Category Archives: hotels

Hyatt House Anaheim Resort Review

Hyatt House Anaheim Resort I find Hyatt’s two “Modern Essential” brands; Hyatt Place and Hyatt House, to be mostly cookie cutter.  The rooms are all the same, the breakfasts are uniform and the staff are reliable.  I’ve stayed at a number of both types of properties and rarely write about them.  I believe the Hyatt House… Read More »

Grand Hyatt Singapore Review

Grand Hyatt Singapore After spending New Years Eve at the InterContinental, it was time to move to the Grand Hyatt Singapore.  A Category 5 property, I booked my stay on Points + Cash.  I wanted to use a Diamond Suite Upgrade but it was not available. Location: The Grand Hyatt Singapore is located just off of the shopping area… Read More »

W Lakeshore Chicago Billing Issues

The W Lakeshore Chicago recently had a great sale on rooms starting at $67 per night.  I read reviews and it sounded like a decent hotel; not the best but not bad.  I decided I would book two weekends in February, one for my birthday and one for Presidents Day.  The rooms were a bit more… Read More »

InterContinental Singapore

My first night in Singapore turned out to be New Years Eve.  I already had two nights reserved at the Grand Hyatt but had some IHG points I wanted to use up.  The InterContinental Singapore had award nights available.  It is located a few blocks from Marina Bay where the fireworks are displayed, so decided to book… Read More »

Grand Hyatt Melbourne Review

The Grand Hyatt Melbourne is a Category 4 property, meaning it costs 15,000 points for an award night stay.  Since it is a Category 4, you may also use your Chase Hyatt Visa anniversary night for a free night stay at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. As my annual award night was about to expire, this made for… Read More »