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World of Hyatt is just days away from launching. These days, changes to loyalty programs usually means a decrease in benefits, so consumers usually lose out. Hyatt has typically been known to be consumer-centric, plus, they have a great portfolio of properties. With the revamp just...

It's that time of year when hotels announce any changes in category rankings within their current portfolio. Category rankings are determined by numerous factors, such as location, renovations, and on-site amenities. Hotel category rankings impact guests since it influences the number of points or cash...

These days, it's all about millennials willing to "pay for experiences" - not just the mundane "basic" things that previous generations were willing to accept - millennials want to experience something different. And they're willing to pay for it. It comes as no surprise that hotels...

Currently, the only hotel chain that you can earn lifetime status on without any kind of spend requirement is SPG - which requires 250 nights and 5 years elite status for Lifetime Gold and 500 nights and 10 years Platinum status for Lifetime Platinum. That...

Well, well, well, if it hasn't been quite the year for China-based companies and hotel purchases. Earlier this year, we saw the bidding war between Chinese insurance company, Anbang, and Marriott for Starwood's hand in marriage (the Marriott-Starwood union was finalized in August of this...

Though the Marriott-SPG merger was finalized a few weeks ago, with both websites redesigned to reflect all 30 participating brands, both loyalty programs will run separately through 2018. SPG is currently running the More For You program, where guests earn double Starpoints on weekday stays of...

As mentioned previously, the Marriott International, Inc. acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc was finalized today, September 23, 2016, and we're seeing changes in effect immediately.   The merge of the two hotel companies means a portfolio of 30 hotel brands with more than 5,700 hotels in...