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Marriott & Starwood - Reap the Benefits

Enjoy an Instant Elite Status Match and the Freedom to Transfer Points! It's a Win-Win!

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June 2017

Link your loyalty accounts today to enjoy an instant Elite status match with Marriott, Ritz Carlton and Starwood and the freedom to transfer points across the programs...

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  • Icon for: Hilton Flash Specials For Exotic Locations

    Hilton Flash Specials For Exotic Locations
    January 2017

    Planning a trip to Asia, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, The South Pacific, Australia or New Zealand sometime soon? Be sure to check out the special Hilton Hotel Deals website before booking your Hilton stay…

  • Icon for: Hilton HHonors Elite - How To Get There Faster

    Hilton HHonors Elite - How To Get There Faster
    January 2017

    Whether you earn Hilton HHonors Elite status by achieving the nights, stays or points required or by having the right credit card or even by completing a fast track offer, making it to Elite status will change the way you travel with Hilton…

  • Icon for: Hilton Offers Free Wi-Fi When You Book Direct

    Hilton Offers Free Wi-Fi When You Book Direct
    January 2017

    While all of the major hotel chains are clear that members will not enjoy reward points on stays booked through third parties, some differences emerge regarding Wi-Fi policies and Elite status recognition, and on June 4, 2015, Hilton HHonors made an adjustment to their terms and conditions...

  • Icon for: Hilton Search Tips - Enjoy the Best Rates

    Hilton Search Tips - Enjoy the Best Rates
    January 2017

    While Hilton’s perks and promotions are wonderful, we suggest you take a few simple steps during the online reservation process to make sure you secure the best rate and room. We'll show you how...

  • Icon for: Hyatt Award Nights at the Hotel of Your Choice

    Hyatt Award Nights at the Hotel of Your Choice
    July 2017

    We have a trvlvip insider Tip that may help you enjoy those Hyatt hotel award nights earned in a promotion or through the Hyatt credit card…

  • Icon for: World of Hyatt - What to Know!

    World of Hyatt - What to Know!
    May 2017

    We’ll break down the new World of Hyatt program to help you understand what changed, what didn’t change and how you can earn more points and more rewards easily...

  • Icon for: Enjoy the Best Price With IHG or It’s FREE

    Enjoy the Best Price With IHG or It’s FREE
    May 2016

    Book direct with IHG and receive the lowest price, or a free night if you find a better deal...

  • Icon for: IHG Bonus Miles Package Pros & Cons

    IHG Bonus Miles Package Pros & Cons
    June 2016

    IHG offers an opportunity to buy 200 bonus airline rewards miles for each eligible night of your stay or 1,000 airline miles for each eligible stay. If you’ve ever wondered if the Bonus Miles Package makes good financial sense, read on…

  • Icon for: IHG Bonus Points Package Pros & Cons

    IHG Bonus Points Package Pros & Cons
    June 2016

    IHG typically allows you buy up to 10,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points for each eligible stay and you can also choose to add breakfast for two. If you’ve ever wondered whether the Bonus Points Package makes good financial sense, read on…

  • Icon for: IHG Luxury - Ambassador and Royal Ambassador

    IHG Luxury - Ambassador and Royal Ambassador
    June 2016

    If you are loyal to IHG, are not yet Gold Elite and like to stay at IHG’s most luxurious brand, buying Ambassador Status is a fantastic choice…

  • Icon for: IHG Rewards Club Highlights – Be in the Know

    IHG Rewards Club Highlights – Be in the Know
    June 2016

    Learn the important highlights and tips to ensure you maximize your points and get the most from the IHG Rewards Club program…


  • Icon for: IHG Search Tips - Enjoy the Best Rates

    IHG Search Tips - Enjoy the Best Rates
    February 2016

    While IHG Perks and promotions are wonderful, we suggest you take a few simple steps in the online reservation process to make sure you enjoy the best rates and rooms…

  • Icon for: Enhanced Marriott Rewards Elite Benefits

    Enhanced Marriott Rewards Elite Benefits
    May 2016

    Marriott has added three more Elite benefits to it’s rewards program to help tailor member’s stays to their liking...

  • Icon for: LOOK Before You BOOK - Marriott Deals and Bonuses

    LOOK Before You BOOK - Marriott Deals and Bonuses
    March 2016

    In addition to using the easy Marriott filter function on trvlvip to browse through the Marriott Perks and Tips, be sure to bookmark and routinely review Marriott's Deals and destinations page prior to reserving your next global hotel stay to score a last minute bonus or a big discount...

  • Icon for: Marriott & Ritz PointSavers – New Hotels Weekly

    Marriott & Ritz PointSavers – New Hotels Weekly
    March 2016

    Enjoy free nights for fewer Marriott or Ritz-Carlton Rewards points when you book PointSavers award nights across the globe and the fifth night is ALWAYS free…

  • Icon for: Marriott & Starwood - Reap the Benefits

    Marriott & Starwood - Reap the Benefits
    June 2017

    Link your loyalty accounts today to enjoy an instant Elite status match with Marriott, Ritz Carlton and Starwood and the freedom to transfer points across the programs...

