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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…
Earn AAdvantage And Hilton Miles In Canada

A few days ago I received an interesting offer from American Airlines. American isn’t great at partnering with hotels normally. In the past American rarely offered cross promotions with brands like SPG, Marriott, or Hyatt. It seems those days are over. In fact, a few weeks prior I received another offer from American to earn…
Hotel Review: Malibu Beach Inn Carbon Beach 2017

During a recent trip to Malibu I was lucky enough to stay at the newly renovated Malibu Beach Inn hotel located in the heart of Malibu California. The hotel recently reopened after a $10 million dollar renovation and has been attracting quite a lot of attention. Recently, Conde Naste Traveler added the newly reopened Malibu…
Earn Bonus AAdvantage Miles During SPG Stays

I love double dipping. It’s fantastic when I earn two points currencies from a single activity. Most loyalty programs call this activity a crossover rewards. For example, when I stay take Uber rides I earn the 3X points from my Chase Sapphire Reserve card, but I also earn SPG Starpoints. When I stay at SPG…