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Ultra-Luxurious North Island Seychelles Resort Now Bookable For An Eye-Watering Amount Of Marriott Points

The North Island Resort in the Seychelles recently joined Marriott and is by far and away the most luxurious Marriott property. With just 11 villas on the island, it’s considered one of the top hotels in the world. Each villa has a butler, private pool, and direct beach access.a The hotel is all-inclusive: Breakfasts, lunches, […]
Tags: Deals, Marriott, Hotel Deals, Seychelles, North Island Seychelles, Miles & Points, Marriott Points, North Island Resort

What Hotel Loyalty Program Is Actually The Best?

Against my own interests, and without concern for angering the people I know at the programs, I'm willing to call out the good, bad and ugly to come up with a conclusion of what's actually best. Continue reading What Hotel Loyalty Program Is Actually The Best?...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Hilton, Marriott, Ihg, Hyatt

Kids Stay and Eat For Free at Marriott Hotels in Europe Throughout 2020

If you are looking to spend quality time with your family in Europe, up to two children younger than the age of 12 can stay with you in your room at no extra charge — plus dine at no additional cost as well — through Thursday, December 31, 2020 at your choice of participating hotel and resort properties within the Marriott brand portfolio in 35 countries in Europe... …but you must... The post Kids Stay and Eat For Free at Marriott Hotels in Europe Throughout 2020 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Europe, Marriott, Food And Drink, Dining, Promotions, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Marriott Hotels, Marriott Bonvoy

Actor Rick Cosnett makes surprise announcement: “Hi, everyone… Dramatic pause… I’m gay!”

Well, this is a welcome surprise. Actor Rick Cosnett of The Flash and The Vampire Diaries just came out as gay. “Hi, everyone… Dramatic pause… I’m gay,” Cosnett said in the short, one-minute video posted to Instagram on Thursday. He continued, “I just wanted everyone to know, because I’ve made a promise to myself to live my truth every day, and sometimes that is a really hard thing to do, when you have all these subconscious things you don’t even know about from childhood, and from society, and...
Tags: Instagram, Lifestyle, Gay, Marriott, Zimbabwe, Coming Out, Ad Friendly, Hugh Grant, Rumi, Vampire Diaries, Eddie Thawne, Rick Cosnett, Closet door bustdown, Cosnett, Wes Maxfield, Quantico NCIS

Hotel Projects Starting in the Next 12 Months are at an All-Time High in Latin America

According to the recent Lodging Econometrics (LE) Latin America construction pipeline report, analysts at LE state that the total construction pipeline stands at 711 projects/128,453 rooms, a 2% decline in projects and 3% increase in rooms, year-over-year (YOY). There are 329 projects/58,315 rooms presently under construction and projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months are at an all-time high with 214 projects/43,050 rooms. Projects in the early planning stage stand...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Colombia, Hilton, Marriott, Ihg, Brazil, Peru, Latin America, Dominican Republic, Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Le, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group IHG

Receive Credit of Up to €50 Per Night and Complimentary Room Upgrade 2020 at Select Marriott Resort Properties in Europe

Receive a credit of up to €50.00 per night — plus get a complimentary room upgrade — at your choice of 35 select participating Marriott resort properties in nine countries in Europe when you stay either Wednesday, April 1, 2020 through Tuesday, June 30, 2020 or Tuesday, September 1, 2020 through Saturday, October 31 2020... …but you must... The post Receive Credit of Up to €50 Per Night and Complimentary Room Upgrade 2020 at Select Marriott Resort Properties in Europe appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Europe, Marriott, Promotions, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Marriott Bonvoy, Receive Credit of Up

Overnight Devaluation: TRYP Jerusalem Award Night Costs Have Doubled

Wyndham is one odd loyalty program. You can’t transfer points from any banks like you can to Choice, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott. They used to have an award chart that they got rid of in order to make all hotels cost 15K points. Then they brought back an award chart with all hotels costing […]
Tags: Deals, Marriott, Wyndham, TRYP, Miles & Points, Choice Hilton Hyatt IHG

