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[ARCHIVE to 2014] DISCUSSION for Hilton Honors Hotels in Europe

[ARCHIVE to 2014] DISCUSSION for Hilton Honors Hotels in Europe

Old Jun 1, 99, 4:06 pm
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Arrow [ARCHIVE to 2014] DISCUSSION for Hilton Honors Hotels in Europe

In the latest Hilton HHonors statement...up to 60 percent on Hilton properites across Europe.

Properties like Prague, Munich and the great Hilton IN Berlin.

In addition: Hilton's offering DOUBLE HHonors points when you stay at a participating Hilton International hotels in Europe 06-01 to 09-15, 1999.

The code they said they needed is 2J to get the discounts and the bonus HHonors points.

Sorry Rudi, maybe that was the code I needed to mention.

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Old Jun 1, 99, 4:28 pm
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you don't need a code - these summer sales take place every year and are offered on the hilton-online-website for direct bookings (if the website works ...).

the same kind of summer-promotions (when "no business" is done during mid-june to mid-sep in european towns) can be found with any major hotel chain: InterConti, Holiday Inn, Marriott/Renaissance, Starwood, Hyatt and whoever I forgot to mention.
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Old Jun 1, 99, 4:40 pm
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Thanks Rudi, I should have know this was not a special offer.

I clarified my previous posting.

but the Double HHonors points is nice.


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Old Oct 4, 99, 4:45 pm
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Hiltons in Amsterdam, France & Germany

I will be flying into Amsterdam over Thanksgiving, and haven't decided whether to stay in AMS or to venture to France or Germany.

Has anyone stayed in non-airport Hiltons in Amsterdam, Paris or Germany?

My last experience in a Hilton in London was terrible (Olympia).

I would appreciate any thoughts and experiences.

Thanks.

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Old Oct 4, 99, 6:40 pm
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The Hilton in Paris is fine, but a bit overpriced in my opinion- so much so I'm not sure I'd recommend it.

The Amsterdam Hilton is quite nice, significantly more so than the Paris Hilton. yet it is pretty far out actually near the airport as I recall. One of the reasons why I like and would recommend this yet prefer the AMS Marriott! Better location, IMHO.

Germany is a large country so it's tough to comment. Don't know of any really poor ones here but none stick out as so wonderful either. For example in MUC, there are two equally decent Hilton properties, but I'd choose and go to the the city of preference rather than the hotel personally.
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Old Oct 4, 99, 6:59 pm
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I've stayed at the Mainz Hilton in Germany and it was OK nothing fantastic but they definatly had a killer buffett. The Hilton at Heathrow was a very nice one and they were still doing some upgrade work when I was there.

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Old Oct 4, 99, 11:51 pm
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The City Hilton in Munich is pretty average, but it's in a nice location near the subway for traveling around Munchen.
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Old Oct 5, 99, 4:06 am
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the non-airport Hiltons in Germany are all more on the luxury-side, and with great central-locations - and VERY costly. Watch out for affordable weekend-rates!
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Old Oct 5, 99, 12:48 pm
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I second the motion for the Munich City Hilton. U-bahn station within very easy walking distance, banks and those wonderful German bakeries in the neighborhood, too.
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Old Oct 5, 99, 3:46 pm
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I was at the Munich Park in August and would not recommend it until they complete the current renovations. The location is nice, with a large park and beer garden nearby. I reserved an executive floor room but that floor was completely closed. Parking and breakfast were very expensive.
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Old Oct 5, 99, 10:22 pm
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The Hilton in Amsterdam is not close to the inner ring of canals, but rather in an outer "new" suburb built between WW I and II. I've stayed there a couple of time, on the last occasion for about a week two years ago. I found the district a pleasant change from the noise a bustle of the city centre hotels. It is a short walk to two main tram lines, so you can be anywhere a visitor would want to get to in 10-minutes, and for less than $1 -- if budget is a concern.

I was staying on a free HHonors certificate and was upgraded to the executive floor, which otherwise would not be cheap. An added treat, if it is not booked, is the John & Yoko Suite. You may recall that John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their peace vigil in several hotels around the world. This was one of them, and the room has been preserved in a Japanese modern decore with a suitable amount of Lennon and Yoko memorabilia. I happened to be there on the anniversary of Lennon's assassination, and asked the concierge if I might have a look at the room, considering the date and all. She checked, and since nobody was staying there, escorted me up there for a little tour. They don't make a habit of it, especially if you walk in off the street, but for a guest it doesn't seem to be a problem. (I think it's on the 5th floor if you just want to walk by.)

