A quick spin through the travel world with some information you’ll want to see.
Hyatt has a new hotel promotion out that can earn you bonus points in Las Vegas through the end of September, 2015. You can register here. You can earn up to 1,500 bonus points after every 3rd night during the promotion period, which runs until September 30, 2015. Hyatt’s partnership with MGM Resorts/M Life makes earning points in Las Vegas much easier than it used to be, especially at properties you actually want to stay at. If you’re wondering what these properties are like, you can follow along my […]
It was a crazy week of travel for me, so I got fairly far behind on my blog reading. Here’s a few of the key posts I missed from around the world of travel this week. Google Flights is answering any and all questions. I’ll be interested to see how deep they go, and I applaud them for doing it. I was nervous when they took over ITA Matrix a few years ago, my favorite travel tool. Results-oriented, I was right, but I wish I was wrong. There have been lots of […]
Hyatt has been doing a ton of development overseas, with a very rich pipeline. But, the US hasn’t seen nearly the same level of development. Hyatt lacks properties in some key markets, where in others it lacks “depth of brand”, offering only one or two of their brands in a major market. The two new additions are in markets they already have properties but could definitely use another. First, the Denver market is getting a new Hyatt property that is unique while adding some well-known labels to the market. Hyatt […]
A quick review of Hyatt Place Austin Downtown. Hyatt Place is my favorite limited service brand. This hotel is well located, clean and spacious. The staff was incredibly warm and inviting during my entire visit.
Did you submit a picture to win a free airline ticket yet? View From The Wing has some news on changes to the Hyatt Visa card. The card is now free for the first year, which I think is a big plus. Earlier this year they added double points for restaurants, airline tickets and rental cars, which was also a positive move. On the down side, I think the benefit they added earlier that allowed you to earn credits towards elite status is a bit pricey. $20K in spend gets […]
LAX is a pretty major airport as far as travel goes. Not only do you have the huge population of Southern California but LAX is a major jumping off point for trips to Hawaii and Asia. I’ve stayed in the airport area a handful of times over the years and never really found a property that was a “go-to” place near the airport. I’ve stayed a handful of times at the Sheraton LAX Gateway, which is probably the best I had experienced until recently. I can’t say it was anything […]
One of the reasons I like Hyatt is because they consistently deliver on their benefits. While I’ve enjoyed being a Starwood Platinum over the years, I don’t always get what’s promised. With Hyatt, I always get what’s promised, and sometimes a bit more. Today, quite a bit more. I had heard from some of my fellow travelers that Hyatt had rolled out a program rewarding some members of Gold Passport who had stayed at over 50 different properties. Just for fun, I decided to tally up my list of properties. […]
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a free Briggs & Riley TORQ suitcase! Hyatt is dropping two more pins on the map in places where they’re currently a bit under served. First up, construction is under way for a new Hyatt House in downtown Salt Lake City. Hyatt has a few properties in Utah but only one downtown, a Hyatt Place. I’d rather see a full-service property like a Hyatt Regency, but I’m glad to see more presence in downtown. Limited service/extended stay is an area I think Hyatt […]
Lots of announcements for new properties at Hyatt these days: Hyatt is converting an existing property in the Cherry Creek market of Denver to a Hyatt Place. This used to be a Loews. There’s already a number of properties in the Denver market but they don’t have a limited service presence in downtown. While I enjoy the Hyatt Regency in Denver, I think adding a limited service Hyatt property closer to downtown is a definite plus here. They’ve announced a Hyatt Regency in Uzbekistan, scheduled to open in 2015. Expansion […]