St Regis Maldives Suite

Last Chance: Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points For 25% 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. In mid-April I wrote about how Marriott was offering a discount on purchased Bonvoy…

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Marriott Villa

Earn & Redeem Marriott Bonvoy Points For Homes

Last week I wrote about the launch of Homes & Villas by Marriott. With this, Marriott will be offering about 2,000 premium and luxury homes located in over 100 destinations throughout the US, Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Essentially Marriott…

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West Hollywood Edition 2

West Hollywood EDITION Hotel Now Accepting Reservations

EDITION is one of Marriott's luxury brands, and for the most part I quite like their hotels. I think of EDITION as being a refreshed version of Ritz-Carlton, as they're certainly geared towards a younger crowd. Unfortunately when it comes to Marriott…

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Davos Wef 2016

Marriott CEO Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

Marriott has today issued a statement regarding the health of Arne Sorenson, who is the President & CEO of the company. On Wednesday 60 year old Sorenson was diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer. Per the statement from Marriott:

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Marriott Home Rentals 1

Marriott Sets Sights On Airbnb — Should You Care?

Marriott has announced that they'll soon be offering 2,000 premium home rentals in over 100 destinations, giving Marriott Bonvoy members access to more lodging options. Much like the taxi industry has faced a lot of competition from ride sharing services…

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W Dubai The Palm – 2

Is Marriott Ambassador Elite Worth It?

I've been a big fan of Starwood Preferred Guest for over a decade, though that was recently folded into Marriott Bonvoy. In the SPG program I had Ambassador status for several years, which could be earned by racking up 100 elite qualifying nights in…

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Santa Marina Watermark

Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex 100K Offer: Last Chance

In mid-February Marriott's new Bonvoy loyalty program launched. As part of that we've seen a refresh of Marriott's credit card portfolio, from both American Express and Chase. Since mid-February, The Marriott Bonvoy BusinessTM American Express® Card…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
W Dubai The Palm – 1

Marriott Bonvoy Titanium & Ambassador Recognition?

The Marriott Bonvoy program launched just over three months ago. The changes that kicked in as of then weren't too substantive, as Marriott's three loyalty programs were largely aligned as of last summer. What changed in February was how the programs…

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W Dubai The Palm – 4

W Dubai The Palm: Whatever, Whenever… Never

I've just spent about 30 hours at the brand new W The Palm Dubai, which opened a couple of months ago. Physically the property is beautiful, while keeping in mind the general W design constraints (like their aversion to bathrooms that have any privacy,…

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Thai Airways Spa

Marriott Spa: “Release Your… Feelings!”

I'm staying at a Marriott (which shall remain nameless for the moment), and on the side of the hotel is an ad that's maybe four feet by six feet, which looks as follows: In fairness, I feel like this would be quite appropriate at some Marriott hotels…

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Filed Under: Humor, Marriott
Edition Shanghai

Great Deal: 10% Cash Back On Marriott Stays

Shopping portals can be a great way to earn cash back for purchases you'd make anyway. While shopping portals offer bonuses for all kinds of retailers, sometimes they even offer bonuses for airlines and hotels. At the moment there's a noteworthy deal,…

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Edition New York Hotel – 11

Awesome 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
W Verbier – 12

Marriott Bonvoy Double Points Promo Now Live

In late February I wrote about how it was leaked that Marriott would soon be launching their spring promotion, and registration opened on March 5, 2019. While Marriott's major competitors have had promotions for weeks, Marriott has taken their time,…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Marriott
Sheraton Melbourne – 30

Review: Sheraton Melbourne

On this trip I was spending one night in Melbourne. I arrived early in the morning from San Francisco, and was departing the following morning to Singapore. I've been to Melbourne twice before, and both times stayed at the Park Hyatt (which is nice,…

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