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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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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sweet Spots

The Cathay Pacific Asia Miles mileage redemption program has traditionally taken a back seat in frequent flier circles to the likes of American AAdvantage and British Airways Executive Club. Given all of the negative changes made to the AA and BA programs over the past several years, Asia Miles may be worth a second look…

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Marriott & SPG Offering Luxury Safari Tents @ Coachella, Free Drinks/Ferris Wheel for Elite Members

Coachella, the annual music festival held in the desert outside of Indio, California, is taking place this weekend and next. For the first time ever, Marriott has partnered with Coachella to create safari tents where guests can spend the night on the festival grounds. Eight air conditioned tents were built to embody hotel rooms in Marriott’s lifestyle…

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