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  • Starwood Launches Round-the-Clock Check-In

    One of the bigger drags in travel is that airline arrival times hardly ever seem to coordinate with most hotels' set check-in times. To arrive groggy and grimy from a long-haul flight and be denied access to some R & R in bed (with rooms traditionally held until 3pm) is just no way to start a trip. Thankfully, Starwood is setting some new rules when it comes to checking in, at least for their super-elite Platinum Starwood Preferred Guests. Their new Your24 policy allows Platinum SPG guests to ignore normally set check-in and checkout times in favor of whatever time they choose. Hallelujah.

    Posted by Stephanie Johnnidis on March 20, 2012 at 11:36:42 AM EDT in Hotels
  • 5 Ways Hotel Points Are More Valuable Than Airline Miles

    When it comes to travel rewards, many people focus solely on airline miles, forgetting about other types of programs. But don't overlook hotel rewards, which offer easier points accumulation, superior fulfillment, more versatility, and better promotions than many airline programs. Here’s what you need to know.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on February 07, 2012 at 10:48:26 AM EST in Travel Tips, Rewards Programs