Hyatt Posts

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 ...

Hyatt Regency Sha Tin (Hong Kong) - Life is Much Better as a Diamond Member

My previous post reviewed the Radisson Martinique Manhattan in New York which was nice, and a suite that was more than adequate, but falls short of expectations for the price paid.  When planning our trip around the world, I came across Mike's post about requesting a Diamond Challenge for ...
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Park Hyatt Istanbul Maçka Palas - A review

The Park Hyatt brand has always been one to provide the wow factor, and sure you get what you pay for. As the most elite brand in the Hyatt portfolio; Park Hyatt hotels have proven to be a sure thing.
The Park Hyatt Istanbul is a very modern a cool boutique hotel located in a very new and ...
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A pleasant surprise from Hyatt

Yesterday I received an email from Hyatt which surprised me.  A few weeks ago I was in Chicago and to work towards my Diamond renewal opted to do some hotel hopping.  So in the midst of this, I happened to stay at a new Hyatt and this marked my 50th Hyatt property that I stayed at.  In honor of this momentus occasion, Hyatt granted me a free night usable at any Hyatt worldwide.  Definitely a nice perk and one I didn't expect.  I wonder what my 100th Hyatt will bring...


Hyatt Place

In completing the Hyatt Diamond challenge, I've spent my share of nights at several different Hyatt Place properties. Hyatt Place, for those that haven't stayed there, is Hyatt's inexpensive franchise that feature the same building layout at each location. Almost all rooms feature a split studio ...

Hyatt Crystal City (DCA) Review and Photos

In order to complete my Hyatt Diamond Challenge last year, I booked three nights at the Hyatt Crystal City near Washington DCA Airport.

If you are mileage running and trying to keep your costs down there are two cheap options available to get to the hotel. Firstly the hotel runs a ...

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco - my home on the west coast

Do you have a hotel you are so familiar with it feels like a second home?  With my many stays in the last few years at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, it has become my west coast home.

My company has an office on the San Francisco peninsula relatively close to ...

Review: Park Hyatt Jeddah

Transiting through Jeddah on my way to Afghanistan, I had about 23 hours in Saudi Arabia between Saudia flights. A transit visa had been granted by the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC and without even looking at other properties, I reserved a room at the Park Hyatt Jeddah.
This isn't the ...

Review: Park Hyatt Istanbul - Maçka Palas

Much has changed since my last vacation to Istanbul. Five years earlier, I journeyed to the crossroads of east and west for the first time with my younger brother. We had a great time, though our accommodation—a small hostel in the Sultanahmet district—left much to be desired. ...

A stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai - Escape to Hawaii

After our stay at the Sheraton Maui, we made our way to the airport for the quick flight to Kauai.  We had 5 nights on the island, and ultimately decided to split our time between the Grand Hyatt on the south side and the St. Regis in Princeville. 

Our one previous stay on Kauai ...

Upgraded to a Parlor Suite at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare


Despite the fact that I live less than 100 miles from O'Hare, I do occasionally stay in hotels near there, in the case of a very early flight or irregular operations.
I've had a few stays at the rather unique looking Hyatt Regency O'Hare recently.  In both cases I was ...

Review: Hyatt 48 Lex - Manhattan

On a recent visit to New York City, I was left with a bit of a challege to determine where to stay. Hyatt has five properties scattered through the city, with another one opening later this year.
Although the Andaz properties were enticing (I'll have a report on the Andaz 5th Ave shortly), the ...
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Trying Hyatt's new Shampoo - KenetMD

KenetMD products are finally available for sale online! Click here
I have discussed my aversion to Portico White Ginger bathroom amenities that used to be the standard at most Hyatt and Hyatt Place hotels.  As mentioned in my previous post, Hyatt has moved on to new brands, although ...

Review: Park Hyatt Hamburg

When my brother and I decided to drive up to Hamburg for a weekend, there were many considerations that shaped our travel plans. Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city, is a nice change of pace from Frankfurt and it was a city I had only briefly seen on a business trip earlier in the ...

The Singapore Adventure - Introduction

During the summer upgrade of Singapore Airlines' reservations systems, I made a few speculative award bookings for SQ First and Business class. I had never flown on Singapore, and with their policy to not release premium cabin space on their newer aircraft to Star Alliance partners, I knew it was ...

Review: Hyatt Andaz Liverpool Street London

Let’s face it: there are not enough days of the year for me to review every hotel in London. Does that mean, however, that I cannot authoritatively recommend one even while others have yet to be reviewed? Certainly not, and this review will serve to introduce you to the Andaz Liverpool ...

A roundup of my 2012 travels

As the new year approaches, it is time again to reflect on the past year, and look ahead to plans for 2013.

Here is my route map for 2012.
2012 was a pretty busy year for travel for me, I had some great experiences with new aircraft and new destinations on my award trips.  My ...
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The Grand Hyatt Sinagpore: Twenty-Four Hours in Singapore

Introduction United Airlines Economy Plus LAX-Singapore The Grand Hyatt Singapore Traffic was non-existent as our cab sped towards the Grand Hyatt. The driver spoke excellent English, and upon discovering that this was our first time in Singapore, offered up several suggestions for places ...