The 7 Best Hotel Credit Cards

Here at TPG we cover any and all travel rewards cards that represent a good value, from those that earn you miles to those that get you transferable points or cash back. If you’re specifically looking for a credit card to earn points toward free hotel nights, though, you’ll want to narrow your search. Below,…

Score 500 Bonus Points Just for Following Marriott Rewards on Instagram

Earlier this year, Marriott announced that its Rewards members would get special discounts on stays when they book directly through the chain. Now, the hotel brand is running a promotion where members can receive 500 bonus points simply by following the Marriott Rewards page on Instagram before June 21. If you’re not already a member, you can still sign up for…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in Paris

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 Paris using points and miles.  The City of Light is a destination near and dear to the hearts of travelers all over the world. But it’s no secret that a visit to the…

Win A Free Night with Marriott’s 1,000 Nights of Summer Sweepstakes

Marriott and Chase have teamed up to promote the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card, which is currently offering a sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $3,000 in the first three months. As part of the promo, Marriott is giving away 1,000 free nights — simply input your information on the 1,000 Nights of…

The Best Credit Cards for Marriott Guests

If you’re looking to earn points toward hotel award stays and enjoy elite-status perks while you’re at it, credit cards should definitely be a part of your award travel strategy. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through the best options for those who frequently stay at Marriott properties. With over 4,000…

Thursday Giveaway: Win a $500 Marriott Gift Card

This week’s Thursday Giveaway is a $500 Marriott gift card for your next trip to one of the chain’s properties worldwide. The gift card is valid for stays, dining and more at any participating property, including Edition, JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels. You can use the $500 to book a stay with one of Marriott’s new…

Top Hotels Attached to Airports

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card While there are plenty of reasons to choose a centrally located hotel in your destination of choice, there are also several circumstances where staying at an airport hotel makes more sense. TPG Senior Points &…

Thursday Giveaway: 50,000 Marriott Rewards Points

This week’s Thursday Giveaway is another chance to win 50,000 Marriott Rewards points — enough for two nights at a Category 5 hotel, or other uses such as a transfer to get started on the Southwest Companion Pass or a transfer to United (with an extra 25% bonus). Marriott also bumped up the sign-up bonus on the Marriott Premier Rewards…

10 Photos: Monaco, Italy and the South of France

TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert takes you through an amazing off-season trip to Cannes, Provence and Monaco, with a day trip to Italy thrown in. Not everyone’s lucky enough to visit Cannes during the eponymous Film Festival or enjoy the rest of Southern France during the spring or summer. While the warm weather…

Marriott Announces Category Changes for 2016

Like many of the major hotel chains — such as IHG and Hilton, which already announced their 2016 changes — Marriott adjusts the award categories for many hotels within its portfolio each year, and this year is no different. This week, the company announced its most recent round of category changes at a select number of…