Marriott has announced the reopening of the Ritz-Carlton South Beach following a $90m renovation project that has seen the property keep its Art Deco design but has also seen a wholescale floor-to-ceiling modernization of the property.
I haven't really paid much notice to Rocketmiles over the years because bookings made through the site aren't eligible for elite status recognition nor do they earn guests points in any hotel programs but a recent tweet caught my eye and taught me something I didn't know - Rocketmiles also partners with the American Airlines Business Extra program.
The Amex offers that every cardholder has access to can be a great way to save some money and to recoup some of the annual fees you may have paid and right now Amex is offering a number of deals for Hilton bookings through to the end of March.
Earlier this year, with very little fanfare, a new Marriott property opened outside London. The property is called The Langley (a Luxury Collection property) and it sits within a 130-acre park in the British countryside a little over 7 miles from Heathrow airport. Joanna and I spent 2 nights at the property and, having reflected on our stay, I feel confident in stating that this property offers one of the very best redemption options in the whole Marriott Bonvoy hotel chart - it's fantastic.
Rakuten (formerly eBates) is back with another great offer with up to 15% cash back (or 15 Membership Rewards points per dollar) available for spending at over 600 stores and, unlike the last offer we saw where the cash back/number of points on offer was this high, IHG properties are included this time around.
This is one of those deals that appears for 24 hours (or a few days), disappears, and then reappears again a few days or weeks later. To ensure that I can get the information out in a timely manner I'm going to write a standard blog post (this one) to cover all the information you'll need and then republish it every time the promotion reappears - if you think you've seen some of the information below before you're not imagining things.
Right now there are at least five good Hilton Amex offers available to targeted cardholders and with the holiday season rapidly approaching (a time when a lot of people take trips) and four of the five deals expiring at the end of the year, I thought I'd remind readers of what these offers look like.
At the beginning of August Marriott announced that it planned to offer guests more all-inclusive options and that it planned to do so with a mixture of new-builds, conversions of its existing resorts and new management contracts with existing all-inclusive resorts. Well, now you can add acquisitions to that list too as Marriott has now announced that it has agreed to buy Elegant Hotels Group for approximately $130m and will be folding the groups 7 existing properties into its all-inclusive arm.
Hyatt has announced that the Grand Hyatt at SFO is now open and accepting guests and this means that San Francisco Airport now has its first on-airport hotel.
Fairmont is currently running a sale in which it's offering 25% - 40% off rates at select properties in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda through 30 November 2019. In addition, select American Express cardmembers can save even more at most of these properties courtesy of an ongoing targeted offer.