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Business Travelers: What Do You Look for in a Hotel?

As much as I travel, and as great as my own gusto for travel is, I’m always impressed by the stamina of business travelers. You know, those travelers who week after week head out either to the same location or various locations due to living in one place and conducting business in another. I don’t actually have many friends who spend their weeks living this life, but recently I sat down and talked with my friend Rachel who has been a business traveler for a few years now and travels three weeks out of every month. I was curious about what she looks for in a hotel and how she makes accommodation choices.

Rachel’s Story

Due to a change in business travel locations, about two years ago Rachel switched from Marriott Rewards loyalty to Hilton Honors loyalty. She was pleased with Marriott, so the switch was based purely on Hilton property locations that worked better for her business location. She’s enjoying Hilton properties and has quite a huge accumulation of Hilton points now! For her, hotel location being close to her business is always more important than being close to an airport. Rachel easily maintains Hilton Honors Gold Elite Status. Continue reading

100K Hilton Points Post 4 Days After Meeting Minimum Spending Requirement

Good morning everyone.  I know what you’re thinking… another Hilton post!?  Yes, I’m sorry for all the Hilton love lately, but I promise this post is worth it.  As you know, I was recently approved for the American Express Hilton Business Credit Card during my Mini July App-O-Rama.  I was refreshing my Award Wallet account this afternoon and noticed that my Hilton account balance went up 100,000 Hilton Points.  I logged into my Hilton account and saw that the 100,000 Hilton Points from my American Express Hilton Business Credit Card had just posted.  Wippie!  That was fast.  I then logged into my American Express online account to see just how fast the 100,000 Hilton Points posted to my account.

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Curtis DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Denver: Themed Floors & Great Breakfast

Good afternoon everyone.  A few days ago, I shared my post: Westin Denver Airport: Gate to Hotel Room in 25 Minutes (or Less).  After spending 1 night at the Westin, we went to the Curtis DoubleTree hotel in Downtown Denver.  This hotel was called the Curtis before DoubleTree / Hilton acquired the property, but kept the original name.  The hotel is next to the Performing Arts Center, Opera House, and Concert Hall and 2 blocks from the 16th Street Mall.

The hotel costs 50,000 Hilton Points or $150-$250 / night.  I had 2 free weekend night certificates from when my 2 Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Credit Cards converted into 2 American Express Hilton Ascend Credit Cards, so I booked Thursday night on points, and Friday and Saturday night using the free weekend night certificates.  Since I have the American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card, I am a Hilton Diamond Elite Member and got 2 free breakfast vouchers for every day during my stay.  There are several Hilton properties around Denver, but I liked this hotel because of the various themed rooms / floors in the hotel.  I like when a hotel has unique character, similar to my Amazing Stay at DoubleTree Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle (Historic Building Built in 1917).  I hope you like my review of the hotel and plan a visit to the Curtis DoubleTree hotel.

Image source: https://www.thecurtis.com/the-hotel/

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American Express Hilton Business Credit Card $50 Statement Credit Posted 4 Days Later

Good afternoon everyone. Last week, I signed up for the American Express Hilton Business Credit Card using a special link, which gave me a $50 statement credit after my first purchase, along with 100,000 Hilton Points as part of my sign up bonus.  I was curious how long it took for the statement credit to post to my account and I have good news to share.  I made a purchase on July 30 and the $50 statement credit posted to my American Express online account on August 3, roughly 4 days later.  That is pretty fast since I thought I would see the $50 statement credit on my first credit card statement.

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American Express Hilton Honors Business Credit Card Spend Trackers, Referrals & Benefits

Good morning everyone, happy first day of August!  I hope you are not sick of American Express Hilton Honors Business Credit Card posts, since I have 1 more post for you today.  As a refresher, I shared how I got this credit card in my Mini July App-O-Rama and shared the Welcome Letter & Card Art.  In today’s post, I am going to show you the spend trackers (yes, there are 2 spend trackers!), the referral program (and how to get a better offer), and show you all the benefits of this credit card.  Let’s start with the spend trackers.  When you sign into your American Express online account and go to your American Express Hilton Honors Business Credit Card, click the View Weekend Night Rewards link.

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