Win Starpoints or Free Night Awards with SPG’s Latest Promo

Update: You can now register for Starwood’s More for You promotion. Be sure to sign up by November 30 to take advantage. Occasionally, Starwood Preferred Guest offers its members the chance to win Starpoints, gift cards and more with its — oftentimes very generous — promotions. And sometimes, these promos involve the games that members can play…

5 Ways to Travel Like a Star in West Hollywood

Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or an extended vacay, a visit to Tinsel Town lets travelers slip into the celebrity scene, if only for a few glittering moments. TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin recently performed some extra-strenuous research to find out where the stars dine, drink, lodge and lounge in West Hollywood. Here are some of her best tips for following in…

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,…

At Least 20 Hotels Hit By Credit Card Data Breach

About 20 US hotels have been affected by a recent data breach in which credit card information may have been compromised from thousands of food, beverage and other miscellaneous transactions. The affected hotels are all owned by HEI Hotels & Resorts, a privately owned company with hotels operated by Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt and InterContinental. The breach…

Earn up to 6,000 Bonus Starpoints on Your Next Three Stays (Targeted)

Update: Some TPG readers are reporting offers of more than 6,000 bonus Starpoints — several saying they were eligible for 6,000 Starpoints after the sixth, 12th and 18th stays, for a total of 18,000 bonus Starpoints. Starwood Preferred Guest is targeting members with the opportunity to earn bonus Starpoints just for completing stays. You can earn up to 6,000 bonus Starpoints just…

Review: An Overnight Stay at the Aloft Panama City, Panama

TO THE POINT: The Aloft Panama is a great base for exploring the Panama Canal and was a nice spot to rest during my epic mileage run. The pros: sleek, stylish rooms with an ultra-modern design and a complimentary SPG platinum upgrade to an Aloft suite. The cons: lousy views of the ocean and a sketchy-looking spot…

China’s Been Holding up the Starwood-Marriott Merger

Arguably one of the biggest pieces of news to rock the points and miles world this year (and the end of last year) has been the Starwood-Marriott merger saga. Last November, Marriott originally announced its intention to acquire Starwood — and who can forget when Chinese insurance company Anbang came out of left field with a bid for…

Get Luxury Suite Access to See Adele in New York with SPG Moments

Update: This SPG Moment is no longer available. SPG Moments are, by far, one of my favorite uses of Starpoints. With SPG Moments, you can redeem Starpoints for access to a variety of culinary, cultural, musical and sports-related experiences. In the past, for instance, I’ve gotten two VIP tickets to take my dad to a New…

Get a 20% Bonus When You Transfer Starpoints to AA

Of the many possible ways to redeem your Starwood Preferred Guest points, transferring points to airline programs is one of the best uses of Starpoints. Well, good news! One of these transfer options just got better. American Airlines and Starwood just launched a joint promotion for converting Starpoints to AAdvantage miles. Rather than the standard 1:1 transfer ratio, you’ll get a 20% bonus…