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Hotel Review: Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami

The Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami is located in the heart of South Beach and is a Hyatt Gold Passport Category 4 property meaning free nights start at 15,000 points per night, or if you’re a Hyatt Visa cardholder, you can redeem your annual free night here. The Hyatt Centric South Beach is a boutique property…

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Hotel Review: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Executive Suite

On a recent trip to Washington DC, I decided to stay at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, a Category 7 property meaning free nights start at 35,000 Marriott point per night (PointSavers at 30,00). This hotel is located near the Convention Center, however within walking distance to the downtown area so I’d recommend the location. Upon arrival at check-in…

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Hotel Review: Andaz Suite at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica

The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo is located near Liberia, Costa Rica and offers a great redemption value for Hyatt Gold Passport members as a Category 4 property, with rooms starting at 15,000 points per night. Points + Cash is offered at $100 plus 7,500 points per night, and if you’re a holder of the Hyatt Visa card,…

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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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