Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Recent Experience Shows How Marriott Properties Treat Award Bookings Differently Than Paid Bookings

Since Marriott acquired Starwood Preferred Guest a few years ago, the number of paid stays I’ve had with Marriott have been steadily dropping.  It didn’t start out intentional, but I did find myself booking fewer and fewer Marriott stays .  I don’t go out of my way to avoid Marriott.  But, I used to go out of my way to stay with SPG.  As the years have gone by, a number of changes have caused me to continue moving business elsewhere. Marriott has been fairly intentional in establishing a loyalty […]

Quick Update On The Hyatt Category Changes

Don’t forget to enter my Sterling Silver Starbucks card giveaway. Now that I’m not on a train anymore, I took a few minutes to go over the Hyatt Gold Passport award category changes we learned about earlier this evening. First, a full list of the properties going up in category: First of all, I actually stayed at Excalibur, though I haven’t reviewed it yet.  It’s a bit scary to me that it’s moving up to a category 3, requiring 12,000 points a night.  Grand Hyatt Sao Paolo is probably under-priced, […]