Hyatt Posts

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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:

  You are one of the first Cardmembers who will receive a new Hyatt Credit Card with Smart Chip technology. This new ...

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 ...

Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt's loyalty program, Gold Passport, allows point earning and redemption at Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Place, and more.
Our bloggers have reviewed several Hyatt hotels and written trip reports on other stays. Their trip reports can be found below:
Hyatt Hotels Europe Hyatt ...

Park King Suite at the Park Hyatt and touring Melbourne

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 "it is ...

Hyatt Regency London “The Churchill”

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 ...

Around the World with the Star Alliance

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 ...

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

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

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 soon.

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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