UPDATE: Reader Comment: Suspect Email From Conrad Miami (Came From Gmail Address)


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.

Conrad Miami

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

Marriott Rewards Combined Award Chart & All Suite SPG Properties?


Marriott Rewards released on June 28 (read more here and here) combined award chart that includes all the SPG properties that would in place once the programs are merged (this coming Saturday).

St Regis Bora Bora

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 Double Points Asia August 1 – October 31, 2018

Best Western Rewards has launched new promotion for stays in select countries in Asia.

Best Western Rewards Double Points Asia August 1 – October 31, 2018

Members can earn double points for up to three times for stays between August 1 – October 31, 2018.

IHG Rewards Club Kimpton Last Minute Deals For August 15 – 20, 2018

IHG Rewards Club’s Kimpton has released their Last Minute Deals for this coming weekend of August 15 – 20, 2018.

Kimpton Last Minute August 8 U

These rates are only available for IHG Rewards Club members, are prepaid and available on select dates depending on the property (see the list below).

SLS Las Vegas Exits Marriott System On August 17, 2018

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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.

SLS Las Vegas Marriott Exit U

Marriott Rewards & SPG members won’t earn points and elite qualifying nights or are eligible for benefits beyond this date either.

Le Club AccorHotels Worldwide Up To 50% Off Private Sales August 14, 2018


Le Club AccorHotels runs Private Sales in EuropeAustralasia, Middle East, South America and Asia weekly unless there is a global Super or Private Sale going on.

Le Club AccorHotels Private Sales August 14 2018

Le Club AccorHotels revamped these Private Sale pages months ago and content is gone from some while still available on others.

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.

Marriott & SPG Outages This Week

Both Marriott Rewards and SPG sent out emails to respective program members warning them about outages happening this week due to the program merger.

Marriott Rewards Outage Announcement

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.

Airfare of the Day: EVA Air PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Taipei (TPE), ROC to Vienna (VIE), Austria from $1,123 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to EVA Air and their basic season premium economy class regular advance purchase round trip fares between Taipei and Vienna.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions.

IHG Rewards Club Avid Triple Points August 13 – December 31, 2018

IHG Rewards Club has launched promotion for stays at brand new Avid brand through December 31, 2018.

IHG Rewards Club Avis Triple Points Through December 31 2018

Members can earn triple points that are capped at 15,000 for the duration of this offer.

Hilton Honors American Express 7,000 Yen Discount At Various Asia-Pacific Hotels Through December 31, 2018


Hilton Honors and American Express have launched a new offer that appears to be open for card members in Japan.

Hilton Honors Changes

American Express members that register and then charge 35,000 yen or more at participating hotels will get 7,000 yen credit after their stay.

Marriott eBreaks For August 16 – 19, 2018 (20% Off This Coming Weekend)

Marriott has a good number of properties on their weekly eBreaks list this week valid for stays this upcoming weekend (Thursday to Sunday).

Marriott Rewards eBreaks August 16 - 19 2018

These properties are usually in North America and the discount for booking the eBreaks offer should be around 20%.

Hainan Airlines Diamond Family Package For Australia (30 Business Class Roundtrips For 33K AUD)

Cash-strapped Hainan Airlines has launched new Diamond Family Package-promotion for the Australian market.

Hainan Airlines

The airline is selling 30 international business class roundtrip tickets for 33,000 AUD ($24K) excluding taxes/fees/fuel surcharges.

Le Club AccorHotels Royal Air Maroc Triple Miles July 31 – September 30, 2018

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Le Club AccorHotels has launched new bonus mile promotion for Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer member stays.

Le Club AccorHotels Royal Air Maroc Promotion

Safar Flyers can earn unlimited triple miles for stays that are both booked and consumed between July 31 – September 30, 2018.

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