Shortcuts to Hotel Elite Status: Cards, Spending and More

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card Not everyone travels frequently enough to earn elite status with a hotel loyalty program the normal way, but as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains, you can still reach elite tiers through…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for March 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – British Airways Visa, Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express Another month means it’s time to reevaluate the current credit-card offers and bonuses out there to help you stay on top of your points…

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme Diplomatic Suite

On a trip to Paris a few weeks ago, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert spent a few nights at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, a Category 7 property. Keep reading for impressions — and plenty of photos. After exploring the south of France with the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez as home base, my boyfriend…

What is Hyatt Gold Passport Elite Status Worth in 2016?

If you’re wondering whether it’s worth meeting the requirements for a specific hotel program status, it helps to know what sort of value you can expect as an elite member. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen continues the hotel portion of his series on elite statuses by examining how much value you…

Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez

On the European portion of a recent round-the-world trip, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert spent two nights at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez in Southern France. Read on for details about the property and her stay. After enjoying a Southeast Asia trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia, and Palawan in the Philippines, it was time to head…

8 Incredible Islands to Escape the Cold This Winter

While there are still a few weeks to go before spring rolls around, you can beat the system by wintering in these summer locales, island hopping everywhere from Maui to the Maldives. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us around the globe to eight beautiful spots worth spending some time in this season. The best part: They’re all…

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Cambodia (Executive Suite)

Siem Reap, Cambodia is a top destination thanks to the beautiful Angkor Wat temple complex. On a recent trip, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert enjoyed a week-long stay at the Park Hyatt Siem Reap, one of the best points hotel options in town. On my last trip to Siem Reap about four years…

Should You Purchase Hyatt Gold Passport Points with a 30% Bonus?

Flying, staying at hotels and spending money on your credit card aren’t the only ways to get more miles — many programs offer the chance to purchase points and miles outright directly from the brand itself. Hyatt recently made available a 30% bonus when you purchase 5,000 points or more at one time. The offer…