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Delta Air Lines and Starwood Hotels Launch Crossover Rewards Program

Although I am not a pro at maximizing my preferred traveler and credit points, I was excited to hear the announcement that Delta Air Lines and Starwood Hotels and Resorts have launched a joint loyalty partnership.

The new program, which begins March 1, is called Crossover Rewards and allows Delta Medallion and Starwood Preferred Guest members to share program benefits to earn more Skymiles and Starpoints when traveling with either brand.

In Delta’s announcement, they state: “SkyMiles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members will have access to added benefits including priority check-in, 4 p.m. late checkout and free in-room internet access when staying at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. All Delta Medallion members also will earn one mile per dollar spent on eligible room rates when staying with Starwood in addition to the Starpoints usually earned for their stay. In turn, SPG Platinum members will receive one free checked bag, priority check-in and priority boarding when flying Delta. SPG elite members will earn one Starpoint per dollar spent on eligible flights in addition to the miles usually earned for their flight.”

This program will be a great advantage for frequent business travelers and brings added value to both of these companies’ loyalty programs. It will also be interesting to see if this is the beginning of a new trend that will benefit everyone chasing points.

Customers can register for Crossover Rewards with Delta or with Starwood, beginning March 1.

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San Francisco Luxury Hotels: Perfect for Business or Pleasure

our Seasons Hotel San FranciscoAndavo Travel (the vacation division of Christopherson Business Travel) recently held its sixth annual AndavoMart at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, CA. This annual event brings our travel advisors from across the country together for a weekend of hotel site inspections, networking, educational presentations, and travel supplier meetings—all part of our efforts to ensure that Andavo Travel’s expert advisors remain in the top tier of those booking luxury vacation travel.

The weather in San Francisco was incredible and it was easy to fall in love with that city!  Our Andavo advisors were able to visit and tour five hotels, and can now personally recommend which one might be right for you during your next stay–whether for business or pleasure. Given our connection with Virtuoso, a network of the world’s finest travel agencies, we are able to add the following complimentary amenities when you book through us.

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
• One $100 lunch credit per room, per stay, in Seasons Restaurant

Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
• US $100 Ghirardelli Square gift card per paid night (can be used at any outlet in Ghirardelli Square, or applied to your room rate if you’d rather)

Fairmont San Francisco
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
• $100 Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay

Ritz Carlton San Francisco
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
• $100 Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay

St Regis San Francisco
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
• Lunch for two in Vitrine restaurant, once per stay

Let an Andavo advisor pair you with the right property, based on their firsthand knowledge of these incredible hotels.