10 Hotel Lobbies To Work From in LA, San Francisco, NYC and Chicago

TPG Contributor Amber Gibson is on the road about as often as she’s at home. Here are 10 of her favorite hotel lobbies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Chicago to meet your deadlines — no guest room number or name required. Follow along with Amber’s travel adventures on Instagram. If you’re one of the other 53 million freelancers around…

Can I Use IHG Rewards to Book Award Stays at Kimpton Hotels?

TPG reader Matt sent me a message on Facebook to ask about redeeming IHG Rewards: “Can I use IHG points to book a stay with Kimpton Hotels?” When IHG acquired Kimpton in 2014, it was announced that the two brands and their loyalty programs would not be merged — at least, not yet. That plan was reinforced in June 2015,…

TPG’s Guide to Austin During SXSW 2016

Depending on which component you’re attending — Interactive from March 11-15 for tech-related news and events; Music from March 11-19; and Film from March 15-20 — you may find yourself frequenting different parts of downtown Austin. Long-time Austin resident and TPG contributor Katherine Fan shares insights gleaned from many years of personal experience attending the city’s annual South by Southwest…

5 Brands That Go The Extra Mile

These days, it’s hard for brands to distinguish themselves from the sea of others just like them. Today, TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt digs into five brands that go far above and beyond, adding unique touches to enhance your travel experience. Of the hundreds of hotels in New York, what makes the W New York Times Square…

TPG in Travel + Leisure, On Board Qatar’s Inaugural A350 Flight & 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:…

Review: Kimpton’s Vero Beach Hotel & Spa in Florida

Last May, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen and his family stayed at the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa in Vero Beach, Florida, where he utilized a status match in Kimpton loyalty program and was granted top-tier Inner Circle status. He had a phenomenal experience, prompting him to give Kimpton Karma Rewards a closer look — and book this second stay at…

Hotels with Pride: LGBT-Friendly Accommodations

Welcome to the new era of equality! With the June 2015 US Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality, our country now seems a little more free. New TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin takes advantage of this historical moment by sharing five hotels that have supported LGBT rights all along, encouraging you to check in AND enjoy the benefits of their…

25,000 Bonus Asia Miles, Southwest Fare Sale and More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Seven Hotels Drop from the Kimpton Group in San Francisco     San Francisco was home to nine Kimpton hotels, but after the recent IHG takeover, seven properties have dropped the brand: the Argonaut, The Palomar, Hotel Monaco (renamed The Marker…

The Most Pet-Friendly Points Hotels in America

Stumped about the best spots for summer stays with your pets in tow? TPG Contributor Lane Nieset has done the research to highlight eight hotel brands — and individual properties within them — that welcome you, your loyalty points and your furry friends. Kimpton Hotels Surfcomber South Beach — Miami, Florida At Kimpton‘s 60-plus hotels throughout the US, pets are welcomed free of charge, no matter what size,…

Kimpton Karma Rewards Lives on After Merger with IHG

As reported late last year, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) acquired the Kimpton brand for a reported $430 million in cash as part of IHG’s move to expand its presence in the growing boutique hotel market. Kimpton currently has 66 boutique hotels in 30 US cities. While IHG enthusiasts celebrated the purchase, Kimpton fans wondered what would ultimately…