Should I Request Compensation for a Hotel Mishap?

TPG reader Brian sent me a message on Facebook to ask about how to deal with a bad hotel experience: “I was recently staying at an IHG property when the fire alarm went off at 1:00am. What would you do in that situation to account for the disturbance: Should I ask for points or a discount, or should I…

Which Rooms Can I Book with Hyatt Free Night Certificates?

TPG reader Jay sent me a message on Facebook to ask about booking Hyatt awards: “I have two free nights from the Chase Hyatt card, and I’d love to use them at the Park Hyatt Paris with my wife and our two-year-old. When I try to reserve for two adults and one child, no rooms are ever available, because…

Earn 100K Points with the Marriott Rewards Premier Business Card

Since early Februrary, both the personal and business versions of the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card have been offering elevated sign-up bonuses of 80,000 points, but the business card now has an even higher offer. Currently, you can earn a whopping 100,000 Marriott Rewards points when you sign up for the Marriott Rewards Premier Business Card and spend…

4 Steps to Maximize Starwood Crossover Rewards with Delta

When it comes to award travel, there are plenty of brand partnerships to leverage. One of the most lucrative options is Starwood’s Crossover Rewards, which awards SPG elites perks when traveling on Delta and Delta elites benefits for staying at its properties. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shows you how to…

Thursday Giveaway: Enter to Win 15,000 Starpoints

The Starwood Preferred Guest program has been in the news this week, with a great deal on buying Starpoints, as well as a 10,000 Starpoint referral bonus for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. We thought we’d continue the Starwood theme of this week and give away 15,000 Starpoints for this week’s Thursday Giveaway….

Review: Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort

TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen and his family recently spent three nights at the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort in Mexico’s gorgeous Riviera Maya. Read on for his impressions. (All photos are by the author.) Earlier this year, I realized I still had some vacation days left over and a JetBlue flight credit that…

Top Cards for May, United Status Upgrades, 100k Amex Platinum Offer and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Hilton Adds Google Maps to In-App Room Selection

Technology has truly revolutionized the travel industry, whether it’s staying connected while on the road or using keyless entry to access your hotel room. Sometimes these enhancements are just plain cool, like the feature Hilton just announced for its app. When you complete your online check-in using the Hilton HHonors app on your iOS or Android…

Earn Up to 120,000 Bonus Points with Ritz-Carlton’s Latest Promotion (Targeted)

Update: A representative has confirmed that this promotion is targeted, however if you haven’t been able to apply, you can call the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Guest Services Team for assistance. Additionally, this promotion only applies to stays at Ritz-Carlton properties. Ritz-Carlton just announced its latest member offer, “Rewarding Journeys.” The promotion gives Ritz-Carlton members the chance to earn up…