Hotel Review: An Executive Room at Le Méridien N’Fis in Marrakesh

TO THE POINT: Le Méridien N’Fis makes a wonderful base for a first trip to Marrakesh. The pros: affordable rates, a great breakfast buffet that was included, a location that made it easy to see everything and an amazing resort-style pool to help you beat the heat. The cons: sluggish in-room Wi-Fi. When looking for a…

Hyatt Cardholders Earn $50 After Spending $500 at Select Hotels

Hyatt is offering cardholders of the Hyatt Credit Card the opportunity to earn a $50 statement credit after spending more than $500 at US Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts with the card. In order to take advantage and earn the statement credit, you must register here for the promotion on Hyatt’s website by October 31 and complete your…

When It Makes Sense to Transfer Marriott Points to Starwood

It’s been an exciting end of September in the points and miles world, thanks in large part to the finalization of Marriott and Starwood’s merger. This became official on Friday, and while the two won’t be fully integrated for some time, the newly combined chain wasted no time in opening up reciprocal elite benefits and…

This Week Only: Buy IHG Points With a 100% Bonus

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

Hotel Review: A Suite King Room at the Hyatt Regency Belgrade, Serbia

TO THE POINT: If it’s your first time visiting the Serbian capital, the Hyatt Regency Belgrade is worth considering. The pros: nice price point, luxurious room and exquisite service. The cons: tourist attractions aren’t really within walking distance, ongoing construction messes up the current aesthetic and socially speaking, there’s not much going on here. Booking The Hyatt Regency Belgrade is…

When It Makes Sense to Transfer Starpoints to Marriott

The big news of the month in the points and miles universe has been the finalization of Marriott and Starwood’s merger. This became official on Friday, and while it will be a long time until the two are fully integrated, the newly combined hotel chain wasted no time in opening up reciprocal elite benefits and…

Can I Earn a Sign-Up Bonus With One Program From Two Banks?

TPG reader Faraj sent me a message on Facebook to ask about co-branded credit cards: “Can I earn separate bonuses for opening credit cards with the same brand, but from different banks? For example, can I sign up for one Hilton HHonors card from Citi and another from Amex, and earn a bonus in each case?” Many airlines and hotels…

These 10 Glamorous Hotels are Actually Owned by Celebrities

Like it or not, none of us will ever get the chance to know what it feels like to walk in Brad Pitt’s shoes for a day. But in the very near future, we’ll be able to experience what kind of thread count he likes in his sheets and what his stance on free Wi-Fi…

A Post-Merger Q&A with Marriott’s Thom Kozik and SPG’s David Flueck

While many SPG members were dreading a doomsday scenario once the Marriott-Starwood merger became finalized, that’s absolutely not the case. With today’s news that the two brand’s loyalty programs can now be linked for status-matching, points transfers and more, we finally have answers to many of the questions that have been on our minds —…

How to Get the Southwest Companion Pass for Just 90,000 Starpoints

See the answers to your most pressing SPG/Marriott Rewards questions in our post-merger Q&A with the heads of both programs. Very early this morning, Marriott closed its acquisition of Starwood — the combined chains now have a total of 5,700 hotels in 110+ countries around the world. Perhaps even more exciting than the number of…