It is no surprise that I’m a huge Andaz hotel fan. If you’re not familiar with this Hyatt brand, well…. how do I describe it? To me, Andaz hotels are a breed of relaxed modern luxury hotels with a boutique, cool, eclectic, fun, inspirational (and often whimsical) feel to them. I just had an epiphany! I … Read More
It’s not so easy when your significant other leaves all the travel planning to you. Here are some tips to help make the experience great and keep your sanity along the way.
REAL FACT: One lucky person will win World of Hyatt Globalist (fka Diamond) status for the year!
AGODA AGODA is an online hotel booking platform that began in 2005 in Singapore and is now owned by Priceline. AGODA lists hundreds of thousands of hotels worldwide at competitive prices and provides services in 38 different languages. Over the years, especially when I was traveling to locations with smaller, individually-owned hotels, I would always take a … Read More
I am most interested in the new All Inclusive rate offered by the Andaz Papagayo Hotel in Costa Rica
At what point does entitlement shatter gratitude?
How important is a hotel lounge, and what are you entitled to if the lounge is closed on weekends or for renovation?
Last night, I took a trip around the world. I attended an event at the Andaz 5th Avenue in Manhattan celebrating all Andaz hotels, and in particular, four new Andaz hotels — Andaz Delhi, Andaz Ottawa Byward Market, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya and Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa. There were rooms, food and drinks dedicated … Read More
The owner operators of the Westin Times Square and the Sheraton Grand Chicago went to New York State Supreme Court today seeking to halt the Starwood-Marriott merger. They claim that the merger would violate the hotel operators’ agreements with Starwood.
In December 2014, the announcement was made that the Kimpton boutique hotel chain was being acquired by IHG. We were assured that the boutique-ness of Kimpton would not change, and frankly we have heard little on this front for some time. Well we did hear that seven of the Kimpton Hotels in San Francisco were leaving … Read More