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The Laylow, Autograph Collection (Waikiki Beach, Hawaii): Lightning Review

I'm trying to find a term for giving you the quick scoop on a hotel, when a full review is not warranted (or if I just don't feel the experience warranted). For now, I'll call...
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Link your Uber and Marriott Accounts to Double Up on Points (+ 2,000 Bonus...

Back in "the day," SPG and Uber had a partnership where you'd earn in both programs for spend with either one. This ended in October of 2017. Now, Marriott (which acquired SPG) is launching a...
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JW Marriott Los Cabos Recants; But is the La Concha Resort’s Fee OK?

Last week, I inadvertently set off a bit of a blogger fury when I wrote about the JW Marriott in Los Cabos charging a $30 "award booking surcharge" - only for points redemption stays. This...
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This Marriott Hotel Added an Award Booking Surcharge…

As far as I'm aware, this is completely and totally in violation of the Marriott Bonvoy Terms and Conditions. We all know that hotels are (currently) free to charge resort fees and destination fees, even...
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Limited Time Amex Bonvoy Welcome Bonuses – up to 125,000 Points + Statement Credits

Through May 12, 2021, people that are eligible for a new American Express Bonvoy credit card can get pretty sizable bonuses. The major catch is eligibility... Bonvoy Brilliant Welcome Bonus The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card, by...
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Visiting Hawaii’s Big Island During COVID-19

(Post by Sarah Johnson; MilesTalk Facebook Group Moderator) Given the changing landscape of COVID-19 spread, testing, vaccination, and travel restrictions, it's hard to know what to expect if you do decide to go anywhere. My...
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Marriott Bonvoy Category Changes from March 3rd, 2021

Last call to book the old category levels... On March 3rd, the annual re-categorization of Marriott's Bonvoy category levels will take place. That means that: If you see a property going up in category, you...
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Marriott “Eat Around Town” Promo: Up to 6,000 Bonus Points

Marriott Bonvoy's "Eat Around Town" Program Marriott has a dining program similar to all of the Rewards Network airline programs you may already use. The only difference is that you earn Marriott Bonvoy points instead of...
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Roundup: JetBlue Ends Change Fees, Marriott CEO Passes Away, Hidden Citi Points?

JetBlue Ends Change Fees for Most Tickets JetBlue already has a waiver in place for changes and cancellations on tickets booked through March 31st, 2021. Today they announced a series of changes that lock in...

Register Now: Marriott Double Elite Nights and Double Points

Registration is Open: Marriott Double Elite Nights and Double Points We learned last month that Marriott would be launching a Double Elite Nights and Double Points promotion on paid stays of 2 nights or more....