Marriott-Starwood Merger

Marriott Wins As Anbang Backs Out Of Starwood Deal

Marriott looks set to become the largest hospitality company in the world after Anbang announced it’s walking away from its planned takeover of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. In a statement to CNBC on Thursday, the Chinese insurance giant cited ‘market…

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New Hyatt Gold Passport Promotion for 2016

This promotion has ended; please review current/active promotions. It’s been six months since Hyatt Gold Passport’s last global promotion ended and members have waited patiently for a new program worthy of putting in some extra effort. That’s set to change…

15 Luxury Stays For TripAdvisor’s Top 5 Destinations

TripAdvisor announced the winner of its Travelers’ Choice™ award last week with London rising from a sixth position last year to take this year’s top spot. There was a fair amount of shuffling inside the top locations with Istanbul leapfrogging…

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Marriott Bonvoy Hotel + Air Travel Packages No Longer Offering Top Value

Marriott has released details of its new Travel Packages and, unfortunately, the news isn’t good. Where Marriott has been relatively generous in its approach to the merger of SPG and Marriott Rewards, taking onboard and acting on the concerns of elite members from both programs. When it comes to the popular Travel Packages they have quite literally taken a hatchet to the value in this program.