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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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Marriott’s Expansion in Maniacal Mexico Forges Ahead Despite Numerous Warnings

As we reported last week, the US embassy issued a very serious travel alert for Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Another list of the world’s most dangerous cities, generated by a Mexican anti-violence think-tank, ranks South America as the most dangerous region for travel followed by Mexico with Los Cabos, Mexico taking the honorable #1 spot. These…

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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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Saudi Arabia Takes over Marriott’s Ritz & Courtyard to House Luxury Prisons – Video

Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia took over the Riyadh Ritz Carlton and converted it into a luxury prison to house the princes, government officials, ministers, and billionaires implicated in the country’s crackdown on corruption. A video even surfaced of the princes sleeping on the floor of the Ritz ballroom with armed guards. Well, now it’s…

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