Comparing Hotel Elite Status in 2014


I've finally found time to finish creating my comparison tables of hotel elite status in 2014. These things always get ripped to shreds in the first draft, so I won't do much analysis in this post; I'll wait until later this week. But do feel free to comment. I will try to get a corrected … [Read more...]

How Much Does It Cost to Earn a Free Night?

Hyatt SPG Weighted Average

I'm in the process of updating my hotel elite status comparison chart, and as part of that process I need to collect information on the different award tiers and the points earned with each stay. That allows me to do what I consider a very useful analysis of the relative cost of earning an … [Read more...]

Daily Getaways Return on May 19

Daily Getaways

Daily Getaways is an annual promotion run by the U.S. Travel Association in collaboration with American Express. Each day for four weeks there is a new travel deal from a selected merchant (sometimes with multiple price points, like a choice between buying 10K, 20K, 50K, or 100K hotel … [Read more...]

Improved Citi Hilton Reserve Card Offers $100 Statement Credit

Hilton Statement Credit offers

I generally don't talk a lot about the various Hilton credit cards because after devaluing their loyalty program the sign-up bonuses are just half as valuable. One card that continues to stand out is the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card because it provides two weekend nights after … [Read more...]

1,000 Bonus Points per Night at Hilton

Hilton Weekend Rewards

Hilton has a new promotion running February 1 through April 30 called "Weekend Rewards," though it does not require staying on a weekend. Business travelers can easily max it out with regular mid-week stays. Those who register can earn 1,000 bonus Hilton HHonors points for every … [Read more...]

Honeymoon Trip Report: Conrad Hong Kong


Megan and I took a two-week tour of Southeast Asia during our honeymoon in August/September of last year. Now it’s time to wrap up the trip report after a holiday break. Here’s the Trip Report Index: Booking the Honeymoon Asiana Airlines Business Class (SEA-ICN, HKG-ICN, and … [Read more...]