Nick Ellis, The Points Guy

Nick Ellis

The Points Guy

New York, NY, United States

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The Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas will be smoke-free properties when they reopen

Two major Las Vegas casino hotels will be smoke-free environments when they reopen at the end of September. → Read More

The hotel I can't wait to (hopefully) visit next year

What could be better than a stay at a top-notch beachfront resort in Mexico? → Read More

Hyatt’s gaining a hotel in one of Maui’s most picturesque places

Hyatt plans to integrate the former Travaasa Hana hotel into the World of Hyatt loyalty program as of October 1, 2020. → Read More

Over 100 IHG properties to be reflagged as Sonesta hotels

The move comes after IHG allegedly did not pay millions in guaranteed revenue to 103 properties owned by a real estate investment company. → Read More

The work-from-hotel trend is here to stay: More than 25 Hyatt resorts offering remote work packages

As of Tuesday, Aug. 25 is offering its new Work from Hyatt package at over 25 properties (with more to come) in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. → Read More

The CDC no longer recommends 14-day self quarantine for travelers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer recommends a two-week quarantine after traveling, but many states still require it. → Read More

Stone crab, Cuban sandwiches and mojitos: The 18 best places to eat and drink in Miami

On your next trip to Miami, these are the places you need to have a drink or a meal at. → Read More

NYC executive order requires health forms before hotel and vacation rental check-ins

A new executive order from the mayor of New York requires travelers to complete health forms before checking in to a hotel or vacation rental property. → Read More

Need a change of scenery? Try a ‘workcation’

Need a change of scenery? Hotels across the country -- and further afield -- are offering enticing "workcation" packages. → Read More

You’ll be required to wear face masks at the nation’s largest hotel chains

The nation's hotel chains will soon require guests to wear face masks in indoor public areas. → Read More

Review: Air France business class on the 777-300ER, JFK-CDG

The best business-class seat in the Air France fleet delivers once again. → Read More

Flight review: KLM 787-9 in Economy Comfort, Amsterdam-New York

The Dutch airline's Dreamliner proved to be an experience well above average in economy class with extra legroom. → Read More

Why you might not get housekeeping service during your next hotel stay

If you're staying at a hotel soon, be aware that your room likely will not be cleaned daily. Here's why. → Read More

Book flexible, stress-free hotel stays at a discount with Travelzoo

Travelzoo makes a move to focus on flexible, refundable travel deals. → Read More

5 things hotel CEOs told us about the future of travel

Six CEOs of some of the world's largest hotel brands gathered (virtually) to discuss the future of their industry. Here's what we learned. → Read More

A beginner's guide to visiting Miami: Everything you need to eat, see and do

Here are all of our favorite things to do, see and eat in Miami. Check it out! → Read More

Flight review: Air France business class on the 787-9 from New York to Paris

Business class on Air France’s Dreamliner is a great way to cross the Atlantic — if you can find it for a decent price. Pros: comfortable seats, modern cabin and tasty food. Cons: underwhelming ground experience at JFK and high prices in both miles and cash. → Read More

Coronavirus claims a major NYC hotel as occupancy rates rise slowly

U.S. hotel occupancy during May was less than 35% but it is increasing. Are we seeing the beginning of the coronavirus recovery? → Read More

Which low-cost carrier should you fly? Comparing Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines

They are the two biggest ultra-low-cost carriers in the U.S., and they may play a big part in restarting travel. But which one is better? → Read More

16 of the most remote hotels on Earth

We scoured the planet looking for intimate properties surrounded by spectacular landscapes, not by big cities or, well, other people. Most of these properties are admittedly in hard-to-reach corners of the globe and may require multipart journeys before you can drop your bags and unwind. But that's part of the allure. → Read More