Review: Andaz 5th Avenue, New York City

TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen and his family recently spent one night at the Andaz 5th Avenue in New York City. Read on for his impressions. (All photos are by the author.) I grew up just outside New York City and when my wife and I decided to take Evy up to see the family…

Maximizing Rapid Rewards, Status Challenge Round-Up, a Sneaky Hotel 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:…

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

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 zip-lining and horseback riding. Check out the latest episode of TPGtv below to see how…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in New York

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in New York City using points and miles.  Hotels in New York City are such an integral part of the city’s culture that they frequently serve as the backdrop for films, televisions shows and books. It’s perhaps unsurprising, then,…

Join Me as I Film TPGtv in Tokyo and Osaka

Japan is one of my favorite countries — it’s been about 18 months since my last trip, so I’m excited to be heading back this week to work on some exciting new content for TPGtv with my film crew. One of the things I’ve learned from the first season of TPGtv is that we need to share more points and miles…

Thursday Giveaway: 2 Nights At The Andaz Tokyo

This week’s giveaway is the chance to win a two-night stay at the Andaz Tokyo in collaboration with our friends at Luxury Travel Diary to highlight their travel auctions where you can bid on hotel stays starting from as little as $2 per night. Currently there aren’t always enough bidders in their eBay-style auctions so many stays…

16 Exciting Hotels Opening in 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Card Last year saw exciting hotel openings take place across the globe, and 2016 looks to be even more impressive. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at the hottest properties slated to open in the coming…

Hyatt’s Taking Gold Passport Offline Next Week

It’s perfectly normal for a loyalty program to go offline for maintenance for a few hours once in a while, but nearly an entire work week? That’s going to hurt, Hyatt — especially with all of us new Diamond members trying to book stays! Hyatt announced the downtime in a Flyertalk post this morning, explaining…

Your Points and Miles Guide to New York City

In the first installment of our new “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize a trip to New York City using points and miles.  Gotham. The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. Yet an even better nickname for New York City might be the “Points and Miles Capital of…

Hotel Review: Andaz Amsterdam – Garden View King Room

On a recent trip to Europe, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen was passing through Amsterdam for a few days and decided to put his points to use at one of the city’s most popular chain properties, the Andaz. Here’s his review of the experience. Booking I hadn’t really planned on spending any time in Amsterdam…