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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La Maison Arabe Country Club Pool 7

La Maison Arabe Country Club

I didn't know this ahead of time, but many of the upper-end hotels, resorts, and country clubs in Marrakech offer day passes for those wanting to use the pools and other facilities. This is a great compromise for those who want to stay in the medina…

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Riad Joya Marrakech 19

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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Calala Island Nicaragua – 127

Review: Calala Island Nicaragua

At last it's time for my review of Calala Island. I never thought I'd travel to a private island off the coast of Nicaragua for vacation, but when World of Hyatt points became redeemable here, I couldn't say no. In the previous installment I shared the…

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Calala Island Transfer – 29

How To Get To Calala Island (Brace Yourself)

It's time to review my recent stay at Calala Island, though I first want to write a separate installment about getting to Calala Island. Why? Because as Ford described it to me while we were on our way there, "this is the most ridiculous thing I've ever…

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Hyatt Place Managua – 25

Review: Hyatt Place Managua

I'll keep this review relatively short, because our stay was short. Friday night we had a quick overnight in Managua, as we were arriving at around 9PM, and had to be back at the airport by 5:30AM for our flight, as we were enroute to Calala Island.…

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Andaz Mayakoba – 38

Review: Andaz Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Last weekend Ford and I decided we wanted to get out of town. I started looking at options on Friday morning, and a few hours later we were on a flight to Cancun for our three night stay at the Andaz Mayakoba. This is a Hyatt property I had heard a lot…

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The Edison George Town Penang – 6

Review: The Edison Hotel George Town Penang

Here's an instance of a hotel that I found to be absolutely lovely, but that I wouldn't stay at again, because it just isn't for me. I had about 24 hours in Penang, so I needed a hotel for one night. Based on feedback from readers and my own research,…

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Yotel Gatwick Airport – 10

Review: Yotel London Gatwick Airport

I arrived at Gatwick Airport shortly after 1PM, though my flight wasn't until 9PM. Since I was doing two back-to-back redeyes, I figured it would be nice to get some rest in a "real" bed during my layover. Fortunately that was easy thanks to the Yotel…

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Andaz Tokyo – 12

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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Langley Hotel Luxury Collection – 55

Review: The Langley, Marriott Luxury Collection Hotel

I had a roughly 24 hour layover at Heathrow, as I was arriving from Munich in the evening, and was flying to Tokyo the following evening. In a post shortly before the trip I talked about my thought process when it came to booking a hotel for this layover:…

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Haneda Airport Transit Hotel – 12

Review: Haneda Airport Transit Hotel

I had a roughly 15 hour layover at Haneda Airport, as I was arriving from New York at around 9PM, and was departing the next day to Munich just after 12PM. Even though 15 hours is a reasonable amount of time to go into the city, I decided to stay at…

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Yotel Singapore Changi Jewel – 10

Review: Yotel Singapore Changi At The Jewel

I had about 27 hours in Singapore, as I arrived from Helsinki at around 5PM, and was departing the following evening at around 8PM to Hong Kong. 27 hours should be plenty of time to go into the city and stay at a nice hotel there, but I decided to hang…

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Aerotel London Heathrow – 13

Review: Aerotel Heathrow Terminal 3

I had a roughly seven hour layover at Heathrow, as I arrived shortly before 7AM, and departed shortly before 2PM. I knew I wanted to check out the British Airways Arrivals Lounge, and my connecting flight was departing from Terminal 3, which has some…

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Alila Ventana Big Sur – 98

Review: Alila Ventana Big Sur

After two nights at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and three nights at Las Alcobas in Napa Valley, the last portion of our trip had us staying three nights at Alila Ventana Big Sur. This was, without a doubt, the highlight of the trip, as Big Sur…

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Las Alcobas Napa Valley – 10

Review: Las Alcobas Napa Valley

After two incredible nights at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, our next stop was Napa Valley for three nights, where we booked Las Alcobas, a Marriott Luxury Collection property that I've been wanting to check out for a while. Rates at Las Alcobas…

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Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – 33

Review: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

To kick off our eight nights in California we spent two nights at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. This is generally regarded as one of the top hotels in the area, and it's most definitely the most luxurious points hotel in the Los Angeles area. A…

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Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow – 14

Review: Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Terminal 2

I had a quick overnight at Heathrow Airport, as I arrived shortly before 9PM, while my flight the next morning was before 7AM. I was lucky in the sense that both my arriving and departing flights were out of Terminal 2, so this presented a great opportunity…

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Hyatt Place London Heathrow – 8

Review: Hyatt Place London Heathrow

We had one night in London, as we were arriving at around 3PM from Bucharest, and were departing the next day at around 12PM to New York. We were going back and forth about whether to stay in the city or near the airport. Eventually we decided to just…

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Jw Marriott Bucharest – 3

Review: JW Marriott Bucharest, Romania

We spent our last night in Romania at the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel. As much as I loved some of the smaller properties we stayed at, I was kind of happy to be back at a major chain hotel for a night with easy access to coffee, a great shower,…

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Vila Economat Romania – 20

Review: Vila Economat Sinaia, Romania

Our fifth (and last) night in Transylvania was spent in the town of Sinaia. Below Tiffany will share why she chose this property, and then I’ll share my review. While I looked at hotels in Brasov, in plotting out our activities and the distances between…

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