9 Top International Hotel Club Lounges & How to Gain Access

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. Earlier this month, TPG Travel Editor Melanie Wynne wrote about the top 10 hotel club lounges in the U.S., along with tips for getting access. Today, TPG Contributor Nick Ewen takes that list…

8 Nights of Hanukkah Hotels

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. Like a bag of shiny gelt (gold-wrapped chocolate coins), it’s a treat to gather with your extended mishpachah (family) for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, which this year spans December 16-24….

IHG Acquires Kimpton Hotels to Expand Boutique Portfolio

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Kimpton Hotels just announced an agreement for IHG to acquire the Kimpton brand for a reported $430 million in cash. Kimpton, which currently…

Maximizing IHG Rewards Card For Free Nights

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. Today, TPG contributor Jason Steele explains how to maximize the IHG Rewards Card to redeem for free nights at their properties.  Credit card users have become accustom to earning some sort of…

Fourth of July With A View: Best Hotels For Fireworks Shows

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. In the United States, the most patriotic night of the year is also the most dazzling, with Fourth of July fireworks lighting up the skies from sea to shining sea. Many cities stage awe-inspiring…

Barclaycard Arrival Plus Adds World Elite Mastercard Benefits

With the recent upgrades to the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard, cardholders will receive a bevy of new benefits. We researched the ones specific to the World Elite MasterCard (versus the previous World MasterCard) and found a few gems. Read on and see which of the added benefits can add a dash of luxury or convenience to your next trip! Free…

Saving Money on Hotels With Best Rate Guarantees

You’ve probably noticed it before, an advert on a hotel website that reads something like: “lowest rates, guaranteed.” Maybe that touted guarantee made you more comfortable with the room you just booked, maybe it convinced you not to devote any more time to shopping around, or maybe you ignored it entirely. In any case, best rate guarantees are ubiquitous in the hotel industry, and…

Top 11 New Hotels To Check Out in 2014

A new year means it’s time to check out some of the newest hotels around the world, including many where you can earn and redeem your hotel points. Some are open already, some have opening dates set for the coming months, and a few will hopefully open their doors by the end of the year…

Saturday Recap: 30% Bonus On Shared American AAdvantage Miles, 50% Off Flight Upgrades on Cathay Pacific, Earn Bonus Points with InterContinental, Hyatt and MGM Resorts Partnership

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Double Miles When Flying US Airways to Brazil: US Airways recently launched nonstop service between Charlotte and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and is offering all customers double miles when flying to Brazil this summer. To partake in the offer, you must register prior…

Hotel Review: Intercontinental Sao Paulo Deluxe Room

A few weeks ago, I flew American Airlines’ new 777-300ER first class from New York JFK to Sao Paulo, Brazil to check out the city for a few days and attend the amfAR Inspiration Gala. Thanks to a lot of reader suggestions, I was considering staying at the Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo and using my…