Hotel Review: The St. Anthony Hotel, San Antonio

During a family trip to Texas, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert enjoyed a two-night stay at the St. Anthony Hotel, a recent addition to Starwood’s Luxury Collection. Read on for her full impressions. My family and I recently made a brief stop at the St. Anthony Hotel, part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection portfolio…

10 Photos: Gaudí Architecture, Beaches and Sangria in Barcelona

In his travel photo essays, TPG Contributor (and professional photographer) Patrick T. Fallon includes tips on exploring destinations, redeeming miles, gaining elite status and improving your own photography while traveling. Between TPG posts, follow his photo work and travels on Instagram. (All photos by the author.) With the need to earn a few more Elite Qualifying…

Get the Third Night Free at Select SPG Properties in Asia and Australia

If you’re traveling to the Asia Pacific region soon, Starwood might be your best bet for accommodations. MasterCard and SPG are teaming up to reward guests with a third night free at participating properties, provided you pay with a MasterCard and book by February 14. The promotion includes hotels and resorts in destinations like Australia, Japan,…

My Credit Card Inventory: Which To Keep and Which to Cancel?

A new year presents new opportunities to maximize your travel strategy. That’s why, around the start of each year, I take inventory of my portfolio of credit cards and weigh the benefits of each. That helps me weed out the ones that aren’t providing enough value to offset their annual fees, and to decide which…

5 Reasons to Visit Milan in 2016

Milan is often overlooked in favor of flashier Italian hubs like Florence, Venice and Rome, but it shouldn’t be. Thanks to the nifty combination of a strong US dollar and a weaker-than-usual euro, now is a great time to visit Italy, especially Milan, a gorgeous city with many hidden secrets. TPG Contributor Lori Zaino explores what’s…

Starting 2016 Off Strong With Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood Preferred Guest is one of my absolute favorite rewards programs. Starpoints are widely regarded as the most valuable loyalty currency, and that is reflected in my monthly valuations. It’s added several new chains to its portfolio, which now includes 11 brands, the newest of which being Design Hotels, as well as new airline transfer partners — unlike some…

16 Exciting Hotels Opening in 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Card Last year saw exciting hotel openings take place across the globe, and 2016 looks to be even more impressive. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at the hottest properties slated to open in the coming…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for January 2016

2015 was a big year in the world of points and miles. We saw the final steps in the merger between American Airlines and US Airways including a total overhaul of the AAdvantage mileage program, devaluations from Aeroplan and British Airways, and a proposed takeover of Starwood by Marriott. In terms of credit cards, we…

10 Photos: Discovering Bangkok, Thailand

Our “10 Photos” essays include tips on exploring destinations, redeeming for hotels, flights and more — and here, TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin takes us on a tour of Thailand’s bustling capital, Bangkok. You can see more of her travel images on Instagram and Twitter. (All photos by the author.) On my first trip to Bangkok, I hoped to find delicious food, stay…