4 Steps to Maximize Starwood Crossover Rewards with Delta

When it comes to award travel, there are plenty of brand partnerships to leverage. One of the most lucrative options is Starwood’s Crossover Rewards, which awards SPG elites perks when traveling on Delta and Delta elites benefits for staying at its properties. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shows you how to…

Thursday Giveaway: Enter to Win 15,000 Starpoints

The Starwood Preferred Guest program has been in the news this week, with a great deal on buying Starpoints, as well as a 10,000 Starpoint referral bonus for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. We thought we’d continue the Starwood theme of this week and give away 15,000 Starpoints for this week’s Thursday Giveaway….

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…

The Best Credit Cards For Starwood Guests

If you frequently stay at Starwood properties or simply want to rack up enough points to book some award stays, it helps to have the right credit cards in your wallet. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through some of the best options for earning rewards and enjoying elite benefits within…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for May 2016

Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. Many of the cards on my list remain consistent from month to month thanks to great benefits and fairly constant bonus opportunities, like those available with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. However, the list does change, and rankings shift as…

Review: Aloft South Beach

TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt recently took off for one night in Miami as part of her brief OneGo adventure. After hearing about SPG’s Aloft brand, she decided to stay at the Aloft South Beach. Read on for her full review of the property. (All photos are by the author). When I signed up to test out OneGo,…

Does Amex Platinum Still Offer Starwood Gold Elite Status?

TPG reader Wissam sent me a message on Facebook to ask about Amex Platinum benefits: “I had SPG Gold status from my Amex Platinum card, but for some reason I was recently demoted back to Preferred Guest. Did that benefit disappear?” One valuable benefit of the Platinum Card and the Business Platinum Card from American Express is that…

10 Hotel Lobbies To Work From in LA, San Francisco, NYC and Chicago

TPG Contributor Amber Gibson is on the road about as often as she’s at home. Here are 10 of her favorite hotel lobbies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Chicago to meet your deadlines — no guest room number or name required. Follow along with Amber’s travel adventures on Instagram. If you’re one of the other 53 million freelancers around…

Maximizing Points from SPG Promos — 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…