You may have heard that Marriott and Starwood finalized their merger last night. With that, there were a lot of uncertainties, some of which have been answered today. This merger creates the world’s largest hotel brand with over 5,700 hotels in 110 countries, so it’s kind of a big deal. One of the biggest pieces of news today is that you can now merge your accounts. We’ll show you how.
The new Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card has generated a lot of buzz in the past couple of days. Anyone that has another Chase rewards card (Sapphire Preferred, Freedom, etc.) understands the value of the points earned on these cards. We usually do not review specific cards, but we’ve received so many questions in the past two days about the Chase Sapphire Reserve, we thought we’d provide our thoughts.
Earlier this week, Hyatt announced that they are making changes to the redemption categories for about 100 of their hotels. This change is effective August 1, 2016. 50 hotels are increasing in category (more points needed per night) and 56 hotels are decreasing in category (fewer points needed per night). RewardStock’s charts will reflect this change on August 1st, but we wanted to give our users a head’s up.