United Airlines has launched new MileagePlus buy miles sale at up to 85% bonus through July 11, 2018. There can always be higher targeted offers.
United Airlines has promotions every month for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (exactly the same offer because United usually limits the number of miles one can purchase per year including any possible bonuses to 150K).
Last week, I wrote about the Hilton’s Airlines Staff rate (read more here) that is discounted anywhere between 25% to 50% off and used to be Travel Agent offer at the same time.
Hilton has launched completely separate rate that is available for those that work in the travel agencies and have applicable credentials. This rate plan is not eligible for points or stay/night credit.
One of Vancouver’s most popular luxury hotels, The Four Seasons Vancouver, will close it’s doors on January 31st 2020 after being in business for more than 40 years and having received numerous awards.
The owner of the property didn’t renew the lease and already tried to get rid of the Four Seasons through a lawsuit alleging that the hotel company failed to upkeep the property.
You learn something new and surprising every day such as this new Marriott policy that prohibits SPG Platinum Concierge team members contacting hotels outside of the US by phone.
SPG Platinum Concierge is not concierge in true form but should be able to help Platinum members in all hotel related issues such as arranging airport pick ups, restaurant reservations and troubleshoot any stay related issues.
United Airlines has launched new MileagePlus promo called Mile Play trying to get select members to spend and fly more by August 12, 2018.
There are number of offers that are tailored to each member based on their recent United flying activity. Members are required to purchase certain number of flights in business or economy over certain price point.
SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20%15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + an additional 5% off for SPG members.
The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date.
Marriott has been trying to revamp their website since October last year when I first started noticing frequent issues and even blank landing pages (read more here).
Then in early November, Marriott made the old legacy website (read the working one) available via special link that I promptly bookmarked (read more here) and happily used for months. Then in early January, the legacy site was gone for good (read more here).
Uber run into troubles in London last year when the TFL decided not to renew its license that expired on September 30, 2017. Uber appealed and judge today overturned the decision.
Uber was given 15 month license to operate in the city. TFL and Uber then can use this time to iron out their differences and hopefully reach an amicable agreement how the ridesharing platform can continue to operate in the city.
Cartagena continues growing as one of the top destinations in the Caribbean and all the major hotel chains are either fully established or developing properties in the city and its surroundings. In the last 5 years Intercontinental, Radisson, Hyatt Regency (which I reviewed last year), Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn have started operating properties in the city.
Last December, Conrad Hotels & Resorts inaugurated their 1st property in South America (and 34th worldwide): a beach resort and golf club in Cartagena, Colombia. I happened to be in the area and decided to check what the latest addition to the chain was about!