Faint heart never won fair maiden - or upgrade for that matter

Discussion in 'Hilton Honors' started by johnbrowell, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. johnbrowell

    johnbrowell Member

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    I'm getting braver / more confident as I near the end of my current Diamond Status, achieved on the back of a status match last December. Currently in Leeds at a mattress run I decided to stay at, as part of my plan to retain Gold status for next year.

    I paid £47.60 for a basic queen guest room, and was not offered any upgrade at check-in so headed straight up. I'd been monitoring the app during the day and seen the last suite disappear so assumed there was nothing left. But checked the app once I was in my room, and a king suite appeared again.

    So leaving the room in pristine, untouched condition, I went back to the front desk and politely asked if they could give me an upgrade. And they did ! Davide on the front desk was brilliant.

    And now I'm sat in the 13th floor sky bar enjoying the second of my free drinks.
     
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  2. JoeD

    JoeD Well-Known Member

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    Skybar - must be the DoubleTree then! I quite like it there, but have never got a 'proper suite upgrade. Next time, I shall ask :).

    Have you stayed at the Hilton round the corner recently? I'm always put off because it looks a bit rubbish, but probably should check it out at some point (professional curiosity if nothing else, and I do prefer a hotel to have a pool).

    The new Doubletree in Harrogate (Majestic) looks interesting too - rooms under £60 even on Saturdays some of the time.

    None have lounges though, which makes the benefit of Diamond status a bit limited.
     
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    I have stayed at the Hilton as well, but only once, for an early mattress run when I was qualifying for the Diamond status match. But I am due back there before Christmas, booked as one more mattress run to ensure I at least qualify for Gold status next year. But again had planned to actually stay, so not a proper mattress run this time.
    Will let you know if I get lucky with any upgrade.

    Last time I had a standard room but it was perfectly adequate, and the restaurant and breakfast were really good. Despite not actually staying in the room for that mattress run, I did get into Leeds early enough to have breakfast !
     
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    JoeD Well-Known Member

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    I've got a stay in Leeds just before Christmas that I need to book - will either check out the Hilton, or pay a few quid more for the Crowne Plaza (I should get lounge access with spire ambassador), and I haven't been there since the refurbishment.
     
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    I got an upgrade to a double suite - probably my last proper upgrade due to Diamond status; I expect Gold status will not generate many, but will still be asking.
     
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    Has anyone else got an offer for 18,000 points after three separate stays? The cheapest hotel would be the Moxy Excel which can be had for around £42 for a night
     
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    JoeD Well-Known Member

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    Nope, but decent offer if you're going to be staying anyway. I wouldn't consider mattress running it.
     
  8. Jay

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    Nope sadly not. I'm guessing you don't stay regularly?
     

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