Edward Pizzarello

About the Author

My goal in life is to fill my family’s passports with stamps, creating buckets of memories along the way. You’ll find me writing about realistic ways for normal people to travel the world, whether you’re on a budget or enjoy luxury. I also enjoy taking us on the occasional detour to explore the inner workings of the travel industry.

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Hyatt Place Is Rolling Out Early Check-In For More Elites And Ending Free Breakfast For Non-Members

Hyatt announced some changes to their Hyatt Place brand this morning. We still need clarification on a few key points. We know an early check-in benefit is coming for Explorist members and that free breakfast will now require membership in World of Hyatt (and may require direct booking).

New Hyatt Promo: Earn 2,500 Bonus Points Every 5 Nights At Grand Hyatt And Hyatt Regency

Hyatt announced a promotion today that should make business travelers (and maybe a few leisure travelers) happy this summer.  It involves two of their full service brands, Hyatt Regency and Grand Hyatt.  Members who stay a minimum of 5 nights on eligible rates in the promotion period will receive 2,500 bonus points.  Details: Effective June 1, 2018, World of Hyatt members can earn 2,500 Bonus Points after every five qualifying nights at Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency hotels, with a checkout date of August 31, 2018.   Members must register […]

The Secret Phrase That Can Get You Special Benefits At Certain Hotels

As a business traveler, I’m a pretty big fan of “surprise and delight”.  Traveling on almost a weekly basis, I expect to have the occasional bad service.  I expect dirty hotel rooms, crabby employees and general crankiness. The occasional surprise goes a long way.