Tag: Marriott

Connecting SPG and Marriott accounts, and transferring points between them

Quickly transfer Marriott Rewards Points and SPG Starpoints back and forth between both programs.

What I look for when booking a hotel?

What are the top factors to consider when booking a hotel?

Delta Resort Victoria, British Columbia

Marriott and United are on my s*it list right now

One of the best travel programs out there right now is RewardsPlus — the joint venture between United and Marriott that allow their elite members to enjoy benefits across both programs. The basics of the program are: If you are a Marriott Rewards Platinum member, you get complimentary United MileagePlus Premier Silver.  If you are ...

3 strategies to top level elite status

Wanting to travel with elite-like perks? Learn about some lesser-known strategies on achieving elite status with very little travel.

Booking my first trip — much to learn!

I recently took a weeks vacation to the great Pacific Northwest. It was a last minute booking, but the vacation days were there for the taking! This was my first true vacation focused around points and miles. While I didn’t get to fly in a First Class suite, I got a lot out of the ...

Marriott logo shining in the evening

Why I’m holding off on Marriott Gold for the status “quad”-fecta

Something that I’ve been contemplating over the last few weeks has been the Marriott Gold “road-to” challenge. For those that aren’t aware, Marriott offers a pretty sweet deal to fast track to either their Gold or Platinum elite status. This “road-to” offer gives anyone with either Silver or Gold elite the chance to complete a ...