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Starwood made an announcement today that all Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members, regardless on status, that book directly will have complimentary internet access starting February 2, 2015.

Starwood Preferred Guest Free Internet 2015

Note that complimentary internet benefit only applies for bookings made on Starwood websites and/org apps. It does not apply for bookings made directly with hotel or by phoning Starwood reservation center. [click to continue…]

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This Korean Air nut case doesn’t seem to go away. All started when the daughter of the Korean Air CEO that was head of the in-flight services was served macadamia nuts from the bag and not on a plate.

Nut Case

She got mad and forced the plane to return to the gate in New York and had the captain to expel the crew member that had served her in the first class. [click to continue…]

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Last week, I was researching InterContinental pricing for using the two-for-one weekend voucher that you get when signing up for the Ambassador program or when your status is renewed.

InterContinental Hotels Group Ambassador Free Weekend Night Rate IBAMB Voucher

InterContinental merely directs you to their Ambassador page where you need to log in order to see the prices. If you haven’t purchased the package and would like to check the pricing using the voucher, you are basically lost. [click to continue…]

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Accor made an announcement yesterday about their new partnership with Huazhu Hotels of China that will take over ibis, ibis Styles, Novotel, Mercure and Mercure Grand brands in Greater China under a master franchise agreement.

Accor Huazhu Hotels Partnership

Pullman, MGallery and Sofitel brands stay under Accor, but Huazhu Hotels will have minority interest of 10% of them in China. Accor will also become 10% minority shareholder of Huazhu Hotels. [click to continue…]