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Hotel Review: The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buckinghamshire

a large building with stairs and a few windows

The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buckinghamshire is located in the former manor home of the third Duke of Marlborough in the town of Slough. The property is a 45 minutes drive to Central London, and only 15 minutes from London Heathrow. This boutique property features just 41 guestrooms and suites. In terms of redeeming Marriott Bonvoy…

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Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

a room with a bed and a chair and a lamp

The Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay has 444 guest rooms and suites and is located in Tampa Bay, near the Tampa International Airport. Additionally, the hotel offers 47 casitas including some casita suites, which give this property more of a resort feeling. This property is a World of Hyatt Category 3 property, meaning free night awards start at…

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Hotel Review: Hotel Vin, Autograph Collection

a room with chairs and a fireplace

The Hotel Vin, Autograph Collection is located in Grapevine, Texas, which is less than 10 minutes from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. This boutique property features 120 guestrooms and suites. It’s a Marriott Bonvoy Category 5 property requiring 35,000 points for a standard free night redemption. Off peak redemptions are 30,000 points and peak…

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St. Regis Bahia Beach Highlights A Review

a grass field with palm trees and a beach

We have been to the St. Regis Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico several times. This year we went over the holidays again. We had a great week there. Here are some additional reviews of this property. In this post, I want to highlight a few things that I haven’t reviewed before and what was different this time around. St. Regis Bahia Beach…

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Hotel Review: The Renovated Sheraton Gateway LAX

a parking lot with cars and trees in front of a building

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: Four Points By Sheraton Puntacana Village Suite

a pool with palm trees and a building

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: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

a beach with palm trees and a pool

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

a building with a tree in front

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

a tray with food on it

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

a room with a table and chair

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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Graycliff Mansion Nassau Bahamas Review – Dinner In Graycliff Wine Cellar

a gate in a stone wall

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

a swimming pool surrounded by trees and water

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

a room with a couch and tv

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

a pool with palm trees and a beach

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

a woman in a dress posing for a photo

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

a window with a couch and pillows

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

a hallway with a red and orange carpet

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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Hotel Review: Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas

a view of a city from a window

On a recent trip to Las Vegas, we decided to try out the Caesar’s Palace on the strip. We decided on this hotel not because it was the largest suite on the strip, we’d tried that out at the Palazzo. Nor did we chose it because it was our favorite property on the strip, that…

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