Marriott Eliminates Elite Telephone Reservations For Silvers and Golds Without Notice

Add this to the list of changes Marriott has made to the brand new program since launch, that is negative for affected members and that members weren’t notified about. Now when Marriott Bonvoy Silvers and Golds call, it seems, they are no longer elite. Continue reading Marriott Eliminates Elite Telephone Reservations For Silvers and Golds Without Notice...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Marriott, Terms And Conditions, Marriott Bonvoy Silvers

Chinese military stole masses of Americans’ data, U.S. says

By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON — Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks in history to target consumer data. The 2017 breach affected more than 145 million people, with the hackers successfully stealing names, addresses, Social Security and drive...
Tags: Business, New York, Science, Technology, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, China, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Sport, World news, Beijing, Soccer, United States

Cloud5 Communications Earns Two Marriott Property Internet Awards of Excellence

Top-rated hospitality technology provider Cloud5 Communications has been awarded two certificates of excellence by Marriott International recognizing its technology innovation and high level of performance. Cloud5 is a Marriott GPNS Full Certified High-Speed Internet Access partner approved for the United States and the Caribbean and Latin American (CALA) region, serving hundreds of Marriott full service and select brand (MSB) properties.
Tags: Travel, United States, Marriott, Caribbean, MSB, Marriott International, Cloud5 Communications, Marriott Property Internet Awards of Excellence

PROCON completes 152,000 s/f AC Hotel by Marriott and Rooftop at the Envio

Portsmouth, NH In January 2020, The AC Hotel by Marriott located at 299 Vaughan St., opened its doors t...
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Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers – February 2020 (Updated)

Updated February 2020. That space in your wallet or purse is more valuable than you think. Credit card companies are fighting it out, offering strong perks and $500+ value for a single card during the first year to encourage you to apply and try it out. These are the top 10 credit card offers that I would personally apply for right now, if I didn’t already have most of them. Notable changes: Delta 70k – card updates, limited-time offer. IHG Hotels 140k – limited-time offer (highest ever). ...
Tags: Credit Cards, Marketing, Hawaii, Barclays, Delta, Marriott, Ihg, United, Jetblue, Mastercard, Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines, Ihg Rewards Club, Southwest, Deals & Offers, Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

Lots Of Misinformation About New Limits On Award Redemption At Many Marriott Hotels

Yesterday we learned that Marriott is going to let former Starwood hotel brands limit award redemptions on high demand dates during the year, matching what legacy Marriott brand hotels could do. There's been a lot of misinformation spreading since the change became public (on blogs, Marriott still hasn't told its members) so I wanted to correct these misimpressions. Continue reading Lots Of Misinformation About New Limits On Award Redemption At Many Marriott Hotels...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Marriott, Starwood, Award Redemption

Brutal! A Look Into The Marriott #Bonvoyed 2020 Category Changes: 1,686 Going Up, Just 499 Going Down, Plus More Capacity Controls

Marriott 2020 Complete List Of Annual Category Changes  Read about previous category changes: Marriott 2019 Annual Category Changes Marriott 2018 Annual Category Changes Starwood 2018 Annual Category Changes Starwood 2017 Annual Category Changes Starwood 2016 Annual Category Changes Starwood 2015 Annual Category Changes Starwood 2014 Annual Category Changes Starwood 2013 Category Changes Starwood 2012 Category […]
Tags: Deals, Marriott, Amex, Hotel Deals, Miles & Points, Bonvoyed

Analysis Of Marriott Hotel Redemption Category Changes Coming March 4

Marriott has an award chart with each hotel assigned a category from 1 to 8. That determines the price you'll pay in points for a standard room, as long as that room is available. Every year Marriott re-categorizes hotels, moving them up or down, largely based on whether the rates are expected higher or lower than the previous year. There's some wiggle room for adjustment, but changes largely track the hotel market. Here's what's happening March 4, 2020. Continue reading Analysis Of Marriot...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Marriott, Award Chart

Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: So here’s what happened in the Galapagos

