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Review Update: Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle

Back in November I stayed at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle and was thoroughly impressed -- so much so, in fact, that I felt compelled to write a review for OMAAT detailing my experience there. When I stayed at the hotel in November, I noted that…

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Review: Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle

Last time I ventured up to Seattle, I had a bit of a hard time using my free Chase Hyatt Visa award night at the Hyatt Olive 8. I actually ended up staying at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, which I thought was surprisingly luxurious -- especially since a "typical"…

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Review: Hotel 1000 Seattle

Back in November I made a post mentioning that I was considering staying at a non-chain hotel for the first time in forever. I was specifically referring to Seattle. I’m very loyal to InterContinental, but they don’t have a hotel in Seattle.…

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Review: Andaz Tokyo, A Hyatt Hotel

For my second visit to Tokyo I had just over 24 hours on the ground, as I was arriving in the afternoon from London, and departing the following afternoon to Seattle. I was flying into Haneda and out of Narita, so I decided to book a hotel in the city.…

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Thompson Hotels Joins World Of Hyatt

One of Hyatt's disadvantages is that they don't have nearly the global footprint of Hilton, Marriott, or IHG. However, I've been impressed by the ways in which they've creatively tried to expand their portfolio, both through partnerships and through…

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Norwegian Quietly Canceling Flights To Seattle

Earlier today, Norwegian announced that they'll launch flights between London Gatwick and Tampa as of October 31, 2018. The route will be operated twice weekly using a Boeing 787-9, and it means they'll be going head-to-head with British Airways on the…

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Review: US Grant Hotel San Diego

Ford and I recently spent the weekend in San Diego visiting Tiffany and her husband. I've reviewed quite a few hotels in San Diego, including the Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Sheraton, and W (which is now a Renaissance). San Diego isn't a terribly exciting hotel…

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Review: Four Points By Sheraton Seattle Airport South

For the most part I don't bother with airport hotel reviews within the US, given that I stay at them on an almost weekly basis. I reviewed my first Four Points by Sheraton stay a few months ago, and found it to be unmemorable. That's why I want to review…

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An OMAAT Chat: Tiffany & Nick Discuss Hotel Design

If there were an animated movie entitled "The Secret Life of OMAAT Contributors," it might just be 90 minutes of a Pixar-rendered Tiffany instant messaging with similarly animated versions of Travis, Andrew B., Mike, Matt, Ford and myself. Because both…

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Sneak Peek: Concourse Hotel LAX Renovations

A few years ago, Hyatt announced the (re)acquisition of The Concourse Hotel LAX. As part of the rebranding the hotel will be undergoing a full renovation, which as you can tell from Ben's review last year, is desperately needed. I stayed at The Concourse…

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Marriott Seattle Airport

A US Airport Hotel That Charges For Shuttle Service

Different countries seem to have different norms in terms of what’s included with a room and what isn’t. For example, I’ve stayed at plenty of airport hotels in Germany that charge for use of their airport shuttle. Conversely, in the…

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My Kids’ Favorite Part of Staying At Hyatt Hotels

Before being status matched to Hyatt Diamond, I was a pretty loyal Starwood guy. On average, I'd guess 85% of my hotel stays were at Starwood properties. That's changed and I'm on track to requalify for Hyatt Diamond this year. The benefits are great…

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Hilton Seattle

Could Hotel Cancellation Fees Be On The Rise?

The hotel industry has been doing quite well overall, with pretty high occupancy and room rates across most regions. Of course they're always aiming to do better, and earlier this year we saw some of the major chains implement new policies to deal with…

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Cookies And Milk

Little Touches Make The Hotel Experience

Ben has done really thorough reviews of the Hyatt Olive 8 in the past since it is his go-to hotel in Seattle. So, I’ll try not to dwell on stuff he’s covered in the past if it was similar to my experience. The real reason I wanted to write up this stay…

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The Downside To Making Friends With Hotel Staff

All things considered, living in hotels is pretty swell. I've really gotten to know the staff at the hotels I frequent most, which is awesome. They've almost become my extended family in many ways, and it really does help to make a hotel feel more like…

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My One Year Anniversary Of Living In Hotels Full Time

April 14, 2014. That’s the day I became "voluntarily homeless," and decided to move into hotels full time. When I first started this crazy experiment I said I’d try it for a year and then reevaluate. Well, it has now been a year, and I don’t see things…

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