Category Archives: Hotels

Interesting Hyatt Timeshare Offer I’d Like To But Won’t Be Booking…

From time to time, we like to go on timeshare offers due to the benefits which can be rewarded.

We saved around $300 for 1.5 hours of our time while in Fiji a few summers back. There was also a Hilton Grand Vacations which we couldn’t refuse. (The Hilton timeshare presentation ended up being torture and the worst one we’ve ever been on.)

I recently received a Hyatt Timeshare offer which I’d love to book but will have to take a pass on. Continue reading Interesting Hyatt Timeshare Offer I’d Like To But Won’t Be Booking…

Sweet! I Earned A Hyatt Brand Explorer Free Night!

HyattOver the recent winter break, we spent a couple of nights in Philadelphia.

While looking at places to stay, we felt it was a great time to use one of our Hyatt Category 1-4 free nights (earned from having the credit card).

We decided a good use of the free night was at The Bellevue, part of the Unbound Collection. (We spent our first night at the Kimpton Palomar.) Continue reading Sweet! I Earned A Hyatt Brand Explorer Free Night!

You Can Stay At A Luxury Hotel In Bangkok For A Year For $33,000!

BangkokWith COVID-19 wreaking havoc on travel, maybe you’d just like to get away for a year.

One hotel in Bangkok, Thailand has a very special offer for you. For just $33,400 you can spend a full year at the Five-star Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit!

The deal is actually very interesting… Continue reading You Can Stay At A Luxury Hotel In Bangkok For A Year For $33,000!

Food Quest: We Made DoubleTree Cookies At Home!

DoubleTree CookiesEarly on during the pandemic, the DoubleTree Cookes recipe was “revealed so bakers could create the warm, welcoming treat at home,” according to Hilton Newsroom.

Getting a DoubleTree Cookie (or three) has been one of the highlights of our stays at the chain’s properties. A couple of years back, I won a tasty prize from DoubleTree through an Instagram contest. Find out more about my prize here.

I’ve been wanting to make the famed DoubleTree Cookies at home for quite some time but Kim and I never got around to it, until now… Continue reading Food Quest: We Made DoubleTree Cookies At Home!

A Nice Little Surprise In The Mail From Wyndham

WyndhamMost of the mail that I receive consists of junk. Bills are a given and then there are random mailers to get credit cards, refinance the mortgage and other things along those lines. (I’d bet that most of you receive similar kinds of things in the mail!)

Yesterday I received what I assumed was some junk mail from Wyndham but it ended up being a nice little surprise. Continue reading A Nice Little Surprise In The Mail From Wyndham

Interesting Wyndham Rewards Timeshare Offer I Won’t Be Booking

wyndham rewardsA few months back I wrote a post regarding a Wyndham Rewards timeshare offer.

With the offer, I could book a 3 day, 2 night stay for 15,000 Wyndham Rewards Points at one of four pre-selected properties.

I didn’t go for that offer but just a few months later Wyndham Rewards has sent out another similar offer. Continue reading Interesting Wyndham Rewards Timeshare Offer I Won’t Be Booking

Kimpton Hotels Has A New Social Password For Summer

Kimpton HotelsIn May 2018, we stayed with the Kimpton Hotels chain for the first time.

The hotel was really impressive. Check out my review of the Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia here. (BTW- We booked a stay at the hotel thanks to my IHG Anniversary Free Night.)

During our Kimpton stay, we received a jerky IHG Rewards Club Elite Benefit. At check-in I said the social password. Continue reading Kimpton Hotels Has A New Social Password For Summer

Kimpton Hotels Has A New Social Password For Winter

KimptonBack in May, we stayed with the Kimpton Hotel chain for the first time.

The hotel was really impressive. Check out my review of the Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia here. (BTW- We booked a stay at the hotel thanks to my IHG Anniversary Free Night.)

During our Kimpton stay, we received a jerky IHG Rewards Club Elite Benefit. At check-in I said the social password. Due to this, we ordered room service at a hotel for the first time! Continue reading Kimpton Hotels Has A New Social Password For Winter

Save 20% On Select East Coast Hyatt House Locations- Targeted

hyatt houseI recently received an interesting offer where I could save 20% on the East Coast at Hyatt House.

The offer sounded like it might be a potentially good option for one of our upcoming trips. However, after further reading I learned that the discount was limited to just 12 Hyatt House properties. Continue reading Save 20% On Select East Coast Hyatt House Locations- Targeted

Virgin Hotels Loyalty Program “The Know” Offering New Benefits

Virgin HotelsThe first Virgin Hotels opened in Chicago in 2015 and the second location, in San Francisco is currently taking reservations for November 2018.

There are also 8 other Virgin Hotels around the U.S. and one in the U.K. coming soon.

One of these days I’d love to check out a Virgin Hotels property and when I do, I’ll definitely sign up for their loyalty program called, “The Know”. Continue reading Virgin Hotels Loyalty Program “The Know” Offering New Benefits