Review: Aloft South Beach

TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt recently took off for one night in Miami as part of her brief OneGo adventure. After hearing about SPG’s Aloft brand, she decided to stay at the Aloft South Beach. Read on for her full review of the property. (All photos are by the author). When I signed up to test out OneGo,…

10 Essential Apps to Help You Survive Holiday Travel

The holidays are almost upon us, and while it’s wonderful to spend these special moments with friends and family, traveling on these peak dates can often be a nightmare of delays, crowds, lines and bad moods. In order to help you stay sane out there, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino pulled together a list of some…

Hotel Review: Westin Grand Frankfurt – Classic King Room

On the last night of his recent round-the-world trip, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen found himself in Frankfurt before catching a Lufthansa flight back to Los Angeles. Here’s his review of the Westin Grand Frankfurt. One Night in Frankfurt For the last leg of my recent round-the-world trip, I found a great first-class award on…

Hotel Tonight Wants to Help You Escape

Hotel Tonight, the app that helps you find last-minute low prices on hotel rooms, has added an “Escape” feature designed to inspire busy people to make a last-minute getaway. Suddenly find you have a free couple of days? Poke around on Hotel Tonight’s Escape page to see if there’s a property within a few hours’…

Points Intervention: Maximizing Hotel Stays

I get a ton of e-mail from readers asking for advice on how to maximize their points earning, whether it’s for personal use, business or both. This week, we’re featuring a new Points Intervention series where I help individuals and small-business owners get their awards earning on track. Intervention: Carissa Reiniger Episode 5 This week I’m…

Score $99 Rooms from Hotel Tonight Now through May 21

Ahead of Memorial Day, last-minute hotel-booking service Hotel Tonight is offering $99 rooms in various cities through its mobile app. Dubbed the “HT Roulette Blowout,” this promotion runs now through May 21, 2015. HotelTonight will share the latest $99 deals via Twitter and Instagram, so it’s worth following those accounts if you’re interested in a…

Double JetBlue Points, Club Carlson Bonus, Starwood NYC Sale

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Save $400 on a Qantas Flight with Amex Offers If you spend $2,500 or more on Qantas airfare purchases, you can get a $400 statement credit with Amex Sync offers. This particular offer is available via Twitter, and you must sync your card…

Using Hotel Best Rate Guarantees from Online Travel Agencies

One of the easiest ways to maximize your travel is to get the best price for your flights, hotels, and other expenses. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains one strategy to avoid spending more than you have to on your next hotel stay. I love a clear, straightforward, and honest policy with a travel…