Starwood Preferred Guest

Westin Madrid

New: Check If You Were Impacted By The Marriott Data Breach

In late November 2018, Marriott revealed the details of a massive data breach. This involved Starwood’s guest reservations system, with an unauthorized party potentially copying and encrypting information all the way from 2014 until September 10, 2018.…

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Filed Under: Marriott, Starwood Preferred Guest
St Regis New York – 7

Great New Amex Offer For St. Regis 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, Starwood Preferred Guest
St Regis Bora Bora View 3

Official: Marriott Bonvoy Launches February 13, 2019

Marriott merged their three loyalty programs in August 2018, meaning that benefits have been aligned across Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest. However, they decided to wait until early 2019 to introduce a new name for…

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Filed Under: Marriott, Starwood Preferred Guest
W Hotel Verbier Room

Marriott Provides Update On Starwood Data Breach

In late November 2018, Marriott revealed the details of a massive data breach. This involved Starwood's guest reservations system, with an unauthorized party potentially copying and encrypting information all the way from 2014 until September 10, 2018.…

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Filed Under: Marriott, Starwood Preferred Guest
American 777 Business Class

What Airline & Hotel Status Did I Earn In 2018?

With 2018 now behind us, I thought it would be interesting to reflect on what status I've earned in the past year with both airlines and hotels. I love miles and points every bit as much as I did a decade ago. What has changed for me over the years is…

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Filed Under: Alaska, American
Four Points Nairobi Airport – 29

Review: Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport

The closest hotel to JKIA is the Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, so I ended up staying there twice about a week apart. One time I just stayed for the day (I landed in the late morning and was departing just after midnight), while the other time…

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Filed Under: Hotel Reviews, Marriott
St Regis Bora Bora – 7

Impressions Of The St. Regis Bora Bora

Hello from Bora Bora! I've spent the past few days at the St. Regis Bora Bora, which is easily one of the most aspirational hotels in the Marriott & Starwood portfolio. Until recently this hotel wasn't actually bookable with points at the "standard"…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
Hotel Des Indes

Hotel Des Indes Leaving Marriott/Starwood

While Marriott is now the world's largest hotel group with 6,500+ hotels, it's always sad to see some of their better properties leave the group. Now yet another hotel that I really like is leaving. It has just been announced that Hotel Des Indes, a…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
St Regis Toronto 3

The St. Regis Toronto Is Now Open

As I first wrote about in July 2017, Toronto would eventually get a St. Regis. What happened is that the Trump Hotel Toronto was first opened in 2012, though didn't do well financially. Apparently occupancy at the hotel was terrible, and mostly in the…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
Four Points Nairobi – 1

My Favorite Four Points By Sheraton Ever

With how many brands the major hotel groups have nowadays, I think we all have brands we like more than others. I'm not talking about liking Ritz-Carlton more than Courtyard, for example, since one is a luxury brand and one is more of a budget brand.…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Starwood Preferred Guest
St Regis Bangkok

Last Chance: SPG Business Amex 100K Welcome Offer

In August we saw Marriott and Starwood refresh their portfolio of credit cards, given the merger of the two loyalty programs. As part of this, American Express introduced an increased welcome bonus on the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
St Regis Princeville

St. Regis Princeville Leaving Starwood November 16, 2018

The St. Regis Princeville on the island of Kauai is one of the most aspirational Starwood properties in the US. There aren't many St. Regis resorts in the US, so this has been a popular place for redeeming Starpoints. Unfortunately it is being reported…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Starwood Preferred Guest
Ritz Carlton Berlin Watermark

What Credit Card To Use For Marriott/SPG Stays?

Reader Chris asked the following question in the Ask Lucky forum: "With all the changes made to the Marriott/SPG program and the credit card, Has anyone done any meaningful number crunching on whether its better to earn 3 Chase UR points or 6 Marriott…

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Filed Under: Marriott, Starwood Preferred Guest
Royal Hawaiian Waikiki – 66

Save $75 On A $375+ Luxury Collection Stay With Amex Offers

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, Starwood Preferred Guest
Jw Marriott Quito

My Bonvoy Amex Free Night Conundrum

With the loyalty programs of Marriott and Starwood having recently been merged, we’ve also seen some changes made to Starwood’s co-branded American Express cards, the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and Starwood Preferred…

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Filed Under: American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest
St Regis Bangkok

How To Redeem The Marriott Amex Anniversary Free Night Award

With the loyalty programs of Marriott and Starwood having recently been merged, we've also seen some changes made to Starwood's co-branded American Express cards, the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and Starwood Preferred…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
Ritz Carlton Tahoe

Marriott’s Fall MegaBonus Promotion is Now Live

Marriott has just revealed the details of the first global promotion of their unified loyalty program. This new promotion is valid for stays between September 26, 2018, and January 31, 2019, and registration is valid through January 7, 2019. Through…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Marriott
Marriott Ovb

Not Cool: Marriott Adjusts Lifetime Nights Retroactively

Oh Marriott, Marriott, Marriott... The integration of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest hasn't gone as smoothly as many of us had hoped. Marriott took over Starwood about two years ago, and I appreciated their "slow and steady" approach to…

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Filed Under: Marriott, Starwood Preferred Guest