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Considering that the Marriott purchase of Starwood is about to close (expected before the end of this month), I thought that it would be time to revisit the Silver, Gold and Platinum lifetime status requirements.

Marriott Rewards Silver Gold Platinum Lifetime Status 2016 Update

Marriott Rewards has had published lifetime program for a long time that they tweaked couple of years ago. Hilton recently introduced theirs (read more here). SPG (read more here) and Hyatt (read more here) also have theirs. Only IHG of the big five currently doesn’t have lifetime status program. [click to continue…]

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Whine Wednesdays revisits this week one of my most frequent pet peeves that hotels are more frequently using when trying to extort more money from not so well informed guests.

Whine Wednesdays “Forced” Dynamic Currency Conversion & Clueless Front Desk Clerks At JW Marriott Delhi AeroCity

Those that have been reading LoyaltyLobby for a while probably guess that the topic is going to be Dynamic Currency Conversion often just referred as DCC. [click to continue…]

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A casting agency dropped us a message earlier today about future Marriott commercial celebrating positive experiences that Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and SPG members have had at their properties.

Marriott_FLYERv2

They are looking for members that would like to participate and those selected will receive all expenses paid trip to one of the properties where this will be shot in Cayman, South Africa, Venice or Bali. [click to continue…]

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Marriott Rewards has launched new Food & Beverage offer for all Marriott Rewards members that wine & dine at their properties n Greater China (China + Hong Kong & Macau) between July 1 – September 30, 2016.

Marriott Rewards 20 - 30 Percent Off F&B Greater China July 1 - September 30 2016

There is no requirement to stay at hotel while taking advantage of this offer. You do, however, have to show your membership card (physical or electronic). [click to continue…]

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Here’s comprehensive look at the current promotion from all major hotel loyalty programs. Remember to forward me offers by email that you receive from airline and hotel loyalty programs.

Hotel Promotions Update July 2016

Hyatt’s promotion just ended and SPG’s one will end at the end of this month. We should soon start learning about their offers for the fall period (in the Northern Hemisphere). [click to continue…]

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There was very unfortunate incident last week when medical patient wearing traditional UAE clothing was thought to be an ISIS fighter by front desk clerk at Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott in Avon, Ohio.

The clerk had texted her sister and father that in turn had contacted the police claiming that the UAE man had pledged an alliance to ISIS. Soon the Emirate found himself restrained by the police and collapsed after being released. [click to continue…]