16 Exciting Hotels Opening in 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Card Last year saw exciting hotel openings take place across the globe, and 2016 looks to be even more impressive. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at the hottest properties slated to open in the coming…

What’s the Best Strategy for Switching Hotel Loyalty Programs?

TPG reader Roger sent me a message on Facebook to ask about moving his loyalty to a new hotel program: “I’m switching from Hilton HHonors to Marriott Rewards, since Marriott has a better presence in my favorite travel destinations. I don’t want to start from scratch with my points and elite status; what’s the best way to make the transition?” On…

25-Day Honeymoon Around the World — 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…

Earn 2x HHonors Points or Airline Miles with Hilton Stays in Early 2016

Hilton recently announced that it will be launching a new promotion in early 2016 to earn double HHonors points or airline miles when you stay at any hotel in the Hilton portfolio. There’s a catch though — you may select only one of the bonuses you’d like to earn. You can choose which you want by enrolling on Hilton’s…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for December 2015

November was a big month in terms of loyalty-program news. Marriott announced plans to acquire Starwood, American Airlines unveiled huge changes to its AAdvantage miles program and amidst more competition, Chase finally raised the sign-up bonus on the Sapphire Preferred back up to 50,000 points. If anything, these announcements made it clearer than ever how…

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals from Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott and Starwood

Happy Black Friday! As you emerge from yesterday’s turkey-induced coma, you’ll find that plenty of hotel-related details are up and running online. Keep reading for a rundown on the offers from each major brand, all of which will be available through Cyber Monday. And be sure to check out Nick Ewen’s post on the best…

Winter 2015 Buy Points and Miles Promotions Wrap-Up: Are They Worth It?

The approaching holiday season typically brings a plethora of limited-time offers and special deals on a variety of purchases. Fortunately this also includes the points and miles universe. Some of these involve shopping portals (like United’s current promotion), but many others have been announced this month that involve purchasing or gifting points or miles. Today…

Get Up to a 50% Discount When You Purchase Hilton Points

Earning points and miles via the traditional method (actually flying or staying in hotels) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals. You can also purchase miles directly from an airline, and on…