...] about My Recent Room Upgrade Experiences
The largest hotel in Hawaii may be getting bigger as the Hilton Hawaiian Village plans to add another tower to its sprawling campus. Unlike recent additions, however, the new tower will house hotel rooms rather than additional timeshare units. … [Read more...] about Hilton Hawaiian Village Plans to Add Another Tower
Last month, Hilton announced new benefits for Honors. One of the most exciting among them is their new upgrade system. Well, that system is finally here as Hilton confirmed upgrades begin today! … [Read more...] about Hilton Confirmed Upgrades Begin Today!
There's no doubt that the Delta variant of COVID-19 has put a major damper on travel. As things begin to slow once again, Hilton extends statuses through 2022, allowing members that earned/renewed status in 2019 to keep that status for a total of an additional two years. … [Read more...] about Hilton Extends Statuses Through 2022