Right now you can combine an offer from American Express with a portal offer from either American Airlines or United Airlines to get a very nice rebate on a future Marriott stay.
Yesterday I published a post in which I shone a spotlight on the Andaz West Hollywood as I pointed out that the property has started charging guests a 'Destination Fee' of $23.10 per night on top of whatever nightly rate is on offer. As usual the post got sent out on Twitter but this time I also specifically sent a tweet to the Andaz West Hollywood (with a link to the post) to see if I could get the property to address the points I made.
Over the weekend View From The Wing reported that a reader had noticed that Hyatt has started rolling out (or possibly just piloting) a scheme which rewards guests with World of Hyatt points if they choose to make a "Green Choice" and decline housekeeping services for one or more nights of their stay.
12 Kimpton properties in the Mid-Atlantic region are running a sale through 20 March (tomorrow) in which they're offering discounts of up to 30% off. I've only just been told about this sale so it has been running for a few days but, as far as I can see, the discounted rates are still widely available.
The Andaz West Hollywood happens to be one of my favorite Hyatt hotels but I’m going to have to call the property out for what appears to be a very underhand and customer unfriendly move.
Over the weekend I submitted a 'low rate guarantee' claim to Best Western and, despite the fact the claim was a little cheeky, I was surprised at the reasons given when the hotelier denied the claim and refused to honor the low rate guarantee.
Things are looking good for Hilton loyalists looking to visit the southern Caribbean as Hilton has just announced a new property on Aruba. Scheduled for "mid-2021" the all-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton will debut on Aruba's Eagle Beach and will offer 330 rooms in total.
We’ve been seeing more and more good cash back and points earning deals on hotel bookings recently and a couple of deals that have proved popular are back and available today - 10 AAdvantage points per dollar or 10% cash back on bookings made with Marriott for stays at select brands.
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.
Marriott is currently running a promotion in which it's offering a free room upgrade and a nightly credit of up to €50 to offset any resort fees when travelers book a stay at one or more of the 47 participating Marriott properties....and some of the participating properties are very nice indeed.