SPG’s Newest Partner is Uber – A New Way to Earn Valuable SPG Points

SPG Uber

  Updates to TravelCon OC, which is this Saturday 2/28/15, will be posted soon! Be sure to buy tickets now if you're interested. There will be an emphasis on manufactured spending … [Read more...]

I Won a Starwood Cyber Monday Promotion…in February?!

My DM conversation with SPG.

Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet?   I assume everyone has heard of Cyber Monday, a day of online deals the Monday following Thanksgiving day to kick start the Christmas shopping … [Read more...]

Starwood Program Updates

SPG Double Play

Starwood Hotels' SPG program is one of my favorite hotel programs, and I've had top-tier Platinum status the last few years because of that. Although I've had some difficulties with them in the past, … [Read more...]

Le Meridien Fairway Dubai Review

Le Meridien Fairway Dubai Review

Trip Report: UAE in the Summer Review: Star Alliance First Class Lounge LAX Etihad First Class Review LAX-AUH (Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi) Review: Ajman Saray, A Luxury Collection Resort Le … [Read more...]

Ajman Saray Review – An SPG Luxury Collection Resort in the UAE

Ajman Saray Review

Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet? Trip Report: UAE in the Summer Review: Star Alliance First Class Lounge LAX Etihad First Class Review LAX-AUH (Los Angeles to Abu … [Read more...]

Manufacture Hotel Elite Status

Park Hyatt Sydney View

Two years ago, almost exactly to this day, I wrote a post titled "Don't Abuse Bluebird, but..." in which I described how cheap it actually was to attain elite status in various programs. That post is … [Read more...]

Amex Transfer Bonuses to SPG and Virgin Atlantic

SPG Transfer Bonus

American Express has become less valuable in my opinion over the last couple of months due to changes to credit card bonuses and limits on transferring points. That combined with the fact that Amex … [Read more...]

Complete Guide to Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)

Starwood Preferred Guest

Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet? Beginners Guide to Redeeming Points United Airlines (and Star Alliance) British Airways Avios (and Oneworld Alliance) Hyatt Gold … [Read more...]

Now You Can Book Suites and Upgraded Rooms with SPG Cash & Points

New SPG Award Chart

In my opinion the SPG program is best for redeeming for low- and mid-tier properties, up to their Category 5 hotels. Their points are hard to come by since their credit card earns one point per dollar … [Read more...]

Four Points Vancouver Airport Review

Four Points Vancouver Airport Review

The Four Points Vancouver airport is a convenient and relatively cheap hotel for quick overnight stays in Vancouver. The location isn't as convenient as many other airport hotels are, but there's a … [Read more...]