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Seven Ways to Leverage the Marriott Starwood Loyalty Merger

Billy Kolber | Posted 09.29.2016 | Travel
Billy Kolber

When the Marriott/Starwood merger closed last Friday, the frequent traveler world was surprised with a same-day linkage of the two loyalty programs, i...

10 Top New and Renewed Boutique Hotels in Northeast US

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Most hotels, if around long enough, go stale after awhile. New, they attract a certain type of traveler and when that type of traveler ages, so does t...

Starwood And Airbnb Are Poised To Take Cuba's Hospitality Industry By Storm

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business

The U.S. Treasury has given Starwood the approval to refurbish two Havana hotels. Airbnb will be able to expand its limited operation in Cuba. Ha...

What the Marriott and Starwood Merger Means for Travelers

Jim Pickell | Posted 11.23.2015 | Travel
Jim Pickell

Earlier this week, Marriott agreed to purchase Starwood in a $12.2 billion deal expected to close in mid-2016. If this transaction closes, it will c...

What The Marriott-Starwood Merger Means For Your Reward Points

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.17.2015 | Travel

News of Marriott buying Starwood left many travelers with the same question: What will happen to my Starwood Preferred Guest points? It's a valid inqu...

Ten Years After Katrina: The Evolution of Corporate Response to Disasters

Daryl Brewster | Posted 09.28.2016 | Impact
Daryl Brewster

At the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, CECP looks back at how disaster relief response has changed among companies. We found that overall, the data show that aggregate giving from corporations for disaster relief has declined over the last five years. A deeper look into the data and additional resources shows that it's a complex story. We explored:

The Points Guy: Taking Advantage Of Hotel Points

Brian Kelly | Posted 11.02.2011 | Travel
Brian Kelly

The bottom line is: Hotel points matter--even if it's free airline tickets you're after. Here are a few of the reasons why, and what you should be thinking about as you get started with them.

7 Great New Hotels in New York City

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jack Hidary

New Yorkers now more than ever are spending time at new hotels because of the food, the ambiance and the mix of cultures they bring to the city. Has New York gone hotel crazy?

8 Best Hotels For Foodie Travelers (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Do your travel itineraries revolve around the best local eats, from street-carts and hard-to-find holes-in-the-wall to Michelin-rated restaurants? If ...