How to Pick the Perfect Cuban Destination For You

Just back from a three-week trip to Cuba, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino highlights some of the best places to visit so you can decide where to go first. (All photos are by Darrel Hunter unless otherwise specified). Cuba offers so much beyond its capital city of Havana, and thanks to new flights launching this September on Silver Airways and American…

10 Essential Things To Know Before Your First Trip To Cuba

Upon returning from her second three-week visit exploring Cuba, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino explains everything you need to know before heading there. All photos are by Darrel Hunter. With a recent ease in travel restrictions to Cuba and exciting news that nonstop flights between the US and Cuba are officially launching this September, many Americans are planning to…

8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Accommodations in Europe

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for saving money on accommodations in Europe. So, you’ve figured out the best way to use some miles to snag an award ticket to Europe — now it’s…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in Dubai

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card 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 Dubai using points and miles. Dubai is a city that tops many travelers’ bucket lists, whether you’re drawn…

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…

Earn Up to 3X Starpoints with SPG Triple Up

Update: Registration is now open. With Starwood’s current promotion now coming to an end, the chain just teased its next bonus-earning opp: SPG Triple Up. Starwood’s early 2016 promo gave SPG members an opportunity to earn 10,000 bonus Starpoints after meeting certain stay requirements — similar to the excellent promotion that Hyatt just announced a few…

It Never Hurts to Ask: SPG’s Generous Response to a Disappointing Stay

Here at TPG, one of our favorite mottos is “it never hurts to ask.” When it came to an unsatisfactory stay at a Starwood property recently, TPG Contributor Akash Gupta took this advice to heart and was pleasantly surprised by SPG customer service’s response. When I first started following The Points Guy about two years…

Host Your MLB Fantasy Draft at Sheraton Hotels

Starwood and MLB have been working together over the past few months to bring Major League Baseball to hotel guests. The hotel chain introduced the MLB Network to Sheraton properties and recently began a baseball-themed promotion for members to win Starpoints among other prizes. Its latest offer appeals especially to baseball fans. Select Sheraton properties will be offering MLB…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles.  Los Angeles is one of the most iconic American destinations; a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds that all combine into something uniquely Californian. Having spent my own college…

Starwood Adds 5 More Design Hotels Around the World

Starwood added a few more properties to its collection of Design Hotels this week. Earlier this year, the chain announced that its would be partnering up with unique hotels around the world, initially adding 5 new properties to Starwood’s portfolio, including the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City; the C-Hotel in Lake Como, Italy; the Nira Montana in La Thuile, Italy; the Ten Bompas…