Review: Hyatt House Redmond

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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...]

Review: Returning to the Hyatt Regency Vancouver

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It’s been over two years since my first stay as a Diamond member with Hyatt Gold Passport. I signed up for a Diamond trial because I had several stays coming up, including a visit to friends in New York and proposing to my wife in Hawaii. You need 12 nights in 60 days to complete the … [Read more...]

Hotel Review: Le Meridien Koh Samui

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I recently traveled to Koh Samui for a few days. Whilst there, I managed to get some great rates using my Starwood points at the Le Meridien Koh Samui. When looking for a hotel in Koh Samui, it's often hard to distinguish between what's real and what's photoshopped. Every hotel looks … [Read more...]

Review: Hyatt Place Seattle

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Ordinarily I would not review a Hyatt Place. Their virtue is that they are pretty much the same everywhere you go, and Hyatt Place happens to be a market leader in the budget category as far as I’m concerned. But I feel this particular property deserves a review because of my Northwest … [Read more...]

Honeymoon Trip Report: Westin Siray Bay Phuket

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Megan and I took a two-week tour of Southeast Asia during our honeymoon in August/September of last year. Now it’s time to wrap up the trip report after a holiday break. Here’s the Trip Report Index: Booking the Honeymoon Asiana Airlines Business Class (SEA-ICN, HKG-ICN, and … [Read more...]

Honeymoon Trip Report: St. Regis Bangkok

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Megan and I took a two-week tour of Southeast Asia during our honeymoon in August/September of last year. Now it’s time to wrap up the trip report after a holiday break. Here’s the Trip Report Index: Booking the Honeymoon Asiana Airlines Business Class (SEA-ICN, HKG-ICN, and … [Read more...]