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Tutorial: SPG Browse Dates and Rates Feature

Starwood Preferred Guest’s website offers tools for comparing different rates and a browse dates/rates calendar to quickly locate Cash & Points reward availability. Together these website tools can make finding discount rates a much simpler task. Standard search for Starwood Hotels in London shows the availability of Lowest Standard Rate and SPG Free Nights. SPG Member-Only…

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Marriott Announces Cash + Points Reservations that save no cash or points

“Coming Soon: Marriott Reservations with Cash + Points.”   Marriott Concierge, company representative of Marriott Rewards, started a new thread on FlyerTalk Thursday, July 26, 2012 announcing the new flexibility to combine cash nights and redemption nights in a single reservation.  The link to the Marriott Rewards Cash + Points page shows these details: Coming…

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SPG Cash & Points Awards offered at Select Category 7 Hotels

Starwood Preferred Guest added the option for Cash & Points Awards at select Category 7 hotels for $275 and 15,000 points. Award availability and reservations at this time must be checked through SPG customer service center.  Notice of this new program award was announced through FlyerTalk and MilePoint July 10, 2012 and changes are reflected…

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Hotel Points Exchange Rate Theory

A common question is “How much are hotel points worth?”   A frequent guest wants a variety of strategies for reducing the cost of a hotel stay. Your choices are dictated primarily by the investment of time you are willing to make to find the best deal. Traveling with a big picture view of your…

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Loyalty Traveler Review of the Hotel NEWS

Today I want to comment on a number of articles I have seen over the past week. #1  – Does a guest on a stay using points pay resort fees? Last week a FlyerTalker raised this question on the Starwood Hotels forum. The general reply was Yes, the guest does pay the “resort fee” when staying…

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