Since Marriott successfully acquired Starwood, the biggest news and action in hotel loyalty has been Marriott Rewards and figuring out the direction the program will go. After some early bumps they've been adding benefits like 4pm checkout and experiential redemptions that Starwood offered. Show More Summary
It was a good year for the hotel industry as occupancy levels hit record highs in 2016. The big news of the year was Marriott’s mega acquisition of rival Starwood. The multi billion dollar deal gave Marriott a clear advantage on many key fronts. The result puts the Bethesda, MD hotel manager at the top […]
Starwood released this week’s SPG Hot Escapes, where you can save a bunch on upcoming hotel stays. Every week, they offer savings at select properties which are bookable now through Saturday. Starwood Hotels Save Up To 44% Offer Details:...Show More Summary
Yesterday I wrote that Starwood's 35% discount on several of their most expensive resorts is back. And I now have confirmation of which hotels are bookable. Continue reading 8 Special Resorts Where Starwood is Discounting Free Night Awards...
Chasing SPG Lifetime Platinum I love Starwood hotels and after 8 years of Platinum, I finally hit Gold for life this year. While that's nice, what I'm really looking to get is Platinum for life which still requires another 211 nights and 2 years of Platinum status. Show More Summary
Since Marriott successfully acquired Starwood, the biggest news and action in hotel loyalty has been Marriott Rewards and figuring out the direction the program will go. They've been adding benefits like 4pm checkout and experiential redemptions that Starwood offered. Show More Summary
Now that Starwood Hotels and Resorts is part of the greater Marriott International portfolio, it would make sense to view the brands simultaneously (especially since you get reciprocal elite benefits across SPG, Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards now). Show More Summary
Apollo Hotel Amsterdam is in the process of remodeling to debut as a Starwood Hotels Tribute Portfolio hotel this summer. This Amsterdam city hotel is one I only learned about today when I spotted the hotel name on SPG’s summer promotion list of participating hotels for their new promotion. Show More Summary
Registration is now open for the Take Three promotion, where you can stay a minimum of two nights at participating hotel and resort properties of the Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program. Registration for this promotion...Show More Summary
Great news for hotel points lovers as Marriott, Starwood, and Ritz Carlton have all announced their summer bonus points promotions, and those promos are now live for registration. While these programs are now all under one umbrella, they are still running their own unique versions of these promotions and you must register for each one individually. Show More Summary
News breaks today of the summer promotion for SPG members with triple points (6 points/$1) for Starwood Hotel stays of 2 nights or longer including a Friday or Saturday and double points (4 points/$1), if 2-night stay does not include a weekend night for stays May 27 to September 4, 2017. Show More Summary
While Starwood hasn't yet officially revealed the details of their next global promotion, it looks like an individual hotel accidentally leaked it earlier than they should have. Starwood's next promotion will be called SPG Take Three, and it will offer up to triple points for stays between May 27 and September 4, 2017. Show More Summary
Starwood released this week’s SPG Hot Escapes, where you can save a bunch on upcoming hotel stays. Every week, they offer savings at select properties which are bookable now through Saturday. Save Up To 47% SPG Hot Escapes Offer Details:...Show More Summary
When I sat down with Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson last year he asked why I didn't believe him that he wanted the best from both loyalty programs, that his goal with the expanded footprint Starwood provides was to offer the only hotel program customers would ever need. Continue reading Marriott’s New Promotion Leaked, Offers Insight Into Program Strategy Going Forward...
Starwood released this week’s SPG Hot Escapes, where you can save a bunch on upcoming hotel stays. Every week, they offer savings at select properties which are bookable now through Saturday. Save Up To 33% Today Starwood Hotels Offer...Show More Summary
Last year I wrote a post about the next 10 Starwood properties to open in Australia. If you’re not familiar with the Australian hotel scene, here’s a quick rundown. We currently have a very limited number of chain hotels but in the next...Show More Summary
Southwest remained on top while Marriott and Starwood performed well among hotels.
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Bonnie Burke For Bonnie & Lauren Loyalty programs are becoming more extensive and more user-friendly these days, and Marriott's program is no exception. When the hotel brand merged with Starwood,Show More Summary
We spent three nights in Kathmandu prior to our visit to Bhutan, and for me the hotel choice was obvious. As a Hyatt and Starwood loyalist, there was only one hotel I really considered, which was the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu. I had heard...Show More Summary
What many people do not realize, if your entire goal is to earn airline miles (and not hotel points), then the Starwood credit card is in fact better than an airline specific credit card (without taking into consideration the sign up...Show More Summary