Marriott Bonvoy Changes Coming September

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Heads up! Marriott Bonvoy changes are coming in September. These are changes we’ve known about for sometime, but have been delayed due to ongoing IT issues. Marriott Bonvoy When Marriott combined Marriott Rewards and SPG to form Marriott Bonvoy, we knew peak and off-peak award pricing was coming. But, as we all know, the integration […]

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Las Alcobas Napa Valley Room Service

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

On the morning of our one full day in Napa, I decided to give the Las Alcobas Napa Valley room service a try for breakfast. After all, my goal for the day was to have a splurgy belated birthday celebration for my lovely wife. As I mentioned in my previous post, the Acacia House handles […]

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Review: Acacia House by Chris Cosentino

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

For dinner on our first night at the Las Alcobas Napa Valley, we decided to stay on property. So, we headed to the only restaurant at the hotel, Acacia House by Chris Cosentino. Now, let me start this review off by saying that I have a lot of respect for Chef Cosentino. He seems like […]

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Review: Las Alcobas Napa Valley

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

During our Gourmet Adventure Through Northern California, we stayed at three different hotels. And the stay I was most looking forward to was the one at the Las Alcobas Napa Valley. While our previous hotel, the Courtyard Merced, left much to be desired, our next hotel, the Las Alcobas Napa Valley looked like heaven. In […]

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Save 20% To 25% On Award Stays Using This Method

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

You spend a bunch of time and effort earning points in hotel loyalty programs, whether it’s by actually staying at hotels or by signing up for credit cards with high sign-up bonuses. It makes sense that you’ll want to get your money’s…

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Book Marriott Award Stays Before the Increase

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

If you’re thinking of booking a Marriott award stay, do it TODAY.  Even if you’re not sure about your plans, book Marriott award stays before the increase. Today is March 4, and as we know, March 5 is the day Marriott is making its annual changes to its hotel categories.  But this year is a […]

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Why You Need To Diversify Your Miles and Points Portfolio

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

As you may have read, we had a blowout trip through the American Southwest in 2017. For us, a fifteen night trip is an amazingly long time to be away from home. We could have stayed at the same hotel chain properties and worked our way towards some low…

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Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is Finally Being Redeveloped

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

You know how Hawaii hotels tend to be cramped and dated?  Well, one of the worst mainstream brand properties is finally getting the attention it needs!  Specifically, the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is finally being redeveloped! Lately, I’ve been wondering which Marriott property in Waikiki is the worst of the bunch.  And it’s not an easy […]

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Marriott Rewards Award Category Changes March 5, 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Scrub Island ResortMarriott Rewards today announced award category changes that will take place on March 5, 2019. There are 258 hotels moving up one category and 37 that will move down. Marriott currently has 6,900 hotels open. These changes thus affect roughly 4.3% of properties. You can access Marriott Rewards here. Here are the changes: Number of […]

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