5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in New York

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in New York City using points and miles.  Hotels in New York City are such an integral part of the city’s culture that they frequently serve as the backdrop for films, televisions shows and books. It’s perhaps unsurprising, then,…

A Complete List of SPG Tribute Portfolio and Design Hotels

Update (March 8): Two new Tribute Portfolio properties have been added to the SPG collection and will open April 1, 2016. Both properties, Le Dokhan’s and Le Metropolitan, are in Paris and are SPG Category 6 properties (requiring 20,000-25,000 Starpoints per night). Both hotels are currently Radisson Blu properties and will be rebranded for SPG. You can…

Christmas in New York City — TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

Review: Norwegian Air 787 Premium Class — London to New York

Over the past few months, I’ve heard so much about Norwegian Air. The buzz started in 2013 when the carrier announced it would begin its push into the US market with low fares on twice weekly flights to London, as well as flights to Oslo and Copenhagen from various cities in North America. Then, in 2015,…

Deal Alert: Fly Singapore Airlines to Europe and Asia from $498 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Deal Alert: Flights Between NYC and Chicago from $80 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Deal Alert: Flights Between NY and SF from $246 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

JetBlue Just Opened a Vegetable Garden at JFK Airport

The JetBlue cards from Barclaycard are now available. Earn 30,000 points after $1,000 spent in the first 90 days with The JetBlue Plus Card ($99 annual fee) or 10,000 points after $1,000 spent on purchases in the fist 90 days with The JetBlue Card ($0 annual fee). Get more information here. JetBlue is working to…

Drink in History at 5 Classic US Hotel Bars

Hotels do their best to make guests feel right at home, but it’s their bars that often inspire us to feel far away — or even transported to another era. Following her picks for great US hotel rooftop bars, TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin takes a look at five historic American hotel bars that are worth a peek … or rather, a sip. The…

5 Places to Get a Taste of Old-School NYC

Looking for a bit of classic NYC amidst the city’s modern bustle? TPG Contributor Katie Hammel shares five Big Apple spots where New York’s past still shines. (All photos by the author.) New York City is always changing, but some places — like these old-school NYC restaurants and bars — stand the test of time, remaining as relevant today…