All posts tagged: Hilton Honors

REVIEW: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melaka, Twin Guest Room

I have not been to Melaka in a while, so when a friend wanted to head up for a weekend to get some matters settled, I thought it was a good opportunity to visit the historical city. For those not residing in Southeast Asia, Melaka – also spelt Malacca – is a city in Malaysia, about two and a half hours away from capital Kuala Lumpur. The UNESCO World Heritage listed historic city is famous for its Dutch and Portugese roots and more importantly, the abundance of great food. For the longest time, Melaka did not have any international-branded hotels, relying on a series of small independent operators to provide accommodations. There are also some larger properties, almost all of which are independently managed. In this post: • Introduction • The hotel • The room • The facilities • Final thoughts I was playing around with the Hilton Honors app and realised there was a property – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melaka – that has opened in recent years (that’s how long I’ve not been …

REVIEW: DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, Deluxe King Room

Hilton has an array of properties in metropolitan Bangkok, ranging from the newly opened Waldorf Astoria to more budget friendly DoubleTree by Hilton. I’ve tried out several other Hilton properties in Bangkok before, including the Conrad Bangkok, and wanted to find out how does DoubleTree Sukhumvit measure up. The hotel DoubleTree Sukhumvit by Hilton, Bangkok is located just off the main Sukhumvit Road. The hotel was opened in May 2013, after Hilton took over what was formerly known as the Imperial Tara Hotel and did a refresh. At the time of the opening, the DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok was touted as Hilton’s 100th property in Asia Pacific, as well as the first DoubleTree by Hilton property in Bangkok. The hotel is a 7-minute walk from Phrom Phong BTS station, and that also means a short walk from EmQuartier and the Emporium. This affordable option is well-placed if you are keen to zip up and down Sukhumvit for most of your time in Bangkok. The hotel has 177 rooms across four room categories. Rooms include three …

Spend S$300 at Hilton properties and get S$60 back with your American Express cards

American Express is currently running an offer targeted at select Amex cards, offering a S$60 credit when you spend a minimum of S$300 at any Hilton hotels. The spend can be made either through a prepaid reservation directly on Hilton.com, through the Hilton app, or even through a phone reservation with Hilton. However, food and beverage spending in a bar or restaurant within a Hilton property is excluded, unless this is charged to the room and settled upon check-out. The offer is valid for stays in participating properties located in Australia, Mainland China (Beijing, Guangzhou, Sanya, Shanghai, Shenzhen), Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore & Thailand. For those holding the Platinum Card, you will be targeted with an even better offer: spend S$500 and get back S$200 in credit. How to sign up? To sign up for the deal, simply log into the Amex app or into your online account, and look under “Offers”. The offer is only valid for the first 10,000 cardmembers who sign up. Each member who signed up successfully will …

REVIEW: Conrad Centennial Hotel Singapore, Deluxe Twin Room

In a terrible need of a retreat this week, I checked myself in to Conrad Centennial Singapore for a 2D1N stay this weekend. Conrad Centennial Singapore is a 507-room property built in 1996, with its most recent renovation made 10 years ago in 2007. The property has a range of rooms from Classic rooms to the Presidential Suite. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel is conveniently located near the Downtown Core, within walking distance from key shopping malls such as Suntec City, Raffles City, Marina Square and Millenia Walk. For those attending conferences at Suntec City convention centre, this will be a great choice of hotel. My choice of dungeon for this stay was the Executive King Room. The room I originally booked was supposed to be on the 27th floor, but as I requested for a change to a twin room during check-in, I was then given a room on the 13th floor as it was the only twin room available at that point in time.   Executive benefits included free …