Tanner Saunders, The Points Guy

Tanner Saunders

The Points Guy

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Tanner:

What's the future of the hotel lounge? Recent cuts and closures make us wonder

IHG recently moved to reduce lounge access for travelers receiving complimentary upgrades to suites and club-level rooms at its high-end brands making many → Read More

After more than 25 years, Marriott calls it quits on The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun

One of the best-known points properties in Cancun is being stripped of its flag. → Read More

A hotel with unlimited spa treatments, a points property in the Galapagos and other hotel news you missed in July

July is the best and the worst, in my humble opinion. It's a time to bake in the summer sun, light fireworks, barbecue in the backyard with friends and family → Read More

Aman New York is accepting reservations starting at $3,200 a night — and it's already selling out

If you were hoping to book a luxury vacation at the long-awaited Aman New York, I have good and (potentially) bad news, depending on how thick your wallet is. → Read More

A new Ritz-Carlton just opened in New York City — and we got a sneak peek

For months — years, really — I’ve been waiting for the day I was finally able to step into The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, a towering, $500 million hotel → Read More

10 of the best hotel pools in the US

Is there anything better in life than spending a lazy day lounging in the sun by a pool? Probably not, unless your idea of the perfect pool day is floating in → Read More

Dreaming of the Maldives? These new and updated points resorts are waiting for you

We all have our dream list of places to visit, right? I've been lucky enough over the years to check a bunch of those destinations off my list including → Read More

Kitschy, country and worth the hype: My stay at the Dolly Parton-themed Graduate Nashville

If there are two things I love more than almost anything else in life it's Nashville and Dolly Parton. → Read More

10 incredible hotels opening this summer, from a points resort in the Maldives to the very first Hyatt Caption

It's safe to say that travel is (basically) back in full swing. After so many strange months of changing travel restrictions, surges of new COVID-19 variants → Read More

The original Park Hyatt gets a new life, Nashville goes luxe and other hotel news you missed in June

The heat is here, the sun is shining and hotels around the world are buzzing with guests as people travel despite the complications of this sold-out summer. → Read More

Dolly Parton just turned her glittery tour bus into the ultimate Tennessee hotel suite

For about 15 years, Dolly Parton — the Queen of Country Music and probably the closest thing we have to a living angel — lived much of her life on a Prevost → Read More

You can now earn Marriott Bonvoy points and elite nights by renting houses in Australia and New Zealand

If you haven't heard, Australia and New Zealand are once again welcoming tourists from many countries around the world after being shut down and isolated for → Read More

Hotel CEOs on price gouging, daily housekeeping and mini bottles of shampoo

The CEOs of five of the world’s major hotel chains gathered this week to share their thoughts on the state of the industry — and you’ll probably not be → Read More

Coming out through travel: learning to love myself one trip at a time

I understood I loved to travel before I understood how to love myself. → Read More

Trump DC hotel reopens as a Waldorf Astoria — but be ready to pay up

The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., only closed last month, but the property reopened on Thursday as the Waldorf Astoria. → Read More

NYC’s hottest stay is a tent, a big Las Vegas makeover at the Wynn and other hotel news you missed

Believe it or not, Memorial Day weekend has come and gone — and that means summer is unofficially here. (The technical first day of summer is June 21.) And → Read More

This new travel company will pair you with an expert local guide to plan the trip of your dreams

Editor's note: Elsewhere is owned by TPG's sister company, Lonely Planet. → Read More

Kimpton's newest secret password can help you 'stay cool' with a fun surprise at check-in

Just in time for a super busy Memorial Day weekend, one of IHG's trendiest brands, Kimpton, is pulling a guest favorite out of its bag of tricks: the secret → Read More

It’s not too late to plan a Memorial Day trip — here’s where to go for great hotel rates

Editor's note: Rates mentioned in this story all cite prices found as of Friday, May 20 → Read More

8 quintessential summer resorts offering fun for the whole family

Is there a better time than summer? Some may argue yes, but for me, the sun, the heat and the carefree spirit of the season make for the happiest of months. → Read More