The Basics of Best Rate Guarantees

The "beach" at the Conrad.

This post was originally written by Travel Summary for (and still appears on) Hack My Trip. I've decided to re-post it here for my audience as well. A hotel Best Rate Guarantee (BRG) is one of my … [Read more...]

Brief Thoughts on the InterContinental and Conrad Koh Samui Resorts

The sunset from my room's backyard was amazing!

I'm in the midst of a long trip to Bangkok and Koh Samui and unfortunately the trip is sadly almost over. I stayed 2 nights at the InterContinental Samui Resort and two nights at the Conrad Koh Samui … [Read more...]

Hotel Review: Hilton Hawiian Village

Hilton Hawaiian Village is Huge (22-acres)

This is a guest post by contributor Thrifty Tourist. You can follow Thrifty Tourist on both Facebook and Twitter. Hotel Review: Grand Wailea Maui – A Waldorf Astoria Resort Hawaii … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Hilton HHonors – Not All Doom & Gloom

WaileaNewPoints

This is a guest post by contributor Thrifty Tourist, who will be making frequent posts on Travel Summary going forward. Thrifty Tourist is just getting started in social media and can be found … [Read more...]

I’m No Longer Bothering with Hilton HHorrors

If you're part of the points community, you've probably already heard that Hilton just MASSIVELY devalued their award chart effective March 28, 2013. The gruesome details have already been covered by … [Read more...]

Hotel Review: Grand Wailea Maui – A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Main Fountain - Centerpiece of Hotel Grounds

This is a guest post by contributor Thrifty Tourist, who will be making frequent posts on Travel Summary going forward. Thrifty Tourist is just getting started in social media and can be found … [Read more...]

Some Uncommon Point Transfer Tricks

Amex currently has a transfer bonus to Hilton for a 1:2 ratio!

If you've been collecting and using points for a while, you've probably run in to a problem of wanting to transfer points to a certain program but didn't know how or what the best way was. This is a … [Read more...]

The Anatomy of a Hilton Disaster

Initial email from Hilton, 2 days before the stay.

Thrifty Tourist, a relative of mine, recently embarked on a two and half week dream vacation through Europe for his honeymoon. He has traveled quite a bit in his life, and I've is hooked on points as … [Read more...]

Free Hilton Honors Points!

You can earn 500 free Hilton Honors points for very little work by clicking this link. Like the page, watch/share the video, enter your info and you're done. Points will not post immediately. Every … [Read more...]