Category Archives: hotels

What is the Best Hyatt Hotel in Seattle?

What is the Best Hyatt Hotel in Seattle? Today Hyatt announced a recalibration of their loyalty award chart.  Some properties are becoming more expensive while others are getting cheaper.  Not surprising, Seattle area hotels are moving up on the award chart. With properties changing category and the opening of the Hyatt Regency Seattle, I decided… Read More »

Hyatt Regency Trinidad Presidential Suite Review

Hyatt Regency Trinidad Presidential Suite Review Last July, Extreme Hotel Deals spotted the Hyatt Regency Trinidad selling their Presidential Suite for the same price as a standard room.  I picked up three nights for the MLK Jr weekend — a nice chance to escape the gloom of January in Seattle.  The total for the three… Read More »

Hyatt Regency Seattle Grand Opening

Hyatt Regency Seattle Grand Opening Today I attended the grand opening of the brand new Hyatt Regency Seattle, the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest with 1260 guest rooms.  Designed by LMN, the large flat white building isn’t the most attractive in my opinion. My daily commute to work takes me by the new Hyatt… Read More »

The LINQ Hotel and Casino Review

The LINQ Hotel and Casino Review The LINQ (formerly The Quad, Imperial Palace, and Flamingo Capri) is a Caesars’ property in Las Vegas that was completely renovated from top to bottom in 2014.  Fifteen years ago, the property would have been imploded to give way to a high rise, state of the art casino and… Read More »

Park Hyatt Melbourne Review

Park Hyatt Melbourne Review I have stayed at a number of Hyatt properties in Australia (there are currently seven) including the fantastic Park Hyatt and Regency in Sydney, Grand Hyatt in Melbourne, and Hotel Canberra.  Without a doubt, the best Hyatt in Australia (if not the world) is the Park Hyatt Sydney. The last time… Read More »

voco Gold Coast Review

voco Gold Coast Review IHG has a new hotel brand: voco.  In the trend of endless branding, voco seems to be aiming for upscale hip.  Not sure how it is hoping to differentiate itself from Kimpton.  Perhaps voco is to Hyatt Centric as Kimpton is to Andaz.  So far there is only one voco property… Read More »