Tag: Hyatt

Hamburg Trip Preview

Yet another interruption in my Norway/Netherlands/Malta trip report series… Just six weeks after I returned, I’ll be heading back across the Atlantic for a bit of a wacky trip that includes mile earning and burning, and hopefully some relaxation if events beyond my control don’t get away. It also feels like the past month has
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A Little Report from Berlin

My report from Berlin is going to be fairly brief. Not only was I just in Berlin two years ago, but I stayed in the exact same two hotels as I did last time: the Intercontinental and the Grand Hyatt.  Both were excellent last time, both were excellent this time.  The only difference was cash
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2015 Index and YWW Year in Review

It’s a bit late, but here is my 2015 travel year in review post.  It was a huge travel year for me, as I hit 5 continents and did more long-haul flying than I’d ever done before. It was a lot of mileage redemptions, and low on the mileage earning front.  I re-qualified for American
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Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Melbourne

My final night in Australia was at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. Where the Park Hyatt was in a pretty, but sleepy, area of Melbourne, the Grand Hyatt was right in the thick of things – though only a 10 minute walk down Collins Street from the Park Hyatt – the Fifth Avenue of Melbourne. Physically,
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Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Melbourne

I had one night in Melbourne for which I had no great deal or points strategy. There are tons of hotels in Melbourne, but I decided to splurge for one night in Melbourne as I ended my trip. I had been having great luck at Hyatt properties lately, even though I don’t have high status
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Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Berlin

The Grand Hyatt Berlin is probably one of the nicest (and most expensive) Category 4 hotels, making it a great use for the free night that comes with the Hyatt Visa each year. The hotel is very new and modern, and has a very central location, right on Potsdamer Platz, which has its pros and
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Anatomy of an Award: Labor Day in Berlin on Short Notice in Premium Cabins

A few weeks ago, I decided I really needed to get away for a long Labor Day.  Preferably to a city where I could explore nightlife if I wanted, but also could lose myself walking or sitting at a cafe.  Oh, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, I didn’t want to
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Hotel Review: Feeling Welcome at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome

I am not a huge Hyatt customer, simply because there aren’t a lot of Hyatts where I want to go, and most Hyatt Regencies/Grand Hyatts remind me of conferences. But some of my favorite hotel stays over the past few years have been at Hyatt properties in Argentina, New Mexico, and Vietnam — particularly Park
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And we’re off… to the Seychelles and France!

I’ve been a bad boy and haven’t uploaded my thrilling summary of what to do in Little Rock.  Hopefully in the next few days, as tomorrow morning, we’re off on our Three-Last-Hurrahs mileage burning adventure to the Seychelles and France. We’ll start off tomorrow bright and early with a flight from Dulles to Addis Ababa,
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A Day in Paradise: The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, New Mexico Review

Even if my flight to Albuquerque had gone as scheduled, I wouldn’t have landed til about 5pm. So I figured I’d spend my first night somewhere around Albuquerque and then head up to Santa Fe the next day. There were a lot of relatively affordable, though uninspiring, properties in Albuquerque, and overall, it seemed there
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