SPG & Marriott: Big Changes To Award Categories in 2018by Sam Helmy
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 Policyby Sam Helmy
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.
75,000 Point Bonus on the Chase Marriott Premier Rewards Cardby AwardWallet
New cardmembers of the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card can earn 75,000 Bonus Points after spending $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. In all, after meeting the spend requirement you’re looking at a minimum of 78,000 Marriott…
Chance to Win 3.75 Million Marriott Rewards Pointsby Sam Helmy
Marriott is offering up a prize of 3,750,000 Marriott Rewards points in their latest content promoting their mobile app. Entry is free, easy and globally available.
Marriott and Starwood Hotel Category Changes for 2017by Sam Helmy
Marriott and Starwood recently announced category changes to their hotels for 2017. Every hotel is assigned a category level within the rewards program which dictates how many points per night it will cost to stay at a given property. The…
Hotel Deals for Cyber Monday and Black Friday 2016by Sam Helmy
These promotions have ended. Most hotels offer some great deals around this time of year, with many having announced their offers in the last couple of weeks. Here is a roundup of the best deals to be had this Holiday…
Marriott 2016 Cyber Monday Sale: First Details Releasedby Gretchen Holm
This promo has ended. Marriott has just released some early information about its upcoming Cyber Monday promotion, which gives Marriott Rewards members up to 25% off at over 2,100 locations (for context, that’s over a third of Marriott’s total hotels)…
How to Link Your Marriott Rewards & Starwood Preferred Guest Accountsby Jess Farley
Marriott’s recent announcement of instant status matches and points transfers between Marriott & SPG accounts has opened up a massive number of new opportunities for loyalty program members. The advantages of linking accounts are that you’ll receive an instant status…
Luxurious Redemptions with Marriott Bonvoy Rewardsby Jess Farley
Ranging anywhere from 60,000 points per night up to a whopping 85,000 points for standard awards, these are some of our favorite luxury redemptions for redeeming Marriott Bonvoy points.
Starwood Sued By Its Hotel Owners In Surprise Lawsuitby Jess Farley
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…