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Hilton Worldwide Announces Tapestry Collection Launching Fall 2017

Hilton Worldwide announces the launch of the Tapestry Collection in Fall 2017. It will be made up of a collection of existing independent hotels and will be one step below Hilton’s existing Curio Collection. Continue reading

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Should I Buy Hilton Honors Points with the 80% Bonus Through February 17, 2017?

Hilton Honors is currently running a promotion where you receive an 80% bonus on any 5,000+ Honors points you buy from now through February 17, 2017 in 1,000-point increments. You can buy a maximum of 144,000 points (80,000 + 64,000 … Continue reading

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120+ Hotel Brands Comparison and Equivalency Chart

The 10 largest international hotel groups currently maintain a collective total of over 120 hotel brands. Talk about overwhelming! The table below lists all 120+ hotel brands from the 10 largest international hotel companies. Comparable hotel brands are listed by row-by-row. Continue reading

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What Is Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards Elite Status Worth? January 2017

Following its 2016 buyout of Starwood, Marriott International became the largest hotel company by rooms in the world, with over 1.1 million rooms. The Marriott Rewards program and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program still operate separately, but points can be exchanged at a rate of 3 Marriott points to 1 SPG point. You can also match Marriott/Ritz-Carlton status to SPG status and vice-versa. Continue reading

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What Is Hilton Honors Elite Status Worth? January 2017

Started in 1987, the HHilton Honors program has evolved to its current incarnation with four elite status tiers and a number of benefits for frequent travelers. Hilton brands include: Hilton, Conrad, Waldorf Astoria, DoubleTree, Canopy, Curio Collection, Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, Tru (coming soon), Hilton Grand Vacations, and Hampton. Continue reading

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What Is Best Western Elite Status Worth? January 2017

Elite status within the Best Western Rewards program is straightforward, if not all that exciting. Generally speaking, the only major difference between the elite levels are increased bonus point rates. Continue reading

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What Is Choice Privileges Elite Status Worth? January 2017

Elite status within the Choice Privileges program is pretty mundane and not very valuable. The points you earn, even as a non-elite member, are by far the best feature of the Choice Privileges program since you can redeem them for free nights. Continue reading

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Value of One Point or Mile and Average Rebate for Airlines, Hotels, Rail, and Rental Cars | 2017

Valuations include both the value of one point in a given rewards program and the rebate percentage, in points, for spending with over 20 airline, hotel, rail, and car rental rewards and frequent flyer programs. Continue reading

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