Category Archives for Marriott.

Reminder: 1,500 Easy Marriott Rewards Points (500 Starpoints) Ending Soon!

This offer was supposed to expire yesterday, but the page is still loading and a colleague linked her accounts this morning, with points already posting this afternoon. I’d take advantage of this ASAP if you haven’t yet. Back in August, Marriott was offering 500 points for linking your Instagram profile to your Marriott Rewards account. They brought back…

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Le Meridien is Changing Up Their Toiletries

Le Meridien will be offering Malin+Goetz products in their locations worldwide starting 2017.

Hotel toiletries is one of the topics that shouldn’t really matter that much, but does invoke strong feelings among frequent travelers. You may remember the hate surrounding Hyatt Regency’s old Portico products (ahem white ginger), or the Le Labo products used in selected Park Hyatt and Fairmont hotels, which many seem to love. Personally, I am…

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Marriott to Cut 163 Jobs at Starwood Headquarters

Marriott has told the Connecticut Department of Labor that it intends to layoff approximately 163 employees from Starwood headquarters in Stamford. The Hartford Courant reports that the majority of employees impacted are senior management – “managers, directors, vice presidents, and senior vice presidents.” Marriott says that they will be posting Bethesda, MD based jobs in the…

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Should You Only Use The SPG Card at Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and SPG Properties Going Forward?

Earn 5 Marriott or Ritz Carlton points per dollar spent at the St. Regis, a SPG property, with your Marriott/Ritz-Carlton card

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We will receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertiser Disclosure, and advertiser partners, such as American Express, and others visit this page. Since the merger between Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Marriott,…

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Marriott / Starwood Giving Away Free Trips on Walkable Map in Rockefeller Center, Loyalty Members Swipe Key to Win

Marriott is holding the first-ever Global Travel Day block party, at Rockefeller Center in New York City today. The hoteler is showcasing its 5,700 properties across 30 brands, located in more than 110 countries, through an interactive 4,140 square-foot map. The walkable map features 30 larger-than-life push pins fitted with RFID chips that members of Marriott Rewards,…

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Marriott Reverses Course – Desks Returning to Guest Rooms, Tubs Disappearing

Marriott announced today that they are bringing the desk back to guest rooms based on guest feedback. All new renovations will include a standard desk in the room as well as hardwood flooring and bathrooms with showers only (at most properties that are not family resorts).   When Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports asked who stole the…

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How To: Transfer SPG Points to Marriott Rewards Points, FAQs Answered

Visit Marriott's website to transfer points from Marriott to SPG

With the approval of Chinese regulators, Marriott has completed their buyout of Starwood today. The two loyalty programs willl likely remain independent at least until 2018. However, effective immediately, you can transfer SPG Starpoints into Marriott Rewards points at a 1:3 ratio, and vice versa. Linking the Accounts You must link your SPG and Marriott Rewards accounts before…

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