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When Hilton announced that as of August 15, 2017 the Hotel Del Coronado would be bookable using Hilton Honors Points, it was a big deal! It’s becoming one of Hilton’s Curio Collection, which is for “hotels celebrated for their personality and individuality.” The Del, as we call it, may just be one of the most famous iconic hotels in the U.S. Certainly on the west coast. It opened in 1888! Many people don’t realize that Hilton had already been running The Del, but making its rooms bookable on points changed the game for Hilton loyalists. And for the hotel.
I have a long standing relationship with Coronado (the city, not the hotel), and I love it there. I bike, take long walks, play golf and tennis, swim in the ocean, and have even worked over there. So when this news was announced, I thought I’d head over to The Del and see if I could learn what the change in being able to use Hilton Honors Points to book rooms might mean. I did make contact with Sara, the Director of PR over at The Del, but she told me conversations had to be cleared by Hilton corporate offices :( She did, however, send me this news release. Sara also told me, “Because we are part of the Curio Collection, it is really business as usual at The Del with the addition of the hotel now accepting Hilton Honors Points.”
So to HONOR this change at The Del, here at TWG we’re bringing you a week of Coronado/San Diego posts. Even if you never stay at The Del, we promise you’ll want to keep these posts as references for ANYTIME you’re in Coronado or San Diego! We’ll have posts about what to do in Coronado, walk/biking Coronado, where to eat in San Diego, and if your motto is “life is a beach”, we’ve got you covered!
Check out all the Coronado / San Diego Week posts here: