Review: Hotel Americano, New York City

On a recent trip to New York City, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen had a chance to stay at one of Starwood’s latest member properties, Hotel Americano. Here’s his review. (All photos are by the author). Back in November, Starwood Preferred Guest added Design Hotels as the eleventh brand in its collection. While Design Hotels encompasses nearly 300…

Which Points Should I Use to Travel in the Hawaiian Islands?

TPG reader Nick sent me a tweet to ask about traveling in Hawaii: “Would it make sense to transfer Starpoints to Hawaiian Airlines for interisland travel?” I think Hawaii is one travel destination that really lives up to the hype. Each island has a lot to offer, and if you’ve got time to spare, it’s worth…

5 Reasons To Visit Barcelona

There are some cities in Europe you can keep visiting again and again. Today, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino shares why you should plan a trip to her beloved Barcelona. (All photos are by the author). Barcelona is a beautiful, sprawling city famous for having some of the most magnificent architecture in the world. Not just to be…

4 Steps to Maximize Starwood Crossover Rewards with Delta

When it comes to award travel, there are plenty of brand partnerships to leverage. One of the most lucrative options is Starwood’s Crossover Rewards, which awards SPG elites perks when traveling on Delta and Delta elites benefits for staying at its properties. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shows you how to…

Thursday Giveaway: Enter to Win 15,000 Starpoints

The Starwood Preferred Guest program has been in the news this week, with a great deal on buying Starpoints, as well as a 10,000 Starpoint referral bonus for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. We thought we’d continue the Starwood theme of this week and give away 15,000 Starpoints for this week’s Thursday Giveaway….

Two Hotel Owners Suing Marriott and Starwood Over Upcoming Merger

The Marriott and Starwood saga continues — this time, though, it’s not a Chinese insurance firm that’s trying to outbid Marriott. Now, the owners of hotels in Chicago and New York are suing Marriott and Starwood on the grounds that the merger would violate exclusivity agreements. Cityfront Hotel Associates Limited Partners, the owner of the…

The Best Credit Cards For Starwood Guests

If you frequently stay at Starwood properties or simply want to rack up enough points to book some award stays, it helps to have the right credit cards in your wallet. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through some of the best options for earning rewards and enjoying elite benefits within…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for May 2016

Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. Many of the cards on my list remain consistent from month to month thanks to great benefits and fairly constant bonus opportunities, like those available with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. However, the list does change, and rankings shift as…

Review: Aloft South Beach

TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt recently took off for one night in Miami as part of her brief OneGo adventure. After hearing about SPG’s Aloft brand, she decided to stay at the Aloft South Beach. Read on for her full review of the property. (All photos are by the author). When I signed up to test out OneGo,…