Tag Archive: Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)

AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Credit Card Review (Formerly AmEx SPG Luxury) (2019.4 Update: 100k Offer Is Expired)

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card (Formerly Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Card) Review 2019.4 Update: The 100k offer is expired. The new offer is only 75k. 2019.2 Update: The AmEx SPG Luxury card is now rebranded as AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card, and the benefits remain the same. At the same time, the offer is raised to 100k, and…
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AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Business Credit Card Review (Formerly AmEx SPG Business) (2019.4 Update: 100k Offer Is Expired)

Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card (Formerly Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express) Review 2019.4 Update: The 100k offer is expired. The current offer is only 75k. 2019.2 Update: The AmEx SPG Business card is now rebranded as AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Business card, and the benefits remain the same. At the same time, the offer is raised to…
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AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Review (Formerly AmEx SPG) (Discontinued)

Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card (Formerly The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express) Review 2019.2 Update: AmEx SPG is now discontinued, and is rebranded as AmEx Marriott Bonvoy for current card holders (it does not accept new applications). Application Link This card no longer accepts new applications. If you are lucky to have this legacy credit card, you can still…
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Summary of Marriott & SPG Co-branded Credit Cards Bonus Limits

Starting from Aug 26, 2018, AmEx and Chase work together to limit the bonuses on their Marriott & SPG co-branded credit cards. Now AmEx SPG cards can affect the eligibility of Chase Marriott credit cards, and vice versa. Here’s a summary of the limits. Chase Co-branded Credit Cards Chase cards have their own limits: Chase 5/24 rule: Chase Marriott Premier…
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[Rumor] SPG & Marriott merger update: no more free breakfast for Gold member?

Well this was developing FAST! A couple of days ago we shared the news that the SPG website will go down on August 1st. Back then we were wondering why Marriott and SPG had not made any official announcement, particularly given how close we were to the purported deadline. Now, two pieces of new information just emerged and may shed…
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Hotel Review: Senior Suite at Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado

Upon finishing up our stay on Easter Island, we flew to Lima via Santiago de Chile. The next morning we flew to Cusco on LATAM (previously known as LAN Peru) for our upcoming trip to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. Since LIM-CUZ is wholly in Peru, I used only 4,500 Avios(per person) for a one-way redemption. Since the one-way…
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How to get and redeem Free Nights Certificates in different brands hotels

This is a free night summary, mainly focusing on how to get and redeem free night with the different hotel brands. If there is a mistake, please help correct me. 1. Introduction The two tables listed below are pretty comprehensive. Sign-up Bonus Free Night Comparison Table: Annual Free Night Comparison Table: Note: Chase Fairmont Credit Card listed below is discontinued 2. IHG 2.1….
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A Complete Guide to the Marriott Travel Packages — The best way to redeem your SPG/Marriott points!

Marriott Travel Packages is the best way to redeem your SPG/Marriott points. In this post, I will introduce how to make the best out of SPG/Marriott through Marriott Travel Packages. Why choose the Marriott Travel Packages? As a hotel fan, I have not been redeeming Marriott and SPG points for hotels for over a year. Why? I have been saving points…
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A Guide to the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Program

Hey all, Today I’m going to write about the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Program. We’ll go through the ins and outs of the program. Buckle up and enjoy the ride! 1. Overview First the basics: Starwood has 1,300+ properties across the world. They range from mid to upper tier properties and have excellent hotels. Starwood was acquired by Marriott hotels…
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Why I think Anbang will eventually buy SPG and it will be a good thing to us…

Maybe Americans don’t know about the Chinese company Anbang at all. Neither do I several days ago, but some of my friends have some interesting information and insights about it. First of all, we shouldn’t treat Anbang as a usual insurance company. It is so special because its actually bosses, Chen Xiaolu and Wu Xiaohui, are “the Second Generation of…
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