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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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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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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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