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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

January 30 Update: Hyatt opens 9th location in Canada and adds 56 more SLH properties to World of Hyatt & new Amex Centurion Lounge restrictions

 Hyatt officially added their ninth location in Canada yesterday with the Hyatt Place Calgary Airport opening its doors. As far as we know there are six more Hyatt properties slated to open in Canada this year. We'll have a post detailing those hotels soon! (Source Hyatt)


and continuing with Hyatt news, the World of Hyatt program announced today that a further 56 SLH (Small Luxury Hotels of the World) properties have now joined the program for earning and redeeming points. The sole Canadian SLH property is still not participating. (Source VFTW)


New restrictions are coming to American Express' Centurion Lounges on March 22 for Platinum Cardholders. The restrictions are as follows:
The Centurion Lounge is a day of departure lounge. We will not admit arriving Platinum Card Members with boarding passes for flights that have just landed. We will admit Platinum Card Members with layovers or connecting flights who produce proof of connecting flight. 

We will not admit Platinum Card Members more than 3 hours before the departure time on the Platinum Card Member’s same-day, confirmed boarding pass. This does not apply to Platinum Card Members with a connecting flight. 
As you can see you will no longer be able to access the lounges as an arrival lounge and you are now limited to stays of 3 hours. This is good to curb the crowding of these lounges. If you have gone to any of the lounges you'll know they have been a victim of their own success. American Express has taken two avenues to help with crowding, renovating and expaning some lounges and of course this route of limiting access. Of course if you hold the Centurion Card from American Express you are not subject to these new restrictions. No matter what, if you don't have the Platinum Card from American Express we recommend it not only for the Centurion Lounge access but for its other lounge and travel benefits! (Source American Express)

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Atlantis Paradise Island has launched a new sale! Rates from US$219 + Up to $300 Resort Credit! Ends Feb 11th! Find out more here.

Marriott
is offering 20% off best available rates when you stay 2+ nights Thursday-Sunday at 6 great locations in Toronto and Edmonton. Valid for stays until Feb 28, 19 . Full Details and online Booking

Hilton APAC Year End sale - Save up to 25% when you book by Feb 2 for stays until Sep 30, 2019!

 

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IHG Rewards Club
- Up to a 75% Bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club Points online. More... Until Feb 28, 19

Marriott Rewards
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Radisson Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Points for stays at select new Radisson Hotel Group Hotels in North, Central, and South America. More... Ongoing

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