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Hilton offers guests at select properties the opportunity to access Executive Lounges. So where are these lounges? How do you get in? And what perks do they have? Here’s what you need to know about Hilton Hotel lounges.
What Hilton properties have Executive Lounges?
Hilton doesn’t publish a list of properties with Executive Lounges, meaning you’ll have to search the Hilton.com website or call to find out if a property has this amenity. Below are some examples of places with Executive Lounges:
The Waldorf Hilton, London.
Hilton San Francisco Financial District.
Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City.
As you can see, this list includes high-end properties (Waldorf and Conrad) and more affordable options (DoubleTree), which is why it’s best to check before booking to see if the Hilton location that you’re considering has an Executive Lounge.
Who can access Executive Lounges?
If you’re staying at a Hilton property with an Executive Lounge, the main way to gain entry is to stay in an executive room. If you have either Gold or Diamond elite status with Hilton Honors, you’ll have the opportunity to receive a space-available upgrade to an executive room with Executive Lounge access.
Additionally, Hilton Honors members with Diamond elite status have access to Executive Lounges, regardless of whether they are staying in executive rooms or not, at the following Hilton brands:
LXR Hotels & Resorts.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts (excluding the Sakura Club at Conrad Washington, D.C.).
Curio Collection by Hilton.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts.
DoubleTree by Hilton.
Tapestry Collection by Hilton.
An easy way to obtain automatic Diamond elite status is with the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card. Terms apply.
» Learn more: Hilton Honors: The complete guide
What amenities are inside Executive Lounges?
Every Executive Lounge is different, but it’s not uncommon for them to offer complimentary breakfast in the morning, drinks and snacks throughout the day, free in-lounge internet access and a business center. Check out this Executive Lounge description from the New York Hilton Midtown for an example:
"Start each day with a continental breakfast, and unwind with hors d’oeuvres in the afternoon. Stop in anytime throughout the day to recharge with a cup of premium coffee, hot tea, cold beverages, fruit and cookies. Beer and wine are available for an additional charge. The Executive Lounge provides an exclusive reception desk, in-lounge internet access, daily newspapers and computers with printers."
Some Executive Lounges, like the Hilton London Canary Wharf, offer private check-in and check-out and complimentary beer, wine and spirits, which can help enhance your overall hotel experience.
» Learn more: Your guide to booking award nights with Hilton Honors
The bottom line
Before booking a Hilton stay, it’s worth checking to see if the property has an Executive Lounge to help determine what type of room you want to book (which also depends on your status with Hilton).
If you’re staying at a Hilton property with an Executive Lounge that you have access to, you should definitely take advantage of the complimentary amenities. In particular, the food and drinks that are generally available throughout the day can save you money over the course of your trip.
Photo courtesy of Hilton Hotels.
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