An iguana urinated on my head. Something like that will not fail to get your attention, I promise you. It was just one of the more interesting things that happened to me on my trip to the Galapagos Islands, from which I returned a changed person. So, I learned not to stand under a tree full of iguanas, or the local Ecuadorians are all going to laugh at you when the inevitable happens. This is an important life skill that I’m sure can be a metaphor for something. Let me know if you think of one. ...
Tags: New York City, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alaska, Marriott, Ecuador, Jetblue, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Santa Cruz, Wendy, Orange County Register, San Cristobal, Guayaquil Ecuador, Guayaquil

Meyer Jabara Hotels Acquires Residence Inn by Marriott Amelia Island

Meyer Jabara Hotels (MJH) has acquired the Residence Inn by Marriott Amelia Island, located at 2301 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach, Fla. Operating under MJH leadership since it opened in 2009, the 133-room all-suite hotel is a top Marriott brand performer and a favorite among travelers with a 97 percent guest satisfaction ranking. This is one of many Marriott hotels in the MJH portfolio and expands its presence with Residence Inn.
Tags: Travel, Marriott, Amelia Island, Residence Inn, Meyer Jabara Hotels MJH, Meyer Jabara Hotels Acquires Residence Inn, Marriott Amelia Island, Sadler Road Fernandina Beach Fla

The Plot Against Section 230 Is Being Run By Big Legacy Companies Who Failed To Adapt To The Internet (techdirt)

Last summer, we explained how it was not crazy to think that the narrative being pushed about internet companies and Section 230 was a manufactured narrative by Hollywood and other old legacy companies jealous of the success of new internet companies. Now, the NY Times has a detailed article on exactly that. It's about how a broad coalition of big, old, legacy companies are conspiring to punish Google and Facebook by convincing the media and politicians that Section 230 of the Communications Dec...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hollywood, News, Congress, Disney, Marriott, Mpaa, Ibm, Airbnb, Mike Masnick, Ny Times, Andy Kessler, IBM Marriott, Fox Hollywood

Marriott Adds Capacity Controls To Limit Awards At Many Hotels

Marriott doesn't have blackout dates. Award redemption is permitted on all dates. However hotels are allowed to have significant capacity controls for a handful of dates each year. Marriott is increasing the number of hotels that are allowed to limit award redemption at their busiest times. Marriott made a change to its terms and conditions and it's no longer only Marriott brands that can declare high demand dates where award redemption is limited. These redemption controls are now available ...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Marriott, Award Redemption

The Resort Fee At This Sheraton Includes Telling Your Kids You’re Getting Divorced

At the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in Waikiki the $33 per night resort fee includes a keiki (child) gift upon request. It turns out the gift is a book“Dinosaurs Divorce, a Guide for Changing Families.” That’s right, the resort fee includes a ‘surprise’ gift intended to let children know their parents are breaking up. Hawaii used to be a romantic destination, but resort fees at the Princess Kaiulani turn it into something far darker. Continue reading The Resort Fee At This Sheraton Includes Tellin...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Hawaii, Marriott, Waikiki, Sheraton, Kaiulani, Resort Fees, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

United States: Chicago's Data Breach Lawsuit Against Marriott Survives Motion To Dismiss - Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

A court has rejected Marriott International, Inc.'s motion to dismiss the City of Chicago's data breach lawsuit filed in response to Marriott's data breach.
Tags: News, Chicago, United States, Marriott, Marriott International Inc, Bacon L L P, Chicago s Data Breach Lawsuit Against Marriott

Mattress shopping with a bad back

The world is now filled with an insane variety of things you can sleep on. I ended up with a Purple 3 mattress, but holy cow -- what a ride! A while ago I moved all my stuff into storage except my 10+-year-old mattress. One marriage, one Great Pyrenees and who knows how many people who briefly tried to 'relate' to me later, that mattress had run its useful service life. As I re-emerge from #vanlife it has become time to purchase a new mattress. I bought my first mattress in 1994. It wa...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Los Angeles, Marriott, New Orleans, Nest, Purple, Avocado, Beds, Mattresses, Google Nest, Avocado Green Mattress, Hastens, Hasten

