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Inside Marriott’s Secret Hotel Room Design Bunker

To describe the facade of Marriott’s current headquarters as “nondescript” would be generous — this building’s as boring as they come. In fact, it’s so ordinary-looking that it didn’t even occur … Read entire article »

Filed under: Marriott, The Points Guy

Decision on New Marriott/SPG Card Coming This Year (and 9 Things We’d Like to See)

Earlier this week, TPG and I visited Marriott’s Maryland headquarters for the first time, and we had an exclusive opportunity to sit down with David Flueck, the head of Marriott … Read entire article »

Filed under: Marriott, The Points Guy

Buy SPG Starpoints for 2.28 Cents Each With 35% off Promotion

Starwood just launched a new buy points promotion that makes it a bit cheaper to stock up on points. Now through June 30, you can buy or give Starpoints at up to … Read entire article »

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Starwood Preferred Guest Introducing Mobile Check-In

Update 6/1/17 1:15pm: At launch, mobile check-in will be available at 22 properties, not 23. The Westin New York at Times Square will not have mobile check-in available as of … Read entire article »

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Inside the St. Regis Maldives’ $21,000 (per Night) Overwater Villa

There’s (almost) no way around it — a trip to the Maldives is going to cost you a pretty penny, even if you’re redeeming points for your international flights and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Marriott, The Points Guy

A Look Ahead: Inauguration, Citi-Virgin Transfers End and More

Next week isn’t just busy in the nation’s capital, but around the points and miles world as well. Regardless of whether you’ll be in the Washington DC area or traveling abroad in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Marriott, The Points Guy, Virgin Atlantic

How Much Do Point Valuations Influence Which Card You Use?

TPG reader Derek emailed me to ask about earning points: “I have the Starwood Amex and Chase Freedom Unlimited, and am trying to decide whether to keep the Starwood card in my portfolio. Starpoints are worth … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Express, Chase, Credit Cards, The Points Guy, Ultimate Rewards

Tip: Link Your Uber and SPG Accounts to Earn Bonus Starpoints

Starwood Preferred Guest is one of the most lucrative loyalty programs out there — in part because of its valuable Starpoints, but also because of its partnerships. Along with its … Read entire article »

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