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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: 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: Andaz Maui at Wailea

**Update: Hyatt Diamonds now receive the full breakfast experience at this property** I’ve previously stayed at the Andaz Maui shortly after it opened, however last month, I decided to stay at the property once again. If you’re interested in reading my other review, you can here. This property is a Category 6 hotel requiring 25,000 Hyatt…

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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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