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Hotel Review: The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort is located in the heart of Waikiki and shares an entrance with its sister property the Sheraton Waikiki. The Royal Hawaiian features 528 guest rooms and suites and is a SPG Category 6 property starting at 20,000 points per night, and is just a quick walk from the Hyatt Centric…

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Hotel Review: The Westin Denver International Airport

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The Westin Denver International Airport is a 14 story, 519 room hotel that opened in November 2015 after three years of construction. Since then it has become a popular hotel for travelers catching early flights out of DIA, and late night arrivals for travelers who don’t want to leave the airport complex. The entrance to…

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Hotel Review: Bellagio Las Vegas

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On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I decided to stay at the Bellagio Las Vegas, as I’ve never stayed here before and was able to find a decent price for this mid-week trip. This property is part of the Fine Hotels and Resorts program for those holding the American Express Platinum Card or the The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN. Benefits…

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Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs

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The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs is a Gold Passport Category 4 property requiring 15,000 points for a free night, or a great use of an annual Hyatt Visa free night award. The property is located in Bonita Springs, which is in between Naples, FL and Ft. Myers, FL. As I had a few Diamond Suite…

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Hotel Review: Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami

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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

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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

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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: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

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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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