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Travellers mull the Marriott-Starwood merger

For their honeymoon, Alex Diacre and his wife, Sarah, traveled halfway around the world, from New...

Revised AMEX points transfers to SPG, Marriott

With the imminent merger of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs, Amer...

Winners and losers: SPG to Marriott's new scheme

With the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program winding down in August, SPG members will soon be ...

Marriott downgrades elite status for SPG Gold

Starwood Preferred Guest Gold members hoping to nab Platinum Elite status under Marriott’s ...

5 new things to know about Marriott's new program

UPDATE | Earlier advice and commentary provided by Marriott International to Australian Business ...

Fast-track to SPG Gold, Platinum

Gold or Platinum status in the Starwood Preferred Guest hotel loyalty program normally comes as a...

Best credit cards for earning SPG Starpoings

Only a handful of Australian credit cards allow customers to earn Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) ...

Hotels tighten booking cancellation rules

Hilton and IHG are following Marriott-Starwood in tightening the rules over booking cancellations...

Get Marriott Gold Elite in just one hotel stay

Gold Elite status in the Marriott Rewards program usually comes in return for spending at least 5...

W Melbourne hotel set to open in 2020

Marriott International will open a new W Melbourne hotel by 2020, nestled on Collins Street in th...

Deciphering Marriott-Starwood hotel brands

Having trouble working out the difference between the eight luxury hotel brands of Marriott and S...

Taipei Beitou gets new Aloft hotel

Looking for a little escape on your next business trip to Taipei? There's plenty of good thi...

The Luxury Collection: new Singapore hotel

Starwood and Marriott will bring the high-end Luxury Collection brand to Singapore next year with...

Le Méridien Paris completes renovations

Guests returning to the Le Méridien Etoile Paris hotel might hardly recognise it following...

All-new loyalty scheme for Marriott, Starwood

The ink is barely dry on the US$12 billion mega-merger of Marriott and Starwood, but it looks lik...

New hotel credit card surcharges

Hotel chains nationwide including Accor, IHG, Rydges and Starwood are amending their credit card ...

Aloft Hotels' new voice-activated rooms

Fancy turning a hotel’s room lights on before stepping out of bed, adjusting the air condit...

St. Regis Hotel Shenzhen, China

The St. Regis Hotel Shenzhen was, for a time, occupying the tallest structure in Shenzhen when it...