  • Icon for: Marriott eBreaks – Weekend Deals

    Marriott eBreaks – Weekend Deals
    August 2016

    Marriott publishes an eBreaks list of discounted properties early each week by email for the following Thursday to Sunday weekend stays...

  • Icon for: Marriott or Ritz-Carlton Rewards – 6 or 1/2 Dozen

    Marriott or Ritz-Carlton Rewards – 6 or 1/2 Dozen
    January 2017

    Marriott and Ritz-Carlton both have rewards programs. As a member of either program you can earn and redeem rewards points at all Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts and your Elite status and benefits span across both programs...

  • Icon for: Marriott Search Tips - Enjoy the Best Rates

    Marriott Search Tips - Enjoy the Best Rates
    February 2016

    While Marriott perks and promotions are wonderful, we suggest you take a few simple steps in the online reservation process to make sure you secure the best rates and rooms…

  • Icon for: Your Award Night Choices With Marriott and Ritz

    Your Award Night Choices With Marriott and Ritz
    April 2016

    Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Cash + Points is a new award type and while not offered at all hotels, when available, Cash + Points and PointSavers awards can be a great way to conserve and maximize Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Rewards points...

  • Icon for: Cool Starwood Savings on Hot Escapes

    Cool Starwood Savings on Hot Escapes
    June 2017

    Each Wednesday through Saturday Starwood offers SPG Hot Escapes with discounts that typically range from 20% to 70% on stays at participating properties during the following six weeks and an additional 5% savings for SPG members…

  • Icon for: Enjoy the Best Rates with These SPG Search Tips

    Enjoy the Best Rates with These SPG Search Tips
    June 2017

    Although Starwood perks and promotions are already wonderful, we'll show you how a few simple steps in the online reservation process can score the very best rates and rooms

  • Icon for: Starwood & Marriott - Reap the Benefits

    Starwood & Marriott - Reap the Benefits
    June 2017

    Link your loyalty accounts today to enjoy an instant Elite status match with Marriott, Ritz Carlton and Starwood and the freedom to transfer points across the programs...

  • Icon for: Starwood and Design Hotels - A Luxe Paring

    Starwood and Design Hotels - A Luxe Paring
    June 2017

    Close to 150 Design Hotels are now listed on the Starwood website, opening the door for SPG members to earn and redeem Starpoints and enjoy Elite benefits...

     
  • Icon for: Starwood Deals - Aloha Paradise

    Starwood Deals - Aloha Paradise
    June 2017

    Starwood has a website dedicated exclusively to their Hawaiian hotels and resorts. It’s a good site to review before booking a Starwood hotel in Hawaii. And we have a few additional suggestions too…

  • Icon for: Booking Award Stays for Other People

    Booking Award Stays for Other People
    May 2015

    Want to score major brownie points? We’ll show you how to redeem your hotel rewards points for a friend or family member! Not all programs are created equal here, so read on and we’ll show you where, when and how…

  • Icon for: Credit Cards - Elite Luxury Hotel Benefits

    Credit Cards - Elite Luxury Hotel Benefits
    March 2016

    Let’s face it - hotel stays are a lot more pleasant when you have Elite status. What if you could enjoy VIP treatment if you want or need to stay in a hotel where you don’t have Elite status? It’s possible you already have a credit card in your wallet that will do the trick…

  • Icon for: Dine Your Way to Hotel Rewards

    Dine Your Way to Hotel Rewards
    June 2015

    With over 11,000 restaurants to choose from and regular bonus offers, it’s easy to earn hotel reward points with Hilton HHonors and IHG Rewards Club…

  • Icon for: Does Your Favorite Hotel Offer FREE Wi-Fi?

    Does Your Favorite Hotel Offer FREE Wi-Fi?
    February 2016

    See how the Wi-Fi policies stack up across the major hotel brands…

  • Icon for: Hotel and Car Benefits with AAA/CAA

    Hotel and Car Benefits with AAA/CAA
    July 2017

    It makes A LOT of sense to consider AAA/CAA. You gain peace of mind when it comes to your personal cars and you also enjoy some great hotel and car rental benefits…

  • Icon for: Hotel Loyalty Promotions - Ah yes, the Fine Print

    Hotel Loyalty Promotions - Ah yes, the Fine Print
    January 2015

    Let us let you in on some secrets to unlock even greater benefits from hotel Loyalty promotions…

  • Icon for: Hotel Points - Til Death Do Us Part

    Hotel Points - Til Death Do Us Part
    May 2015

    We all know hotel rewards points have value. They are an asset. But how much consideration have you given to what happens to them in the case of death or divorce? Let’s find out if and how your favorite hotel rewards program handles transfers under those circumstances…

  • Icon for: Rocketmiles – Enjoy Thousands of Airline Miles for Your Hotel Stays

    Rocketmiles – Enjoy Thousands of Airline Miles for Your Hotel Stays
    March 2016

    Hotel brand loyalty leads to luxurious travel for less. But, when the hotels within your preferred brand are sold out or too expensive, you love a specific non-chain hotel, or you have an event scheduled at a hotel that is not part of your favorite loyalty program, then that’s the time to consider Rocketmiles…