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IHG Rewards Club: Past Bonus Point Promotions

This page archives past bonus point promotions for the IHG Rewards Club program. Continue reading

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Marriott Rewards: Past Bonus Point Promotions

This page archives past bonus point promotions for the Marriott Rewards program. Continue reading

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Should I Buy Hilton Honors Points with the 100% Bonus Through May 3, 2017?

Hilton Honors is currently running a promotion where you receive a 100% bonus on any 5,000+ Honors points you buy from now May 3, 2017 in 1,000-point increments. Now, 100% certainly sounds like a big bonus, but is it actually worth converting your cash into Hilton Honors points, even with the bonus? Continue reading

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Which Hotel Chains and Brands Offer Free Dinner or Snacks and Evening Drinks?

While 39 hotel brands offer a hot or complimentary breakfast to all guests, only 10 hotel brands offer complimentary food to all guests in the evening. Even fewer offer more substantive appetizers every day of the week. Continue reading

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Which Hotel Chains and Brands Offer Free Breakfast? Info for 130+ Hotel Brands

Why pay for breakfast when you’re on the road when you can eat for free? Check out our table for free breakfast information at 130+ hotel chains and brands, including (a) whether or not elite status is required, and (b) whether or not the complimentary breakfast is continental or full. Continue reading

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What Are IHG Rewards Club Points Worth? February 2017

Real World Machine values IHG Rewards Club points at 0.8 cents (USD) each. By our calculations, this makes IHG points less valuable than Accor, Hyatt, Starwood, and Wyndham points, as equally as valuable as Marriott points, and more valuable than Best Western, Choice Privileges, Club Carlson, and Hilton points. Continue reading

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What Are Marriott Rewards Points Worth? February 2017

Real World Machine values Marriott Rewards points at 0.8 cents (USD) each. By our calculations, this makes Marriott points less valuable than Accor, Hyatt, Starwood, and Wyndham points, as equally as valuable as IHG points, and more valuable than Best Western, Choice Privileges, Club Carlson, and Hilton points. Continue reading

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What Are Hilton Honors Points Worth? February 2017

Real World Machine values Hilton Honors points at 0.6 cents (USD) each. By our calculations, this makes Honors points less valuable than Accor, IHG, Hyatt, Marriott, Starwood, and Wyndham points, as equally as valuable as Best Western points, and more valuable than Choice Privileges and Club Carlson points. Continue reading

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Review: The Arctic Club Seattle – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is a Historic Seattle Classic

The Arctic Club Seattle – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is what every DoubleTree in the U.S. should aspire to be: unique and well-maintained. The Arctic Club Seattle burnishes its environs with frequent references and homages to exploration and the original members of the Arctic Club. If you are looking to stay at boutique hotel in Seattle and find dark wood undertones attractive, this is the place to stay. Continue reading

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Hilton HHonors Becomes Honors on February 1; Five Other Major Changes

Hilton announced five major changes, plus a name change, for its loyalty rewards programs on February 1, 2017. The changes are an improvement for occasional travelers, but likely a devaluation for the road warriors. Continue reading

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