If I already have United silver status (Marriott status match), is it still worth it to get the United explorer card? Up to 70k bonus, $0 intro fee then $95 after (will downgrade after a year to Gateway $0 fee card)
Trying to decide between Cadillac Miami Beach hotel and the Fort Lauderdale Marriott for a solo vacation? Thoughts?
Has anyone traveled using your corporate leisure code for Marriott recently? Did they check your ID? My EY ID doesn’t actually say EY on it and I’m afraid they’ll deny me, I do have business cards I carry with me when traveling though
I’d like to gift suite nights to my sister and her wife for a trip to Aruba. Before I dive into the Bonvoy app for if and how this works, any tips? Is this possible and easy?
Any corporate/discount code for Marriott?
Accidentally booked a Marriott reservation the night before I arrived in town for a 1 night trip and thus never checked in or used the room. Am I able to get points back or am I out of luck?
What are the odds of Bonvoy, Hyatt, and others extending 2020/21 status into 2022? Similar to how Delta just extended their medallion status into 2022?
Help! Last minute trip to Hawaii, want to use points. Have about 250k points thru both Chase and Amex (each). Also have Amex Plat. - Chase is running 1.5x points to transfer to Bonvoy right now. - Amex has basically the same deal as Chase - every 2 pts transfer to Bonvoy for 3 pts (am I doing the math right?) - Amex also has $200 FHR/Hotel Collection annual credit for one of the hotels I'm considering - Could also transfer points to Hyatt, but not as good hotel options where I'm headed CONT...
Planning a family (2 adults and 2 kids) trip to NYC for four days. Which Marriott property would you suggest in Times Square area? Marquis or Westin or Sheraton? Thanks!
What card should I Churn next? Currently have CSP, Amex Plat, both Marriott cards, United Quest card and Chase Ink Preferred? Thanks!
Planning on having lots of credit card travel/dining expenses for the next 6 months (airbnbs, groceries, Uber/lyfts etc.) Currently have CSR which I use for everything, and rarely use: Marriott Bonvoy AMEX (might cancel since no more travel/hotels), BOA Cashback 3% online shopping (use for some subscriptions), Apple Card for Apple subscriptions. Does it make sense to get the United Explorer credit card for 70k points (free for 1 year then $95 after)? United silver status trying to get higher
General musing - it seems like the vast majority of recs in here are for super expensive hotels and resorts (St Regis, etc). I work in consulting and make good money but can’t fathom spending $600+ a night on a hotel. Am I really in the minority or is it just that ppl staying at the Ritz want to show off?
Marriott or Hilton loyalty program?
Cockroach in my room at a Fairfield Marriott. What should I be doing? Am I eligible for any points? They’re offering 10k so far, which I think is quite low. For context I am a titanium elite and lifetime gold going to platinum next year
Going to Fort Lauderdale for a long weekend and can’t decide between the W or the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. Anyone stay at either property and have recommendations? TIA!
Staying at the Hilton Caribe in San Juan, PR for about a week. Any suggestions for restaurants, bars, fun tours, etc. to do in this area?
Best hotels near Penn Station in NYC? Leaning towards Marriott properties because I have suite upgrades but also open to other options. Thanks!
People have been poo pooing going to Hawaii due to lack of reservations for activities and poor service due to understaffing. I have a Maui trip planned in Sept and I'm thinking about putting it off. Is it that bad? I'm staying at the Ritz.
Bonvoy Titanium. Did not get a complimentary suite upgrade at a Ritz, but I was offered a suite upgrade for a cost. Meaning they had some available. Can they do that? If they have suites available, don’t they have to upgrade me? I know Ritz plays by slightly different rules, so curious
I made a reservation for my family at JW Marriott in India and they found someone dirty clothes and underwear near lamp in the room, the Marriott people came and cleaned the room and offered free dinner I feel really terrified where on their website they say we clean do well and this happened with COVID going on. Should they compensate me with points?
Going to philly for a weekend and planning to get a hotel for myself to just chill and unwind. What hotels do y’all recommend that have slightly luxurious vibes but decently priced? Was going to book the Sheraton downtown but not blown away by the reviews. Thanks !
Air conditioning unexpectedly off in Springhill Suites Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga Marriott. 11am-7pm. Paid $230 per night. How many points?
Anyone ever use another companies corporate discount code for Marriott? XOM (Exxon) code is showing a significant discount where I'm going.
Does anyone have insight on how much negotiation room there is for marketing roles at Marriott? Manager / senior mgr level.
Portland ME: AC or Westin Hotel?
Cabo Westin or Jw?
Help! Need high end Marriott property for a beachy/relaxing vacation in late Oct (using points). Reservation at Solaz Los Cabos was cancelled due to infrastructure issues that shut down hotel indefinitely! What are the best properties out there?! Ideally in North America.
Looking for a Marriott property (I have a free night) within driving distance from Boston for a weekend getaway. Looking for good food and views. Recommendations?
Favorite dividend stocks? I currently own AGNC O SPG CVX OXLC MPW MO curious if there's even better than I could add or if I should just keep buying most of these. Thinking about dumping AGNC for STWD or ACRE
Need to book a Marriott for parents, how do I make a reservation under their name with my Marriott account to make sure I get the points. Is there a way to do this?
Marriott question: Do we need to reach both no. of nights and spend to maintain the status or just the nights?
