Pool, Share, and Transfer Hotel Points to Maximize Rewards

Points and miles enthusiasts can usually tell you their loyalty account balances pretty accurately, but if you’re traveling with others, it’s good to have a handle on their balances as well. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains how you can use your rewards in tandem to get the hotel awards you want. A common dilemma for award travelers…

Hotel Review: Hyatt Olive 8 Seattle- Governor Suite

TPG Content and Community Manager Ryan Gaines was recently in Seattle for the weekend, and decided to stay at the Hyatt Olive 8. Here’s his review of the property.  Over the last few months, I’ve been in the midst of trying to complete the Hyatt Diamond Challenge, which requires staying 12 nights in 60 days, and only needed two more nights to…

8 Haunted Points Hotels for Halloween

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. Escaping from your normal plane of existence this Halloween? TPG Assistant Editor Melanie Wynne has compiled a list of U.S. hotels with frightful pasts and present day treats, like delightful amenities and, in most cases,…

Can I Book Hotel Award Nights for Someone Else?

TPG reader Christopher emailed me to ask: “I want to book an award stay in Las Vegas for my brother-in-law using Hyatt Gold Passport points. Is this possible?  Can you book an award stay without actually being there in person?” The short answer here is yes-you can book an award stay for someone else, and…

1,000 Bonus Hyatt Points for Booking with Mobile App

Hot on the heels of Hyatt’s new partnership between its mobile app and car service Uber, the hotel brand has just launched a promotion that will earn you 1,000 bonus Gold Passport points for stays booked via its mobile app between now and December 31, 2014. Hyatt’s Mobile App  Hyatt’s free app, available for both iPhone and Android, allows you to research the…

Will I Have an Issue Booking Hyatt Visa Free Reward Consecutive Nights Separately?

TPG reader Adam emailed The Points Guy to ask: “I recently obtained two free nights via the Hyatt Visa card. My girlfriend and I will be visiting Europe next year and I planned to use the two nights to stay at the Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris. When I went to book a two night…