Back in March we met up with another family to hang out at Disney World for the weekend. We decided to stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando and wanted to share our thoughts since it is a property that many traveling families will likely consider when heading to Disney. In Part 1 of the review I covered the room, an overview of the property, their transportation… Read the Rest.
One of the biggest perks from being an active member in the frequent flyer community has been the friendships I have made along the way. As luck would have it, many of those friendships are with other traveling families. After having hung out (sans kids) at various MegaDos and similar events with a core group of people, a few of us decided it was time to plan a joint family… Read the Rest.
A couple of months ago my husband, daughter, and I headed to Atlanta as part of a quick getaway to that part of the country. As part of our trip we had a night in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta that is located downtown on Peachtree Street. This is a very large hotel with well over 1,000 rooms and I presume it regularly hosts conferences and events. The weekend… Read the Rest.
Today is the last day of April, so that means it is the last day for some various promos and deals in the miles and points world. Here’s a quick rundown of what ends today, so that you don’t accidentally miss out on anything that is important to you! Last day to purchase AviancaTaca LifeMiles at 100% bonus, which comes to 1.5 cents per mile. You can use these miles… Read the Rest.
Someone in my household who will remain nameless is quickly approaching a BIG birthday. The actual big date isn’t until next year, but we are warming up to it by stepping up the birthday celebrations a notch this year. Though he did dub our small family celebration at a local Hyatt The Best. Birthday. Ever. last year, so I guess the bar was already set kinda high. Anyway, last week… Read the Rest.
In a previous life, I lived in Austin for many years, and during that time I had the chance to go inside the historic Driskill Hotel, but I had never actually stayed there… until now. A few weeks ago I posted that Hyatt had purchased the Driskill, which was great not only because it presumably meant they would be putting some money into it, but also because that means you… Read the Rest.
For the last two nights of our European trip, we got the chance to stay at the Andaz Liverpool Street hotel. If you are unfamiliar with the Andaz chain, it is within the Hyatt family of hotels and is a bit unique compared to some of the other Hyatt brands. They are often described as “luxury boutique” hotels and I would say the ones I have stayed at, including this… Read the Rest.
I’ve been closely watching the construction progress of the Hyatt Andaz Wailea for quite a while now. I would be interested in a new Hyatt in a great spot regardless, but my husband and I have our a fifth anniversary trip to Maui coming up and this hotel is very high on the list of places we want to stay for a few days. As can be common, construction hasn’t… Read the Rest.
A few days ago while Boarding Area was down for maintenance/upgrades, I learned that the historic Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas was joining the Hyatt family of hotels. For those not familiar with the Driskill, it is a hotel on Sixth Street in downtown Austin that has 189 rooms – including 14 suites. This hotel was opened in 1886 and is reported to be haunted. It is on the National… Read the Rest.
I know this isn’t the type of thing that will impact a huge number of folks, but I was excited about it so wanted to share. If you have suite upgrade certificates to use that you earned via having Diamond status with Hyatt, by having just Platinum status and getting their Chase co-branded credit card, or using extra points to confirm a suite then according to this Flyertalk thread you… Read the Rest.