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Park Hyatt Maldives to Become More Family Friendly?!

A few years ago for my husband’s 40th birthday, we used miles and points to take an amazing luxurious around-the-world trip that we otherwise could have never even come close to affording were it not for award travel. Our biggest stop on our trek was at the Park Hyatt Maldives where we stayed in all three types of villas that they had at the time, with our favorite being the Pool Villas that were on land but had their own private plunge pools. That stay was amazing…

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Earn Hyatt Elite Status 3x Faster With New Promo

I think top tier Hyatt Globalist status is the very best top tier hotel elite status out there with free full breakfast, lounge access, suite upgrades, 4PM late check-out and more, but earlier this year Hyatt made it that status level much harder to get. You previously could earn it with as few as 25 annual stays, but it instead now requires 60 eligible nights in a calendar year. This was unquestionably done to thin the elite herd at the top, but…

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Review of Hyatt Place Midtown in NYC

On a recent trip to New York City we started off living the high life at the Park Hyatt New York just two blocks from Central Park, enjoying including Globalist room service breakfast, swimming in the luxurious indoor pool, and spending 30,000 Hyatt points per night for that privilege. That was obviously a fantastic experience, but since the junior suite only had one real bed, despite its opulence, it really wasn’t the perfect spot for the three of us, especially sine…

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Best New York City Hyatt for a Family of Four on Points

New York City is an expensive, but fantastic, city to visit. This makes it a top destination where families like to use their hotel points to get a great experience without racking up a great big credit card bill. My family has used virtually every type of hotel point there is to stay in New York City ranging from Choice Privileges, to Wyndham Rewards, to Starwood Preferred Guest, to IHG, and more just depending on what I have available, and how the…

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Inside the Park Hyatt New York Studio King Suite

Outside of the Hyatt Residence Club properties, the Park Hyatt New York is one of only two top tier Category 7 Hyatt properties in the entire United States. Heck, there are only seven Category 7 non-Residence Club Hyatt properties open in the entire world, all of which are under the Park Hyatt brand. These are the top of the top, most expensive, and most luxurious Hyatts out there. Most of them would never be realistically attainable with cash for me…

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New Promo: Hyatt Credit Card Can Save You $20 at Whole Foods!

The Hyatt Credit Card is a very interesting rewards credit card in that I have it, I love it, I plan to keep it, but I hardly ever use it for charges. You can earn Hyatt points faster with Chase Ultimate Reward cards and then transfer those points into your Hyatt account than you can earn them with the Hyatt card itself. However, it has just a $75 annual fee, awards a Category 1-4 anniversary night each year that is…

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How to Swim in the Park Hyatt New York Pool for Less

Here in East Texas we almost take for granted the relatively easy access to swimming pools we enjoy since they are almost standard issue in many nicer homes and even neighborhood associations. Even if you don’t have one, you may know someone with access to one, or you can always go to a local YMCA or city pool for a pretty low price. We don’t have our own pool, but we still manage to swim several times per week during the…

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Big Updates on Hyatt Place Keystone in Colorado

Last year I shared the great news that the Inn at Keystone had been sold and was rebranding as a Hyatt Place Keystone! If you aren’t familiar with Keystone, it is a genuinely family focused Colorado ski resort that is in the Epic Pass family that also includes Vail, Whistler, Park City, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and many more resorts. Points-friendly hotel options in the Keystone area are pretty limited, so a Hyatt Place located just a short walk to the mountain base area…

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Finding Your Family’s Vacation Spot

When I had just one child, a then one year old toddler known around here as Little C, we were in search of an easy to reach, points-friendly, but still fun and relaxing summer getaway. We found Hyatt Lost Pines about 30 minutes outside of Austin, and made our first visit in late August of 2011 thanks to using Hyatt points for Club access room, as I hadn’t yet ever even tasted Hyatt elite status. At the time, I summarized that visit…

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Big Changes Coming to the Hyatt Best Rate Guarantee Policy

Most of the major hotel programs have a Best Rate Offer Guarantee of some sort that essentially exists to encourage you to book directly with the hotel itself instead of booking via a third-party site like Expedia, Priceline, etc. These programs all have a claims process in the event you do indeed find a cheaper publicly available rate for the exact same room type on your travel dates. This sounds simple enough, but the details for how this is handled…

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