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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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
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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Ritz Carlton Watermark

Last Chance: 100K Marriott Boundless Card Bonus

In late September, Chase and Marriott rolled out a limited time sign-up bonus on their popular personal credit card, the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card. It's worth noting that this is your last chance to take advantage of this promotion,…

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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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W Dubai The Palm – 8

Marriott Employees Can Now Earn Bonvoy Status More Easily

Here's an interesting development that won't impact most of us, but that does impact the roughly 200,000 employees of Marriott. As of November 25, 2019, Marriott will offer elite nights and elite benefits (if applicable) on stays booked using employee…

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Edition Barcelona Watermark

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card Review (2019)

The loyalty programs of Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood combined earlier this year to form Marriott Bonvoy. As part of this agreement, both American Express and Chase are issuing co-branded credit cards. We've even seen some changes made to these…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Card Reviews
Etihad Business Class 787 – 2

Stack Promos To Buy American Miles For 1.68 Cents Each

At the moment American is selling miles for 35% off, which is an opportunity to buy American miles for as little as 2.08 cents each. If you're interested in buying American miles but that price is too steep, there's an opportunity to buy American miles…

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St Regis Bora Bora – 100

Marriott Peak Awards Are Not What I Expected

This weekend Marriott's peak and off-peak award pricing went live. This is no surprise, as we've known for several weeks that this was coming. Historically when redeeming points for a hotel, the cost has been based on the category of hotel you're staying…

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St Regis Aspen

Marriott Introducing Peak Award Pricing (And More)

Over the past 12 months we've seen huge adjustments to Marriott's loyalty program: -- This started last summer, when benefits were aligned across Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest, last summer -- Then this winter Marriott…

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Four Points Nairobi Waternark

Save 10% At Four Points By Sheraton With Chase Offers

I’ve written extensively about Amex Offers, where you can earn bonus points or receive statement credits for purchases with select retailers. This is an awesome opportunity to save, and collectively I get hundreds of dollars worth of value out of the…

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Filed Under: Chase, Great Deals