Category: Hotel points

Hyatt Making Changes To Points Redemptions

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I’ve always been a little weak on Hyatt, since I don’t spend a lot of time at their hotels. Since I’m changing my loyalty to them from Marriott, however, it’s probably worth following now. We’ll start with a couple of changes that they made last week, and what they could mean for you. Free Nights, …

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Marriott 29 Ways To Stay Promotion

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Well, we’re back. An undetermined technical error seems to have caused the loss of the last six months of posts, but I’m hoping that the worst is past. Marriott 29 Ways To Stay Marriott is currently running a lousy MegaBonus, with the ability to earn points even worse than usual. Their technical expertise being what …

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NYC Times Square Marriott Marquis Review

I don’t tend to write a lot of individual hotel reviews, given their limited audience, but when I have the chance to write about one of Marriott’s highest profile hotels in a high profile location, I figure that it’s worth a few minutes. And I was surprised by something: I liked it. The room product …

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Hilton Double Points (Link)

Forgot about this one but, if you haven’t signed up for the Hilton double points promo, now is a good time to do so. Hilton Honors Double Points A few weeks ago, I mentioned that this quarter’s Hilton promotion would be returning to double points. I’m all for that, since the bonus is one of …

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Tuesday Tidbits: Extra Hotel Points, Illegal Apples

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A few bits and pieces to get you started today… Bonus AA Miles from Hotel Points Airlines and hotels often partner together to allow you to convert points. The rate is rarely advantageous, but it can be a good way to get those last few miles for your next flight. American is making it just …

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The New Marriott Elite Status: Where Does It Get Good?

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Last year, I wrote about the various hotel elite programs and the benefits that you get with each status. Specifically, I asked the question, “What status level do I need to achieve to get the majority of the best benefits, even if I can’t reach the top tier?” Well, throw out that chart for Marriott …

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Marriott And Starwood Merge Programs. It’s Not Terrible.

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A few days ago, Marriott and Starwood announced what the new combined program will look like and, for the most part, it’s not terrible. I know that’s not a ringing endorsement but, compared to what they could have done, they kept many of the best attributes of each. That’s not to stop them from decimating …

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IHG Shows Why Loyalty Programs Are Anything But That

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I love the term “loyalty program.” Kind of makes you seem like the merchant is giving you something for having done lots of business with them. It isn’t, but it sounds a lot better than “trying to influence your future behavior” program.* IHG Accelerate No company makes the point better than IHG, the parent of …

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Hilton Brings Back Double HHonors Points Promotion

For a while, it seemed that Hilton always had a double points promotion going. If I remember correctly, and I probably don’t, Hilton ran some version of the promo for eight consecutive quarters. And after taking a slightly different term with Points Unlimited last time around, Hilton has brought back the old favorite. Hilton Honors …

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SPG And Marriott: Worst. Promos. Ever.

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Well, that was disappointing. Marriott and Starwood have announced their promotions for the next quarter and, well, they aren’t good. (A Few) More Points Per Night Both companies are now owned by Marriott, so they’re putting out essentially the same promotion. And although you earn 250 extra points per night at Starwood (starting with your …

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