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New Amex SPG Signup Bonus + Updates from the Marriott Merger

New Amex SPG Signup Bonus + Updates from the Marriott Merger

I walk you through the aftermath of the Marriott and SPG merger, beginning with some news from the American Express SPG Cards.


New Marriott Loyalty Program to Launch August 18

New Marriott Loyalty Program to Launch August 18

The new Marriott loyalty program is set to launch on August 18. We analyze another round of new information in advance of the big transition.


Upcoming Changes to the Marriott Travel Packages

Upcoming Changes to the Marriott Travel Packages

An in-depth breakdown of the impending changes to the Marriott Travel Packages and why you should redeem them before the August transition.


Why You Should Always Email Your Hotel in Advance

Why You Should Always Email Your Hotel in Advance

Emailing the hotel in advance of your stay can help elevate your experience from good to amazing, as I discovered to great effect at my stay at the St. Regis Moscow.


Analyzing the New Marriott Hotel Categories

Analyzing the New Marriott Hotel Categories

Let’s take a look at Marriott’s new award chart, which will go into effect in August. What are the ups and downs, the movers and shakers, and the irresistible sweet spots?


Upcoming Changes to the Amex SPG Cards

Upcoming Changes to the Amex SPG Cards

With the combined Marriott/SPG loyalty program launching in August 2018, changes will also be coming to the American Express SPG cards.


Review: Aloft Montevideo

Review: Aloft Montevideo

I stayed at the Aloft Montevideo on my side-trip to Uruguay, and was left with many positive impressions of the hotel and the Aloft brand in general.


Review: Sheraton Buenos Aires

Review: Sheraton Buenos Aires

I stayed at the Sheraton Buenos Aires during my recent visit to Argentina’s capital. Find out what the rooms, Club Lounge, and public areas were like.


The New Marriott Rewards: What We Know So Far

The New Marriott Rewards: What We Know So Far

The new Marriott Rewards program is well on its way, and in this post we take a look at what we know so far and what questions still remain.


Marriott and SPG to Launch Combined Loyalty Program

Marriott and SPG to Launch Combined Loyalty Program

The Marriott and Starwood hotel loyalty programs are coming together as one as of this upcoming August. Here's everything we know so far.