Omni

Omni Hotels & Resorts 25% Bonus On Gift Cards

Lately we’ve seen a lot of travel brands get creative when it comes to generating revenue. With so many businesses having liquidity issues, we’re seeing companies offer a deal if you pay now for travel later. We've seen many hotel brands sell gift cards…

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Hyatt Hana-Maui Resort: New Hawaii Points Hotel

Hawaii has historically been one of the most popular destinations for people looking to redeem points, and there's another addition coming to Hyatt's portfolio there (though this will only be useful for most when Hawaii reopens to tourists without a…

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Springhill Suites Zion National Park – 16

Marriott Expands Face Mask Policy For Guests

Early last week, Marriott became the first major global hotel group to announce plans to require guests to wear face coverings inside its hotels in the United States. Several weeks prior to that most global hotel chains introduced such policies for employees,…

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UrCove: Hyatt’s Newest Hotel Brand In China

UrCove is Hyatt's newest hotel brand, and the first property of the group will be opening in Shanghai this fall. In early 2019 I wrote about how Hyatt is forming a new strategic joint venture with Homeinns Hotel Group in China. The intent of this new…

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Park Hyatt Mallorca Will Be Rebranded, Leave Hyatt

Park Hyatt will be losing its only resort in Europe... Majorca Daily Bulletin is reporting that the Park Hyatt Mallorca will no longer be branded as a Hyatt. The 142-room hotel first opened in 2016, and was an exciting addition for Hyatt, as all other…

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Shangri La Colombo – 2

Shangri-La Selling Points With 50% Bonus

Shangri-La has just rolled out its first-ever promotion on purchased points (at least as far as I know), and this is interesting on a couple of levels. Between July 15 and July 31, 2020, Shangri-La Golden Circle is offering a 50% bonus on purchased points.…

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Springhill Suites Zion National Park – 19

146 Marriott Hotels & Resorts For US Getaways

While we're writing more about travel lately, we're not necessarily suggesting people do travel (though if you do, please be considerate and smart). But we also recognize that many folks need a break, whether that's because they have been homeschooling…

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Hoodoo Moab Hotel – 14

Review: Hoodoo Moab, Hilton Curio Collection

We spent the third and fourth nights of our trip in Moab, Utah. We decided to spend more time here because we knew there was a lot to do in the area, and we were very happy with our decision in the end. Moab has virtually every limited service hotel…

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Are Hyatt Dining & Spa Awards Worth It?

Some changes were made to the World of Hyatt program earlier this year. One of the most exciting improvements was that Hyatt adjusted the value proposition of Dining & Spa awards. This went from something that I would have never considered, to something…

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Hyatt Place Page Arizona – 3

Review: Hyatt Place Page Lake Powell, Arizona

We spent the second night of our road trip in Page, Arizona, primarily so we could visit Horseshoe Bend. As we quickly learned, the real treat was just being able to drive around this part of the country, as the scenery is breathtaking. Page has virtually…

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St Regis Cairo

Whoa: The St. Regis Cairo Opened?!?

If one good thing comes out of 2020, it's that the St. Regis Cairo has finally opened... seemingly out of nowhere? If you're wondering why I have such an interest in this hotel, let me explain... St. Regis is one of my favorite hotel brands, and Cairo…

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Hampton Inn

Hilton Faces Lawsuit Over Hampton Inn Racism

A few days ago I posted about an incident that occurred at a Hampton Inn in North Carolina, where a black family had the cops called on them for using the pool. Well, a lawsuit has just been filed over a black family having the cops called on them at…

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Shangri La Colombo – 18

Shangri-La Offering Double Golden Circle Points

Shangri-La Golden Circle is definitely more of a niche program, though it potentially offers quite a bit of value. A promotion has just been published for anyone planning an upcoming stay. Shangri-La has launched a promotion offering double Golden Circle…

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Disgusting: Hotels Not Changing Sheets Between Guests?!?

Coronavirus or not, you'd hope that any hotel room you're paying to stay in is cleaned properly. That's more important now than ever before, given the current pandemic. We've even seen hotels roll out enhanced cleaning protocols, intended to put guests…

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Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn Calls Cops On Black Family Using Pool

Hampton Inn is apologizing after a family staying at a hotel had the cops called on them for using the pool. The incident occurred over the weekend at the Hampton Inn in Williamston, North Carolina, and the employee involved in this is "no longer employed…

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Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas Opening In Early 2021

It's always exciting when there are new luxury points hotels in the pipeline. In this post I wanted to briefly cover one that should be opening in early 2021. I had mentioned this in passing earlier this year in a post about Hyatt opening 200 new hotels…

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Road Trip

79 Hilton Hotels & Resorts For US Getaways

While we're writing more about travel this week, we're not necessarily suggesting people do travel (though if you do, please be considerate and smart). But we also recognize that many folks need a break, whether that's because they have been homeschooling…

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Andaz Mayakoba – 54

Hyatt Introduces New 20% Off Rate With Breakfast

Hotels are doing what they can to fill rooms as travel slowly starts to recover. In addition to Hyatt's excellent promotion for stays this summer, the company is also rolling out lower rates that include free breakfast. Hyatt is offering free breakfast…

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Hyatt Place Breakfast

How Has Coronavirus Changed Hotel Breakfast?

It goes without saying that hotel protocols have changed as a result of coronavirus. One of the things I was curious to observe during my trip was how hotels have adjusted their breakfast offerings, especially at limited service hotels that have free…

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Review: Riad Joya, Marrakech

We wanted to stay in the thick of the medina on this trip, but that does come with some safety considerations. We also liked the idea of staying in a small independent riad. I'd had numerous people tell me that in Marrakech, your riad host is essentially…

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