In 2019, I reported that Hawaii's first AC Hotel would be built in the Wailea Resort on Maui. At the time, the developer had just broken ground and didn't provide a projected opening date. But now we know the AC Hotel by Marriott Wailea is to open in April 2021. … [Read more...] about AC Hotel by Marriott Wailea to Open April 2021
As I mentioned during my Royal Weekend Staycation introduction post, I mentioned my stay at the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. It's someplace I didn't think I would stay at. But, thanks to my lack of travel due to the pandemic and great kama'aina rates, I finally pulled the trigger. … [Read more...] about Review: Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort
Marriott has a new promotion available for registration that'll let you double your nights and points. It seems like they're trying to make it as easy as possible for Marriott Bonvoy members to earn or retain status since this is on top of the elite bonuses they already handed out. … [Read more...] about Double Your Nights and Points with Marriott!
While the pandemic continues to rage on, Marriott remains intent on having changing around its hotel award categories this year. Even though most hotels sat relatively empty over most of the last year. So, let's discuss the Marriott Bonvoy 2021 category changes in Hawaii. … [Read more...] about Marriott Bonvoy 2021 Category Changes in Hawaii
Marriott's latest award redemption promotion lets you save up to 40% off standard rates. But, it only applies to off-peak rates, so in reality, you're only saving 10% on those rates. Still, that's not bad! Unfortunately, Marriott Hawaii is not offering points discounts. Mostly. … [Read more...] about Marriott Hawaii Not Offering Points Discounts
Months after suspending them due to the pandemic, Marriott reinstates Elite guarantees. What's more, they've announced a slew of new benefits and promotions with an eye on retaining members for the expected return of travel in 2022. … [Read more...] about Marriott Reinstates Elite Guarantees + Adds Benefits
Marriott has released lists outlining its top 10 most popular hotels for award redemptions around the world. Those lists are all interesting because there are hotels on there that I didn't expect. However, for this post, I'll be focusing on the most popular Hawaii Marriotts for award redemptions. … [Read more...] about Most Popular Hawaii Marriotts for Award Redemptions
I've long wanted to stay at a Ritz-Carlton property. But, I never could bring myself to pay the cash or award rate for the privilege. That is, until now. You see, since the pandemic continues to be a very real threat, I decided to treat the Mrs. & I to a staycation at the Ritz-Carlton Residence Waikiki Beach. … [Read more...] about Review: Ritz-Carlton Residence Waikiki Beach
A couple of years ago, when Marriott integrated SPG with Marriott Rewards to create Bonvoy, they brought over Choice Benefits with them. But many of the choices were mediocre at best. But the Marriott Choice Benefit elite nights got better! In fact, I'm thinking of taking this option this year. … [Read more...] about Marriott Choice Benefit Elite Nights Got Better!
For our long weekend in Portland, I made it a point to stay in a hotel I've been wanting to check out for some time now. So, I booked us a room at the Hi-Lo Hotel, Autograph Collection, in downtown Portland. … [Read more...] about Hotel Review: Hi-Lo Hotel, Autograph Collection