My First Stay at a Renaissance Hotel

I recently had an opportunity to stay at my first Renaissance hotel property, which is labeled as an upscale brand of hotels and is a subsidiary brand of Marriott International.

I walked into the rather spacious lobby of the hotel. The…

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Up to 20 Percent Discount Plus 2,000 Points Per Day in Florida 2019 With Marriott Bonvoy

You can save up to 20 percent on standard room rates while simultaneously earning 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points per day when you stay a minimum of two consecutive nights — Thursday through Sunday, with a Friday or Saturday night required at hotel properties; but good seven days per week at resort properties — at your choice of 50 different hotel and resort properties in Florida through Monday, January 20, 2020…

…but you must…

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Miles and Points On Sale — December 17 2019

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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Is This Amenity Fee a New Low?

You have undoubtedly heard of mandatory resort fees, mandatory destination fees and mandatory facilities fees which an increasing number of hotel and resort properties have been charging guests — and these fees are often obscured from view until the potential customer starts the reservation booking process so that the advertised base rate of the room appears to be lower or more competitive with similar rooms priced by other lodging establishments…

…but what exactly is an amenity fee — and what is included with it once you pay for it?

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