Get 1,000 Free Aeroplan Miles by Signing up for Fairmont’s Presidents Club

Update 9/22/16: Unfortunately this offer is no longer available. If you’re not already a member of Fairmont’s Presidents Club, now’s a great time to join. Fairmont has teamed up with Air Canada’s Aeroplan program (part of Star Alliance) to offer new Presidents Club members 1,000 Aeroplan miles. To take advantage, enroll in Fairmont’s Presidents Club…

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:…

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…

Review: The Savoy, London

You can earn two free nights at The Savoy (or any other Fairmont property) after you spend $3,000 in the first three months with the Fairmont Visa Signature Card. TPG Contributor Mitch Berman stayed with his family for the first two nights of 2016 at the legendary Savoy, London. Read on for his impressions of…

10 Photos: A Wintertime Tour of London

TPG Contributor Mitch Berman has lost track of how many trips he’s made to London, but his son, Kofi Lee-Berman, has not (six and counting). Here, they share their recent experiences in the UK’s vibrant historical capital — with text by Mitch and most of the photos by Kofi. Visit Mitch and Kofi’s photo blog and Kofi’s travel blog for more….

AccorHotels Plans to Acquire Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

The consolidation trend continues in the travel industry! Last month, we saw that Marriott would acquire Starwood Hotels – a TPG favorite. Last year, IHG acquired Kimpton – although Kimpton retained its reward program, Kimpton Karma Rewards, following the acquisition. And between the airline mergers, including American Airlines and US Airways (completed this year) and…

5 of the Quirkiest Hotel Bars in America

Hotel bars have reputations for being pretty predictable, but if you’re forever seeking an unusual place where you can throw back anything from a top-shelf martini to a kitschy umbrella drink, there’s libation salvation, after all. In her third installment on hotel bars (from way up high to back in time), TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin has uncovered a handful of…

Drink in History at 5 Classic US Hotel Bars

Hotels do their best to make guests feel right at home, but it’s their bars that often inspire us to feel far away — or even transported to another era. Following her picks for great US hotel rooftop bars, TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin takes a look at five historic American hotel bars that are worth a peek … or rather, a sip. The…

Credit Cards That Offer Primary Car Rental Coverage

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card As I’ve discussed in the past, two valuable (but often overlooked) benefits of credit cards are travel insurance and secondary auto rental insurance, even though terms are sometimes poorly disclosed and policies can be inadequate. For instance, when you’re covered by…

Hotel Review: The Fairmont San Francisco

Perched atop Nob Hill, The Fairmont San Francisco has been considered one of the most elegant hotels in town since it opened in 1907 — and after his recent stay there, TPG Contributor Leigh Rowan would agree … to a point. Lavishly paved in marble and gilded details, the imposing Fairmont San Francisco offers 591 guest rooms and suites, some…