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,…

Exciting New Airline Routes, 10 Perks of United Global Services, Best Cards for Marriott Guests & 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:…

Earn Double Points with Hilton’s Summer Promotion

Update: You can now register for Hilton’s summer promotion. Visit Hilton’s website to register to earn double Hilton HHonors points on stays at all worldwide Hilton properties between May 1 and August 31, 2016. Late last year, Hilton announced it was running a promotion in early 2016 that would allow HHonors members to earn either double…

Chinese Tourism Group to Acquire Carlson Hotels

Last month, there was news that a somewhat mysterious Chinese insurance company, Anbang, made a bid to acquire Starwood. Although that acquisition has since fallen through, hotel consolidation is rampant right now. And now, a Chinese company called HNA Tourism Group will acquire Carlson Hotels, in addition to Carlson’s 51.3% stake in Rezidor Hotel Group. The deal…

Thursday Giveaway: Win a $500 Hilton Gift Card

This week’s Thursday Giveaway is a $500 Hilton gift card to use on your next trip to one of the chain’s properties. The gift card is valid for stays, dining and more at any participating property, including Waldorf-Astoria, Conrad and Curio hotels. If you’re wondering how to spend your gift card, consider treating yourself to a beach getaway…

The Best Credit Cards for Marriott Guests

If you’re looking to earn points toward hotel award stays and enjoy elite-status perks while you’re at it, credit cards should definitely be a part of your award travel strategy. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through the best options for those who frequently stay at Marriott properties. With over 4,000…

IHG Releases PointBreaks List Through July 31

IHG released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels, valid through July 31, 2016. IHG’s previous PointBreaks list was supposed to be valid through April 30, 2016, however, the new list of properties appeared unexpectedly. All of the approximately 140 worldwide properties are available at the discounted rate as of today. IHG PointBreaks are reduced award redemptions at IHG hotels —…

TPGtv Episode 12: Spending My Birthday at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

Never miss an episode: Click here to subscribe to The Points Guy on YouTube! Costa Rica’s all about doing active things, so I couldn’t wait to spend my birthday soaking up the Costa Rican sun with some of my friends at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort and checking out some of the area’s activities like…

Daily Getaways Week 4 — Hyatt Points, Alamo Rentals and Loews Hotel Suites

Today starts the fourth week of Daily Getaways — an assortment of daily discounts and deals with various travel brands and loyalty programs, sponsored by the US Travel Association. Each Monday, we dive into the details of the week’s deals to help you figure out which ones are worth pursuing. Note that each deal goes live at 1:00pm Eastern Time…

The Best Credit Cards For Hilton Guests

If you frequently stay at Hilton properties or just want to rack up enough HHonors points to enjoy some free award stays, it’s important to have the right cards in your wallet. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele helps you decide which products are best for you below. While most airline and hotel…