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Marriott’s purchase of Starwood closed yesterday and the merging of the loyalty programs begun. I covered the deal on three separate pieces that you can access here, here, and here.

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Starwood could have been clearer on the email they sent to members that also hold Gold or Platinum lifetime status on their programs and how this will map to Marriott’s one. [click to continue…]

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Marriott Rewards & Starwood Preferred Guest programs now match each others status after linking the accounts due to Starwood now being part of Marriott.

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The way how status match is handled between Marriott and SPG status levels opens up opportunities for both loyalty program members. If you have elite status with either or both chains, you should link the accounts immediately. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest has announced a new airline partner in Latin America, Avianca, which is based in Bogota and Lima and uses LifeMiles as its frequent flier program.

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To celebrate this new partnership, SPG members can earn double Starpoints for their stays at participating hotels in Latin America between September 15 – December 15, 2016. [click to continue…]

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SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer an additional 5% off for SPG members.

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The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date. [click to continue…]

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SPG usually releases its weekly Hot Escapes every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes September 14 2016

This time, however, they have included the properties that are on the worldwide limited time sale that I wrote earlier about (access here). [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has now enabled the registration for their More For You promotion that is valid for stays September 12 – December 12, 2016. You must register by November 30.

SPG More For You September 12 - December 18 2016

You earn double Starpoints for weekday stays and triple ones for weekend ones that include Friday or Saturday night. The stay must be a minimum of two nights. [click to continue…]

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SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes September 7 2016

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date. [click to continue…]

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Here’s a comprehensive look at the current promotions 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 September 2016

All the major programs have now announced their promotions until the end of 2016. Still waiting for Best Western and Wyndham to release their point ones (both have airline promotions going on). [click to continue…]