by -

Here’s a comprehensive look at promotions for January 2017 from all major hotel loyalty programs. Remember to forward me promotional offers by email that you receive.

Hotel Promotions Update January 2017

2016 is over and most hotel loyalty programs have already introduced their offers for the first few months of 2017. Let’s see if Hyatt will reveal anything soon. [click to continue…]

by -

Marriott Rewards has launched the Elite Buy Back Offer for 2017 membership year that allows Silver, Gold or Platinum member to buy back using points status they had in 2016 (in case they didn’t qualify)

Marriott Rewards Elite Buy Back Offer 2017

Marriott Rewards is the only hotel loyalty program that allows you to buy back the status that you had the previous year for a set number of points (and has allowed this as far as I can remember). [click to continue…]

by -

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has had a promotion for Gold status requiring one stays and paying using World Elite MasterCard for several years and I would expect this promotion to be on its last leg.

SPG Gold World Elite MasterCard

Marriott purchase Starwood last year and soon offered status matching between the programs. SPG Gold members (not much benefits) will receive Marriott Rewards Gold (good benefits) for merely linking the accounts. [click to continue…]

by -

With the ongoing (upcoming) implementation of Starwood Preferred Guest into Marriott Rewards I’ve had a couple dealings with Marriott and their website has proven to be extremely inconvenient for me.

It’s good that loyalty programs offer some safeguards when it comes to account access, change of credentials etc but what Marriott does is going to the extreme. [click to continue…]

by -

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) launched a Mystery Bonus campaign for buying Starpoints at up to 50% off back in November 1st that ends on Saturday (December 31).


You can purchase for your account or receive as a gift A maximum of 30,000 Starpoints in a calendar year (this used to be 20,000). The account that receives Starpoints must have been open for a minimum of 14 days. [click to continue…]

by -

Sunday is Compensation Clinic day and this time we feature a case from The Stones, Autograph Collection Hotel in Bali where I had troubles with certain room features including the air condition.


This was my first stay at The Stones and overall just the second staying at an Autograph Collection hotel from the Marriott family of hotels. [click to continue…]