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Review: The Hyatt Regency Incheon Airport (now Grand Hyatt)

The main reason for flying to Seoul was to sample Asiana First Class service on a long haul flight.  I've been to Seoul before (and since) this trip, so despite it being a great destination, I didn't explore at all, and opted for the convenience of an airport hotel.  Once all of my flights ...

BREAKING - No more Hyatt Diamond Challenges

I have been able to confirm with Hyatt that as of 10/31/14 they no longer offer Diamond Status challenges or status matches. That's not to say that they absolutely won't match again in the future or re-introduce a challenge, but in it's current format, the Diamond Challenge is no more.   ...
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Looking Beyond Hilton and Marriott – Comparing Hotel Elite Benefits

Over the last couple of years work has kept me loyal to Marriott and Hilton and I must say I’ve been mostly happy with Marriott and less happy with Hilton. For two years I have enjoyed Platinum status at Marriott and Gold status with Hilton and have primarily stayed at the two hotel brands as ...
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2,000 Bonus Hyatt Points After One Stay

Hyatt Gold Passport is offering targeted members 2000 bonus points for their first stay at hotels between September 1 and November 30, 2014. The offer is only good once, and only a maximum 2000 points will be rewarded. Be pam for an email titled “Exclusive Offer: Earn 2,000 Bonus ...
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The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, a Review of Paradise in Costa Rica

My wife and I recently visited the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica.  It is a lovely new hotel in a beautiful part of the world.  Here is my review.

The reception area of the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo.  Photo credit: Hyatt.com
 
It's already been almost ...
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Review: Park Hyatt Vienna


Vienna is a stately city rich with majestic architecture, an erudite culture, and a regal sense of style. In the center of the old city, replete with cobblestone walkways, horse drawn carriages, and glistening statues of historical luminaries, a new Park Hyatt hotel has opened on the site of a ...
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The Concourse Hotel at LAX: Frequently Asked Questions

 
There seems to be some questions about The Concourse Hotel at LAX here and elsewhere.  In addition to answering a few of those, I stayed there again recently and have some more information to share.  

LAX sign near hotel via Flickr Creative Commons ...

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort - A Review

Hyatt Regency Phuket is a 5 star resort recently built (partially re-built) on a hillside of Kamala, overlooking Rayee Beach which is south of the main Kamala beach. This 199 room resort offers wonderful sea views from almost every room and balcony. 

I was lucky to spend my ...

The Concourse Hotel at LAX, now a Hyatt Affiliate

The Radisson at LAX airport has recently been rebranded as The Concourse Hotel at Los Angeles Airport and will eventually fall under the Hyatt flag. This property was originally built in the 1960s as a Hyatt and has been rebranded a few times.  

Nighttime view from the Concourse ...
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Plenty of Award Space at Park Hyatt Paris - Vendôme for Summer 2014

The deadline to make changes to your existing Hyatt Gold Passport reservations and still pay the old rate is this Saturday, February 15th. I booked a couple nights at the Park Hyatt Paris - Vendôme for this summer under the old rate of 22,000 points per night, but did not get the dates I ...

Lessening the sting of the Hyatt devaluation

Now that the global economy is improving, it seems the most travel loyalty programs are going through devaluations.  United's major devaluation took effect in early February.  This is almost an annual process at some hotel chains.
 

The Park Hyatt Maldives, now 25,000 ...

Last Day to Book Under Old Hyatt Award Chart

A new Hyatt Gold Passport award chart goes into effect tomorrow, 07 January 2014, and the changes are bad for the most part, particularly for high-end Park Hyatt properties. If you are planning on using your Hyatt points for travel in 2014 to any of these properties, today is the last day to book ...

2013: Year in Review

2013 has been an exciting year for me, and I am fortunate that I once again had the chance to travel quite a bit! I graduated from college in May, and immediately went to work at trying to maintain my status while also working full-time.
90% of my travel in 2013 was for leisure, while the ...
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2013 in review- a lot of Regionals, but some First too

It is nearly 2014, which means it is time to reflect on the past year, and look ahead to the what the new year may bring.  It also means the counters reset for elite status qualification (argh!)
Here is my flight map from 2013.  
Obviously much of my flying was domestic for ...
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Review: Park Hyatt Baku


Other than its barrage of CNN advertisements, you don't hear too much about Azerbaijan. When you do, it is usually a story encouraging investment by heralding the country's favorable interest rates and stable government or perhaps a blurb on the continuing tension with Armenia. But there is ...
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Review: Andaz San Diego

A recent business trip brought me to San Diego, and while I usually stay at the W Gaslamp or the Sheraton in Mission Valley, I figured it was time to start shifting some stays over to Hyatt. I looked online, and I found an Andaz downtown. I had never stayed at an Andaz before, and I was excited to ...
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Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond benefits and service delivery

This is definitely a 'First World problem'.  I don't need any of these benefits, but I often write here about loyalty programs and it can be frustrating when benefits are promised and not delivered.   
 
The Hyatt Gold Passport program gets generally deserved high ...
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Comparing room upgrades for Hyatt and Starwood top tier elites

Presumably everyone likes to stay in a hotel suite, especially when only paying for a standard room.  There are few options for confirmed upgrades for top tier elites in certain hotel programs.

Executive suite at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco ...
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KenetMD products are now available for sale online!

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No more hoarding hotel shampoo when at Hyatt properties!  (Well, feel free if you like.)   The good news is that Hyatt has finally begun to sell their popular KenetMD bath products online.

 
Previously, I've ...
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