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Italy Road Trip Day 1: Roaming Around Rome

After an unexpected night in Zurich, I landed in Rome Fiumicino Airport to pouring rain at 8:50a, ready for a big day ahead. No time for a coffee at Mercedes Benz... Read More

JW Marriott Resort and Spa – Los Cabos, Mexico | Review

A quick trip without the kids was due for my wife and I so off to Cabo we hopped. Using a combination of cash and points converted to Marriott from The post JW Marriott... Read More

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Review: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort

Navigating the Orlando hotel scene can be a challenge, even when presented with a limited set of parameters. I had a chance to review the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek... Read More

Enjoy The Ultimate Seduction At The Malmaison Manchester

Admittedly we did head to the Malmaison Manchester to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary, but if you are expecting an X-rated tale of debauchery, sorry you will be... Read More

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Casa Marina Key West Review – A Waldorf Astoria Resort

A beach resort option in Key West but is it worthy of the Waldorf Astoria name? The post Casa Marina Key West Review – A Waldorf Astoria Resort appeared first on... Read More

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UPGRADE: Courtyard Marriott Budapest City Center – Suite

Mit so einem Marriott Rewards Stay Voucher hat es mich ins Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center verschlagen … Marriott Rewards Megabonus bringt mir immer so... Read More

Hotel Review: Staybridge Suites Rocklin – Roseville Area

My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting. Highlights Lobby & Check-in... Read More

Hotel Review: The Dude Berlin, a boutique oasis in the city

The Dude Hotel in Berlin advertises itself as one of the few true boutique hotels in the city. With just 27 rooms, you feel as though you are staying in a chic city... Read More

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Review: Aloft Houston by the Galleria

Hotels in Houston can be a difficult nut to crack, it’s all about location and convenience. The Aloft Houston by the Galleria is well positioned, offers premiums... Read More

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Review: Westin Alexandria – Suite Upgrade

As I continue to requalify for Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum (and as a result matched over to Marriott Platinum) my tour of SPG properties continues from coast to... Read More

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Review: Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh – Presidential Suite

Room 1101 – The Presidential Suite at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh (Airport). Hyatt’s new Globalist benefit of suite upgrades at checkin subject to... Read More

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Review: Andaz Singapore

Singapore as a hotel market has been very nicely improving lately, especially with my preferred brands, Hyatt and Starwood. Up until recently, Hyatt had a single hotel... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Grand Suite at the Grand Hyatt Istanbul and More

Istanbul is a place that I’ve enjoyed visiting in the past. This time was a somewhat last-minute business trip, but I tried to make the most of a somewhat... Read More

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Review: Grand Hyatt Singapore (Suite)

I enjoyed a loverly two-night stay at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, an excellent property in the heart of Singapore. Upon arrival, I was informed that I had been upgraded,... Read More

Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco: I Hate Suite Reviewing

If the hotel was a Hyatt or a Motel 6, it would not have mattered. I came, I snapped photos, I crashed. The End.  The post Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San... Read More

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Review: Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

With an early flight to Singapore the following morning, we chose to spend our final night in Sydney at the on-site Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel. My stay took place after... Read More

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The Very Best Family Ski Deal: Hyatt Place Keystone

The very best deal in family skiing is to be found by using your Hyatt points to stay at the Hyatt Place Keystone in Colorado. When staying there you are not only within... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, Part 1

Here's a look at the guest rooms and main restaurant at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa. The resort is located on over 500 acres of beautiful land and has a number... Read More

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Review: Hyatt Regency (Kota) Kinabalu – Suite

During our Christmas/New Year’s trip to Borneo, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Kinabalu. We were able to use a suite upgrade and it was one of the best we have... Read More

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Review: Park Hyatt Sydney (Opera View Deluxe)

This Park Hyatt Sydney review covers my upgraded Opera View Deluxe room. For a full review of the property, its restaurants, and amenities, you can read my earlier... Read More

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St. Regis Adelaide Hotel, Toronto Review. Does this Hotel Live Up to the St. Regis Name?

St. Regis Adelaide Hotel, Toronto Review Overview The Adelaide Hotel, is a St Regis property located within Toronto’s bustling financial district. The... Read More

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Review: Park Hyatt Sydney

Heralded as the premier property in the Park Hyatt portfolio, would the Park Hyatt Sydney live up to its reputation? After arriving from Canberra by train, we checked... Read More

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ENTTÄUSCHT: Four Points Venedig Mestre

Ein eigentlich nettes Hotel hat mich ein wenig enttäuscht ... Read More

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Claremont Hotel Berkeley Review

I took my kids to the historic and iconic Claremont Hotel Berkeley for a quick one-night getaway this February. The hotel and pool were amazing, but they missed the mark... Read More

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Long Island City (NYC) – One Hotel Mysteriously Disappears and a New One is on the Way (But When?)

Hotels are springing up like crazy in Long Island City - Here one seemed to vanish, but now there's a new one on the way (but at a different location). The post Long... Read More

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KULTUR: Le Meridien Lav Split – Suite

Es hat mich wieder mal ins Le Meridien Lav in Split verschlagen. Natürlich in eine Suite ... Read More

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Five Things to Know About the Westin Grand Cayman

From big resort fees, to a perfect spot of sand on Seven Mile Beach, to $50 million dollar renovations, and affordable nearby restaurants, here are five things that... Read More

My (Impressive) First Booking Through American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts

The American Express Platinum Card should be a staple in the wallet of any frequent flyer. With lounge access, the Membership Rewards program, travel credits, and the... Read More

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Willamette Valley Hotels: Best Western Newberg Review

I’m a little bit of a hotel snob and a slave to elite status, so Best Westerns haven’t really been in my hotel repertoire of late. But I was surprised and... Read More

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NEU: Westin Zagreb Suite

Review einer renovierten Suite im Westin Zagreb ... Read More

Indulge In A Pulse Racing Weekend At The Grand Hotel Billia

First impressions of the Grand Hotel Billia The Grand Hotel Billia is nestled in the foothills of the Italian alps, on the outskirts of the small village of St Vincent.... Read More