LA Times: Hotel Elite Strategy for 2017

For my latest LA Times travel article, I tackle the shifting landscape of hotel loyalty programs including the changes ahead due to the merger of Starwood and Marriott, Hyatt's new World of Hyatt program and more.

Read the article to find out what you need to know, and what you need to plan for in the year ahead: Rest easy. Those perks you get from earning hotel status can still be yours, despite changes in the programs.