News in brief:
Hilton cutting Diamond benefits in UK hotels?
A couple of years ago I wrote about Hilton allowing UK hotels to downgrade the offerings in their executive lounges. It seems that the company is at it again.
Hopefully not due to the huge influx of new Diamond status members from the current status match, Diamond benefits are being cut from 1st June.
You will no longer be given a free drink voucher on arrival. The basket of goodies (sparkling and still water, nuts, sweets etc) will also be removed from your room.
I have heard this from two separate HFP readers this week so, unfortunately, I have to assume it is correct.
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Stay at the InterContinental London O2 for as little as £104!
All being well, I should be checking out the brand new InterContinental at the O2 in London over the Bank Holiday. The hotel has been unbelievably obstructive to Head for Points but it takes more than that to put us off!
Feedback to date is very positive after a wobbly first few weeks. However, the hotel is simply too big – 450 rooms – to fill when their is no major event on at the arena. For June, I am seeing rooms as low as £104 on Friday 17th June which is exceptional value for money.
If you fancy an upmarket London break – and the hotel has a good pool, spa, rooftop bar and a well regarded executive lounge (at extra cost) – it is worth a look. You could also get some credit towards your Accelerate promotion targets at the same time. You can check pricing here.
£15 off a Lufthansa flight from the UK
Finally, Lufthansa is offering a £15 discount on UK departures at the moment.
You need to visit this website and claim a discount code. It will be valid for £15 off any UK departure booked before 22nd July. You need to travel before 31st October.