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The Equinox Resort, Vermont Leaving Marriott

The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa located in Manchester Village, Vermont will be leaving Marriott effective February 18, 2021 as the property will be going independent. Reservations are not being accepted past this date online at this time. The Luxury Collection brand dates back to the Starwood times, however presently only has…

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American Express Centurion Lounge Denver (DEN) Opens Monday

America Express has announced their latest Centurion Lounge at Denver International Airport (DEN) will be opening on Monday, February 1, 2021. The lounge is located in Concourse C just past Gate C46, and will have hours from 7am-3pm upon opening, with plans to extend these as more flights return due to the pandemic. Both cardholders of…

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Southwest Airlines New Kahului (Maui) and Long Beach Routes

Southwest Airlines announced they’ll be launching new service from Long Beach to Kahului (Maui) starting in March. Additionally, the airline will begin six new routes from Long Beach, as Southwest continues to grow here after JetBlue’s recent departure last year. Per Southwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines today announced an additional route between Kahului (Maui), Hawaii and…

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American Airlines Temporarily Expanding International Lounge Access

American Airlines is making some temporary changes to its Admirals Club access due to the pandemic and the reduction of many long-haul international flights. As a result, American Airlines will be temporarily allowing expanding Admirals Club access to all international flights in first or business class, as well as to Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro and Platinum…

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Hyatt Offers Free COVID-Testing at LATAM Resorts

Hyatt announced they’ll be offering free COVID testing at 19 participating resorts in Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, and South America through May 31, 2021. This follows the CDC requirement that everyone arriving back in the United States must have a proof of a negative COVID test. On-property testing options include either rapid antigen or RT-PCR…

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Southwest Airlines Bans Emotional Support Animals

Southwest Airlines becomes the latest airline to ban emotional support animals onboard effective March 1, 2021. With this change, the airline will only allow service animals onboard for passengers with disabilities. All other dogs would need to fly as part of Southwest’s Pet Travel program, which costs $95 per pet each way. To reiterate, if…

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Marriott Bonvoy Elite Benefit Guarantees Reinstated

We’ve see hotels drastically scale back their offerings due to the pandemic. Everything from restaurant and lounge closures, to no longer offering housekeeping service. However, there’s good news for Marriott Bonvoy Elite members, as it’s now been a week since the company has reinstated its Elite Benefit Guarantees. The Elite Benefit Guarantees covers several items…

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Marriott Bonvoy Elite Members Getting 50% Elite Nights

Marriott has shared some exciting news  that Marriott Bonvoy members will be getting bonus Elite Qualifying Nights deposited into their accounts at the end of next month, which will count towards 2022 status. Last year, we saw Marriott Bonvoy 2020 Status Extension for All Members in addition to bonus Elite Qualifying Nights, however this year Marriott will…

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Oceana Santa Monica Joins Hilton’s LXR Hotels & Resorts

Oceana Santa Monica is the newest member of Hilton’s LXR Hotels & Resorts, which is Hilton’s collection of independent, luxury properties. This news comes after Monarch Beach Resort Rebrands as Waldorf Astoria, as Hilton continues to grow its luxury properties in Southern California. Per Hilton, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s collection of independent, luxury properties,…

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World of Hyatt Bonus Tier Qualifying Nights Posting Sooner

World of Hyatt has had several promotions in place in addition to World of Hyatt Reducing 2021 Elite Qualifications. The current Bonus Journeys promotion which offers double tier qualifying nights for stays in January/February, as well as an additional night credit in 2021 for stays in the last quarter will start posting the additional tier…

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Earn Up To 105,000 Bonus American AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines has announced their latest Buy Miles promotion, where you can earn up to 105,000 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles through January 10, 2021. American Airlines constantly offers promotions when purchasing miles, so I’m not the least surprised to see another one being offered. With this new offer if you wanted to buy 150,000 American AAdvantage…

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Hotel Review: Mar Monte Hotel, Santa Barbara

The Mar Monte Hotel is part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection located in Santa Barbara, CA. Located in East Beach, You’ll find this boutique hotel just across the street from the beach. This property was recently renovated and was previously the Hyatt Centric Centric Santa Barbara. The Mar Monte Hotel has 200 guest rooms and suites and…

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Marriott Bonvoy Exclusively for You Promotions

Marriott Bonvoy has launched a slew of new promotions called Exclusively for You, where each member is targeted for a different bonus points earning offer. You can check to see which offer you’re targeted on the Marriott Promotions page. These Exclusively for You promotions are valid now through March 31, 2021, which covers the entire…

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