140,000 IHG Points from Two Nights and One Credit Card Bonus

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen recently took advantage of IHG Rewards Club’s winter Accelerate promo to maximize a visit to New York City. Here’s how he raked in nearly 140,000 points with just two nights at hotels. To be honest, my two hotel chains of choice tend to be Hyatt and Starwood. I get a…

Hotel Review: The St. Regis Beijing (Diplomat Deluxe Room)

On his most recent trip to Asia, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen stayed at The St. Regis Beijing for three nights. Here is his review of the experience. While my main destination on a recent trip to Asia was to be Sri Lanka, I had to find the right connections from my flight on Hainan…

Hotel Review: The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico

As part of a week-long winter vacation, TPG contributor Michael Spelfogel stayed at the St. Regis Punta Mita for five nights. Read on for his impressions. All photos are by the author. While Christmas and New Year’s are probably the busiest times to travel to the Caribbean and Latin America, my family always looks for a warm-weather locale…

Hotel Review: The Westin Austin Downtown

On a recent trip to Texas with her family, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert enjoyed a two-night stay at The Westin Austin Downtown. Read on for details about the experience. (All photos are by the author.) After a lovely stay at the St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection hotel in San Antonio, my family…

Hotel Review: The St. Anthony Hotel, San Antonio

During a family trip to Texas, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert enjoyed a two-night stay at the St. Anthony Hotel, a recent addition to Starwood’s Luxury Collection. Read on for her full impressions. My family and I recently made a brief stop at the St. Anthony Hotel, part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection portfolio…

Review: The Great Northern Hotel, London

During a recent trip to London, TPG Contributor Adam Kotkin and his partner stayed at one of Starwood’s newest properties, the Great Northern Hotel — here is his review. (All photos by the author.) Set in the King’s Cross neighborhood of London, The Great Northern Hotel is near three train/Tube stations — King’s Cross, St. Pancras and Euston,…

Hotel Review: Equinox Resort & Spa in Vermont

Every October, Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen and his wife try to plan a trip to New England to enjoy some fall foliage. The couple usually picks a bed & breakfast in small towns or villages in Vermont or New Hampshire, but this year, Nick stumbled across the Equinox Resort & Spa, part of Starwood Preferred Guest’s Luxury Collection….

Hotel Review: A Week at the Sheraton Maui

This past summer, during the TPG interns’ trip to the Hawaiian island of Maui, recently promoted TPG Assistant Editor Matthew Zuzolo stayed seven nights at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa located on Lahaina’s Ka’anapali Beach  — and here’s his review of the experience.  Set on the western coast of Maui in the tourist town of Lahaina, about an hour’s drive from…

Review: The Press Hotel in Portland, Maine

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen recently stayed at one of Marriott’s newest Autograph Collection properties — Portland, Maine’s Press Hotel — and here’s his review. While planning a recent vacation to Portland, Maine, I was thrilled to see that the city’s newest lodging hotspot is actually part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. Located in the 1923 Portland Press Herald newspaper…