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…

New Hyatt Gold Passport Promotion for 2016

This promotion has expired. 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 after Hyatt earlier this…

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…

Starwood Signs Amended Merger Deal With Marriott

The bidding war for Starwood Hotels & Resorts is well underway with Marriott International countering Anbang’s offer of $13.2 billion, raising its bid from $12.2 to $13.6 billion. Starwood released a statement on Monday confirming it has signed an amended…

The 10 Best Ways To Redeem 40,000 Starpoints

How to Redeem 40,000 SPG Starpoints 1. Spend Five Nights at a Category Four Hotel One of the great features of the Starwood Preferred Guest program is you receive the fifth night free when you redeem four consecutive nights. Conveniently,…