More Posts On: Hotels and Lodging

Earn 1,500 Marriott Bonvoy Points With Every Stay Summer 2019

You can earn 1,500 Marriott Bonvoy frequent guest loyalty program points for all stays of a minimum of two consecutive nights — starting with your first stay — at greater than 7,000 participating hotel and resort properties worldwide between Tuesday, July 2, 2019 through Monday, September 16, 2019…

…but you must…

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One Simple Way to Reclaim That Resort Fee Which You Paid

“Would like more information on reclaiming resort fees as referenced in Section 4, please” is what Txrus — who is a reader of The Gate — asked in the Comments section of this article pertaining to four reasons why mandatory resort fees may finally be disappearing, in which I asked, “Did you know that attorneys general in many states in the United States — but not Nevada, in which the practices is widespread in cities such as Las Vegas — have reportedly said that the practice of implementing mandatory resort fees is unlawful; and that guests can reclaim resort fees?”

You only need to spend as few as 60 seconds worth of your time and effort to…

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Save 40 Percent in Orlando 2019 With Marriott

You can save 40 percent off of retail room rates — seven days per week — when you stay at your choice of nine different participating resort properties in Orlando between Sunday, August 25, 2019 and Thursday, December 19, 2019…

…but you must…

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Revised June 2019: Redeem 10,000 Hilton Honors Points Per Night at These Hotel and Resort Properties

Four days ago — on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — I posted this article pertaining to 157 hotel and resort properties through which you can redeem 10,000 Hilton Honors points per reward night; and that article turned out to be inaccurate because the last time this tool from Hilton called Points Explorer was updated was Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Believe it or not, the Points Explorer tool was…

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Save 30 Percent in Hawaii 2019 With Marriott

You can save 30 percent off of retail room rates — seven days per week — when you stay at your choice of ten different participating resort properties in Hawaii between Sunday, August 25, 2019 and Thursday, October 31, 2019…

…but you must…

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Why Are You Surprised That Resort Fees “Provide Real Tangible Value” to You?

You have probably read the astonishment by authors of multiple articles about a quote which was attributed to Vijay Dandapani — who is the chief executive officer of the Hotel Association of New York City — in response to the new policy of Booking.com pertaining to charging commissions to hotel and resort properties which impose mandatory resort fees on their guests, as he actually sees value in mandatory resort fees for hotel guests.

“Resort and urban fees provide real tangible value to the guest and there is plenty of empirical evidence that a majority of guests have no problem with it, and appreciate the value offered…

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4 Reasons Why Mandatory Resort Fees May Finally Be Disappearing

Mandatory resort fees — and their brethren, which include mandatory destination fees and mandatory facilities fees — have been the scourge of the lodging industry in the United States and several other countries…

…but although now is not exactly the time to celebrate — just yet, anyway — evidence exists that the heyday of these nefarious fees may actually be starting to wane; and at least four reasons have been cited…

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Save 40 Percent at Westin Resort Properties In Mexico 2019

You can save 40 percent off of retail room rates — seven days per week — when you stay a minimum of three consecutive nights at your choice of three premium Westin Vacation Club resort properties in Cancun or Los Cabos in Mexico from Sunday, August 11, 2019 through Thursday, December 19, 2019…

…but you must…

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