The Full Monty on Points Hotels in London

Not just the title of a cheeky movie, “The Full Monty” is also British slang for “the works,” or “the whole shebang”—which TPG Travel Editor Melanie Wynne aims to provide with this comprehensive overview of hotels in London where you can redeem and earn loyalty points.  London Hotel Neighborhoods In case you can’t picture the whole layout of…

Hotel Elite Status Wrap-Up: Which Program Is Most Valuable?

Hotel elite status comes in all shapes and sizes. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains which programs offer the best value overall. Over the last several weeks, I analyzed the value of elite status with several major hotel loyalty programs: Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards, Hyatt Gold Passport, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Club Carlson. Each tier within each…

Bonus Points or Miles with Hilton Double Your HHonors Promo

Hilton HHonors has unveiled a new promo that awards travelers double points for qualified hotel stays. The promo allows you to choose whether you want to earn double HHonors points or double airline miles with your preferred airline. The Double Your HHonors promo is available from now until May 31, 2015 as long as you’re registered for the Hilton…

Which Hotels Follow Their Own “No Blackout Dates” Policies?

While many loyalty programs make it easy to redeem your points and miles, others make it unnecessarily difficult. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks at how some hotels circumvent their own policies to impede award redemptions, and explains what you can do about it. In the points and miles game, knowledge is…

1,000 Free Hilton HHonors Points, Double Alaska & AA Miles

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn Double AAdvantage Miles for Travel Between the United States and Germany You can earn double AAdvantage miles for eligible Business class and select Economy class fares between the US and Germany. The airlines participating in this promotion are…

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…

Shortcuts to Hotel Elite Status: Cards, Spending, and More

I’ve gotten a lot of great value out of hotel status (like Hyatt Diamond) over the years, but meeting the night and stay requirements can be a challenge. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen describes some alternative ways to earn those benefits. Hotel elite status can make or break a trip. Sometimes the on-property benefits…

Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Diamond Status Spending Bonus

With the recent announcement that Hilton HHonors is launching lifetime Diamond elite status, I thought I’d write a little reminder about another great (and faster!) way to earn Hilton Diamond status: spending on the Hilton HHonors Reserve card from Citibank. As a reminder, the card offers the following sign-up bonus and benefits: Sign-up Bonus: Earn 2…

Hilton HHonors Launches Lifetime Diamond Elite Status

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen writes about a major update from the Hilton HHonors program. Last July, my first Weekly Wish column laid out my desire for Hilton HHonors to implement a lifetime status program. After all, Hyatt Gold Passport, Marriott Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest all offer members a way to…

100,000 Hilton HHonors Points for Diamond Members (Targeted)

Today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen shares an amazing bonus targeted at Hilton HHonors elite members. Hilton HHonors recently announced that it would be taking a new approach to promotions by offering only two per year (instead of one each quarter) and implementing more targeted offers based on “your level of activity within the…