• Hilton Melbourne Square Southbank to open 2023

    Hilton will return to Melbourne with an all-new flagship Hilton Melbourne Square development at Southbank, due to open in 2023. That location – flanked by Southbank's entertainment and arts precincts – isn't too far from the hotel group's former South Wharf site, which in July 2017...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2019 18 Comments

  • How to get a Hilton Honors Diamond, Gold status match

    If you already hold some shiny status with one of the world's leading hotel groups, now there's a way to double-down on your perks courtesy of a generous Hilton Honors status match promotion. You'll enjoy Hilton Honors Gold or Diamond status for anywhere from 90 days through to 31...

    POSTED 9 May, 2019 33 Comments

  • Hilton returns to Melbourne with Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street

    The Hilton Hotels brand will be revived in Melbourne later this year with the opening of the Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street hotel in the city’s CBD. The 244-room property will sit on the corner of Little Queen Street and Bourke Street, being within walking distance of Melbourne&rsquo...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2019 17 Comments

  • Hilton Honors revamps points, benefits, bonuses, adds partner status

    Hilton Worldwide is overhauling its Hilton Honors loyalty program with revised points earning rates for Blue, Silver, Gold and Diamond members; new ‘milestone bonuses’ and free companion Gold or Diamond status for regular guests; and the ability to bank extra nights towards next year&...

    POSTED 9 Jan, 2018 3 Comments

  • Australia’s best credit cards for earning Hilton Honors points

    Credit cards are undeniably a great way of earning airline frequent flyer points, but for travellers who amass plenty of these throughout the year from actually flying, a smarter strategy can be to earn hotel loyalty points from credit cards instead, such as in the popular Hilton Honors program. ...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2017 5 Comments

  • West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton to open by December

    Hilton Worldwide will open a new Sydney hotel by the year’s end: the West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton, belonging to the chain’s ‘upper upscale’ category and a welcome alternative to the long-standing Hilton Sydney. Nestled on Sussex Street in the CBD’s ...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2017 7 Comments

  • How to snare a room upgrade at Hilton, Conrad, DoubleTree hotels

    Even if your company’s travel policy will only cover a standard hotel room, there are many ways you can upgrade your stay to better surroundings at hotels like Hilton, Conrad, Waldorf Astoria and DoubleTree: sometimes, even to rooms with full Executive Lounge privileges. Whether you’...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • Hilton, IHG tighten booking cancellation policy

    Hilton and IHG are following Marriott-Starwood in tightening the rules over booking cancellations in a growing trend to disallow same-day notice when guests cancel their reservation. Hilton-owned properties will this week begin enforcing a new cancellation policy which will see travellers requir...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2017 4 Comments

  • Hilton Melbourne South Wharf to become Pan Pacific Melbourne

    IN BRIEF | The Hilton Melbourne South Wharf will be rebranded as the Pan Pacific Melbourne later this year. Singapore's UOL Group – which owns both the Pan Pacific and Parkroyal brands – will pay $230 million for property. "The acquisition is part of the group's plans to expand its ...

    POSTED 5 Mar, 2017 8 Comments

  • Hilton HHonors offers extended Diamond status amid program tweaks

    Hilton HHonors members will find several new features available to them this year including family pooling and a complimentary 12-month membership extension for Diamond-tier cardholders, not to mention a new program name under the ‘Hilton Honors’ banner – sans the additional &ls...

    POSTED 3 Feb, 2017 7 Comments

  • New Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok hotel opens next month

    Hilton HHonors members travelling to Hong Kong, rejoice: the chain will open a new Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Mongkok next month, proving an affordable alternative to the five-star Conrad Hong Kong: currently Hilton’s only HK location. Roughly a seven-minute walk from the Mong Kok MTR stat...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2016 0 Comments

  • New hotel credit card fees could hammer your hip pocket

    Hotel chains nationwide including Accor, IHG, Rydges and Starwood are amending their credit card fees in line with the Reserve Bank of Australia’s reforms on credit card surcharging. As a result, many hotel guests will now pay a lower credit card fee when using Visa or MasterCard, but whip...

    POSTED 2 Sep, 2016 27 Comments

  • Hilton Edinburgh Carlton opens with Marco Pierre White restaurant

    The new Hilton Edinburgh Carlton hotel is now open, welcoming guests into its 211 spacious rooms and bolstered by a flagship restaurant created by none other than Marco Pierre White, one of the world’s most renowned chefs and a frequent international guest on MasterChef Australia. Simply n...

