For a long time, Melbourne’s Hilton on the Park (HOP) has been a favourite amongst members. With Hilton Diamond status a benefit of Virgin Platinum, many of our members are elite members of the Hilton Honors program. Being close to the city but not in it, close to the MCG and looking after elite members well, its no wonder the property was popular. Sadly, things are changing … [Read more...]
Hotel Loyalty Programs
Hotel Loyalty Programs is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Many hotel chains have generous loyalty programs which reward guests for their overnight stays. We cover Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and the Marriott hotel programs.
And when it comes time to leave your hotel, your hotel loyalty program may give you free access to various departure lounges at the airport!
In recent years, thanks to protest and coup activity, Bangkok has not been as popular a destination as it once was. Throw in a relatively new airport with different transport options, and when it comes to finding a place to sleep, a returning visitor may struggle to find the right solution. Got two overnight stays in Bangkok coming up between flights and would be grateful any … [Read more...]
Booking hotels these days has never been easier. Thanks to the internet, hotel chains can easily take reservations online. If you want to look at hotels across a variety of chains, there are plenty of third party sites that can help. However, not all sites are cheap, easy to use, or cover a good choice of rooms. Which such a plethora of options, a good site can often be easily … [Read more...]
Since the Olympics were held in Sydney in 2000 travellers have been spoilt for choice when it comes to hotels. No matter what star rating you may prefer, chances are there will be plenty of options to choose from. This week we take a look a small but popular segment of that market, the five star hotel stay. Hi there, I'm staying in Sydney for 4 nights in August. I'm thinking … [Read more...]
For a number of years now, members have been discussing IHG’s Priority Privilege program. Originally the Pacific Privilege program, when the local hotels were owned by South Pacific Hotel Corporation, it offers dining and accommodation discounts at IHG’s properties around Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and in some parts of Asia. Some customers, like our member Cove, … [Read more...]