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Hotel Review: Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles, LAX Airport

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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

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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

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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

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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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Hotel Review: Diplomatic Suite at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

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The Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas is a 5-star luxury beach resort in Abu Dhabi nestled along the pristine beaches of Saadiyat Island, just about 25 minutes from the Abu Dhabi International Airport. It opened in November 2011 with 306 spacious guestrooms with private balconies, including 39 suites all with ocean, garden or…

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Hotel Review: Delano Las Vegas Grand Opening


The Delano Las Vegas is a boutique hotel at the busy Mandalay Bay casino. It’s connected to the same Casino but it couldn’t be farther from the noise and hustle. The hotel had its grand opening on Thursday and we had the pleasure of attending the opening party. Delano Las Vegas Grand Opening VIP Party Upon arrival…

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9 Years Ago…A Proposal…SFO…With Help From FT


About 9 years ago I posted this on Flyertalk thread, and this other Travel Buzz thread hoping for a little help with a big event in my life…and boy did I receive some help…more than I could have ever hoped for. Proposal Location in San Francisco Hello, I am new to this forum, however feel…

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Is Your Hotel Like A Dorm? I Had That Feeling In Edinburgh


Have you ever checked into a hotel and it reminded you of a dorm in college? I have. During our ultimate golf trip to Scotland, we decided to stay at the Edinburgh Hilton Airport hotel on our last night. Since our flights departed around 7 and 7:30 am, it made sense. We took a taxi…

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