Last night proved to be an important hotel stay at the Hampton Inn. I crossed over a significant travelers milestone and was upgraded to a Hilton Honors GOLD VIP! With my upgraded status as a very important person, I am able to access and indulge in some of the finest amenities Hilton has to offer. I am regularly greeted with a personalized VIP letter welcoming my stay. Kevin Morrey, General Manager, stated "We look forward to serving you and we look forward to seeing you again next time!" In addition to the letter, Kevin often leaves chocolates, Doritos, a bottled water and the Southern Illinois Travel Guide in my room. Kevin goes on to say, "If, for any reason, your Overall Stay with us is less than outstanding, please let me know about it personally."
In addition to these small favors, my new status opens doors to a host of additional benefits including:
- 25% bonus points.
- automatic executive floor upgrades upon check-in
- access to executive lounges
- airline miles
There is only one more level to achieve! Diamond VIP.
Despite my accomplishments and VIP status, the hotel forgot my wake-up call this morning...