As we cancelled the night in Yosemite Lodge, we arrived in Vegas one day early. Because of our arrival on Labour Day weekend, there were no more affordable and luxury rooms available in Vegas itself. 20 minutes outside of Vegas is an artificial lake with an Italian village made of hotels and residential housing. One of the hotels is the Hilton Lake Las Vegas.
The Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach (Hilton) is one of the few ocean front resorts in California. We arrived at 11 PM and got a HHonors Diamond upgrade to an Ocean Front Suite. The two rooms were just huge and had 2 bathrooms. Facing the ocean there was a balcony. We quickly fell asleep and woke up with the view of an empty beach.
For a weekend trip to Vienna, we stayed in Hilton Vienna Park. We booked a room at hilton.com for 140 Euros/night. Being a Diamond member with HHonors we were automatically upgraded to an Executive Room at Check-in. A friendly request for a suite brought us into a 10th floor Park suite with approximately 80 square meters.
We stayed one week at the Conrad Maldives for our honeymoon. Married since summer 2013, we eagerly waited for the high season and beautiful cloudless days. Just to experience the worst weather in November for decades, according to the lovely Conrad staff. It was still a great stay in a beautiful location. We just had to drink a littlebit more prosecco at breakfast.
We spent 10 weeks in India, because my wife had an internal consulting project over there. She was stationed in Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi. With 1,7 mio people living there, it’s the size of our home town, Hamburg. It developed in the last years to cater for the outsourcing needs of western corporations.
We had a 4 day stopover in Doha, Qatar on our flight back from India. The first night we spent in the Ritz-Carlton Doha, but it was an old concrete bunker with small rooms. So we cancelled the remaining nights and called Hilton to ask, wether it is possible to secure an upgrade to their Panoramic Suite. I was assured, that we get it, if it’s available.