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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 ...


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


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 ...


Review: Grand Hyatt Santiago


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 ...


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 ...


The Park Hyatt Milan - The best, for sure!


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 ...


Weekend With The Airlines: oneworld MegaDO Launch Party


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


***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


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


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 ...


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 ...


Changes Coming to Hyatt Gold Passport Program

Diamond status in the Hyatt Gold Passport program just got a little sweeter. Staring tomorrow, guaranteed late checkout, twice daily maid service, and more welcome amenity choices are coming.

Directly from Hyatt:

Effective July 28th, Diamond members can experience the following ...

Hyatt private line agent fired for information posted online

As a Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond member, I have been able to take advantage of a somewhat unique perk of that status, a Private Line Concierge.  A Flyertalk thread that provides some more information on this benefit is here.  This service is offered to Diamond members upon ...

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A photo review of Grand Suite King at the Grand Hyatt Erewan Bangkok


After our journey to Phuket, we had a layover in Bangkok.  We were stopping over in Hong Kong later in the trip, so due to ticketing rules, we could only layover in Bangkok.  I booked it so we had a 22 hour or so layover in Bangkok.  I've often visited ...


Feeling at Home in Dubai

Hello from Dubai. The weather is over 100°F, but Dubai is one cool city--and it is making me feel like I am back in the States.

It is my first time in the United Arab Emirates and I am amazed at how Americanized, in some respects, the culture is in Dubai. I spent some time today in ...


Review: Park Hyatt Tokyo


Rated as one of the top hotels in Tokyo, I arrived at the Park Hyatt Tokyo with high expectations—and they were all exceeded.

The Park Hyatt chain prides itself on personalized service that distinguishes it from its competitors. It was the personal interaction that best ...