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Challenge Yourself to a Hyatt Diamond Status Trial

I've never been that excited about hotel status or hotel upgrades. It's just a room, and a suite is just a bigger room - sometimes an apartment. Generally when my travel includes a hotel stay I'm usually working at a client site, visiting friends, or seeing the city. However, sometimes it's nice ...

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Chilling in the Kingdom

Visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been near the top of my travel list for years, though getting there is not easy. There is no such thing as a tourist visa in the KSA and even obtaining a business or transit visa is difficult, or so I heard. Well, my experience was different.

This is just a teaser post--you won't read about the trip for another month or so--but I am enjoying a refreshing stay at the Park Hyatt Jeddah, had a good experience on Saudia, the Saudi national carrier and now a member of Skyteam, and have been impressed that Saudi Arabia--at least Jeddah--is not as conservative as I had imagined. Warm Arab hospitality and good food have made for a wonderful trip thus far.

Now I am going back to the pool...

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The Park Hyatt Canberra - "But I am a Diamond Guest" - OzFest 2012

OzFest 2012 (Canberra) - Introduction Lufthansa First Class, Denver to Frankfurt Lufthansa's First Class Terminal and LH901, Frankfurt to London Hilton Paddington Station London to Sydney, the Long Way, in United Business Sydney's Qantas Club & The Q400 to Canberra The Park Hyatt ...
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Hyatt Gold Passport added to iOS Passbook

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I happened to be checking on my Hyatt account online when I noticed a link to add to Passbook on my iPhone.

Passbook is a handy tool that is available for iPhone users running iOS 6.0 or newer.  More and more travel providers are adding Passbook access.  United, ...

OzFest 2012 - Introduction

map OzFest 2012 (Canberra) - Introduction Lufthansa First Class, Denver to Frankfurt Lufthansa's First Class Terminal and LH901, Frankfurt to London Hilton Paddington Station London to Sydney, the Long Way, in United Business Sydney's Qantas Club & The Q400 to Canberra The Park Hyatt ...
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Twenty-Four Hours in Singapore: Introduction

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As is usually the case for mileage runners, I spent the better portion of a Saturday on ITA & United.com in search for some decent fares to help me reach ...

A Park View King at the Park Hyatt Tokyo - The Journey the Destination

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The next stop on my trip was a return to Tokyo.  This time, I decided to splurge on one of my most anticipated hotels ever.  Like many people, ever since seeing Lost in Translation, I wanted to visit the Park Hyatt Tokyo for myself.  Despite my attempts to keep this whole ...

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Review: Grand Hyatt Shanghai

With four Hyatt properties to choose from, I was a bit unsure of which location to choose when it came time to book a hotel for my trip to Shanghai. The Andaz was opening about a week after we were scheduled to arrive, and the Park Hyatt was double the price of the Grand Hyatt. The only ...

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Grand Hyatt Seoul (RTW - Part 12)

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Overview: A solid upper-mid-scale business hotel
Strengths: A wide variety of amenities and activities
Drawbacks: Hilltop location is not convenient to much (except the Dutch Embassy), Club lounge

I’ve previously reviewed this hotel here earlier this year and will just ...

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Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki - A Review of a fantastic Hotel

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Impressed is all I can say about this hotel. I have always been impressed with Hyatt hotel’s around the world but for some reason the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki was one that I will remember more then the rest. I think the main reason for this is the staff, it was clear everyone working at ...

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Relaxing in Thessaloniki

After a rather stressful but fascinating (wait for the trip report) trip through the Balkans, my arrival in Thessalonki, Greece yesterday was most welcomed. I have sought refuge at the Hyatt Regency Thessalonki for a couple nights and plan only to leave the property to check out Thessalonki ...

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A day in the life...a frustrating travel experience.

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On some recent business travel, I had flights messed up by stormy weather and ATC delays.  I want to share my experiences, and how I tried to make the best of a pretty frustrating situation.

 

This was just a short trip, one day at a customer site near BWI.  I flew ...

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West Coast Loop – Part 3 – Hyatt Century Plaza

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Overview: An OK (but not great) hotel in Century City
Strengths: Location (if you are in finance or seeing your talent agent), outdoor pool, balconies
Drawbacks: Quality of rooms, level of service, location (if you are not in finance or seeing your talent agent)

Upon ...

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The Park Hyatt Seoul

park_hyatt_seoul_10 Introduction United Business Class Denver to Chicago & United First Class to Toronto Hyatt Regency Toronto Air Canada Executive First Toronto to Tokyo, & Delta Business Tokyo to Seoul Park Hyatt Seoul Tour of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Thai Business Class, Seoul to Hong Kong Grand ...

Touring the DMZ

dsc_0342 Introduction United Business Class Denver to Chicago & United First Class to Toronto Hyatt Regency Toronto Air Canada Executive First Toronto to Tokyo, & Delta Business Tokyo to Seoul Park Hyatt Seoul Tour of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Thai Business Class, Seoul to Hong Kong Grand ...
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50% more points for select purchases on the Hyatt Chase Visa

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I think the Hyatt visa is one of the better hotel cards out there.  There is a $75 annual fee, but there are no foreign transaction fees and a smart chip for purchases in Europe.  It earns 3 Hyatt points per dollar for Hyatt purchases and 1 point per dollar elsewhere.  ...

Review: Park Hyatt Zurich

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Disclosure: I was one of a small group of writers invited to attend the 2011 Masters of Food and Wine event in Zurich. My stay at the hotel was complimentary.


Nothing like tarnishing a review like admitting I did not pay a cent out of pocket for ...

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Shameful Labor Agitation at Hyatt Regency Washington, DC

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I've been debating whether to post this for the last month, but finally decided the time is right. The dust has settled and I have had plenty of time to make sure I am just not reacting emotionally. Here goes:

In late April I had an early morning appointment in Washington, DC and was ...

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