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…

Thursday Giveaway: Win a $500 Marriott Gift Card

This week’s Thursday Giveaway is a $500 Marriott gift card for your next trip to one of the chain’s properties worldwide. The gift card is valid for stays, dining and more at any participating property, including Edition, JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels. You can use the $500 to book a stay with one of Marriott’s new…

Top Hotels Attached to Airports

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card While there are plenty of reasons to choose a centrally located hotel in your destination of choice, there are also several circumstances where staying at an airport hotel makes more sense. TPG Senior Points &…

Thursday Giveaway: 50,000 Marriott Rewards Points

This week’s Thursday Giveaway is another chance to win 50,000 Marriott Rewards points — enough for two nights at a Category 5 hotel, or other uses such as a transfer to get started on the Southwest Companion Pass or a transfer to United (with an extra 25% bonus). Marriott also bumped up the sign-up bonus on the Marriott Premier Rewards…

10 Photos: Monaco, Italy and the South of France

TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert takes you through an amazing off-season trip to Cannes, Provence and Monaco, with a day trip to Italy thrown in. Not everyone’s lucky enough to visit Cannes during the eponymous Film Festival or enjoy the rest of Southern France during the spring or summer. While the warm weather…

Marriott Announces Category Changes for 2016

Like many of the major hotel chains — such as IHG and Hilton, which already announced their 2016 changes — Marriott adjusts the award categories for many hotels within its portfolio each year, and this year is no different. This week, the company announced its most recent round of category changes at a select number of…

Thursday Giveaway: 50,000 Marriott Rewards Points

This week’s Thursday Giveaway is the chance to win 50,000 Marriott Rewards points — enough for two nights at a Category 5 hotel, or other uses such as a transfer to get started on the Southwest Companion Pass. Marriott also bumped up the sign-up bonus on the Marriott Premier Rewards Visa card to 80,000 points when you spend $3,000…

80,000-Point Sign-Up Bonus on the Marriott Rewards Premier Card

Good news if you’re interested in booking award travel with Marriott or Ritz-Carlton: The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card and the Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card are increasing their sign-up bonuses to 80,000 points after $3,000 spent in the first three months. That’s 30,000 Marriott Rewards points more than the standard 50,000-point offer. This isn’t…

Marriott’s Latest Megabonus Is Now Available for Enrollment

Marriott’s Megabonus is back for travel dates between February 1 through May 15, 2016. You can sign up for the bonus here (note that you’ll need to be logged into your Marriott account before you click). This latest deal will provide Marriott Rewards members the chance to earn bonus points as well as free nights, although the…

Three European Cities (Almost Entirely) on Points and Miles

Last month, TPG Contributor Adam Erace burned a mix of miles, bonus nights and other loyalty-program and credit-card benefits for a three-city, three-country holiday in London, Istanbul and Paris — the latter, unfortunately, during the recent terror attacks. Here’s how Erace planned a luxurious European vacation with minimal cash outlay — and managed to get home amidst a city-wide emergency. Since I discovered this website two…