Hotel News

Marriott Rewards merger: winners and losers

Marriott Rewards members will find a new hotel loyalty program waiting for them in August – and perhaps even a new member...

Chris Chamberlin |

Marriott plans new look for Sheraton

Marriott is not only rolling out a new loyalty program to encompass its recently-acquired Sheraton brand, it also wants to...

David Flynn |

Fairmont, Raffles, Swissotel join Accor Le Club

The Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel chains will all join AccorHotel’s Le Club loyalty program in July, allowing Le ...

Chris Chamberlin |

The best new hotels in LA

Great hotels abound in Los Angeles, and there is no single best way to experience L.A – the time and effort required to b...

Bloomberg News |

Marriott downgrades elite status for SPG Gold

Starwood Preferred Guest Gold members hoping to nab Platinum Elite status under Marriott’s new combined hotel loyalty pro...

Chris Chamberlin |

Get Radisson Rewards Gold status from AMEX

Have the American Express Platinum Charge Card? You can get a boost to Gold status in the Radisson Rewards program – form...

Chris Chamberlin |

5 new things to know about Marriott's new program

UPDATE | Earlier advice and commentary provided by Marriott International to Australian Business Traveller has proven to be inc...

Chris Chamberlin |

Revealed: Marriott's mega hotel loyalty program

Marriott has taken the next big step to align its three hotel loyalty programs into one, revealing the details of what will bec...

Chris Chamberlin |

Watch Netflix like a boss on (almost) any hotel TV

Already have Netflix at home? Then keep up with your favourite shows on the road by using this handy yet simple hack, which all...

Chris Chamberlin |

Get ready for the $1m/night space station hotel

Aboard the International Space Station, an astronaut’s life is typically work, exercise, rest, repeat. But what if your c...

Businessweek |

How to get Hilton Gold from American Express

If you have the American Express Platinum Charge Card, you can quickly elevate yourself to Gold status in the Hilton Honors pro...

Chris Chamberlin |

Rooms with a view at Crowne Plaza Changi

Airport hotels don’t get much more ‘airporty’ than the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. Like the best airport ho...

David Flynn |

Your next hotel room might have wine on tap

The situation: You key in to your hotel room after a stressful business meeting. All you want is an immediate glass of wine to ...

Bloomberg News |

Mandarin Oriental's new Fans of MO loyalty scheme

Mandarin Oriental now has a hotel loyalty program, dubbed ‘Fans of MO’ in a nod to the chain’s iconic logo, d...

Chris Chamberlin |

New York hotels now slugging "destination fees"

Many business and leisure travellers trekking to New York City are now finding extra fees tacked onto their hotel bill, describ...

Chris Chamberlin |

Status match: linking your Marriott, SPG accounts

Thanks to the merger between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, elite members of the chains’ respect...

Chris Chamberlin |

Review: Hoshinoya Bali - Ubud

Recently we covered the Hoshinoya property in Tokyo, a ryokan-style business hotel that makes an interesting alternative to sta...

James Fordham |

The Darling Hotel, Sydney

Heading to Sydney on business? The Darling Hotel now offers visitors to the harbour city the only Sydney hotel that has been aw...

Staff Writers |