A trade group for the hotel industry is lobbying the agency to allow hotels to block customer's access to their own wireless access points.
Not only did a kind tipster point us to The Ritz-Carlton Bali missing from our list of hotels opening this month, he also provided us with a set of photos of the days-old hotel. We first looked at the beachfront / cliff-side hotel last...Show More Summary
Starwood Hotels Le Meridien brand has a good offer for 1,000 bonus points on your first stay and 2,000 bonus points for every additional stay from December 11 to March 1, 2015. There is no earnings limit. This offer is only for 21 Le Meridien hotels in North America, Latin America and French Polynesia. Show More Summary
Arguably the most high end hotel credit card is back with an increased sign-up bonus. The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Visa Signature Card is offering a sign-up bonus of 140,00o points after spending $3,000 within the first three months of card membership. The card does have a $395 annual fee, which isn't waived the first year. Show More Summary
Starwood Preferred Guest has a promotion for double points to February 28, 2015 with Starwood Hotels Latin America and LanPass Airlines. The promotion reads earn double LANPASS kilometers, but it is actually double points earned that can be exchanged later for LANPASS kilometers. Show More Summary
Mobile app bookings are all the rage now with most hotel chains promoting their hotel app bookings with bonus points offers. Carlson, Choice, Hyatt, IHG have given bonus points recently. Now, SPG App 500 bonus points per stay for 3 stays...Show More Summary
Hyatt Gold Passport announced some award category shifts yesterday, which were a net positive. Hyatt wasn't actually changing how many points are required for a free night in a particular category of hotel, but rather was changing which hotels belonged in which categories. Show More Summary
Blinked and I almost missed this Choice Privileges Tap Our App Double Points promotion running November 20 through December 17, 2014. Members must register for promotion, download and book a stay using Choice Hotels mobile app with a check-in date by December 17. Show More Summary
There has been an offer for all of 2014 to book a special Mega Points rate for 10,000 bonus points per stay, available at 8 Radisson hotels in the USA. The Mega Points rate tends to be about $20 more per night. The deal is this offer is available on one-night stays. Show More Summary
I've written in the past about which airline and hotel loyalty programs process points purchases directly. When you buy points directly from an airline or hotel, they're often processed by points.com, which acts as the third party in these transactions. Show More Summary
The Milepoint frequent flyer community celebrates the holidays with 100 prizes to give away beginning on December 13. In the 12 Milepoint Days of Christmas, there’s 100,000 hotel points to give out, airport lounge basses, airline miles, elite status, inflight internet passes, and even a Sterling Silver Starbucks card. Show More Summary
What is the value of miles and points by airline, hotel and credit card program? Miles used to be thought to be worth 2 cents. I think that conventional wisdom developed out of the idea that a cross country flight cost about $500… or 25,000 miles. Show More Summary
The May Fair is the flagship property of Club Carlson in London. The hotel in the Mayfair district of London is 70,000 points per reward night or about $400 to $500 per night, on average. This hotel is one of two hotels in London to enter Club Carlson category 7 rewards when that highest tier […] The post Ritzy enough for The May Fair London appeared first on Loyalty Traveler.
“There’s an interesting thread on Flyertalk entitled ‘Do point bloggers ever stay at a bad hotel?’ The posts run the gamut, from questioning over-loyalty on bloggers’ parts to outright accusations that bloggers are on the books either from the hotels or from the banks who issue credit cards in the name of the hotel chains. Show More Summary
Ric Garrido posted this article earlier today pertaining to where Club Carlson frequent guest loyalty program members can purchase 10,000 Gold Points for $70.00 and receive a bonus of 100 percent — meaning that you will actually receive...Show More Summary
A visit to the Hotel de Glace is truly a magical experience. After the heated check-in pavilion, a path leads to the pointed arch complex made from snow and ice. Fur-covered wooden double doors welcome guests into each of the main halls, which are made from
On Friday I mentioned that the IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks preview list was released, whereby select hotels are available for just 5,000 points per night. Today the official list of just over 175 properties has gone “live”. While the...Show More Summary
IHG Rewards Club’s PointBreaks is traditionally one of the best promotions in the hotel industry. Through this promotion, select hotels are available for just 5,000 points per night. Since IHG Rewards Club points can be indirectly purchased...Show More Summary
As talks over Iran’s nuclear program wind down—or up, depending on one’s point of view—in Vienna this weekend, one thing is clear to the media people who have been camped in a tent outside the palatial Coburg Hotel: the Obama Administration and Iran both really want a deal. Show More Summary
On the morning after the National Book Awards, speaking by phone from a Manhattan hotel, Ursula K. Le Guin was feisty, smart and pointed — exactly as we might expect.