Category Archives: hotels

Casa do Barão Review

Casa do Barão Review After a night at the Holiday Inn Express, I moved to the Rick Steves‘ recommended Casa do Barão located in Chiado.  A boutique hotel run by two cousins, Casa do Barão is in a refurbished 18th century mansion. Location Casa do Barão is in the quiet area of Chaido, just 2… Read More »

DoubleTree Perth Northbridge Review

DoubleTree Perth Northbridge Review The DoubleTree Perth Northbridge opened December 28, 2018; less than 2 months before my stay.  A friend and I had three nights in Perth and after checking out the InterContinental, Hyatt Regency, and Hilton, decided that the DoubleTree was a good option.  At under $100 USD per night all in, it… Read More »

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows Review

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows Review In what has become an annual tradition, my sister and I visited Scottsdale for the President’s Day Weekend.  Last year we stayed at the Fairmont Princess.  This year we decided to try the Andaz.  We redeemed 60,000 Hyatt points for the three nights as the property is a Category… Read More »

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 »