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,…

Select M Life Elite Members Now Get a Free Annual Celebrity Cruise

Update: As referenced below, unfortunately Hyatt elites are not eligible — you’ll need to earn status directly through M life in order to receive the annual cruise. Recently, we’ve seen several rewards programs partner up, with airline, hotel and car-rental companies pairing off to bring their customers reciprocal benefits. Among them are Starwood and Delta’s Crossover…

6 Places to Have a Blast on the Fourth of July

It might be less than a month away, but there’s still plenty of time (and points redemption/earning opportunities) to book a getaway for Fourth of July weekend. Whether you’re looking to bliss out on a sleepy shoreline, sing along at a Beach Boys concert, cheer at a hot dog-eating contest or run a 5K, TPG…

Reminder: Earn 20% Points Back from Hyatt Gold Passport

As a reminder, you can receive 20% back when redeeming Hyatt Gold Passport points for award stays, points + cash, suite upgrades and dining and spa activities through July 31, 2015. This promotion is valid only for Hyatt Credit Cardmembers who have already registered for this offer — unfortunately registration closed on March 31, 2015. Hyatt Gold Passport has an award chart…

How to Save $10,000 on a Destination Wedding

Picture this: You just got engaged and have your heart set on an exotic location for your big day, far away from home — but is the price to pull off your dream wedding unrealistic? The average wedding costs about $25,000, and that price can go up even further depending on location, venue, guest list and all the…

European Vacation for Under $300: TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives: the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all made possible by points and…

Anyone Can Now Sign Up for a Hyatt Diamond Challenge

Remember last year’s Hyatt Diamond Challenge? Ah, those were the days. TPG team member Ryan Gaines completed the challenge, right before Hyatt realized it was giving away the store and put a stop to it. But Hyatt has announced a new Diamond Elite Tier offer, and we’re excited about it. So, what’s the new challenge? Let’s break…

Earn Up To 65,000 Points in Targeted Bonuses with Hyatt’s Summer Promo

With Memorial Day behind us, the unofficial summer season has started and Hyatt is celebrating with a new promotion. Unlike Starwood’s promo, which is consistent but generally underwhelming, Hyatt’s targeting Gold Passport members with different opportunities, likely based on their status and personal stay habits. Depending on your own bonus offer, it’s potentially a very lucrative promotion….

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme Using Hyatt Points

Over the last few years, Paris has become one of my favorite places — I keep returning again and again. On my most recent trip in May, I decided to revisit an old haunt, the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme. I found it largely unchanged since my last visit in 2010, aside from a flat-screen TV upgrade and a handful of…