Actually, the hotel is just a 5-minute cab or 10-minute tram ride to a suburban railway station which has service to Schipol every half-hour (less than 15-minutes travel time).

However, if it is your first time in Amsterdam you really should stay in the inner city canal district. Have also stayed at Interconti's Amstel, very very nice, expensive, and a bit out of the way. The Europa is a very nice, old deluxe hotel nicely situated, but not affiliated with any FF programs that I know of. There are lots of other choices.

(I believe there is also a Hilton at Schipol.)

As for the Hilton Paris, it was a favourite of mine in the 80s. Had a certain character when you weren't looking for that initimate charm offered by the smaller, old hotels of Paris. I always found it efficient and welcoming. In those days, Hilton International had its Hilton Club program (which didn't offer points, but did provide upgraded service). Always had a bottle of champagne and bowl of fruit upon arrival, and refreshed daily. Lots of other perks. I do miss it so...

On one occasion, the wife and I stayed over Bastille Day week, were given a top-floor room with a great view out to the Eiffel Tower and Palais de Chaillot across the Seine. Great place to watch the festivities, fireworks, son et lumiere, and a spectacular flypast of Mirage jet fighters over the Champs de Mars.

On another trip, our neighbours were a rather large Arab family who made so much noise through the night, that after we noted this to the front desk, they were asked to leave the hotel! (I suspect they must have disturbed more than just us, since we were paying a standard corporate rate for 5 nights...)

Like many European Hiltons, these two capture a certain period of luxe moderne, jet set travel founded in the 60s. Started as Hiltons under the US-owned Conrad Hilton banner, they were soon transferred into the ownership of the non-US owned Hilton International group. To me, they -- in their own special modern way -- boast a character and personality much like the older turn-of-the-century luxe hotels such as the Ritz, George V, etc do in their context and time.

If money is an issue, try them on the weekend, or use a HHonors 50% voucher.

Or as an alternative to the cities you mention, you might try Lyon, France. Just stayed there in July at a newly-built Hilton. Like the one in Amsterdam, it is a little outside the city centre, but situated in an inner suburb on the edge of a huge park. Trams and buses connect it cheaply to the older parts of the city. The staff is very welcoming, and the whole place reflecting a Euromoderne for the turn of this century.

I found enough museums and other attractions, including very affordable restaurants, that Lyon is a most affordable alternative to Paris for a 3- or 4-day stay.
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Old Oct 6, 99, 3:33 pm
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We stayed at Paris Hilton for a week less than 2 yrs ago, and loved it! Great location, we happened to see La Tour from our window every day, and only paid $130/night. Booked thru HRN Res Net, so no Delta points - but can't beat the price!
Room was OK, service was good, got a bottle of wine & fruit basket. Oh, Paris!
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Old Oct 16, 99, 3:14 am
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See my comments on the Frankfurt Hilton (downtown, not an airport Hilton).

http://talk.flyertalk.com/forum/Foru...ML/000268.html

I highly recommend it. It's a bit expensive, though, unless you can get one of their specials. Check out the reservations page at the "hilton" website.
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Old Oct 21, 99, 1:40 am
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Steve: The 'reviews' of the Hiltons here seem spot-on, so I won't comment on them - what I would say is please do not judge your Hilton International experience on the Hilton NATIONAL Olympia.

The NATIONAL bit is important - as has been mentioned here many times - Hilton National properites are unique to the UK and are basically discount hotels, a little like Courtyard by Marriott - these are more 3* TYPE properties and obviously the Hilton International properties are 4*/5* properties.

In my experience Hilton National properties also have less respect for HHonours, maybe because they have less room flexibility (with Plaza rooms and very few Suites).

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Old Sep 8, 00, 9:32 pm
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Paris Hilton and London Hyde Park Hilton

Getting ready to fly to Europe in a couple of days...any comments on the Paris Hilton (Paris, France) or the London-Hyde Park Hilton? I am an HHonors Gold member and would like to know any good/bad room experiences at these hotels. Hoping to get the best upgrade possible.

Got a great deal on the Hyde Park (around $125/night)...higher in Paris; about $230/night but includes breakfast for two, Louvre passes, and double HHonors points to boot.

Still not completely giving up on switching my Paris deal to Starwood (thanks to my gold comp from Archer99)...but the Prince de Galles is pretty dang pricey, like $350 min and also sold out 2 of the 3 nights :-(

Any info or tips GREATLY appreciated!
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