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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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Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card Welcome Letter, Brochure & Card Art

Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is going well.  During my Mini July App-O-Rama, I was approved for the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card.  Then a few days later, I was matched to the 100,000 IHG Points sign up bonus offer.  Before the credit card arrived, I receive an email from Chase on August 1 that a new credit card was mailed to me.  The email did not specify which credit card, but I figured it was my new Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card.

A few days later, I received a letter in the mail, dated July 27, that I was approved for the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card, but Chase called it the INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GRP World Elite card.  Even though I was only approved for a $2,000 credit limit and needed to spend $3,000 on the credit card to complete the minimum spend requirement, I wasn’t worried.  I knew I could call Chase and have them move some of my credit limit from another Chase credit card to my new Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card.

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Westin Denver Airport: Gate to Hotel Room in 25 Minutes (or Less)

Good morning everyone, happy Friday.  Last week, my girlfriend and I had a late night flight into Denver International Airport (DEN).  Due to a slight delay, we landed after midnight.  If you’ve ever flown into DEN, you know the airport is in the middle of nowhere, with no hotels closeby.  That was true until recently when the Westin Denver Airport hotel opened.  Nightly rates were $300+, so I opted to use 12,000 SPG.  Thankfully, the hotel is attached to the main terminal, so I was able to get from the gate to our room in 25 minutes.

According to the DEN Airport website, the Westin Denver International Airport has 519 guest rooms, 35 suites, and was “designed to resemble a bird in flight—its curved roof mimicking the concave shape of Jeppesen Terminal’s white peaked roof.”  Underneath the hotel, is the RTD train that connects DEN airport to Denver’s Union Station.  The one-way trip takes 40 minutes, costs $9 per person and runs pretty frequently.  In this post, I will share how to get to the hotel from the various terminals and show photos of our room.  Enjoy!

Image source: https://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3685

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Get Matched to the New Chase IHG Rewards Premier 100,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Good afternoon everyone.  Doctor of Credit wrote an article this morning about a great sign up bonus on the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card.  By using this link, you can get 100,000 IHG points after spending $3,000 in 3 months + $50 statement credit after first purchase.  Last week, I signed up for the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card during my Mini July App-O-Rama, but the sign up bonus was only 80,000 IHG points after spending $2,000 in 3 months + $50 statement credit after first purchase.  The only difference between these 2 offers is the extra $1,000 in minimum spending to get an extra 20,000 IHG points, that is basically 20x IHG points / $ on the last $1,000 in spending.  I like that earning rate.

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