SPG & Marriott: Big Changes To Award Categories in 2018

Both SPG and Marriott have announced a slew of changes to the categories of their properties. This year’s changes impact 276 SPG properties, and a stifling number of Marriott properties: over 1,300 are changing category. Although Marriott now owns Starwood, the changes to SPG hotels are relatively benign with roughly the same number of properties going up as going down in category.

SPG & Marriott 48 Hour Cancellation Policy

Sadly, Marriott and SPG have made a change to their cancellation policy, and it is not good news. Effective June 15, 2017, the hotels will be imposing a cancellation fee on cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance. The new policy will see you charged for the first night including taxes and fees if you cancel less than 48 hours in advance.

Starwood Sued By Its Hotel Owners In Surprise Lawsuit

Marriott International has hit another bump on the rocky road to acquiring Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Having already outlasted Anbang Insurance group in a four-week bidding war, Marriott’s latest hurdle surprisingly comes from within Starwood’s ranks. Dream Team Hotel…