Marriott’s Elimination Of Annual Elite Nights For Meetings Is Retroactive

I suggested in December that they'd kill the benefit entirely and then days later a memo leaked that it would end December 31, 2019. There are two lingering issues, however. Marriott never told members about the change, and they made the change retroactive . Continue reading Marriott’s Elimination Of Annual Elite Nights For Meetings Is Retroactive...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Marriott, Meeting Planner, Terms And Conditions

Marriott Development Projects Lead the U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline at the Close of 2019

In the Lodging Econometrics (LE) year-end report for 2019, analysts detailed the leading franchise companies and their brands in the construction pipeline. Marriott International tops the list, at an all-time high, with 1,579 projects/207,906 rooms, followed by Hilton Worldwide with 1,370 projects/152,832 rooms, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 943 projects/96,725 rooms. Sixty-eight percent of the projects in the total pipeline derive from these three franchise companies. The ...
Tags: Travel, Hilton, Marriott, Ihg, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group, InterContinental Hotels Group IHG, Fairfield Inn, U S Hotel Construction Pipeline

Early check-in breakdown

“You need to check in,” my friend texted me, a full month before our cruise. This seemed a little excessive. “Check in?” I asked. “Isn’t that a little presumptuous?” “No!” she insisted. “I just got an email saying everyone needed to check in. So, go do it!” “But doesn’t checking in mean, ya know, actually being there? Isn’t that the ‘in’ part of ‘checking in?’” I responded, feeling a little like I was inventing my own Seinfeld bit. “What happens if I check in, and between now and a month fro...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Marriott, Seinfeld, Southwest Airlines, All, Check-in, Southwest, Marriott Bonvoy, Cruise Check-in, Early Check-in, Flight Check-in, Hotel Check-in, Michael Melendez, Daytona Autograph Collection

Marriott expands coronavirus cancellation waiver Marriott expands coronavirus cancellation waiver

Free cancellations for all Greater China bookings
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Marriott Travel Packages Haven’t Been #Bonvoyed Again, But Good Luck Finding Someone That Knows That

Related: Earn 100,000 Bonus Points On The Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Consumer Card, Plus Where You Can Use Anniversary Nights! Last March I wrote about my experience being #Bonvoyed with my 7 night Marriott category 7 travel package. Converting that certificate to a new one was a massive hassle, but in the end I booked […]
Tags: Deals, Marriott, Miles & Points, Marriott Travel, Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Consumer Card

North Carolina Marriott Shut Down, Guests Locked Out Of Rooms

One person staying on property reported spending hours on the phone with Marriott "trying to get the..chain to help." The chain directed people to go into the office and get staff to find them somewhere else to stay. These were the employees who had just lost their jobs, and who abandoned the property early. Great strategy. Marriott also reportedly stated "they were under no legal obligation to help" although eventually helped guests transfer to another Residence Inn. Continue reading North C...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Marriott, North Carolina, Residence Inn, North Carolina Marriott, Residence Inn Continue

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em – Join ‘Em says Marriott

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em – Join ‘Em says Marriott If you can’t beat them…join them.  That was the thought that made one of the largest hotelier chains offer luxury homes and premium properties under their name. There are times when you would prefer to have the comforts of home versus just a hotel roo...
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Dennis McCarthy column: 50 years ago, Valley’s college champs had no stars, but the sky was the limit

“We were never favored to win anything. Valley State College? Who the heck is that?” – Ron Valenti, team captain of the 1970 Division II College World Series champions — There were no stars on the team, no highly recruited, out-of-state players on full scholarship. They were just a bunch of home grown kids who loved baseball, and came together for one glorious season 50 years ago to win the College World Series for a fledgling school only 11 years old that was never favored to win anything. Rel...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Dave, Soccer, Marriott, Ncaa, Baseball, Local News, Daily News, Valley, Woodland Hills, CSUN, Cal State Northridge, California State University Northridge, Dennis McCarthy, Matadors