Peter Rothbart

Managing Editor - Miles & Points

Peter RothbartComing from a family of travelers at heart, Peter’s wanderlust was a genetic inevitability. From his first trip overseas, a 3 week jaunt through Europe and Morocco, he was hooked. Having studied aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan, he lived abroad conducting research on behalf of the European Space Agency, but later abandoned his field of study to focus on creative endeavors, working with his brother to produce the acclaimed FOUND Magazine, and engaging his love of music as a professional singer/songwriter.

He became a points and miles enthusiast when, prompted and encouraged by The Points Guy’s own storied travels, he earned his way to a free Hawaiian vacation in 2011. After years of road-tripping across North America and Europe on tour, his interest in loyalty programs paired well with his profound appreciation for air travel and any bed that wasn’t the back seat of a van.

When he’s not writing, traveling, or performing, Peter can often be found working on his urban yardsharing project We Patch, stacking poker chips at Vegas casinos, or ruling the dodgeball courts of Seattle with lethal marksmanship.

As an editor at The Points Guy, Peter oversees all points and miles related content (including strategy guides, promotions, industry news, and more), and contributes perspectives from his own meanderings and misadventures. He welcomes questions, tips, and other correspondence from fellow travelers at [email protected].

Articles by Peter Rothbart

Hotel Review: Andaz West Hollywood – Room with a View

December 6, 2014

While in town for the launch of the new TPG To Go App, Points and Miles editor Peter Rothbart stayed at my go-to Los Angeles hotel, the Andaz West Hollywood. Here’s his review of this swank Hyatt property. Looming over a posh, winding stretch of Sunset Boulevard, the Andaz West Hollywood is hip but elegant, and a quintessentially LA experience. Highlights […]

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Delta SkyBonus Business Program Updates and Double Points

August 9, 2014

Delta SkyBonus, the airline’s business rewards program, has recently made a few updates to its rewards menu and account requirements, and initiated a targeted double bonus offer on select routes. I don’t write often about business rewards programs, but they can be a great way to boost your miles earning, in some cases even if you don’t have a […]

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Westin Las Vegas: a Starwood Hotel in the Heart of Sin City

July 11, 2014

TPG Points and Miles Editor Peter Rothbart visited Las Vegas last month and stayed two nights at The Westin. Here’s his take on this Sin City Starwood property. When I visit Las Vegas, if I’m fortunate enough to be in a window seat on the approach into McCarran airport, I’m always struck by two things. First, I can’t help but […]

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The Cromwell – A Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Las Vegas

June 26, 2014

TPG Miles and Points Editor Peter Rothbart hit up Las Vegas last week and stayed at The Cromwell (A Caesars Property). Here’s his take on the small, boutique hotel. Las Vegas is not known for its self restraint. Most of the resort casinos on the Strip – with their towering facades, gargantuan water features, and bacchanalian excesses […]

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Amex Las Vegas Centurion Lounge Review

June 23, 2014

On a recent trip to Las Vegas, TPG Points and Miles editor Peter Rothbart visited the American Express Centurion Lounge at McCarran Airport (LAS). Here’s what he found. For several years American Express has operated Centurion Clubs and Platinum Lounges in various airports abroad, including Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Mumbai and elsewhere. Their recent (and welcome) […]

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The Ins and Outs of SPG Flights

June 18, 2014

For years Starwood has offered a seldom mentioned program called SPG Flights, which enables you to purchase flights directly through the Starwood Preferred Guest website using Starpoints. TPG reader Travis recently asked for some insight into SPG Flights to find out whether it’s a worthy use of his points in lieu of hotel redemptions and transfers to partner airlines. The […]

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Saving Money on Hotels With Best Rate Guarantees

June 10, 2014

You’ve probably noticed it before, an advert on a hotel website that reads something like: “lowest rates, guaranteed.” Maybe that touted guarantee made you more comfortable with the room you just booked, maybe it convinced you not to devote any more time to shopping around, or maybe you ignored it entirely. In any case, best rate guarantees are ubiquitous in the hotel industry, and […]

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MyVegas Rewards: Free Hotel Rooms, Show Tickets and More via Facebook

May 9, 2014

New TPG contributor and assistant editor Peter Rothbart brings us through the art of scoring free Las Vegas perks via MyVegas Rewards. Opportunities to earn and redeem hotel points in Las Vegas are improving, especially with the recent partnerships forged between prominent hotel brands (like Hyatt, Marriott, Starwood and IHG) and premier properties on the […]

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