    POSTED 12 Aug, 2016 0 Comments

  • Chateau on the Park Christchurch joins DoubleTree by Hilton family

    Hilton is expanding its reach across New Zealand with the Chateau on the Park Christchurch hotel joining the DoubleTree by Hilton brand from September 1 2016 as Hilton Worldwide's first property in the South Island's largest city. That’s when members of the Hilton HHonors loyalty program w...

    POSTED 12 Jul, 2016 3 Comments

  • New Hilton Wuhan Riverside hotel opens in China

    Hilton HHonors members can now earn and redeem points at the new Hilton Wuhan Riverside hotel in Central China’s most populous city. Guests can enjoy views of the city and Yangtze River from the property’s 338 guest rooms and suites, which also offer the chain’s signature Seren...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2016 0 Comments

  • Buying Hilton HHonors points to trim your business travel costs

    Buying loyalty points to save on business and first class flights is a topic frequently covered on Australian Business Traveller, and in the same vein you can also buy hotel loyalty points to deliver similar savings while you’re on the ground. A timely example is the Hilton HHonors pr...

    POSTED 26 Apr, 2016 2 Comments

  • Hilton opens Executive Lounges to Virgin Australia Gold, Platinum frequent flyers

    Throughout April, Virgin Australia Velocity Gold and Platinum frequent flyers can relax and unwind in Hilton hotel Executive Lounges throughout Australia when staying in any room type, even those which don’t typically include lounge access. Valid at Hiltons in Sydney, Melbourne South Wharf...

    POSTED 1 Apr, 2016 3 Comments

  • Hilton Hotels unveils new 'Tru by Hilton' hotel brand

    Hilton Hotels and Resorts will add another hotel brand to its stable with the launch of the midscale ‘Tru by Hilton’ chain later this year. With a focus on the United States and Canada, Tru by Hilton hotels carry the philosophy that “being cost conscious and having a great stay...

    POSTED 27 Jan, 2016 7 Comments

  • Hilton HHonors offers Diamond status match

    Want to enjoy perks such as free breakfast, space-available room upgrades and access to Executive Lounges at hotels like Hilton, Conrad and DoubleTree by Hilton? Then move fast and take advantage of a Hilton HHonors ‘status match’ deal whereby your existing top-tier loyalty card with...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2015 13 Comments

  • Hilton, Starwood hotels hacked, credit card details at risk

    Hilton Worldwide and Starwood Hotels and Resorts are the latest companies to face cyber attacks with hackers obtaining sensitive credit card information from 54 Starwood hotels across the United States and Canada, with various Hilton hotels globally also compromised. Among the information target...

    POSTED 25 Nov, 2015 0 Comments

  • Hilton

    Now part of Hilton’s worldwide portfolio, the Hilton London Bankside hotel welcomes travellers bound for the UK’s capital amidst an urban design with a contemporary ‘industrial’ feel. Nearby to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the hotel boasts 25 bespoke suites among it...

    POSTED 8 Oct, 2015 0 Comments

  • Hilton expands Canopy brand with eight new hotels

    Hilton’s upcoming Canopy brand continues to boost its future footprint in the United States with the signing of eight new hotels including the Canopy Chicago The Loop, Canopy Dallas Uptown and Canopy Washington D.C. Southwest Waterfront. Joining that list are the Canopy Minneapolis Mill Di...

    POSTED 7 Oct, 2015 0 Comments

  • New Hilton Tokyo Odaiba hotel opens its doors

    Hilton continues to bolster its portfolio in the all-important Japan market with the opening of the 453-room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba hotel. Nestled in Odaiba’s waterfront area, the 15-storey property is well-connected to the Shinagawa, Marunouchi and Ginza business districts while residing rou...

    POSTED 6 Oct, 2015 0 Comments

  • Hilton Darwin hotel completes guest room revamps

    Following 18 months of renovations the Hilton Darwin hotel emerges with 236 upgraded guest rooms, a new lobby, refreshed entertainment areas and a new fitness centre, with a price tag for the works exceeding $10 million. Now styled with light tiling, dark pure wool carpets, solid timber and leat...

    POSTED 23 Jun, 2015 0 Comments

  • Buying Hilton HHonors points to trim your travel costs

    For a short time, Hilton HHonors members can take advantage of the program's most generous 'buying points' promotion to date: a 100% bonus at no extra cost with every purchase. On purchasing up to 80,000 HHonors point, you'll be rewarded with double points on the side – maxing out at up to...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2015 5 Comments

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