Industry giant Hilton recently acquired a premiere property intended to serve as a reward for Hilton Honors members. The Hotel Del Coronado, a historic 19th century luxury property situated on the beautiful San Diego Bay beachfront, will join Hilton's Curio Collection beginning July 31, 2017. The Collection is renowned for its acquisition of properties of immense historical and cultural significance. Hilton is the latest company to acquire the Hotel Del Coronado property, which has changed hands several times since its opening in 1888.

The seven floor Victorian hotel sports nearly 700 rooms and is one of Coronado's most significant historic sites. Notable guests at the iconic architectural masterpiece include everyone from Thomas Edison to Oprah Winfrey, cementing its reputation for high-end luxury. Bookings have yet to open on Hilton's website, though it does appear under the Curio Collection's list of properties.

As an independent property, Hotel Del Coronado offers rooms from around 600 dollars per night. It's unclear what a stay in the hotel will cost Honors members, though other accommodations in the Curio Collection may offer some insight. The nearby Hotel La Jolla, already part of the Curio Collection, costs 53,000 Honors points, or about $240 dollars a night.

Given its historical value and reputation, Hotel Del Coronado is a huge boon for both Hilton and Hilton Honors members. Hilton's goal with the Collection has always been to acquire properties that best display local culture and history, and the Hotel Del Coronado is no exception. Interested travelers can view the list of other upcoming properties on the Curio Collection's website.

Adam Luehrs is a contributing writer at based in California. He likes traveling to new and exciting destinations, preferably on his credit card company's dime. When not on the road, Adam enjoys hiking around the mountains of San Diego, trying out new food and reading history books. Email: