More Posts On: Hotels and Lodging

Yes, Marriott Insiders Forum HAS Shut Down and Moved

he Marriott Insiders forum — through which members can discuss virtually anything which has to do with Marriott International, Incorporated and its portfolio of hotel and resort properties under an umbrella of 30 brands — has been shut down to read-only status effective as of Friday, April 3, 2020 with advance notice of only one day…

…and the site itself will be permanently shut down altogether effective as of Wednesday, July 1, 2020 with no plans on resuscitating it in the foreseeable future; so you are advised to save any content before then which you do not want lost forever.

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Headspace Meditation and Mindfulness Trial Offer With World of Hyatt

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic has turned the world on edge to the point at which nothing seems normal anymore — and the drastic change in lifestyle coupled with the uncertainty of what the final outcome of this pandemic has caused people to be mentally unsettled, stressed, nervous, scared, and even panicky…

…but if you are a member of the World of Hyatt frequent guest loyalty program, you have a tool available to you which you can try to nurture your well-being at no charge: Headspace purports to “help you wind down, stress less and sleep soundly” through meditation and mindfulness.

As a World of Hyatt member, two choices are now available to you through the new collaboration with Headspace…

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Hyatt Extends Status and Points For Everyone; Flexible Reservation Policy Updates: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

The latest information from Hyatt pertains to updates with regards to the extensions of the expiration of points and elite level status — as well as improving the flexibility of the booking and cancellation policies of reservations in general.

Your benefits are automatically being extended with no effort or input required on your part as a World of Hyatt member — including…

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Miles and Points On Sale — April 1 2020

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.

A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.

For this edition of miles and points on sale…

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Are Some Room Rates Not Being Reduced Because of Discrimination?

With occupancy rates drastically diminished to single digit percentages due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, one would think that the hotel and resort properties which remain open would significantly reduce room rates accordingly to attract more customers — but not all hotel and resort properties have done so.

“So I still have to travel but 1 thing I have noticed is that a lot of hotels that are open are still charging a decent amount for a room. I mean they have 2% occupancy but…

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Hilton Extends Status and Points For Everyone; Flexible Reservation Policy Updates: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

The latest information from Hilton pertains to updates with regards to the extensions of the expiration of points and elite level status — as well as improving the flexibility of the booking and cancellation policies of reservations in general.

Your benefits are automatically being extended with no effort or input required on your part as a Hilton Honors member — including…

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Miles and Points On Sale — March 20 2020

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.

A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.

For this edition of miles and points on sale…

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$250 Billion Bailout Requested by Lodging Companies

Not to be outdone by the commercial airline industry, executives and representatives of the lodging companies in the United States has requested $250 billion in assistance as a result of the economic impact which they have suffered due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV — pandemic.

The request for $250 billion includes…

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Hotel Deploys Robots to Sanitize and Disinfect Rooms

A hotel property in the United States has deployed two decontaminating robots to sanitize and disinfect its guest rooms and common areas in order to help combat the threat of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV — pandemic to guests.

“The room disinfection technology, provided by…

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