Inside the New United Polaris Lounge SFO

United Polaris Lounge SFO Seating. Source: United

United unveiled the Polaris branding for their international premium cabin offerings almost 2 years ago, but has been making relatively little progress in rolling out all the changes they initially promised. There has been no new Polaris lounge openings since December 1, 2016, when United opened its first Polaris Lounge in Chicago-O’Hare (ORD). United launched…

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ANA Unveils New Seats for A380

First Class onboard the ANA A380. Source: ANA

The A380 might not be a commercial success for Airbus, but it’s a plane that undeniably solicits awe and wonder from passengers. Many airlines have even installed special cabin products that are exclusively available on the A380, given the bigger footprint they have to work with. For example, Korean Air has an onboard duty free shopping area,…

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35% Off SPG Points Purchases – Last Hurrah?

Buy SPG points for 35% off through May 31, 2018.

Marriott announced some pretty significant changes that will unify Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest come August, 2018. We have an in-depth guide about all the changes, what the implications might be, and any potential opportunities to take advantage in the interim. Buy SPG Points for 35% Off For now though, the different…

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Deep Dive: Marriott’s New Loyalty Program

Marriott is combining Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and SPG into one big loyalty program in August 2018.

Marriott completed their buyout of SPG back in September 2016, and the company has been working to integrate the different loyalty programs. With 6,500+ hotels across 29 brands in over 120 countries and territories, Marriott is now larger than ever. As many of you know, Marriott today held an event to announce changes to the…

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InterContinental Hong Kong Pushes Back Renovation, Will Rebrand as Regent Hong Kong

Regent Hotels & Resorts currently operates 6 hotels worldwide. Pictured is Regent Taipei. Source: Regent Taipei

Earlier this year, I reported that the InterContinental Hong Kong will be undergoing a major renovation soon. The project is estimated to take 12 – 16 months; other than Yan Toh Heen, the 2-Michelin star Cantonese restaurant, the hotel will basically be closed for reservations and other functions. I think the hotel is sorely in…

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