Tag: Luxury Hotels

Tips to Maximize Hotel and Airline Points for Travel

When we talk about airline and hotel points, we often think back to our first around the world trip in 2010 when we traveled for 3 months through 10 countries and pretty much stayed at hotels 4* and above the entire time with top-tier elite status in a major hotel rewards program which meant room…
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August 26, 2018 5
Adult infinity pool at sunset at the Sheraton Waikiki

Where to Stay on Oahu: Waikiki and Beyond

On our 20+ trips to Oahu, we’ve stayed at about 14 different hotels and will share our top choices for specific criteria as opposed to reviewing each one. We have considered Air BnB and other vacation rentals but for our short stays, we prefer the convenience and consistent experiences offered by hotels. Since most of…
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June 6, 2018 2
Bedroom in the Lam Son Suite at the Park Hyatt Saigon

5 Tips to Get Upgraded to a Suite

We will share some tips and considerations about how to increase your chances to get upgraded to a suite at a hotel. Please note this post is very Hyatt centric as this is where we have spent the most of our stays in the last 3 years and have had the best luck in getting…
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May 31, 2018 0
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Review: Hotel La Semilla, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

We have really started to enjoy visiting Playa Del Carmen due to its beautiful beach and the convenience of being close to the town with all its great restaurants and bars. While we usually stay at the Grand Hyatt, on our latest visit to Playa Del Carmen, we opted to stay at Hotel La Semilla,…
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April 5, 2018 0
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Review: Ignacia Guest House, Mexico City

With elite status in 3 major hotel programs, we tend to leverage the cost and value of our accommodations by participating in loyalty programs. That being said, some of our most memorable and enjoyable stays have been at smaller boutique hotels. For us, smaller boutique hotels have typically offered a hotel experience in a less…
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April 4, 2018 1
View of the lobby/bar/restaurant Tenn at Holston House

Review: Holston House in Nashville

As we needed one more stay to complete the Hyatt Passport (stay at 5 different brands and earn 1 free night), we took advantage of the “Music for Your Ears” rate at the newly opened Holston House, a Hyatt Unbound Collection hotel in Nashville to plan a weekend getaway. Initially, we had booked a cash…
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February 6, 2018 0
Tiles on the balcony in a standard room and suite at the Grand Hyatt Playa del carmen

Review: Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort

The Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort is a Hyatt brand non all-inclusive hotel resort on the nicest stretch of beach in Playa Del Carmen. For those wanting the comforts and atmosphere of a luxury beach resort with the convenience of walking into town for some local culture, this is a great place to stay.  We…
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January 16, 2018 0
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Review: Hi-Lo Hotel, Autograph Collection in Portland Oregon

Branded as “Welcome Wanderer”, the Hi-Lo Hotel, which is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection has quickly become our favorite hotel in Portland Oregon due to its convenient location, the comfort and style of the rooms, the staff, and the benefits offered for Marriott Rewards members. Interior Design: If a hotel and West Elm had a…
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January 12, 2018 1
Fresh flowers in the lobby at the Park Hyatt Saigon

Review: Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

On our 2nd trip to Ho Chi Minh City, we decided to stay at the Park Hyatt due to its central location in District 1 and the benefits offered for Hyatt Globalists. While the hotel captures and exudes that french colonial vibe some associate with Saigon, it’s actually quite new; the hotel opened in 2005…
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December 27, 2017 1
The Edison Hotel Georgetown Penang

Review: The Edison George Town, Penang Malaysia

Back when we were in George Town in 2010, there wasn’t anywhere to stay like this, a historical building/hotel also conveniently located to the sites in George Town. From a tycoon’s mansion, to administrative offices for Japanese occupying forces during the 2nd world war, to an opium den, to a backpacker’s hotel, The Edison in…
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December 25, 2017 0