Checking In Ep 13: All About Hilton w/CF Frost

This week I chatted with Milenomics community member CF Frost about his recent stay at the new Hilton LXR Mango House Seychelles and we do a deep dive into the Hilton program.

You may remember CF from this post he wrote about a now-expired opportunity to get Amex Hilton Aspire cards without an annual fee. Those Aspire cards kick off free night certificates and resort credits that are now enabling trips like the one we discuss in this episode.

Subscribers may also enjoy a trip report to the Waldorf Astoria Maldives discussed in Episode 6 of Checking In.

Hyatt gets a lot of love from the points & miles community but as we discuss on the show, Hilton deserves some consideration as well. In the second half of the show we cover 10 Ways Hilton is Better than Hyatt.

LXR Mango House Seychelles: View from Room

3:10 CF’s Recent Trip to the LXR Mango House Seychelles

  • Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts (website)
  • 95,000/nt Standard Room Reward
  • Bookable with Amex Hilton Free Night Certificates (what are those?)
  • Nearest Airport: SEZ
LXR Mango House Seychelles: One of Three Pools

34:50 10 Ways Hilton is Better Than Hyatt

  1. Footprint: Number and Location
  2. Decent Meaningful Status with No Spend
  3. Four Credit Cards vs. Two
  4. Can Get Credit Cards Even if Ineligible for Welcome Bonus
  5. Fifth Night Free on Award Stays
  6. Easy Point Transfers
  7. Free Night Certificates at Top Hotels Attainable through Reasonable Amount of Bonused Spend
  8. Free Weekend Night Certificates Usable Any Night Lately
  9. Generous Automatic Extensions of Status, Certificates, Points Expiry
  10. Favorable Cash Upgrades to Award Stays

We could surely do a follow-up show on “10 Great Things about Hyatt” – and we probably will. But it’s worth paying attention to other hotel chains like Hilton because there’s a lot of value to be had.

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– Written by Robert Dwyer, contributor at Milenomics. Connect with me on Twitter @RobertDwyer

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