Marriott Mattresses - Has anyone ordered the St. Regis mattress from Marriott? I am considering using my discount for that, but would love to hear reviews from others
FYI Green Corporate Amex Cards include a free silver level membership with Hilton Honors.
I have a category 1-5 Marriott certificate that I would like to trade for some Marriott or Delta points. Any takers?
Before Bonvoy, points and nights used to hit my account much faster. Is anyone else noticing a delay since the name change? Takes more than10 days for a stay to appear in account and I have to call
St Regis butler emailed me so many times before my trip that I felt like I was going to the St regis just to visit him. When I met him, it was as if we already knew each other.
Our SPG hotel just sent an email survey directly out to all Platinum guests - cc-ed instead of bcc-ed. Sender already tried to recall twice unsuccessfully. Now, all of our names are out there and I ca
Anyone ever been asked for proof to use corporate rate? I’ve been traveling for the last 3 years and for the first time Marriott wouldn’t honor my rate without proof. Trying to decide how to handle???
Vacation Question- Westin vs W (Paris)?
SPG Plat w/ ambassador - only allowed to bring 1 guest into the club lounge for breakfast/happy hour? They gave out wristbands, is this normal?
Qn about SPG platinum breakfast amenity - is it valid only once during the stay or for each day? I'm told I can use it only once during the stay 🤷🏻♂️
Booked a hotel via Amex travel for a business trip and Bonvoy does not want to give me the nights. Does anyone have a solution for that?
Anyone willing to PM me with their Marriott Ambassadors contact info? Mine resigned and I need someone to work magic on a property that won’t let me book with points for a family vacation. TYIA!
Changing roles to consulting with weekly travel. Preference on Hotel chains (Hilton v Marriott v Other) and Airlines? Home city is Chicago.
At SPG Platinum and won't hit 100 nights. Should I switch to another brand and get status at another company or stay with SPG the rest of the year. I also fly Delta for crossover rewards. Suggestions?
Hyatt vs SPG? Already have platinum and ~48 nights for SPG, wondering if it's worth switching to the Hyatt for a bit.
How's don't understand why people are freaking out about the SPG/Uber break-up. Lyft has been giving you 1:1 with Delta. Delta has 1:1 with SPG. Anyone using Uber for SPG has been doing it wrong.
Does anyone know when the SPG Marriott finalization will be complete? I merged my accounts, but right now you need to earn platinum by meeting either or, not by combined nights for the overall program. Thanks
Any fish who got the H1B stamping done outside their home country? If so, please share name of countries (home/stamping) and experience details
About to start traveling A LOT. Do people recommend southwest or United? Flying out of Chicago and equidistant to midway and ORD.
Has anyone negotiated a pay raise after completing a PT MBA? Doing the same thing since pre-MBA and see no change in near future. Leaders in Advisory say they are looking for more MBAs though.
FYI Green Corporate Amex Cards include a free silver level membership with Hilton Honors.
Do airlines pay fines for flight delays unrelated to weather? If not, that would probably solve the issue. Thoughts?
For people on an H1B visa, are there any good resources to figure out if I can invest in a Roth IRA and other investing 101s for people on a visa? (From india so not getting my GC anytime soon)
I’ve been freelancing on & off for years & am having a hard time landing a full time role. Partially cause when I get a gig, it distracts me from my search but can’t afford the 3m it takes - continued
When do you find out about discover? Want to quit after promotion in July but also want to experience Discover.
Yes! A community of physical education teachers! I am in a middle school in San Francisco. Our students have class 5 times a week, how often do you see your students?
After a few long interview processes, I've learned that prior CPG experience is highly valued when entering any CPG industry (even in low- to mid-level roles). Can someone with experience recruiting in the space help explain the importance of the experience? Alternatively, would love to be able to "spin" my resume to help fill in the gaps that this lack of experience leaves.
Interviewing with a B4 firm for a consulting role. They keep rescheduling (about three times now) the interviews with two PPMD...is this normal? Never had to reschedule this many times before. Already had one interview, but waiting on these next two.
Anyone have any advice on the ways I can provide my life insurance beneficiaries the information that they will need in the event something happens to me? Should I print out a document with all of the policy details including my personal info and distribute it to all my beneficiaries (5 total)?
Do you tell your family , close friends that you see a therapist or keep it to yourself ? It’s not seen as a good thing in our culture and country so I’d rather not let them know about this
Looking for hair product recommendations! I’ve never really done much besides typical shampoo and conditioner, and I’m sick of my hair being frizzy and dry (photo in comments)
Received MBB offer, which I’m very grateful for. I have a medical degree with some work experience. I want to stay in healthcare. I like pharma/biotech, provider systems but also early stage healthcare investing. Certainly open to consulting long term. Few Qs: is the promotion pipeline any different for advanced degree folks? What sort of exit opps would be available to someone like me post MBB? Would my skill set/knowledge base be uniquely sought after, or not really? Thank you for your help!
How are you all using your amex airline credit
Any title insurance underwriting counsel here? Full service real estate attorney looking to focus my practice. I’ve applied to most of the major title insurers these last few weeks and I’m feeling hopeful. I’ve never underwritten title but I’ve searched title, written abstracts, written certified title opinions, advised clients in house, litigated quiet title actions, property line disputes and defended oil and gas trespass cases. I know title in and out. I’m ready.
Hoping to get my PHR in the next year or so. Outside of employer reimbursement, are there other opportunities for this to get funded? I know SHRM Foundation offers scholarships for the CP, but I am looking for PHR specific help. Thank you! :)