Two Chances Left to Win a Free Stay at the Andaz Maui!

As a reminder, you have two (or three) chances left to win a free three-night stay at the Andaz Maui at Wailea, which opened about a year ago and is my new favorite hotel on Maui. Just follow @AndazMaui on Twitter using the contest app on the original post to enter. If you've already done … [Read more...]

Review: Andaz Maui at Wailea


Gary Leff and I agree that the Andaz Maui at Wailea is the best hotel on Maui. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it may be my new favorite hotel anywhere. I just got back earlier this month after redeeming a Hyatt points + cash award (12,500 points and $150 per night), which I … [Read more...]

Did Hyatt Outwit The Devil’s Advocate?


From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... I am thrilled to report (and I am sure you are all thrilled to hear) that this past Friday I successfully completed my Hyatt Diamond Trial. As a result, I now have Diamond status with Hyatt until the end of February 2016. [If this weren't a … [Read more...]

Review: Hyatt Regency DFW Airport


Last December I took a trip to Amarillo to visit my in-laws and spent a night at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport along the way. It's one of two Hyatt hotels located at DFW, though unlike the Grand Hyatt directly attached to Terminal D, this one is a little older and located on … [Read more...]

20% Bonus on Purchased Hyatt Points Is a Bad Deal

Hyatt buy points

Hyatt is offering between 10% and 20% bonus points when you purchase up to 40,000 Gold Passport points by June 1. The 20% bonus kicks in when you buy 30,000 or more. With 36,000 points in exchange for $720, you'll pay an effective rate of 2 cents per point after the discount. I normally … [Read more...]

FTU Presentation: Choosing a Hotel Loyalty Program

FTU Seattle 2014 - Hotel Loyalty Program

As promised, here's the second of two presentations I gave at Frequent Traveler University in Seattle. It's actually the first of the two talks, and unfortunately I was not as impressed with its delivery -- there were technical issues, and it was a late addition to the schedule. But hotel … [Read more...]