Review: AMEX Starwood Preferred Guest Luxury Card

My gosh, I really don’t want 2019 to come at all… it will mean the end of Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), the best hotel chain in the world. SPG has always had a special place in my heart due to their uniqueness, luxury, incredible redemption opportunities, and elite benefits. Ever since Marriott acquired SPG, it hasn’t been the same, sadly. I’ve stayed at a number… Read More

Will Marriott Remove SPG Airline Transfers?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the possibility of Marriott removing the ability to transfer SPG points to airlines – this speculation comes from the fact that Marriott will be hosting an event soon in which they’re supposed to reveal details about the new, combined programme for both hotel chains. Could Marriott remove SPG airline transfers overnight without notifying members in advance?… Read More

Why I’m #StarwoodProud

It was announced last year that Marriott was planning to purchase Starwood and the two hotel chains would merge into one. There was some speculation about whether or not the merger would take place after a few events, but ultimately Starwood is now merged into Marriott as of a few weeks ago. This means change. While SPG and the Starwood brand are now a part… Read More

Review: Aloft Brussels Schuman

Brussels and Barcelona – Introduction The Aloft Brussels Schuman is located in the heart of the EU district in Brussels. The hotel is about a thirty minute walk from the centre of Brussels, conveniently located next to the Schuman railway station. I took the train from Brussels Airport to the railway station next to the hotel and paid 8 Euro for the one-way fare. The train took… Read More

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

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