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Review: The Millenium Hilton

To begin, I’d just like to mention how thankful I am about being loyal to Starwood and Hyatt. It is hotel stays like this one that remind me why Starwood and Hyatt are industry leaders and why Hilton absolutely sucks and is at the absolute bottom of everyone’s list. I think it is mostly safe to say I won’t be staying with Hilton anytime soon… Read More

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I Love the #SPGLife

There’s no secret that I absolutely love Starwood Hotels and of course everyone loves Starwood Preferred Guest, which will sadly be destroyed (hopefully not too badly) by Marriott. SPG is my favourite hotel loyalty programme because of the incredible benefits elite members receive, Starwood’s amazing hotels, and of course their great customer service. Perhaps the single best use of Starpoints is that they transfer to ~30… Read More

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Loyal to Hotels – I Give Up

A few months ago I wrote a post about Convenience or Loyalty, basically sharing my frustration that I couldn’t use my miles on a flight… but I could fly with easyJet for a low price – it’s hard to be loyal, it really is. Well, recently I’ve been experiencing this “convenience or loyalty” feeling much more. I shared last week my frustration of recent award… Read More

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Sheraton Munich Airport Hotel

Completing the Lufthansa First Class Collection – Introduction Since I booked the flights just a couple of days before departure, there weren’t a lot of award options from Europe to America around this time (beginning of January). As previously mentioned, the best itinerary I could come up with was KRK-MUC-LAX-SFO-SEA. However, I had to fly to Munich the day before and spend a night somewhere… Read More

Goodbye Starwood Preferred Guest!

By now I’m sure you have all read the news recently and know that Starwood has been purchased by Marriott. First of all, let me start off by saying that I absolutely love Starwood Preferred Guest, Starpoints, and the unique hotels that Starwood has. If I have to stay at a hotel (something I do rarely), I will usually go with SPG; they’re awesome. Starwood Preferred… Read More

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W Hollywood

24+ Hours in Los Angeles – Introduction We were only really staying one night in Los Angeles and therefore I decided to book the W Hollywood, an SPG hotel. The drive from the airport took about fifty minutes and the car rental was super cheap at just ~$20 USD through a promotional rate they had. The plan was to walk around Hollywood and the surrounding… Read More

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Keeping both AMEX SPG Credit Cards?

I currently have both The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card. The annual fee for my personal card is coming up in about a month and I just got the Business Card a few weeks ago due to the higher sign-up bonus. Both cards have an annual fee of $95 USD with the first year waived. Both… Read More

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Keeping both Club Carlson Credit Cards

Last week I asked you all as to whether or not I should keep both Club Carlson Credit Cards as my annual fee on both of them is coming up in a few weeks. First of all, thanks so much for the comments and emails – they helped me decide what to do with both cards. I’ve decided that I’m keeping both the personal and business… Read More