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Elite Status: 2021 Recap And A Look Forward To 2022

Just when I thought 2020 was the weirdest travel year I’d ever see, 2021 did everything it could to rival it.  Our family took a sharp left-hand turn during the pandemic and bought an RV.  We spent a fair amount of 2020 camping, a completely different way to travel.  That bled into 2021, though as the year turned to spring and summer I got back on the road for work again. 2021 had moments of “normal” but they were mostly defined as the “new normal“.  Airline schedules were geared towards […]

Hyatt Cuts Their Elite Status Requirements For 2021 In Half

Boy, did the internet have some drama when Hyatt made this announcement last week.  But, I’m getting ahead of myself.  We’re getting to the end of 2020 and we’re also creeping closer to a vaccine.  That means travel brands are starting to think about how to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.  Hilton jumped out in the lead amongst hotel brands when they chopped elite qualification requirements in half.  That was over a month ago, and I had expected we would already have seen other big brands jump in.  With […]

2018 Hotel Status Review And A Look Forward To 2019

Centurion Palace Venice, Small Luxury Hotels Of The World

2018 was a year of ups and downs. Most of the ups were improvements in the Hyatt program. The downs were mostly owned by Marriott. Here’s a brief look at my year in hotels and what I think the future holds.