Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Reopens After Mysterious Closure

The UAE can be a funny place sometimes. Construction in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi is seemingly endless, and often one has to wonder about the business sense behind some of the development. When you look at hotel rates in the UAE, overall they're as low…

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Twa Hotel Pool

“Day Stays” At The TWA Hotel JFK

I've written about the awesome-looking TWA Hotel JFK, which just opened this week. The hotel looks like a dream for aviation geeks, given all its TWA branding. Furthermore, JFK Airport is otherwise one that has a lack of decent hotels, so to have a great…

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Choice Points

Choice Privileges Blocking Award Nights? (Fixed)

This is an update to the below post from a couple of days ago to note that this issue has been fixed. All Choice Privileges properties appear to once again be bookable as normal. Earlier I wrote about how Daily Getaways is selling discounted Choice Privileges…

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Satri House Luang Prabang 12

Review: Satri House Hotel Luang Prabang

Sorry for the delay on this folks -- not to get too much into the sausage-making, but we had planned to pause this particular narrative while Ben finished sharing details on his trip to Sri Lanka, with the idea being that I'd publish the rest of this…

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Four Seasons Bora Bora 2

Four Seasons Bora Bora Promotions

Bora Bora is one of the most picturesque places in the world, and the Four Seasons Bora Bora is regarded as the best major hotel there. If you're considering a trip to this island paradise, below is some information, including how to maximize value at…

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Hotel Victoria 4 Madrid Room

Reserving A Day Hotel Room On Dayuse

I find that flights from the U.S. to Western Europe are challenging, regardless of whether I fly business class or economy. Since they tend to be overnight flights, I try to get some sleep, but usually you’re not in the air for long enough to get sufficient…

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Joie De Vivre

Joie De Vivre 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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Hotel

Feedback On How Hotels Request Feedback

I just received an email from a hotel that I think perfectly sums up just about everything that I perceive hotels to do wrong when it comes to soliciting feedback. My point isn't to pick on this email specifically (I won't even mention the name of the…

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Mykonos Slh

Hyatt Expands SLH Partnership To 200+ Hotels

This past December, World of Hyatt launched an awesome new partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. This was a well thought out new partnership, given that Hyatt’s biggest weakness compared to their competitors is that they have a much smaller…

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West Hollywood Edition 2

West Hollywood EDITION Hotel Now Accepting Reservations

EDITION is one of Marriott's luxury brands, and for the most part I quite like their hotels. I think of EDITION as being a refreshed version of Ritz-Carlton, as they're certainly geared towards a younger crowd. Unfortunately when it comes to Marriott…

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Four Seasons Desroches Island – 11

How To Book Virtuoso Hotels Online

We've written in the past about the huge value to be had with Virtuoso, which typically requires booking through a qualifying travel advisor. What many people don't realize is that you can actually make Virtuoso bookings online as well, so in this post…

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Conrad Bora Bora – 7

Hilton Honors Status Challenge: Now Valid Through March 2021

Since mid-2016, Hilton Honors has been offering a status challenge program (prior to that they offered outright status matches). I wanted to provide an update on the current status of the challenge, since this is an ideal time to start one, as I'll explain…

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Four Seasons Private Jet 7

Four Seasons’ Snazzy New A321LR Private Jet

In 2014 Four Seasons introduced private jet experiences. They had a specially equipped Boeing 757-200 with just 52 seats, and the idea is that the plane would take groups on custom journeys around the world, largely visiting different Four Seasons properties.…

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Hilton Hanoi 38

Review: Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel

After a quick breakfast at our Airbnb in Hoi An we left for the Da Nang airport, arriving about an hour before our 10:30AM flight. The airport was clean and efficient, our flight was on-time, and our pre-arranged driver met us at arrivals when we landed…

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Twa Hotel Pool

Heaven: The TWA Hotel’s JFK Airport View Infinity Pool

On May 15, 2019, the TWA Hotel is opening at New York's JFK Airport. As an aviation geek, this 500+ room hotel will possibly be the coolest thing ever. I wrote about the TWA Hotel a couple of months ago, and just about everything about this hotel is…

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W Dubai The Palm – 1

Marriott Bonvoy Titanium & Ambassador Recognition?

The Marriott Bonvoy program launched just over three months ago. The changes that kicked in as of then weren't too substantive, as Marriott's three loyalty programs were largely aligned as of last summer. What changed in February was how the programs…

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Hoi An Airbnb 5

Airbnb Review: Orchid House Hoi An

We decided to stay in Hoi An rather than Da Nang primarily because of weather concerns -- everyone cautioned that Da Nang wouldn't be warm enough to enjoy the beach in February, so we figured if it was going to be too cold to swim we'd prefer being in…

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W Dubai The Palm – 4

W Dubai The Palm: Whatever, Whenever… Never

I've just spent about 30 hours at the brand new W The Palm Dubai, which opened a couple of months ago. Physically the property is beautiful, while keeping in mind the general W design constraints (like their aversion to bathrooms that have any privacy,…

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