While a cached copy has been circulating the internet over the last couple of days, Hilton has officially released a list of hotels that will not participating in the Triple Your Trip 2014 promotion. This promotion gives you up to triple of the amount you would usually earn on eligible spends.
For information on this promotion and how to sign up please refer to my previous link:
Although many American travellers are furious about the exclusion of many properties, it does not actually look half bad if you are traveling in the Asia-Pacific region.
You may access the full list of hotels that chose NOT to participate here:
As usual, the largely popular Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and Conrad Bali are not participating in this promotion. However, I was surprised to see that none of the Australian properties were included here - which means you can earn bonus points from them! In Singapore, both the Hilton Singapore and Conrad Centennial Singapore are also participating in the promotion it looks pretty good for the staycation goers.
You may access my previous reviews on some of the Hilton properties listed here below.
The Hilton Auckland is one of my most anticipated hotel stays last year after visiting it briefly back in 2015 for a business meeting. I stayed in a Deluxe Harbour View Room at the Hilton Auckland as a Hilton Honors Diamond member and really enjoyed my stay there. Read more now!
The Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon is Singapore's only focused service hotel that is under the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Unlike the Conrad Singapore and the Hilton Singapore which are luxury and full service hotels respectively, the Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon offers affordable accommodation right in the heart of Little India. With a much lower average daily rate, the rooms here at Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon are extremely value for money (making it perfect for mattress runs with the Hilton Honors loyalty program) and it is definitely one of the better focused service hotels that I have experienced in Singapore.
On my last trip to Tokyo, I checked out the 777-300ER Business Class product on Singapore Airlines when I flew from Singapore to Haneda. Since it was a pretty early flight, I decided to spend the night before at what is perhaps the best transit hotel in Singapore in Terminal One - the Aerotel Singapore. Since Tokyo is notorious for her average room rates (especially when you stay in an internationally-branded hotel chain), I decided to redeem some of my Hilton HHonors Points at the Hilton Tokyo - the rooms are generally 50,000 Hilton HHonors Points a night but you do get the fifth night free so my five-night stay at this centrally-located hotel in Shinjuku costed me only 200,000 Hilton HHonors Points (as opposed to an average room rate of S$650 a night during the month that I visit).
Located along the famous Orchard Road, the Hilton Singapore is one of the first few hotels that I have visited in Singapore when I relocated back in 2013 - I also revisited the property in 2014 as a Hilton HHonors Gold Member. During my latest visit this month in October 2016, I checked into the Hilton Singapore once again as a Hilton HHonors Diamond Member and even though I booked my stay via an OTA, I was given the benefits for being a Diamond Member (something that is no longer required by the program).
When I visited Melbourne In 2014, I stayed two nights in an Executive Room at the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and seriously fell in love with it - the view was amazing, the rooms were beautiful and modern but more importantly, that lounge was just perfect to take in the sights. I returned this year in 2016 to check out the amazing Relaxation Suite which I dare say is the most beautiful suite in South Wharf, Melbourne!
For this stay, I took advantage of the previous Discover Asia sale (up to 30% off) and saved quite a bit on the Centennial Suite reservation. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the location of the Conrad Centennial Singapore, it is located next to Millenia Walk and if you are coming by MRT, the closest stop would be Promenade on the Circle Line. Check out my review of the Conrad Centennial Singapore's Centennial Suite now!
The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru is located just minutes away after clearing the Woodlands Checkpoint. In fact, due to its proximity, it is very possible for you visit even if you are not driving - simply take a bus into Johor Bahru and then flag a taxi from there (less than RM5 on meter) or if you are feeling a little adventurous, take a walk! Check out my review of the Executive Room here!
One of the best things about being in Singapore is that you are always a short flight or drive away from another country. I decided to check out one of the latest Hilton properties in the region which is just a short drive away from Singapore (not factoring in the traffic congestion which may happen of course) - the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru. Check out the amazing One-Bedroom Suite here!
The Conrad Suite that I stayed in measures 110sqm (approximately 1200 sqft for all you imperial fans) in size, with a separate dining room, living room, bedroom, dressing room, bathroom and a balcony. While the suite adopted a clean and contemporary design, the woody and earthly tones helped to assimilate this private haven into the lush green surroundings of the Conrad Bali Suites wing. Check out my review of the Conrad Suite in Conrad Bali!
Across the Yarra River and just a short walk away from the famous Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex is the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center. Adjacent to this is a stylish and and beautifully designed Category 8 property from Hilton - the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf. If you have to be at the MCEC for a conference, this hotel should be your accommodation of choice. If you're interested in staying in an alternative location as opposed to the city, this hotel should also be on your list.