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Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Awards and Points Expiration

Marriott Bonvoy announced two updates for members as a result of their response to the pandemic. The latest update includes free night awards will be extended until January 2022 as well as points expiration will be paused through March 2022. However, the extension of free night awards with an original expiration date prior to 2020…

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American Express 40% Transfer Bonus to Hilton Honors

American Express is offering a 40% transfer bonus to Hilton Honors now through June 15, 2021. With this bonus, you’ll now receive 2,800 Hilton Honors Points per 1,000 Membership Rewards points. You must be logged into your Membership Rewards account to view this offer. This isn’t the only transfer bonus from American Express right now. They…

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World of Hyatt 2021 Free Night Award Category Changes

World of Hyatt routinely evaluates their hotels within their award categories, and will generally make changes once a year. Hyatt has announced their latest round of changes, effective Thursday, March 25, 2021 with only 11 hotels changing categories this year due to the pandemic. For 2021, World of Hyatt members will see updates made to…

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Hotel Review: The Confidante Miami Beach

The Confidante Miami Beach is part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection located in Miami Beach’s Mid-Beach neighborhood. The hotel boasts 354 rooms, with just 14 suites, so plan on using a suite upgrade award if you’re looking to confirm into a suite here as a Globalist. This property is a World of Hyatt Category 4 property, meaning…

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World of Hyatt’s New Bonus Journeys (March 1 – June 15)

World of Hyatt has announced it’s latest global promotion which will run from March 1 through June 15. It’s called Bonus Journeys, the same name as Hyatt’s current promotion through Feb 28th. Despite the same name, this promotion is completely different, where members will earn 2,000 bonus points after every two nights and the opportunity…

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Hotel Nyack Joins Hyatt’s Joie de Vivre Brand

Hyatt announced that the Time Nyack has officially joined Hyatt’s Joie de Vivre brand as Hotel Nyack effect today. As a World of Hyatt Category 2 property, free night awards start at 8,000 points per night, making this a great redemption opportunity. A few years ago Hyatt’s acquired Two Roads Hospitality which includes Joie de Vivre, allowing…

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Marriott Bonvoy 2021 Category Changes

Marriott Bonvoy has announced their annual 2021 Category changes, which can be viewed here. With this change, only 3% of their hotels are changing categories with 25% increasing categories, and 75% are decreasing in category, however despite the larger number of hotels decreasing they’re mostly select-service properties in remote areas. These changes go into effect Wednesday, March…

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Register Now: Marriott Bonvoy Double Points and Elite Nights

Registration is now open for Marriott’s newest promotion which will run from February 16 through April 27, 2021. Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to earn double points and double elite qualifying nights on all paid stays of 2 or more nights. This new global promotion is in addition to Marriott Bonvoy Exclusively for You…

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Hyatt Regency Brisbane Now Open

Hyatt’s newest property in Australia has officially opened today, as part of Hyatt’s global expansion. The Hyatt Regency Brisbane is located adjacent to the Queen Street Mall in Brisbane’s Central Business District. This is a World of Hyatt Category 3 property with free nights starting at 12,000 points per night. Per Hyatt, Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today with…

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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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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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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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