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Review: Le Méridien Fairway Dubai — TLDR Not Great, Don’t Do It

A Week in the Gulf: QR J, EK J, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE Introduction, Planning, and Booking Qatar Airways JFK Check-in and British Airways Galleries Lounge Review Qatar Airways A350 Business Class JFK-DOH 24 Hours in Doha DOH oneworld Business Class Lounge and Qatar Airways Economy Class DOH-MCT Grand Hyatt Muscat Review MCT Priority…

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Review: Aloft Abu Dhabi

A Week in the Gulf: QR J, EK J, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE Introduction, Planning, and Booking Qatar Airways JFK Check-in and British Airways Galleries Lounge Review Qatar Airways A350 Business Class JFK-DOH 24 Hours in Doha DOH oneworld Business Class Lounge and Qatar Airways Economy Class DOH-MCT Grand Hyatt Muscat Review MCT Priority…

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Breaking: Marriott Signs Co-Brand Card Agreements w/ AmEx & Chase, 2 New Cards Coming!

Well, it seems Marriott is going the American Airlines route by maintaining both card partners post merger. AmEx will offer a new Marriott “super premium” consumer card as well as an enhanced small business card. Chase will offer their current “mass consumer” and premium consumer co-branded Marriott products. In addition, AmEx will continue to support…

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SPG 2018 Updates – Separate Programs, No Starpoints Expiration for Lifetime Status Members

Starwood Preferred Guest sent communication out this morning that confirmed what most of us already assumed, Marriott Rewards, SPG, and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs will remain separate as Marriott Inc. continues work to create a combined program throughout 2018. All functions and benefits of the current programs remain in place. Starwood also announced a no…

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Marriott & SPG New Promos Are Out – Register Now for Both!

Marriott Rewards and SPG have shared their latest promo offers… Key Dates: Registration: September 6, 2017 – November 30, 2017 Earning Period: September 12, 2017 – January 15, 2018 Marriott Rewards Free Night MegaBonus: By registering for the promotion here, members who complete two paid stays at any participating hotel or resort worldwide within the earning period will earn…

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Trump Hotel Toronto to Rebrand as St. Regis?

Apparently the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto may soon become a St Regis according to Bloomberg. The hotel has seen all kinds of controversy over the last ten years – construction delays, developer and loan defaults, and numerous recent protests against the US president. The Trump Organization will give up the management contract…

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Marriott CEO “Keeping Sheraton, 30 Brands Not Enough…More Coming, Program Merge Still Good Year Away”

Arne Sorenson, Marriott CEO, spoke to Forbes yesterday and provided updates on the combined company. Believe it or not, the CEO feels that there does not need to be any combination of brands and that 30 brands is likely not enough. “More choice is always better for guests. The more options we can offer the less need…

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Easy points: Lyft rides now earn Delta SkyMiles

Effective today, Delta SkyMiles members can earn miles on every dollar they spend with ride-sharing app Lyft. The Delta-Lyft partnership is the first such agreement between a ride sharing company and an airline. The only similar existing partnership is between Uber and hotel partners including Hilton, IHG and Starwood Preferred Guest. Unlike the bonus agreement involving…

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