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Hotel Review: The Renovated Sheraton Gateway LAX

In August 2015 the Sheraton Gateway LAX started a massive renovation.  I needed a quick night in LAX, and decided to stay at the Sheraton Gateway to see how it turned out.  As I arrived, it looked like the same old – same old from the outside. Hotel Review: The Renovated Sheraton Gateway LAXThe website…

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Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

One of my favorite perks with my American Express Platinum Card is the Fine Hotels and Resorts program, where you can choose from a selection of luxury properties such as the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch and receive a bunch of perks throughout your stay. As a reminder, benefits include: Noon check-in, when available Room upgrade upon arrival, when available (usually…

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Hotel Review: Four Points By Sheraton Puntacana Village Suite

Puntacanna Village is a residential and shopping development right around the corner from the Punta Cana International Airport, and it includes the 122 room Four Points by Shearton Puntacana Village which opened in the winter of 2012. I have always been intrigued by what a Starwood Category 1 – 2,000 Starpoints per night on weekends,…

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Hotel Review: Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles, LAX Airport

On a recent trip, I found myself with about 9 hours in Los Angeles, and decided to stay overnight at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Airport, which is a Starwood Category 4 property meaning free nights start at 10,000 SPG points per night. I arrived into LAX around 10pm on a Friday night, and made my…

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Hotel Review: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

I had a last-minute opportunity last week attend a quick sales meeting in Aruba, so I packed my bags, booked a room at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino and hopped on a Southwest Airlines non-stop flight from BWI to AUA. Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino The Renaissance is right in the heart of Oranjestead…

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Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile

The Hyatt Regency Etoile is a skyscraper hotel near Porte Maillot in the 17th arrondissement. It’s the largest hotel in Paris with 950 rooms and suites. The hotel tower is the third tallest building inside the city of Paris – which doesn’t include the La Défense business district. The hotel, which was completed in 1974,…

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Best Hyatt Breakfast In New York – Andaz Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

I’ll be the first to admit it’s hard to make up your mind which Hyatt is the best. There are so many good Hyatt properties and so many that do breakfast well in their own way. For example, the formal Breakfast At The Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires is almost an event. There is no more…

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Andaz 5th Avenue Loft Suite Review

On a recent return trip to the Andaz 5th Avenue, I had the opportunity to experience a suite I haven’t stayed in before. In the past, the Splash Suite At The Hyatt Andaz 5th Avenue In New York City and the Andaz Suite At The Hyatt Andaz 5th Ave New York have provided more than enough space. So I…

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The Lodge And Spa At Callaway Gardens – A Top Place To See Holiday Lights

The Lodge And Spa At Callaway Gardens is a Marriott Autograph Collection property that we recently stayed at for one night. Here is my trip report and review of both the hotel and some of the attractions that we visited while we were there including the Birds of Prey show and the Fantasy of Lights.…

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Graycliff Mansion Nassau Bahamas Review – Dinner In Graycliff Wine Cellar

There are many places to eat on Paradise Island or on the main island of Nassau in the Bahamas, but none come with quite the storied history, let alone wine cellar of the Graycliff Mansion. So we couldn’t resist when one of the members of our party had the bright idea of dinning in the…

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New Award Chart Changes For Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa – A Trip Report

There is a renewed interest in the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs due to the recent category downgrade with Hyatt’s reward chart. Previously I mentioned this is one of Hyatt’s best kept secrets, so I was surprised and yet at the same time excited to see it downgraded. New Award Chart Changes…

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Hotel Review: Cabana Bay Beach Resort At Universal Studios Orlando

The Cabana Bay Beach Resort At Universal Studios Orlando opened in the Spring of 2014.  It was meant to attract families and be a more moderately priced hotel at the Universal Studio’s complex of hotels, restaurants/marketplaces, and theme parks. The hotel itself was huge, with 1,800 rooms but the rooms are divided in three distinct…

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