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Why So Many Hotel Brands, Hilton Honors Insights & Southwest’s Big Change?

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MtM Podcast – Hilton Brand Deep Dive

On this episode Shawn and Joe discuss Shawn’s recent trip to Nashville and all of the takeaways from his time spent there. They go over why there are so many brands these days and how consumers are changing. Plus will there be more changes to Hilton credit cards and how will they integrate all of their upcoming partnerships into the program? Joe also discusses his Spirit adventure and why Southwest may be finally moving away from their cattle call boarding.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

Episode Notes:

  • 0:00 – Flying Spirit

  • 8:06 – DOT forcing airlines to pay penalties

  • 10:55 – Southwest boarding changes

  • 16:26 – What Shawn learned at Hilton

  • 29:55 – The Conrad brand

  • 33:04 – Hilton brand expansion

  • 37:05 – Hilton credit cards

  • 41:09 – Hilton experiences

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Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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  1. Is there a timeline for when Graduate Hotels will be available for Hilton Honors benefits? I’m looking at a July stay.


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