Month: November 2022

An In-Depth Guide to All 29 Marriott Hotel Brands

Now that Marriott has merged with SPG and Ritz-Carlton, there are 32 Marriott hotel brands across the world representing more than 6,700 properties.

You’ll notice that the Marriott portfolio is geared more toward upscale and luxury properties than budget-friendly hotels, although there is a full spectrum of properties to choose from.

And when it comes to earning Marriott Bonvoy points, no matter your travel style there are plenty of opportunities to rack up Marriott points with stays.

Let’s dive into it and take a look at the differences between all the Marriott Bonvoy hotel brands.

Marriott Bonvoy Loyalty Program JW Marriott Venice

JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Venice. Image courtesy of Marriott.

Marriott Hotel Brand Overview

With over 30 brands, Marriott has hotels that fit just about every travel style and budget. In the ultra-luxury category, there are renowned brands such as Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis. Budget orientated brands that you are likely familiar with include

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Driving From Chicago To Orlando

Cheap FlightsOn our second journey to Orlando, we drove from Naperville, Illinois. The 12 months before we flew on United Airlines and this 12 months we flew on Southwest. This web page depicts our driving trip, some things we noticed alongside the way in which, somes instruments we used to get from Naperville to Orlando, and my regular ramblings along the best way.

The next day, we’re off to the Elijah Mountain Gem Mine close to Asheville, North Carolina. If you’ve never been Gem Mining, this is the idea, you get a bucket of dust and utilizing water, you wash all of the dirt off and what’s left ought to be, rocks and gems and things. You by no means know what your going to get and typically you get nothing. So, in the event you do not need to get nothing, you then go to Elijah’s, where they have premade …

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SFO United Polaris Lounge Review

The new United Polaris lounge at San Francisco Airport (SFO) is one of the world’s largest lounges. On 28,120 square feet (2,612 square meters) you will find not just an a la carte restaurant, a buffet and a bar, but also quiet rooms, enough workspace as well as a great shower area.

I had a long layover and spent 7 hours in the lounge. At that time, I never had the feeling that it was way too busy, and I did not experience a seating problem at all since it spreads out pretty good on two floors.

Get all the details about this exclusive airport lounge in our SFO United Polaris lounge review.


Who Has Access to the SFO United Polaris Lounge?

If you’ve booked a long-haul first class or business class flight with Star Alliance, you can relax at the lounge before departure. Also, all passengers traveling in the

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New Tool! Compare Credit Card Bonus Offers on a Graph

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Card Maximizer tool.

The idea of the tool is to help you quantitatively compare credit card offers. With this, you will get a quick overview of how the offers stack up.

Feel free to check out the tool here, or keep reading to learn about what you can expect when using the tool.


Why We Created Card Maximizer

Let’s face it. We know from years of first-hand experience — it can be overwhelming when comparing credit card offers.

We’re lucky that the US credit card market is by far more complex and versatile than in other countries. But that also means it can feel complicated when trying to find the right card.

That is why we designed our Card Maximizer tool.

This tool provides you with a snapshot of the best credit card welcome offers on the market and how they

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Your Guide to Maximizing Hilton Honors Gold Benefits

With over 6,300 properties across 18 brands, the Hilton Honors program is one of the largest and most popular hotel loyalty programs.

Gold status is the mid-tier of the program and a fairly easy goal to reach with great rewards. It also offers some of the most tangible benefits, including complimentary breakfast and room upgrades.

This guide will cover all of the benefits of Hilton Gold status, how to earn it, and how it compares to mid-tier status in other hotel programs.

How to Earn Hilton Honors Gold Status

Earning Hilton Gold status is considerably easy to achieve. You have a few ways to do it:

  • Staying at Hilton hotels
  • Having a Hilton Honors credit card
  • Spending on a Hilton Honors credit card

You can even earn it through the status challenge program or get matched status through another program.

hilton honors elite status qualification requirements 2021

Hilton has reduced its elite status qualifications by 50% in

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