Master Thread RED ALERT: Hilton is stopping with Spirits in Lounges Europe!

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  1. HiltonHotelFans

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    Deleted, goodbye fellows!
     
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    Overall, that's pretty bad news. :(
     
  3. NYCUA1K

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    This is likely to depend on each property. For instance, I do not see most Hilton properties in Asia stopping serving spirits in their exec lounges...
     
  4. uggboy
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    ...but that's Asia, IMHO standards in Lounges across Europe are slipping right now, plus the overall quality of Hiltons in Europe isn't the best by a longshot. That's pretty sad IMHO, Hilton is a proud name, sadly the new owners don't think so and keep a "harsh" line on expenses and quality control. Expansion, mass over quality and a sense of belonging for guests. Very sad for Hilton and guests, but the owners. :(
     
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    False alarm .. one hotel does NOT make it true for an entire continent.:rolleyes:
     
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  6. HiltonHotelFans

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    At Hilton Liverpool the Executive-lounge was like a MCDonalds. Very Fast, but...! 2 hours and gone were the snacks and wines!
     
  7. danielwood

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    Really? Hope not applied to other continents
     
  8. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Off topic - why is nearly every thread you start a Master Thread?
     
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  9. NYCUA1K

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    Good question.
     
  10. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    On topic, how is the local wine from the Liverpool vineyards? ;). I just booked a stay at the property yesterday.
     
  11. HiltonHotelFans

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    I thought I had 2 choices. Review or Master. But 3th option is better: Standard.
    Sorry for that.
    Local Wine? Like the best wine from your local Tesco Express;)
     
  12. Wandering Aramean
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    Even better question: Why is every link in the OP an affiliate link where the OP is clearly trying to make money?

    Plus there's the "crying wolf" bit about having a single, unverified data point and extrapolating that to the entire region.

    All sorts of bad here.
     
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  13. lapointdm

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    It's unusual to try to get rid of the spirits with halloween coming. At least wait until November!!
     
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  14. HiltonHotelFans

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    Simple I pay for my own reviews, the clicks are from Hilton Affiliate program, so I get some small change but I keep my free press and real reviews.
    I earn about $25 dollar a month to keep my cost low and pay my website. Its not a job.
    Some other blogger do this at a large bigger scale with posting credit-card deals etc.
     
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    Wandering Aramean,
    Funny, You are making money with your signature"Cash Back on Bookings", but complaining about me?
     
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    Good point. Cheers.
     
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    Although I only enjoy the occasional Campari on the rocks, this is bad news, if true!

    Thank you @HiltonHotelFans for the heads up! :)
     
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  18. HiltonHotelFans

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    I got 10.000 points today from Hilton Liverpool Management for compensation.
    I am staying here for 3 nights. We will see what the lounge will bring tonight.
     
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    Hilton over the years, thanks to Blackstone I believe has indeed declining standards, not only in the treatment of their most loyal guests, but also overall at Hilton hotels and this incl. Hiltons in Europe. BTW, a nice drink, Campari on the rocks and yes, I'm glad that @HiltonHotelFans joined MP, was aware of them before from Twitter. Good reviews, fair and square IMHO.:)
     
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    Good on them, keep us up to date on what's the lounge offers are. Cheers and enjoy your stay. :)
     
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    This all begs the question as to how does this relate ..if at all.. to those somewhat glowing reviews recently posted by the OP on this board regarding a number HH European properties?
    Since no dates were listed for those apparent stays, are those reviews dated ? When were those stays? and further why in the world should we take the comments by some lounge attendant as gospel across the entire program?

    Having stayed at 6 European HH properties within the last 20 days all of which I had stayed at previously.. I can safely say I saw ( nor heard:)) anything regarding a reduction of lounge offerings especially when compared to the previous stays and in some cases quite to the contrary.

    Kindly note I do not have, subscribe to (or for that matter, rarely read) a blog.:)

    (edited for clarity)
     
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  22. HiltonHotelFans

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    I want to transfer all my reviews from @HiltonHotelFans, but its a lot of work. I put them all at Tripadvisor, but I think at Milepoint they will have a better audience.
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/members/HiltonHotelsFan
    (PS: No commercial link! lol)
    The reviews from Conrad Dubai etc were a test.
     
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  23. newbluesea
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    So.. (some/most of?) the reviews of the hotels posted are not actually your own but a compilation of various other stayers?:)
     
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  24. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    No, not a good point at all.

    WanderingAramean has been very open about how his service works. He has posted here about it, and if you follow the link in his signature, there is nothing secret happening behind the scenes that lets him make money. You simply get to a page where one of the first links is "How It Works". Read that and tell me how the link in WA's signature is anything like the OP's referral links thrown into his posts. No one is being tricked into giving WA any money.

    I also don't see WA's or anyone else's signature by default, unlike the affiliate links of the OP.
     
  25. Wandering Aramean
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    Mine is in my signature, where it is appropriate. And I give back 90%+ of the commission to the user (sometimes 100%).

    Putting your own affiliate links in the post body is not cool. Also, there's the part where CJ generally only approves for you to use the affiliate links on your website, not on other sites.
    So do I.
    And they do that on their own site, not here.

    You are quite likely violating the T&Cs of your Commission Junction account. If that really is the way you're planning on funding your efforts it would be a shame to have it cut short so early in the process.

    There's also the part where a moderator clearly agrees with me as the links have been removed. But feel free to carry on as you see fit. ;)

    Unlikely.
     
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