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Battle of the Chicago W Hotels: W Lakeshore vs. W City Center

With a whopping 30 or so brands in the combined Marriott-Starwood portfolio, it can be difficult to tell what really sets them apart. (I couldn’t tell you the differences between a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Marriott, The Points Guy

Earn Status With Starwood and Marriott Through AAA

Whether it’s late checkout or an upgrade to a room with a better view, having even the lowest tier of hotel elite status can make your travel experience a little … Read entire article »

Filed under: Marriott, The Points Guy

10 Things No One Tells You About Tampa

Tampa is taking off with its Riverwalk, a seemingly endless array of restaurants and tempting watering holes. The onetime sleepy Florida town, which not long ago only boasted the sun … Read entire article »

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276 Starwood Properties and Roughly 1,330 Marriott Properties Are Changing Category in 2018

It’s that time of the year again — both Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest are making category changes for 2018. Overall, 276 properties in the SPG portfolio are changing category, and … Read entire article »

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5 Reasons Brazil Should Be Your Next Mileage Run

With $40 e-visas now available to US citizens (as opposed to $160 for a visa that took three weeks previously) there has never been a better time to head to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Delta, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, The Points Guy

Limited Time: Buy Starpoints for 2.28 Cents Each With a 35% Discount

For a limited time, Starwood Preferred Guest is offering a buy points promotion where you can get up to 35% off the regular price. The standard price for purchasing Starpoints … Read entire article »

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The Best Hotel Credit Cards

There are plenty of great travel rewards cards out there — so many, in fact, that in can be hard to narrow down your choices. One way to start whittling … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Express, Chase, Credit Cards, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, The Points Guy

The Most Perfect Island in Thailand: A Review of Naka Island in Phuket, Thailand

After my exhausting experience at the Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui, I was more stressed out than ever before. I knew that Phuket was even more touristy than Koh Samui, but staying … Read entire article »

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