Comparing Hotel Elite Status in 2014


I've finally found time to finish creating my comparison tables of hotel elite status in 2014. These things always get ripped to shreds in the first draft, so I won't do much analysis in this post; I'll wait until later this week. But do feel free to comment. I will try to get a corrected … [Read more...]

How Much Does It Cost to Earn a Free Night?

Hyatt SPG Weighted Average

I'm in the process of updating my hotel elite status comparison chart, and as part of that process I need to collect information on the different award tiers and the points earned with each stay. That allows me to do what I consider a very useful analysis of the relative cost of earning an … [Read more...]

Hyatt Spring Sale Offers 20-30% Off Two Nights or More

Hyatt Spring Sale

Hyatt is running a special sale providing discounts of 20-30% off stays of two or three nights when you book by April 28 and stay by June 12. You must use the offer code SPSALE when you book in order to search for this discounted inventory. (HT Loyalty Lobby) While I always have … [Read more...]

How to Get a Hyatt Diamond Trial


I recalled my first stay as a Diamond guest a couple weeks ago when I reviewed my return to the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, and some readers were interested in learning how they could request their own trial. My dad is in the same boat right now as he stays several nights a month near SFO and … [Read more...]

Review: Hyatt House Redmond

HH Redmond 2

As I said in the introduction to my review of the Hyatt Place Seattle, I don’t normally review budget properties but like to make an exception for those that offer exceptional service or which are of particular interest to local readers and those just visiting. This review of the Hyatt … [Read more...]

Daily Getaways Return on May 19

Daily Getaways

Daily Getaways is an annual promotion run by the U.S. Travel Association in collaboration with American Express. Each day for four weeks there is a new travel deal from a selected merchant (sometimes with multiple price points, like a choice between buying 10K, 20K, 50K, or 100K hotel … [Read more...]