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Grand Hyatt Seoul (RTW - Part 12)

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 cover a ...
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Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki - A Review of a fantastic Hotel

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.

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 in the ...
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West Coast Loop – Part 3 – Hyatt Century Plaza

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 arrival at ...
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The Park Hyatt Seoul

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

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


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.  Initial ...

Review: Park Hyatt Zurich

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 my stay, eh? Relax—I am not a ...
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Shameful Labor Agitation at Hyatt Regency Washington, DC

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 absolutely ...
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Bali trip in Cathay Pacific First Class: Club King at the Bali Hyatt

After our Cathay Pacific flight to Bali, our first stop was the Bali Hyatt.  Its located in Sanur, on the Timor Sea, just east of Denpasar. 

 Image from VFM Leonardo, Inc.
We wanted to split our time in Bali between a few locations to get a more varied experience on ...
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Another Launch Party for a MegaDo, This Time for Star Alliance

While I previously attended the oneworld MegaDo launch party, I was able to secure a space to the Star Alliance MegaDo 4 Launch Party as well.  Even with technical difficulties in forming the initial RSVP thread, when Gary announced the launch party, it filled within 40 minutes, while the OWMD ...
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Bali trip in Cathay Pacific First Class: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

 
Tea with a view in the Grand Club
 
Since our Cathay Pacific flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was delayed about 9 hours, we would only have one night at the Grand Hyatt, rather than our planned 2 night stay.  When I realized our flight would likely be delayed at ...
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A Recap of the 2012 Freddie Awards

I had a wonderful time at the Freddie Awards in New York City last night, mingling with a number of bloggers, journalists, industry folk, and even some of my readers! A big thanks to Gary Leff for the invite and Randy Petersen for his involvement in this project after a three year hiatus. MC ...
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Trip Report: The Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

I've been to Indianapolis fairly frequently for business trips, and stayed in various hotels.  My trip in late 2011 was my first stay at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis.  Like many Hyatts located in a city center, the building is somewhat dated, but this property was nearly completed with ...
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Chase Hyatt Visa adding chip for US cardholders

Today I received an email from Chase about my Hyatt Visa with some interesting news:
 

TRAVEL THE WORLD WITH SMART CHIP TECHNOLOGY
  You are one of the first Cardmembers who will receive a new Hyatt Credit Card with Smart Chip technology. This new ...
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Tokyo and Seoul: Part 5 – Hotel on a Hill: Grand Hyatt Seoul

Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – AA 167 JFK-NRT 777 Purportedly First Class; Narita Express Part 3 – Visiting Tokyo in 1970: Hotel Okura Part 4 – NH 1161 HND-GMP 777 Economy: Wow!  So this is what they have back here? Part 5 – Hotel on a Hill: Grand Hyatt Seoul Part 6 – KE 85 ...

Upgrd 92: Adiós SpanAir

Join our frequent flyers as we discuss the closure of SpanAir, the bankruptcy proceedings of American Airlines, and recent hotel and airline promotions including:
Delta may make run at US Airways US Airways evaluates merger with AA The end of SpanAir American Airlines ...