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Park King Suite at the Park Hyatt and touring Melbourne

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After our journey with Air New Zealand from Christchurch to Melbourne, we headed to the Park Hyatt for the last stay of the trip.  We arrived in the morning, well before the scheduled check in time, and unfortunately, I got a got a somewhat curt response from the front desk since ...

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Hyatt Regency London “The Churchill”

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I have been a Hyatt fan for a long time and I have always heard good things about the Hyatt Regency in London. My trips to London have been for business and the rates at the Hyatt were always out of what I could spend so I would pick the Hilton London Tower Bridge or Hilton Paddington; both very ...

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Around the World with the Star Alliance

map 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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Year End Review: Who I've flown and Where I've Been Summary

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Overall, this year has been a very light year for me because of some things going on in my personal life.  However, I have been able to gain some new destinations and routes along the way in my travel this year.  So without further adieu, the new cities I have been to or through this ...

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A review of my 2011 travel and status qualification

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We are nearing the end of 2011, so I wanted to summarize my travel year primarily with regard to miles and points. I'm still working on sections of my trip report from Australia and New Zealand, but I wanted to get this out first since new years is coming ...

Next Month of Travel: Toronto, to Mileage Runs, to Megado

I know, you are still waiting on my report from my status challenge trip to London, and that will start rolling later on this week.  However, I did want to give a preview for all the travel I will be doing in the next month, with new lines, new airlines on some lines, and a wide variety of ...

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College Student By Day, World Traveler by Weekend

I am not the typical college student. While many of my friends spend their weekends at parties, or sleeping in, I spend my time traveling throughout the world. Past weekend trips have included London, Frankfurt, Shanghai, and Sydney. I’ve also fallen in love with Hawaii, taking more than ...

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Is Priority Club Platinum Status a Joke? I think so.

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I got status matched to Priority Club Platinum from my Hilton Diamond Status a few weeks back. Tonight is my first stay in an IHG hotel, a Crowne Plaza in the UK.

All I can say is how can people be loyal to this program? What the hell do you get from being a Platinum? I’m ...

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Review: Grand Hyatt Santiago

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Can a dishonest cab driver ruin a hotel stay? No—but it did detract greatly from what was otherwise a very comfortable stay at Santiago’s plushest resort property. Grand Hyatt hotels are, true to their name, done on a grand scale and the opulent ...

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Hyatt Releases iPhone App!

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I had heard some rumors that an app for the iPhone was under development, but I did not expect to see it until the end of the year. However, this thread on FlyerTalk mentioned that the app had been quietly released to the App Store. Looking back, it appears that Hyatt released the app on October ...

Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Seattle

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I have to admit that the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seattle is one of my favorite hotels in one of my favorite cities. Of course, a big part of that is how frequent Goldpassport Diamonds are upgraded to suites. Evertime I’ve stayed here, save one, I’ve received a complimentary diamond ...

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OneWorld MegaDO, Status Challenges Abound

Well, you have seen my recap of the Launch Party for the oneworld MegaDO, and if you are interested in oneworld, here is your chance to see what they offer.  While the details are pretty straightforward, I am going to talk about the challenges that the primary sponsors are offering for ...

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The Park Hyatt Milan - The best, for sure!

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For my Mothers Birthday I treated her to a weekend in Milan. I was lucky to score a room at the Park Hyatt Milan, emailed the GM of the hotel asking if they could put some birthday related welcome amenity in the room. (I offered to pay) He quickly got back to me and said he would take care of it ...

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Weekend With The Airlines: oneworld MegaDO Launch Party

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I am posting this one out of order as the MegaDO is supposed to open for reservations before this article would be posted on the schedule of this post, and I wanted to give everyone a preview of the group before reservations start.

So after rushing from Family Day in SFO, a group of us ...

Review of the HYATT REGENCY WARSAW - Poland

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***UPDATE AS OF MARCH 2014 - Hotel no longer a Hyatt*** 

I love the city of Warsaw and in the past I have really enjoyed the Hilton in Warsaw. This time the Hyatt had a rate I just could not pass up. 80 Euro a night and I was also able to apply one of my Diamond Suite ...

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More details from the Hyatt Regency Montreal

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As Matthew has discussed before, the Hyatt Regency Montreal is a nice option for those visiting Montreal.  The hotel is downtown, with easy walking distance to the restaurants and nightlife of St. Catherine street and to Vieux Montreal (the old City).  When I was there, there were ...

Weekend in Hamburg

One of the great things about living in Frankfurt is the ability to easily journey to another city or country by air, rail, or car. I have taken full advantage of that this year and my travels have taken me north to Hamburg this weekend.

My brother is in town for a few weeks and we had a ...

Review: Hyatt Regency Kiev, Ukraine

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When you think about service in the former Soviet Union, what usually comes to mind? A woman like the one featured in Wendy’s “Having No Choice” commercial taking issue with even the simplest request? I mention that because I am frankly ...

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Summary and Commentary: The Fall Hotel Chain Bonuses

Here's what we have so far...

Starwood Preferred Guest: Double points on all stays from September 6th to December 18th. If your stay includes a Sunday or Thursday night, then you'll get triple points instead.

Marriott Rewards: Targeted offer, but if you're a Marriott Elite, you ...

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