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.
500 Free Lufthansa Miles For A Minute Of Your Timeby Sam Helmy
Lufthansa is offering an easy 500 miles when you download their mobile App. Valid through September 30, 2017, you can quickly pick up some additional miles by installing the app and accessing your Miles & More account
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.
35% off Starwood Preferred Guest Top Luxury Resortsby Sam Helmy
Last fall we reported on the Paradise Closer Promotion by SPG. The previous promotion was scheduled to run until February 28, 2017. Well, the promotion has been extended all the way through March 5, 2018. And just like the last promotion, 8 of SPG’s top luxury resorts are participating in the promotion.
When Should You Book SPG Nights + Flights Awardsby Jess Farley
Starwood Preferred Guest holds a unique position amongst loyalty programs. At heart, SPG is just another hotel rewards program similar to Hilton Honors or World of Hyatt. However, Starwood’s standout list of perks and transfer partners has increased the value…
Do Starwood Preferred Guest Points Expire?by Sam Helmy
Starwood Preferred Guest points, expire if your account is considered inactive. Your account is considered inactive if, during a 12-month period you have not had an Eligible Stay at an SPG Participating Hotel; you have not earned, redeemed, purchased or transferred any Starpoints, or your account has been canceled.
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…