Yesterday we wrote (access here) about a readers case where Conrad hotel in Miami had sent after stay email from Google’s email address having made it look like it had come from the system that Hilton uses. After we published the piece, we received a statement from the Hilton spokesperson.
The award chart was supposed to be complete (there were no * anywhere) and has the number of points required for a free night at each hotel in the system (including the previously ridiculously expensive all suite SPG hotels).
Best Western Rewards has launched new promotion for stays in select countries in Asia.
Members can earn double points for up to three times for stays between August 1 – October 31, 2018.
W Las Vegas became part of SLS Las Vegas in July (read more here) and now the SLS itself (part of Tribute Portfolio) is exiting Marriott/SPG portfolio effective August 17, 2018.
Marriott Rewards & SPG members won’t earn points and elite qualifying nights or are eligible for benefits beyond this date either.
Last Chance For SPG Platinum Members To Transfer As Little As One Point To Airline Programs – Good To Extend Lifetime Of Account Balances
With the Starwood SPG and Marriott account transformation looming it’s a good opportunity to remind our readers that hold SPG Platinum status that the options to transfer out very small balances will come to a close as well.
Transferring small and very specific amounts out of SPG was often popular to round up airline account balances and especially to ping frequent flyer accounts that have changed to 18-months mileage expiration policy.
Both Marriott Rewards and SPG sent out emails to respective program members warning them about outages happening this week due to the program merger.
It is business as usual for Marriott, however, that has had constant outages since launching new website in the fall of 2017. You can expect even more outages this week starting on Wednesday.
Cash-strapped Hainan Airlines has launched new Diamond Family Package-promotion for the Australian market.
The airline is selling 30 international business class roundtrip tickets for 33,000 AUD ($24K) excluding taxes/fees/fuel surcharges.