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Hilton Honors Shines Bright at the 2023 Frequent Traveler Awards for Excellence in the Travel Industry

The 2023 Frequent Traveler Awards, which celebrated excellence in the travel industry throughout 2022, took place in London earlier this week. This prestigious event, open exclusively to loyalty programs representing airline, hotel, cruise, and rental car companies, welcomed more than 100 attendees from over 60 airlines and hotels.

During the ceremony, Hilton Honors, Hilton’s award-winning loyalty program, racked up even more accolades. These honors included being celebrated for delivering Best Customer Service in Europe, Middle East & Africa and in the Americas. Hilton Honors was also crowned as Program of the Year in the Americas and lauded for its outstanding ability to provide Best Earning and Redemption Ability in Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Hilton’s dedication to The Stay means an unwavering commitment to guest satisfaction, exemplified through its Hilton Honors program. Members of this program have the opportunity to redeem Points for free nights at any of Hilton’s nearly 7,300 hotels and resorts worldwide, with no blackout dates. Standard Room Redemptions start as low as 5,000 Points including these member-favorite hotels and resorts in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and South America. Plus, there’s no blackout dates, and when booking a five-night stay entirely with Points, the fifth night is always free, allowing members to stretch their Points and their stay.

Canopy by Hilton Cannes

Cannes, France

Canopy by Hilton Cannes - Marea - Rooftop at Sunset
Canopy by Hilton Cannes - Marea - Rooftop at Sunset

With panoramic views over the Mediterranean from one of the city’s best rooftop terraces, interiors designed by acclaimed designer Ramy Fischer and a relaxing swimming pool that flows from indoor to outdoor, Canopy by Hilton Cannes exemplifies the city’s relaxed chic style. The hotel features 129 guest rooms and suites, along with 12 apartments, most of which offer impressive views over the old harbor, La Croisette and the Lérins Islands. The hotel also offers an indulgent spa, including five cabins, a hammam, a Japanese bath and a sauna, where guests can revitalize and re-energize with a selection of face and body treatments.

Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort

Monastir, Tunisia

Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort - Guest Room
Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort - Guest Room

Hilton debuted in Tunisia with its opening of Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort, a unique property set close to historical cultural landmarks, offering panoramic Mediterranean views, world-class dining and a destination-worthy wellness center. Its 346 rooms and suites are meticulously designed to provide the ultimate comfort, with balconies featuring stunning sea or pool views. Meanwhile, the beach at the resort features crystal-clear turquoise waters and soft white sand, making it an ideal spot for swimming and sunbathing. Guests can enjoy four spectacular outdoor swimming pools, as well as Jacuzzis, water toboggans and a seawater indoor pool. Entertainment options are also available for guests and kids and teens can enjoy high-energy activities at the Kids and Teens Club.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort

Eagle Beach, Aruba

Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort - Lobby
Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort - Lobby

Nestled between the dazzling waters of the top-rated Eagle Beach and the scenic lagoon of the Bubali Bird Sanctuary, Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort is the first Embassy Suites by Hilton property in Aruba. The 330-all-suite resort introduced a more home-style experience to the island, with rooms for up to six guests with separate bedrooms and living and dining areas creating a more inviting environment. The resort features five food and beverage outlets with room service and Embassy Suites’ signature complimentary breakfast with made-to-order and buffet offerings. Guests of the resort enjoy an array of amenities, from plush chaise lounges by the hotel’s expansive outdoor pool to the powdery white sands of the world-famous Eagle Beach to children’s activities and playgrounds. 

Motto by Hilton New York City Times Square

New York City

Motto by Hilton New York City Times Square - Guest Room Queen Bunkie - Photo Credit - Joe Thomas
Motto by Hilton New York City Times Square - Guest Room Queen Bunkie - Photo Credit - Joe Thomas

Part of a nearly 2,000-room addition that includes Hampton by Hilton, Tempo by Hilton and Home2Suites by Hilton, Motto by Hilton New York City Times Square is a 400-room tower in the heart of Manhattan’s famed Times Square neighborhood, offering an immersive and authentic affair under the lights of Broadway. Guest rooms designed with an intentional footprint feature soft neutral textures offering a cozy escape, featuring Motto’s signature set of connecting rooms, providing guests the ability to book up to six unique adjoining rooms together. Guests can soon enjoy the property’s signature restaurant, The Alderman, with its elegant take on the classic New York City diner with American food and craft cocktails inspired by the beginning of the last century, updated to have a modern flair.

DoubleTree by Hilton Muscat Qurum, Oman

Muscat, Oman

DoubleTree by Hilton Muscat Qurum - Exterior - Aerial
DoubleTree by Hilton Muscat Qurum - Exterior - Aerial

The first DoubleTree by Hilton to open in Oman, DoubleTree by Hilton Muscat Qurum features 122 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites all flowing with natural daylight and offering a balcony with beautiful mountain views. The hotel provides convenience and comfort across all its suites, including a fully equipped kitchen with everyday cooking and washing facilities, as well as access to a fully equipped gym and laundry valet. The hotel features an outdoor rooftop swimming pool where guests can enjoy the views of Muscat city, as well as a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room for relaxation. Guests also enjoy DoubleTree by Hilton’s signature warm welcome—a chocolate chip cookie upon check-in.

