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Marriott Offering Free Night After Two Stays For New Members

I've written in the past about how Marriott is the only major hotel group to offer a lucrative bonus for new members who join their loyalty program and complete qualifying stays. This promotion has been around for quite a while, but Marriott keeps extending…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hotel Deals
St Regis Maldives

How To Combine Marriott Points Between Accounts

The major hotel loyalty programs all have different policies when it comes to combining points across accounts. Hilton Honors is by far the best in this regard, as they let you transfer points instantly to any other member online, and you can transfer…

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Las Alcobas Napa Valley – 10

Review: Las Alcobas Napa Valley

After two incredible nights at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, our next stop was Napa Valley for three nights, where we booked Las Alcobas, a Marriott Luxury Collection property that I've been wanting to check out for a while. Rates at Las Alcobas…

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Big Sur Suite

Introduction: A California Points Hotel Adventure

I'm doing what I can to review as many points experiences as possible at the moment, including both airlines and hotels. Over the summer I wrote about 13 points hotels I hope to stay at, and I also recently wrote about the airline products I plan to…

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W Hotel Singapore

Powdered Deodorant Leads To Arrest At W Hotel Singapore

Talk about getting Bonvoyed... Singapore is known for having some of the strongest anti-drug laws in the world, so what happens when you combine that with a philosophy of "if you see something, say something?" As reported by Mothership, someone shared…

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St Regis Bora Bora – 100

Marriott Offering New Targeted Promotions

Marriott seems to be offering a new targeted promotion for Bonvoy members, which is in addition to their current global promotion. Marriott recently launched their new "Unlock More" promotion, which is valid for stays through January 14, 2020. The promotion…

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W Hotel Aspen – 21

Marriott Bonvoy Sending Out Status Downgrade Emails

With the end of the year just over a month away, I know a lot of people are trying to finalize their elite status strategy for 2019. Does it make sense to do a last minute mileage or mattress run to earn status, or what? Marriott Bonvoy is sending out…

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St Regis Maldives Suite

Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points For 30% Off

There are quite a few loyalty programs that frequently run promotions on purchased points, which can represent a great deal, especially for aspirational redemptions. Back in the day Starwood Preferred Guest would often have promotions on purchased points,…

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Jw Marriott Bucharest – 3

Survey: People Overwhelmingly Prefer Marriott Bonvoy?!

Marriott recently had their third quarter earnings call, and Pizza In Motion highlights some interesting statements regarding the Marriott Bonvoy program. Marriott Bonvoy Has Seen Lots Of Growth First some intriguing statistics, before getting into the…

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North Island Seychelles 3

$8K+ Per Night North Island Seychelles Now A Marriott

There are luxury hotels, and then there's North Island, Seychelles. In February I first wrote about how this hotel would become a Marriott Luxury Collection property, and that has now happened. Before we get into the details of that, first a bit of background...…

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Jw Marriott Bucharest – 3

Review: JW Marriott Bucharest, Romania

We spent our last night in Romania at the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel. As much as I loved some of the smaller properties we stayed at, I was kind of happy to be back at a major chain hotel for a night with easy access to coffee, a great shower,…

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St Regis New York – 7

Qatar Buys The St. Regis New York

For the most part the global hotel groups don't actually own the hotels that operate under their brands, but rather they just have management contracts for them. That allows investors to come in and build the actual properties, and then groups like Marriott…

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W Verbier – 12

Marriott Bonvoy “Unlock More” Promo: Now Live

A couple of weeks ago Marriott Bonvoy revealed the details of their next global promotion. This promotion includes both one component that's available to everyone, and then one component that's targeted. Anyway, this is a reminder that the Marriott "Unlock…

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W Hotel Aspen – 56

Review: W Hotel Aspen

The W Aspen opened in late August 2019, and is the first new hotel in Aspen in about 25 years. That's exciting, since this presents an opportunity to redeem points in one of the most popular (and expensive) ski destinations in the US. I'd note that the…

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St Regis Chengdu Watermark

Great New Amex Offer For Marriott Stays

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases, the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Filed Under: American Express, Marriott
Edition London

Marriott Choice Benefit 2019: Which Is Best?

One of the positive aspects of the Starwood Preferred Guest program that Marriott adopted with their new Bonvoy program is Choice Benefits. In addition to the standard published program benefits that apply with every stay, elite members are able to select…

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W Aspen Hotel 2

Reasonable Expectations For Hotel Chat Service?

Generally if I'm staying at a hotel and need something, I'll just pick up the phone and dial zero (whether I want to ask about late check-out, need more towels, etc.). In general I hate getting on the phone, but it gets the job done quickly. I guess…

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