Thompson Chicago – 13
Review: Thompson Hotel Chicago

I recently had to be in Chicago for a couple of nights (and before anyone asks, I both got tested and was traveling for a reason exempt from the quarantine requirement), and decided to book the Thompson Chicago. Why? Well, I've really come to love the…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Hyatt
Andaz Bali Room Bathroom
Finally: The Andaz Bali Is Now Open

After a roughly five year delay, the Andaz Bali has finally opened today. The Andaz Bali is now open, and it marks the first Andaz property in Indonesia, and the first Andaz resort in all of Asia. For those of you not familiar, with Andaz, it's Hyatt's…

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Alila Ventana Dining – 6
Review: Alila Ventana Big Sur All-Inclusive Dining

I recently took my mom to California, and the highlight of our trip was a three night stay at the Alila Ventana Big Sur. I reviewed this hotel in great detail back in 2019, so this time around am only reviewing two specific aspects of the experience…

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Grand Hyatt Chengdu – 60
How Can Hyatt Club Access Awards Be Used?

The Milestone Rewards program offers perks for passing certain thresholds each calendar year with World of Hyatt. There's one Milestone Rewards perk that tends to cause confusion among Globalist members, so in this post I wanted to shed some light on…

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Big Sur Suite – 5
Review: Big Sur Suite At Alila Ventana

The whole reason my mom and I recently traveled to California was to stay at the Alila Ventana Big Sur, which is probably my favorite Hyatt property in the US. I wrote a detailed review of this hotel just over a year ago, so this time around I'm going…

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Hyatt Carmel Highlands – 46
Review: Hyatt Carmel Highlands (Stay Away)

Oh, the Hyatt Carmel Highlands. Come for the views, stay for the... well, maybe don't stay. I recently spent five nights in California with my mom -- we spent the first night at the incredible Grand Hyatt SFO, then we spent three nights at the Alila…

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Thompson Chicago Room
My Streak Of Bad Luck With Hyatt

It goes without saying that there are much more important things going on in the world, but I feel like it's only fair for me to also share some criticism of Hyatt, for once, since I'm usually so positive about the brand. One of the reasons I'm so loyal…

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Grand Hyatt Sfo – 26
Review: Grand Hyatt SFO (Amazing Airport Hotel)

During my recent trip with my mom to California, I had the pleasure of spending a night at the Grand Hyatt SFO. We were arriving late at night on United, and planned to drive the next morning to Big Sur. The Grand Hyatt SFO opened in 2019, and it isn't…

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Park Hyatt Shenzhen
World Of Hyatt Selling Points For 25% Off

World of Hyatt has just launched its latest promotion on purchased points. This could potentially be a great deal, especially for all those who may newly be interested in the World of Hyatt program thanks to how easy it is to earn status this year. Through…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hyatt
Hyatt Highlands Inn Sunset
Introduction: A Mother-Son Trip To Big Sur!

This past week I took my mom on a last minute trip to Big Sur, California. In this post I wanted to provide some background on that trip, before getting into the actual reviews of flights and hotels. My mom is the bravest person I know -- she was diagnosed…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Hotels
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek – 91
Does Incidental Hotel Spending Earn Hyatt Points?

Here's a rabbit hole I've found myself going down lately. I wanted to share what I've learned, including why I've had to follow up after the fact for many of my Hyatt stays lately. Just to be clear upfront, I've had similar experiences with other hotel…

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Thompson Nashville – 9
Review: Thompson Hotel Nashville

We’re living in hotels full-time at the moment. In this post I wanted to review the Thompson Nashville. This is the second Thompson we stayed at, after the Thompson Dallas. How does this one stack up? Why did we decide to stay at the Thompson Nashville?…

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Thompson Dallas – 3
Review: Thompson Hotel Dallas

We’re living in hotels full-time at the moment. In this post I wanted to review the Thompson Dallas, where we stayed shortly after opening in late 2020. This hotel is special to me for a few reasons -- it was my first Thompson stay (and caused me to…

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Le Meridien Dhaka Watermark
Top Hotel Credit Cards Offering Elite Status (2021)

I've written about the best hotel credit cards offering free nights, either as an annual benefit, or as a reward for reaching certain spending thresholds. In many cases these anniversary free night certificates can more than justify the annual fees on…

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Filed Under: American Express, Chase
Hyatt Centric New Orleans – 32
Review: Hyatt Centric New Orleans French Quarter

We’re living in hotels full-time at the moment. I'll continue covering Hyatt Centric properties, with a review of a third property of the brand -- in previous posts I reviewed the Hyatt Centric Miami Brickell and the Hyatt Centric Fort Lauderdale Las…

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Hyatt Centric Fort Lauderdale – 1
Review: Hyatt Centric Fort Lauderdale Las Olas

We’re living in hotels full-time at the moment. In a previous post I reviewed the Hyatt Centric Miami Brickell, and in this post I wanted to review the Hyatt Centric Fort Lauderdale Las Olas. Our rate at the Hyatt Centric Fort Lauderdale was a very reasonable…

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Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami – 29
Review: Hyatt Centric Miami Brickell

We're living in hotels full-time at the moment. We've mostly been intentionally basing ourselves out of very empty hotels, but recently we had to return to Miami, so we decided to stay at the Hyatt Centric Miami Brickell, which I'll be reviewing in this…

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Thompson Dallas Lobby
World Of Hyatt Brand Explorer Promotion

In this post I wanted to talk about the ongoing World of Hyatt Brand Explorer promotion, which is a way for World of Hyatt members to earn free night certificates for exploring Hyatt's portfolio. With Hyatt's Brand Explorer promotion, you can earn a…

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Hyatt Centric Room
Impressions Of Hyatt Centric Hotels

As I recently wrote about, we’re living in hotels at the moment. We’ve been staying primarily at Hyatts, both because Hyatt consistently treats me well as a Globalist member, and also because I’m working my way towards lifetime Globalist status. In a…

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Rio Las Vegas
2,500+ Room Hyatt Opening In Las Vegas

Hyatt has just announced a surprising expansion in Las Vegas. The 2,500+ room Rio Las Vegas will be renovated and then become a Hyatt property. This multi-phase project is expected to bring multiple Hyatt full-service offerings to Las Vegas. Here's what…

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Thompson Hotel Room
Thompson Hotels: What An Awesome Brand!

As I recently wrote about, we're living in hotels at the moment. We've been staying primarily at Hyatts, both because Hyatt consistently treats me well as a Globalist member, and also because I'm working my way towards lifetime Globalist status. A few…

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Park Hyatt Kyoto
My Hotel Status Strategy For 2021

Suffice to say that the past year has been a strange one when it comes to travel loyalty. The travel industry has faced an unprecedented crisis, and has tried to engage members and encourage them to travel, without actually forcing them to travel. In…

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Filed Under: Hilton, Hotels
Thompson San Antonio
World Of Hyatt’s New Hotel Bonus Offer

There are lots of ways to earn World of Hyatt bonus points for hotel stays. One way is to take advantage of whatever Hyatt's current global promotion is. However, there's another ongoing promotion that can earn you bonus points for stays at new hotels,…

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Filed Under: Hotel Deals, Hyatt