Tag: Marriott

Marriott 29 Ways To Stay Promotion

marriott megabonus

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Marriott Rolls Out New Credit Cards; Premier Plus Looks Interesting

marriott rewards

As Marriott moves to combine the Starwood and Marriott Rewards programs, it is taking a necessary first step and rolling out its credit cards. Initial bonuses are often the best you’ll see for a while, so it’s worth taking a look. Marriott Rewards Premier Plus The new card that caught my attention was the Marriott …

Continue reading

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

marriott rewards, spg

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 …

Continue reading

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

marriott

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 …

Continue reading

Devastating News From Marriott, Plus Potential Changes To Elite Status

Thann

Before we get started on some truly horrendous news from Marriott, here are some Mark Zuckerberg memes to make you laugh. Enjoy them before scrolling down. Changes Coming to Status Tiers? Marriott and Starwood aren’t supposed to combine their programs until next year, but there was a leak regarding the combination of their elite status …

Continue reading

SPG And Marriott: Worst. Promos. Ever.

SPG, Marriott, MegaBonus

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 …

Continue reading

Using Points Or Miles To Bid For Experiences

delta private jet

Got a few extra hundred thousand points or so that you don’t know what to do with? No problem, travel providers have found a way to help you out. Auctions with Points Or Miles Sure, anyone can save up miles (or money, for that matter) to fly First Class around the world. But how many …

Continue reading

Starwood Ending VIP Status? What Are “Secret” Statuses, Anyway?

Virtually every major airline and hotel program offers “elite” status, certain privileges that you can earn by flying a certain amount of miles, staying so many nights or spending a lot of money. What many people don’t know, though, is that several of these same companies offer “secret” status that you may not get, no …

Continue reading

Year-End Awards: The “Frequees”

jetblue

It’s the year end and this will likely be my last post of the year. Have a happy and safe new year, and I’ll see you in 2018. Until then, let’s hand out some awards in the first annual “Frequees.” I have no particular criteria and the judges are me, news anchor Rod Remington and …

Continue reading