Happy Sunday to all our travel friends, both near and far. Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, so we’re passing them along.
- In 2018, Marriott announced it would be revamping its Sheraton brand. Over time, Sheraton had lost its luster and became synonymous with boring convention hotels, probably close to an airport or in a big city. No one really wanted to stay at a Sheraton but needed to stay there for meetings or the like. Our expectations were set so low that we were pleasantly surprised when the Sheraton New York Times Square was a decent place to stay in Manhattan. The “New” Sheraton has been unveiled with a series of hotels showing the brand’s future and I’m impressed. I hope they’re able to transfer this vibe to all of the Sheraton hotels.
- If you’re not using AMEX offers, you’re doing things wrong. It’s true that some of the offers are difficult to use and aren’t worth very much. However, there’s currently an AMEX Offer for Lowe’s that should be easy for most people with an AMEX business card to use over the next several months.
- Chase has sent out an offer for World of Hyatt co-brand cardholders to earn bonus points. While the terms are easy to understand, it will take a deal of effort, leading some people to wonder if it’s a waste of time to try to earn the reward.
- At the beginning of the Pandemic, Marriott Bonvoy stopped posting new customer reviews on its hotels’ landing pages. If you looked, the last review of any hotel was from early 2020. I understand why they’d want to keep these reviews off their hotel’s pages because most of them were only about how hotels were, or weren’t, following COVID guidelines. We’ve reached a point where Marriott apparently thinks reviews are back to being about the properties and they’re now posting the most current reviews to the hotel websites.
- The Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a solid card to have, particularly for someone new to points and miles. It’s consistently offered a solid sign up bonus and has decent bonus categories for travel and dining (and currently for supermarkets.) Chase is making the card even more valuable with a temporary $50 grocery credit for new cardholders. This offer isn’t included with our referral link, so please find one that includes it if you’re looking to get the card. I won’t be upset if you don’t use our referral link because I wouldn’t use it if it would cost me $50.
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