Hualta Hotel Mendoza, Curio Collection by Hilton, Argentina

Mendoza, Argentina

Hualta Hotel Mendoza, Curio Collection by Hilton - Rendering
Hualta Hotel Mendoza, Curio Collection by Hilton

Nestled in the heart of Mendoza, Argentina, Hualta Hotel Mendoza, Curio Collection by Hilton is a seven-story hotel with a view-catching rooftop, offering a fusion of elevated accommodations, prestigious gastronomic environs and a unique celebration of the winemaking heritage that defines the city. Guests can enjoy an unforgettable experience as they personally engage in the winemaking process, from the terroirs where Mendoza’s vineyards flourish to the steel tanks of the fermentation process, illustrated in the hotel’s lower levels, to the wine resting area reflected in each guest room and finally, to the rooftop, where guests find a celebration space, evoking the moment when the cork is popped. Culinary offerings invite guests to explore the art of pairing the region’s finest wines with exquisite dishes made with local ingredients, creating a truly unique and unforgettable experience inspired by Mendoza’s status as one of the World Capitals of Wine. 

As a Hilton Honors member, guests of Hilton properties like these are certain to enjoy the many benefits of the award-winning loyalty program. Members have access to instant benefits, such as Digital Key, flexible payment options using Points, exclusive member discounts and free Wi-Fi.

Plus, members can make their vacations extraordinary with Hilton Honors Experiences offering an array of once-in-a-lifetime experiences exclusively for Hilton Honors members. 

Not a member of Hilton Honors? Join for free and stay your way to fabulous rewards.

  • Hilton has signed two new properties under its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts and lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brands: Hilton The Point Residences and Canopy by Hilton The Point
  • Set to open in 2026, the two hotels will bring Hilton’s world-class hospitality to the Aseer Region

ABHA, Saudi Arabia Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced it has signed two hotels under its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts and lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brands in Abha city’s iconic The Point development. The properties have been signed with Red Sea Aseer Fund, a fund made up of unitholders from Red Sea Markets and the Tourism Development Fund, and a project developed by SEDCO Development and managed by Saudi Fransi Capital. The announcement follows the signing of Hilton´s Memorandum of Understanding with the Saudi Tourism Development Fund to develop iconic leisure tourism destinations in the Saudi Arabia.

Hilton The Point Residences and Canopy by Hilton The Point will feature a combined total of 250 guest rooms, suites, and residences, paired with state-of-the-art facilities for guests to enjoy. The shared amenities are complete with an indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, multiple dining outlets, and a children´s pool and kids club. The hotels will also be well-positioned to cater for large-scale leisure and business events, with 600 square metres of outdoor event space, a 500-square-metre ballroom, and 250 additional square metres of meeting space.

Work on Hilton The Point Residences and Canopy by Hilton The Point has already received a number of prestigious accolades, particularly for the interior design of the properties, winning "Highly Commended" in the Saudi Commercial Interior Design Awards, Interior Design of The Year: Concept category; "Best Future Concept" in the Commercial Interior Design Awards: Hospitality category; as well as "Highly Commended" in Global RLI Awards, RLI Future Project.

Located in The Point, the hotels will be adjacent to a mixed-use urban centre featuring world-class retail, food, and family entertainment offerings, as well as medical and sporting facilities. Less than 15 minutes from Abha International Airport – and with road networks leading to the surrounding cities of Jeddah, Makkah, Jazan, Riyadh, and Taif – the hotels are set to become a well-connected, frequently-visited urban destination, and position Abha as a leading leisure tourism destination in Saudi Arabia which is targeting 10 million visitors annually.

Commenting on Hilton’s growth in Saudi Arabia, Carlos Khneisser, vice president, development, Middle East & Africa, Hilton, said. “Saudi Arabia’s rapid evolution continues to provide exciting growth opportunities for Hilton, and we’re working with our owners to introduce more award-winning hospitality brands in locations throughout the country. Unlocking and pioneering destinations is part of Hilton’s DNA and these latest signings are strong examples of our diversified growth in up-and-coming, large-scale developments as well as our commitment to grow in secondary cities with our world leading portfolio of brands.”

Commenting on the signings, Mohammed Alawi, chairman of the Executive Committee, Red Sea Markets Co Ltd, said, “Hilton has continued to meet Saudi Arabia’s drive for travel and tourism, and the recent signings of these properties in Abha are strong examples of the company’s commitment to development in secondary cities and to cater towards an ever-evolving tourism demographic and more diversified product offering. We’re thrilled to be partnering on Hilton The Point Residences and Canopy by Hilton The Point and look forward to expanding Hilton’s world-class hospitality to more guests across Saudi Arabia.”

With plans to more than quadruple its presence in Saudi Arabia over the next few years, Hilton is leveraging key real estate developments, including business and leisure travel destinations, to underpin the expansion of its domestic portfolio.

Hilton currently operates 16 hotels in Saudi Arabia with plans to open over 50 new hotels across 10 of its brands, making the country the company’s largest pipeline market in the EMEA region. Projects include the introduction of new brands such as LXR Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, and Hampton by Hilton. The company plans to grow its portfolio in Saudi Arabia to a total of more than 75 properties over the coming years.

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About Canopy by Hilton

Canopy by Hilton delivers elevated, boutique hotel experiences that immerse guests in the best of the locale. Inviting, sophisticated design, bespoke food & beverage and crafted touchpoints deliver a locally inspired, high-end and welcoming stay. The Canopy portfolio includes more than 40 open properties around the globe with 40 under development across 18 countries and territories. Experience Canopy by Hilton by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors appHilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Canopy by Hilton at, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.