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Hotel Review: The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

When I planned my HKG over MLK weekend I booked flights which allowed for a two night stay in Hong Kong. Having never been to Hong Kong I wasn’t exactly sure where to stay. I searched for hotels for a few days trying to figure out the perfect place to book. With each search I…
When Does The Marriott Rewards Premier Free Night Certificate Post?

One of my favorite credit cards in my wallet today is the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier card. In fact, a few weeks ago I wrote about how I don’t think I’ll ever close this card. However, unlike most of my credit cards, the Marriott Rewards Premier card rarely sees the light of day. That’s because…
Booked: The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

While most people run out to department stores during black Friday, I spend the day looking for flight deals. I’m always surprised by how many people don’t realize that some international airlines offer fantastic sales on either black Friday or cyber Monday. This year I found a flight that I just couldn’t pass up. I…
Hotel Review: Oryx Rotana Doha

Somewhere near the middle of my insane Qatar Airways mileage run I found myself back in Doha, Qatar for the second time in as many days. This time however, I had a long layover of approximately 20 hours which meant that I could get out of the airport, stretch my legs, and explore Doha. Qatar Airways…
Hotel Review: Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon River View King Room

To begin my insane Qatar Airway mileage run for AAdvantage Executive Platinum status I first needed to get to Vietnam. It took nearly a full day of flying and a fairly tense bus ride, but before I knew it I finally arrived at the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon. I’d be in Vietnam for about 20…
Marriott Rewards Hotel And Air Mile Packages

There are currently two different promotions to transfer hotel points to AAdvantage miles. One is to transfer 140,000 Marriott Rewards points to AAdvantage for a 30% bonus. The second is to transfer 80,000 SPG Starpoints to AAdvantage for a 30% bonus. Both seem enticing at face value, but when you dig into the value of…
Extended: Convert SPG Starpoints To AAdvantage With A 30% Bonus

Yesterday I wrote about a unique offer from Marriott Rewards and American AAdvantage. The offer is to convert Marriott points to AAdvantage miles with a 30% bonus. Transfer ratios varied based on the number of points transferred. In the end, it only sort of made sense to take AAdvantage (sorry bad pun) of the promotion…
Convert Marriott Rewards Points To AAdvantage Miles

The other day I received a very curious email from American Airlines. The subject of the email introduced an “exclusive offer” to convert Marriott Rewards points to AAdvantage miles. Even better, you’d earn a 30% bonus for doing so. Upon receiving the email I instantly became excited about the opportunity. I’ve had a large stash…
How To Use Marriott Free Night Certificates

I have a rather embarrassing confession to make. Until today, I’ve never used the Marriott free night certificate offered by the Marriott Rewards Premier credit card! While I realize this is a huge mistake, I really haven’t had a good chase to use them. In the past I was traveling so much for work that…
Easy Ways To Earn Bonus Hilton Honors Points

Yesterday I discussed a unique opportunity to earn AAdvantage miles and Hilton Honors points with qualifying hotels stays in Canada. While signing up for that promotion I discovered a tab on the Hilton webpage that I need to visit more often. After logging into my Hilton Honors account I noticed the “View Promotions” tab at…