Category Archives: hotels

Park Hyatt Sydney Review

The Park Hyatt Sydney is one of only eight Category 7 Hyatt properties.  To redeem an award night at the Park Hyatt Sydney will cost you 30,000 points.  My visit was during the week between Christmas and New Years.  Cash prices were starting around $1100 Australian dollars.  It is quite an expensive property.  One of the main reasons… Read More »

Hyatt Regency Sydney Review

Hyatt Regency Sydney Review Last month the Four Points at Darling Harbour was rebranded as the Hyatt Regency Sydney.  This is good news as it adds a second Hyatt property to Sydney.  Once the tower section opens the Hyatt Regency Sydney will be the largest hotel in the city with nearly 900 guest rooms. I… Read More »

Aria Tower Suites Lounge

Aria Tower Suites Lounge Aria rebranded their (non Sky) Suites in late 2015 as the Tower Suites.  Besides the name change and a few amenities, the biggest change was the creation of the Aria Tower Suites Lounge off the lobby.  The Aria Tower Suites Lounge is available for Tower Suites guests to check in as well as stop… Read More »

Aria Executive Hospitality Suite Review

Aria Executive Hospitality Suite Review I had a weekend in Vegas planned at Aria.  The standard room was comped (besides the nearly $40 resort fee) for the two nights (plus $100 resort credit and $100 free slot play).  6 weeks before my stay I received an upgrade offer via email.  For $75/night I could upgrade… Read More »

Shortcut to Hyatt Explorist Status

Shortcut to Hyatt Explorist Status There is a lot of news today on Hyatt’s change to their loyalty program.  In March 2017 Hyatt Gold Passport will become World of Hyatt. The M life/Hyatt status match will also be changing in 2017.  According to View from the Wing and others, with Hyatt’s Gold Passport conversion to World… Read More »

Hyatt Regency Seattle Announced

Today Hyatt announced that a Hyatt Regency is set to open at 8th and Howell in downtown Seattle.  The Hyatt Regency Seattle will be the biggest hotel in the city at 45 stories and 1,264 rooms.  The property is (and will continue to be) owned by R. C. Hedreen. Construction is well under way.  I walk by the… Read More »