Over the past year Hyatt has been doing a good job of expanding the opportunities available to its World of Hyatt members by adding a significant number Small Luxury Hotel (SLH) properties to the list of hotels at which members can earn and burn Hyatt points....and now the expansion continues.
If you're a Marriott loyalist, are thinking of booking a stay in the UK and haven't been put off by all the nonsense Bonvoy members have been putting up with since the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (a suffering now known as 'being Bonvoyed'), you may wish to consider this offer for stays in London.
Today is the final day to make the most of an IHG Flash Sale which has been running since the beginning of the week. The opportunity to buy up to 200,000 IHG Rewards points at 0.5 cents each ends at midnight Eastern Time tonight.
As IHG has been devaluing its points on a yearly basis and, more recently, has appeared to significantly devalue its PointBreaks deals as well, I've been spending a lot less time at IHG properties and, as a result, I gave up my InterContinental Ambassador status in May 2018....but now I think I may want it back.
IHG Rewards has launched a flash sale in which it’s offering a 100% bonus on points purchases through 22 March. This is the highest bonus we’ve seen from IHG so far this year and it’s generally the best deal the loyalty program offers
We're just three days aways from seeing Hyatt's 2019 Hotel category changes kick in so I thought this would be an opportune moment to recap the changes we'll be seeing and to remind readers to book any properties that will be going up in cost before Monday.
I've recently returned from my first ever visit to Rio De Janeiro and only my second trip to Brazil so, before I start reviewing the aircraft I flew in, the airport lounges I visited and the hotel I stayed at, I thought I'd revive a type of post I haven't written for a while - one that shows my thought process when booking, how much my bookings cost and how many miles/points I earned from the trip.
Bonvoy was a terrible name for Marriott to call the merged Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs and whatever they paid the company that came up with that name was too much....but that's the least of Marriott's problems right now.
Marriott's second promotion of the year is now open for registration although, as the first promotion was targeted, this is technically the first Marriott promotion of 2019 which is open to all Marriott Bonvoy members.
Ok, now this is very interesting. Hyatt and American Airlines have announced that they plan to offer elite members of their respective rewards programs the opportunity to earn more points and miles when they fly with American or book stays with Hyatt.