Marriott’s CEO Thinks Hotel Resort Fees Are Like Airline Baggage Fees

Washington DC's attorney general is suing Marriott for charging resort fees and failing to properly disclose them. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson thinks these are like...

Marriott Launches Bonvoy Bold Credit Card; Comparison Chart Of 4 Marriott Cards

DansDeals will receive compensation if you are approved for a credit card via a link in this post. Chase has launched the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card. The card...

Stay At The S. Regis Bal Harbour From Just $303 Plus Tax/Resort Fee!

Marriott is offering discounts on select resorts with special rates promo code: D3Q This deal was posted a few weeks ago. Rates are creeping up,...

Final Day To Register Your Marriott Bonvoy/Former Starwood Consumer AMEX To Earn Up To 3 Points Per Dollar Once Again, But Should You?

Update: Today is the final day to register for this promotion. If this link doesn't work you can also try looking in your AMEX...

HOT! Stay At The S. Regis Bal Harbour From Just $279 Plus Tax/Resort Fee!

Marriott is offering discounts on select resorts with special rates promo code: D3Q You can save 15% off regular rates on 3 night stays and...

The @SPGAssist Twitter Account Has Been #Bonvoyed

Earlier this month I wrote about my experience being #Bonvoyed. Just about every SPG loyalist feels #Bonvoyed in one way or another, so when some...

5 Marriott Hotels That Were Slated To Move Up To Category 8 Will Remain At Category 7!

Hundreds of Marriott hotels changed categories early this morning. But as usual, not all hotels slated to change categories actually wind up changing categories. Hotel...

Final Hours To Lock In Hotel Bargains Before Marriott 2019 Category Changes: Category 8 Pricing, 346 Hotels Getting More Expensive, 37 Getting Less Expensive

Update: Today is the final day to lock in your hotel reservations now before they get more expensive!

Bonvoyed: Here’s What I Did With My Tier 4-5 Travel Package Certificate

Marriott pulled a fast one on loyalty members last August. Their social media representatives made posts implying that Marriott would treat members who purchased...

Roundup Of Benefits And Tomorrow’s Changes For 7 AMEX And Chase Marriott And Starwood Cards; Last Chance For An SPG Card!

Update: Today is the last day to apply for select Starwood and Marriott cards as described below. Sadly the cards have long since turned...

The Starwood Consumer AMEX Will Give One More Year (With Some Caveats) Of 3 Points Per Dollar Earnings!

DansDeals will receive compensation if you are approved for a credit card via a link in this post. I just got back from an amazing experience at Airbus...

Marriott Rewards Will Be Renamed Marriott Bonvoy As They Are Big Enough To Call Themselves Just About Anything

On February 13th, Marriott will discontinue the Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz Carlton Rewards names. Replacing those names will be the new unified...

Marriott Forces Al Maha Dubai To Restore Full Board And Activities On Award Stays

The Al Maha Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Dubai was one of the very few bright spots of the SPG-Marriott merger. It went...

Marriott’s Latest Fiasco: A Massive Data Breach

As I wrote previously, the Marriott-Starwood merger has been one fiasco after another. The company that claims to live by the Golden Rule has failed...

Goodbye To The S. Regis Princeville Resort In Kauai

The S. Regis Princeville Resort in Kauai has left the Marriott program. It's not the first former SPG hotel to leave Marriott. The S. Regis,...

Final Day To Play Marriott’s 29 Ways To Stay Game And Win Points Or Stays

Update: 11/8: Today is the last day to play, what have you won so far?

Match Your Chase Marriott Card Upgrade Offer To 50K Points!

Chase previously sent out offers to upgrade from the old Chase Marriott card to the new Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card. Those upgrade offers...

Bid Marriott Points Now On Once-In-A-Lifetime World Series Experiences; My History Using Miles For Baseball Memories

Earn Marriott points on cards like: Chase Marriott Premier Plus Consumer card  Starwood AMEX Consumer card Starwood AMEX Luxury Consumer card Starwood AMEX...

Get A 35% Bonus When You Transfer Marriott Points Into Air Canada Aeroplan Miles

Update: Today is the last day to get this bonus!

Marriott’s Latest Fiasco: Clawing Back Lifetime Nights

On Sunday I wrote about the plethora of fiascos, unforced errors, and downright sleaziness that have summed up the past few weeks since Marriott...

Join Marriott Rewards And Get A Free 25K Night After 2 Paid Stays

Join Marriott Rewards And Get A Free 25K Night After 2 Paid Stays If you join Marriott Rewards via this link and make 2 paid...

The Marriott-Starwood Merger Has Been One Fiasco After Another

Mergers are never good for consumers and there are always pain points, but the Marriott-Starwood merger has crossed over into the absurd. We knew that...

Final Day To Apply For Marriott And SPG Cards Before Cross-Bank Restrictions

Update: Today is the final day to apply under the old rules for the cards below. In other words if you currently have a...

Should You Get The New SPG Luxury AMEX Card?

AMEX has launched the SPG Luxury card. The card has a limited time offer for 100K Marriott points after spending $5,000 in 3 months if...

After 4 Days Of Trying, I Was Finally Able To Merge My Marriott And SPG Accounts

Marriott began their rewards program merger on Saturday and it's been a mess. But after 4 days of trying I was finally able to...

Marriott Partially Relents On Travel Package Usage And Downgrades; A Good Start But It’s Not Enough

Related posts:  There’s Only One Explanation For Marriott Concealing The Travel Package Conversion Chart: They Wanted To Fleece Their Loyalty Members Marriott Takes The...

There’s Only One Explanation For Marriott Concealing The Travel Package Conversion Chart: They Wanted To Fleece Their Loyalty Members

Update: Marriott has just addressed some of the issues mentioned below, but not all of them. Read more here. Related post (Read this first!): Marriott Takes...

Marriott Takes The Low Road, Chooses Worst Case Scenario For Unattached Travel Certificates

Marriott has published the following travel package conversion chart and the following statement, For members with existing Travel Packages (booked prior to today and not yet attached...

It’s The Last Day Of Starwood Preferred Guest! Did You Remember To…

Today is the final day of one of the best loyalty program ever created, Starwood Preferred Guest, or SPG. Marriott takes over the program tomorrow...

Here Are The Marriott Travel Packages That I Purchased

After months of speculation, I finally rolled the dice on some travel packages as we're going down to the wire. These amazing packages will...

Marriott Answers Several Travel Package Questions, But Refuses To Answer The Biggest Question

In my last post on the fascinating ongoing travel package saga I said that there were many unknowns. Starwood's official representative to Flyertalk, Starwood Lurker, has...

Last Chance! Book Hotel Awards Now Before The Starwood-Marriott Merger!

Update: Marriott's systems will be intermittently down starting tomorrow and will be down on 8/18 for the merger of the Marriott and SPG programs....

Marriott’s Remaining Travel Package Options: Will They Go With Points Or Category Based Certificates And What You Should Do Now

2 weeks ago I wrote a comprehensive guide to Marriott's travel packages explaining why they are so lucrative and what Marriott's options are. They...

Marriott Needs Another Month To Figure Out Travel Package Certificates; Will Option 3 Be The Winner?

A Starwood representative has just posted the following update on Marriott travel certificates: On 8/18, our new Travel Package offering will launch along with our...

Combine Your Household’s Starwood Points Now!

On August 18th Marriott will take the next step in their Starwood acquisition by tripling everyone's Starpoint balance and creating new unified award charts...

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