I am on another one of my staycations simultaneously trying to beat the summer heat and requalify for Hyatt Diamond status for 2017. Hyatt House White Plains is located in Westchester County, New York. The hotel is in a corporate park and about a mile or two from a busy “town” with many stores and … Read More
Won’t Run and I spent a night at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel last week on a $47 rate, thanks to Extreme Hotel Deals! (review to be published soon). In the hotel lobby, we stopped by the Hilton Grand Vacations desk (the name for Hilton’s timeshare division) because I had received an email from … Read More
I received news today that Kimpton will not offer status matches from other hotel loyalty programs to Kimpton Inner Circle in 2016.
I received this email from Hyatt Hotels congratulating me on my 50th unique Hyatt Hotel stay. With your recent travels, you’ve done it again – you’ve reached another Hyatt Milestone. It’s even more rare and special than the last, and your travel trail is longer than ever. From your first Hyatt hotel stay at Hyatt … Read More
There’s a new contest from Radisson Blu in collaboration with Republic of Fritz Hansen: The Radisson Blu Egg Chair Design Contest A bit of background: In 1960, legendary architect Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, now known as the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. As part of that project, he designed the famous … Read More
Hyatt is running a promotion for it’s Diamond Gold Passport members – if you get a 90-minute facial or massage at the Spa Nalai at the Park Hyatt in New York City, you will receive a bonus of 5,000 Gold Passport points. Let me say this – the Spa Nalai looks incredible – and, knowing … Read More
Hi everyone. It’s just another manic Monday, I wish it was Sunday…. This weekend was to be a quiet weekend. Saturday, I was determined to get out the door fairly early to go for a run, as rain was in the forecast. The phone rings. It’s Won’t Run. Remember that great blues rock band we … Read More
Some hotels in India calculate hotel taxes based on the supposed published or rack rate of the room instead of the rate actually paid by the guest. Is this valid?
Those of us who live in the path of the predicted blizzard are bracing for this storm which has been described as “monster” “severe” and “historic.” Frankly, this feels very apocalyptic. I live in New York City and the news is dedicated to “severe weather alerts” with frequent mentions of threats of “thundersnow” and “power … Read More
I’m not Christian, but having family that lives all over the country means that we get together yearly at Christmastime- when schools and businesses are closed. I grew up in a suburb of New York, on Long Island, in the home where my parents still live. The home has become too large for my parents, … Read More