The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
I’ve been keeping an eye on SPG Hot Escapes the last few weeks, looking for a few properties I’m hoping to book later this year. I have a few trips booked on Starpoints already, so I’m running low. When I checked this week, there were some good deals around the world I thought it was worth mentioning. For those not familiar, SPG Hot Escapes are deals Starwood releases at 6am EST each week. They’re deals that are available for the next 6 weeks and usually represent a pretty decent discount […]
It looks like Hyatt is getting ready to make public their 2015 award chart changes. You can see the full list here. Here’s a quick breakdown: The changes go into affect for reservations made on or after January 22, 2015. 22 hotels are going up in category. Notables: Park Hyatt Maldives goes from 6 to 7 Grand Hyatt Sao Paolo goes from 3 to 4 Andaz Amsterdam goes from 5 to 6 48 hotels are going down in category, including: Hyatt French Quarter from 5 to 4 Hyatt Regency Grand […]