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Inside the New Andaz Costa Rica Beach House

The Andaz Costa Rica is one of the best hotel redemption values in the world at just 15,000 World of Hyatt points per night for a world-class resort. The property recently opened up a brand new private Beach House, so let’s take a look inside the new amenity available to guests at no extra charge…

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Visiting Lake Tahoe on a Budget, The Sequel

Visiting Lake Tahoe is a treat for those who make the journey out West. The crystal clear blue water, the tall trees, the massive rocks, and even some springtime snow make for a joyful experience that can be enjoyed even on a budget. Here are Grandpa Points’ thoughts on their recent return to Lake Tahoe…

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Hyatt Launches New Points Promotion and Improves Globalist Suite Benefits

The World of Hyatt loyalty program launched in early 2017 and it wasn’t viewed by everyone as a unanimous success. Elite perks at the highest tier did indeed get sweeter for those who could qualify, but things generally tightened up everywhere else. In 2018, Hyatt demonstrated that they had been listening to customer feedback and made some tweaks and adjustments to improve the World of Hyatt program. At the beginning of this year, they announced that award stays would count…

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Free Breakfast Returns to Hyatt Place Properties Testing a Pay-To-Eat Approach

Free breakfast is one of the most important factors in deciding where to stay for 65% of families that travel, but despite that reality, Hyatt Place has been testing the elimination of free breakfast at a few of their properties. As we slide into the summer travel season, here’s where that pay-to-eat test currently stands…

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Traveling With Tweens: The “Toughest Age to Please”

Tweens want almost all of the same things as teenagers, but aren’t yet ready to go out and explore a little on their own. So, what happens when you take them on a trip? Here’s a look at what it takes to travel with tweens successfully, including fascinating ways that hotels are catering to this challenging demographic…

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